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Numan offers window into the apocalypse

Production News
3 December 2017
Gary Numan's Savage tour

LIGHTING DESIGNER Luke Edwards combined Eastern and Western aesthetics as Gary Numan displayed a bleak vision of the future on his Savage tour.

Edwards’ company Cue Design used eight separate video columns to create a fragmented look, positioning them close enough to each other to display a full image.

“The stage look is a collaboration between me and Gary,” says Edwards. “He has a way he wants the show to look then I try and translate that. Because the album is about dystopian future we wanted a broken up window into a post apocalyptic world, hence the video panels are broken up over the stage recreating the harshness of the album.”

Touring venues including Cardiff’s Tramshed (cap. 1,000), Oxford O2 Academy (1,000) and O2 Brixton Academy (4,900), Edwards’ company Cue Design worked with Belgian rental company Demon, who provided floor package comprising LED panels and Robe lights, while PRG supplied a customised system of rolling dollies allowing installation of the rig in 25 minutes. For the larger venues PRG also supplied a top up package including Atomics and Clay Paky B-Eye fixtures.

Edwards runs the show on an Avolites Quartz console, with an AI server for video playback.

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