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Beyonce & Jay-Z

by FOH Staff • in
  • January 2019
  • Showtime
• Created: January 15, 2019

From left, James Berry and monitor tech Chris Bellamy at the tour’s two DiGiCo SD7 monitor desks for the artists, with Jimmy Corbin in the background at his two band SD7s.

Tour

On The Run II World Tour

Sound Co

Eighth Day Sound

 

Crew

FOH Engineer: Stephen Curtin

Monitor Engineers: James “Cowboy” Berry (artists), Jimmy Corbin, Chris Bellamy (band)

Systems Engineer: Arno Voortman

System Techs: Clinton Reynolds (RF), Greg Horning (Delays), Emelie Valentine, Dan Buckley, Peter Mesaros, Dom Thorne, Nils Knecht, Gil Masquelier, Lester Mendoza

 

Gear

FOH

Consoles: DiGiCo SD7’s (2, w/Optocore fiber loop); plus additional SD7 & SD12 (rehearsals)

Speakers: d&b audiotechnik J-Series (Four hangs of 24 d&b audiotechnik J8 (mains); 28 J-SUBs (flown), 56 B22 subs (ground-supported); 48 J8 (delays)

Amps: d&b audiotechnik D80 (108)

Processing: Bricasti Design M7, Yamaha SPX2000, Rupert Neve Portico, Sonic Farm Creamliner

 

MON

Consoles: DiGiCo SD7’s (4, w/2 Optocore fiber loops)

Processing: DiGiCo “Ultimate Stadius” 32-bit Mic Pre-Amp cards, 3d-Bit DAC Modules, stage racks w/ variety of outboard analog processors

Speakers: d&b audiotechnik

Amps: d&b audiotechnik D80

PMs: Shure PSM 1000

Mics: Sennheiser, Shure, DPA (hard-wired); Sennheiser Digital 9000, 6000 (wireless)

 

Tour Notes:

The Beyoncé & Jay-Z On the Run II tour, a.k.a. OTR II, followed up on the megastar couple’s 2014 co-headlining trek, On the Run. While the original OTR summer tour generated ticket sales topping $109 million from nearly a million attendees with a run of 21 shows — and just two gigs in Europe — OTR II more than doubled the number of attendees (2.17 million) and ticket revenues ($253.5 million) with a total 30 shows in North America and 18 gigs in Europe.

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