International News

Major Brazilian Soccer Event Scores with EV Sound

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• December 19, 2007

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL — Held at São Paulo’s Morumbi Stadium, the 2010 World Cup qualifying game between South American soccer heavyweights Brazil and Uruguay used an Electro-Voice sound reinforcement system deployed by the Tukasom Company.

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Remaining Members of Led Zeppelin Perform Tribute Concert with Midas XL8

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• December 17, 2007
LONDON
- Nineteen years after their last appearance, the three surviving members of Led Zeppelin, together with John Bonham’s son Jason, took to the stage at the 02 Arena to perform a tribute concert for their late record label boss Ahmet Ertegun, who signed them to Atlantic Records in 1968.

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Squeeze Returns to Stage with Nexo

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• December 12, 2007

LONDON – Thirty years after the debut album, eight years after the last tour, Squeeze have been playing their first live shows of this century in the UK. Supported by NEXO GEO tangent-array PA systems supplied by SSE Audio Group, the band has sold out mid-sized venues throughout the UK before stepping up to 5,000-seat, high-profile clubs for the final dates.

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Lunas del Auditorio Awards Gets Mixed with Midas XL8

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• December 12, 2007

MEXICO CITY – One of the biggest entertainment industry events on the Mexico City media calendar, the annual Lunas del Auditorio Awards held in the city’s Auditorio Nacional, celebrates the best live talent, productions and performances from across Latin America. Along with top stars appearing onstage, the new Midas XL8 digital mixing system made its debut at FOH.

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Opera Bastille Provides Audio Experience with Optocore and Yamaha

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• December 5, 2007

PARIS — The Opéra Bastille Paris was inaugurated in 1989 as part of the French Revo-lution Bicentenary celebrations. Always a visionary in audio technology, the Opéra Bas-tille was the first to work with an analog console featuring remote total digital recall. During a recent technical overhaul, the opera integrated Optocore and Yamaha as the basis of the system.

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Chick Corea Jams with Nexo

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• December 4, 2007

PRAGUE — Jazz piano player Chick Corea arrived in Prague to give a concert at the prestigious Smetanova Hall. RentalPro provided a NEXO GEO S8, CD12 front-of-house PA and a PS Series stage monitoring system. Although undemanding in terms of inputs — just 12 —  sound reinforcement was controlled by an EtherSound network.

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Maximo Park Maximizes Tour with DiGiCo

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• November 27, 2007

OXFORD, ENGLAND — To promote their second album Our Earthly Pleasures, Tyneside-based indie rockers Maximo Park have been touring throughout 2007, with dates in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan. For the U.K. and European dates, Britannia Row supplied a Turbosound Aspect rig, with the band’s FOH engineer Trevor Gilligan mixing on a 56-channel DiGiCo D5 console. 

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Guys and Dolls Swings with Meyer Sound

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• November 15, 2007

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND — Revival theatre productions are usually a sure bet at the box office. The trick, of course, is to stay true to the original while incorporating fresh, new concepts. With this goal in mind, Sound Designers Chris Full and Terry Jardine of London’s Autograph Sound Recording, Ltd. set out to infuse new life into the UK tour of the classic musical Guys and Dolls

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Big Chill Festival Chills Out with DiGiCo

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• November 15, 2007

LEDBURY, ENGLAND — With over 200 acts playing on 12 stages over three days, Big Chill is rapidly becoming one of the must-visit events of the UK summer festival season. Held at Eastnor Castle Deer Park, near Worcester, from Aug. 3–5, this year was the first that Dobson Sound Productions had supplied the audio infrastructure for all the festival stages. So the company took the opportunity to also make Big Chill ‘all digital’ for the first time.

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Pur Performs Symphonic Rock with JBL

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• November 6, 2007

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY — Tour rental sound company Sirius Showequipment AG recently provided audio services for a sold-out concert featuring Germany’s most popular band Pur. With a supporting symphony orchestra on twin stages at the Veltins Arena, the event drew a crowd of approximately 65,000 people.

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Estonia Celebrates Record Attendance with Meyer Sound

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• November 6, 2007

TALLINN, ESTONIA —The three-day Estonian Youth Song and Dance Celebration has never been a small event, and its 10th anniversary was no exception. Held every five years, this year’s landmark event featured more than 35,000 participants, including 831 choirs, 127 dance groups, 47 orchestras, as well as a 15,000-member children’s choir and 200-piece brass band. 

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Allen & Heath Appoints Exclusive Distributor in India

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• November 6, 2007
NEW DELHI, INDIA — Allen & Heath has appointed SunInfonet as its exclusive distributor in India. The company will manage the sales, distribution and service of the complete Allen & Heath product line from their HQ in Delhi.

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