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Juanes Performs for Peace Without Borders with Shure

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• April 11, 2008
COLOMBIA and ECUADOR  – Thousands of Colombians and Venezuelans attended a free concert, “Peace Without Borders,” on the border between the two countries. Colombia’s own Juanes, a GRAMMY-winning artist and Shure endorser, organized the event to celebrate the end of the diplomatic crisis among Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador that was held at the Simon Bolivar Bridge, which connects Colombia and Ecuador.

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Fame The Musical Stars in Spain with Digico

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• April 4, 2008
CADIZ, SPAIN – The Spanish version of Fame – The Musical, or Fama El Musical, recently visited Cádiz in the south west of Spain. The show has toured Spain for over a year and has already seen packed houses in Barcelona and Madrid. DiGiCo plays a major role in the show’s audio success for Barcelona-based rental company Tour Serveis, which provides all the sound equipment, maintenance and logistics for the Spanish tour.

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London’s Scala Nightclub Dances with Turbosound

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• March 28, 2008
LONDON – Scala nightclub is a multi-purpose venue in King’s Cross on the north side of central London. In its current incarnation, the building has four main levels and accommodates events for up to 1,145 people. There are three bars, two dance floors and a stage for live performances. Last year, the owners of Scala decided the sound system in the main area needed an upgrade, so resident sound technician George Gregori contacted LMC Audio Systems to design a system using new Turbosound products that would work with the lively acoustics of the room.
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Norwegian Sami Festival Celebrates Culture with Allen & Heath iLIVE

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• March 28, 2008

GUOVDAGEAIDNU, NORWAY – Norwegian PA rental company, Lydfiksern, used their new Allen & Heath iLive system to its full potential during this year’s Sami Grand Prix (SGP) music contest. SGP is part of the renowned Sami Easter Festival, the biggest cultural gathering of the Northern Europe’s indigenous Sami people, held at the Bakteharji Arena in Guovdageaidnu. 

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Sydney Festival Gets Sonic Boost from Coda Audio and Meyer Sound

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• March 18, 2008
SYDNEY – Sydney closed down several city streets and held an eclectic celebration featuring over 500 artists, such as Brian Wilson, Bjork and Sufjan Stevens. Over a million people enjoyed the sun and rich festivities at outdoor stages, tents and dance floors as well as musical acts and dance troupes in performing arts venues including CarriageWorks and Sydney Opera House.For the 14th year, Sydney-based Coda Audio handled audio and production duties with self-powered loudspeakers from Meyer Sound.

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Melodifestivalen Narrows Down Competition with NEXO

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• March 17, 2008
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – United Audio Starlight (UAS), Sweden’s largest audio rental provider, has given its new NEXO GEO S12 line-array system a high profile nationally, taking it all over the country with the Melodifestivalen, the competition to choose which artist will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Meyer Sound Germany Appoints CEO and Managing Director

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• March 17, 2008

MONTABAUR, GERMANY – Meyer Sound has announced two promotions at Meyer Sound Germany: the appointment of Jim Sides to the position of CEO and the promotion of Sascha Khelifa to managing director.   

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John Butler Trio Embarks on French Leg of Tour with XTA

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• March 11, 2008
PARIS – To coincide with the release of their third album Grand National, the John Butler Trio embarked on a world tour. XTA DP224s managed the majority of the Adamson loudspeaker system used on the French leg of the tour.

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Adamson Opens Office in Scandinavia

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• March 11, 2008
VELJE, DENMARK – Adamson Scandinavia has been established to serve the Northern European Region of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
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Joe Bonamassa Tours with Allen and Heath iLive

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• March 5, 2008
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – U.S. blues icon, Joe Bonamassa, is currently on the European leg of a world tour with a touring PA rig based around Allen & Heath’s iLive digital mixing system and a WZ312M compact dedicated monitor mixer.
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Transatlantic Award Winner Mark Ronson Tours UK with NEXO

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• March 3, 2008

LONDON – Mark Ronson recently won a Grammy for his role as producer on Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black' album just days before winning a BRIT Award as Best Male Artist for his own release “Version.”  Somehow he has found the time to complete a tour of the UK with his own band. Ronson's 12-piece band, including string and brass sections, plays with a variety of guest vocalists. FOH Engineer Matthew Kettle sits behind a DigiDesign D-Show mixing a NEXO GEO T line array system, supplied by SSE Audio Group. 

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Australia Day Celebrates with Meyer Sound

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• March 3, 2008

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – Australia Day, the country’s official national day, is a celebration of the first European settlement on the continent. This year’s Australia Day weekend concluded with the popular Sydney Ports Jazz on the Water concerts and a spectacular fireworks display. An audience of over 150,000 packed the Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour for the concerts and fireworks, powered by a Meyer Sound system. Provided by Sydney-based Coda Audio, the sound system was staged on an 80-foot high floating platform.

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