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Showtime Classic: Madonna ‘MDNA’ Tour

FOH Staff • June 2020Showtime • June 7, 2020

The tour ran from May to Dec. 2012. Photo by Kevin Mazur

*With many venues affected by Covid-19 closures, we decided to look back on some great tours from past years.

Sound Co

Eighth Day Sound

Venue

Various (World Tour)

Crew

FOH Engineer: Tim Colvard

Madonna’s Sound Tech: Demetrius Moore

Monitor Engineers: Matt Napier, Sean Spuehler

Systems Engineer: Mark Brnich

Programmer: Dan Roe

RF Techs: Wilson Tennermann, Jason Kirksnick, Ron Sharpless

Gear

FOH Console: (2) DiGiCo SD7

Outboard: Rational Acoustics Smaart; Avalon 737s; TC 2290, 6000; Eventide 8000, 3000; AMS RMX-16; Yamaha 990s

Main Speakers: d&b audiotechnik J8 line arrays (28/side), (6) V-8 center

Subwoofers: (16) d&b J-Subs, flown; (18) B-2, ground

Fill Speakers: (12) d&b Q7

Amplifiers: d&b w/R1 Remote Software

Monitor Console: DiGiCo SD7 with sidecar

Monitor Speakers: L-Acoustics 108P

IEMs: Ultimate Ears UE-11

Wireless Mics: Sennheiser 5000 series with ME 505 capsules, em-3732 II and 2000 receivers; about 35 RF channels total

Wired Mics: Shure SM91, SM52, SM57, SM98; AKG C-414; Sennheiser MD-409; Radial DI boxes

Event Details

The tour began in May 2012 and wrapped in December that same year, after doing four legs (North/South America, Europe and Middle East) for a total of 88 shows. A fifth (2013) leg for Australia was canceled, but the tour still grossed more than $305 million worldwide.

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