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Vampire Weekend “Father of the Bride” Tour

FOH Staff • October 2019Showtime • October 14, 2019

Vampire Weekend’s 2019 tour audio crew (L-R): Production Team Manager Fred Cantin, Monitor Engineer Matt Andrade, FOH Engineer Neil Heal, Monitor Tech & SL PA Tech Justin Stiepleman, FOH Systems Engineer Ben Malone, and Solotech SR PA Tech & Stage Audio Tech Nikki Berna.

Sound Co



Various (Tour)

The ‘Father of the Bride” tour ran from May to October 2019, with another tour leg planned for next spring. Solotech provided an L-Acoustics K2 system for the 2019 shows.


FOH Engineer: Neil Heal

Monitor Engineer: Matt Andrade

Systems Engineer: Ben Malone

Production Team Manager: Fred Cantin

P.A. Techs: Nikki Berna, Justin Stiepleman


The PA setup for the band’s recent show at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northern Island in Chicago featured left and right main arrays of 16 K2 paired with outfill arrays or 16 Kara each


FOH Console: DiGiCo SD5

Near-Fields: L-Acoustics 108P

Outboard: Empirical Labs EL8X Distressors

Main Speakers: (18) L-Acoustics K2/side

Subwoofers: (12) L-Acoustics KS28

Front Fill Speakers: (6) Kara (front),

Outfills: (12) Kara/side, (4) ARCS II

Amplifiers: (24) LA12X, (6) LA8

Drive Processing: L-Acoustics Soundvision, LA Network Manager

Monitor Console: Avid S6L

Outboard: Waves SoundGrid

Monitor Speakers: L-Acoustics X15

Amps: L-Acoustics

IEMs: Shure PSM 1000, Jerry Harvey Audio IEMs

Wired Mics: Sennheiser e945 (vocals)

A view of Vampire Weekend’s recent in-the-round show at Madison Square Garden (photo credit: Austin Tompkins)

Event Details:

Vampire Weekend was out this year on its 35-date North American Father of the Bride tour, which kicked off May 17 at the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL. The last show for this year’s tour was set to for Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Oct. 8, followed by another tour leg next spring.

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