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Top Tours of 2019: Sound Companies, Crew and Gear

FOH Staff • News • December 31, 2019

Credit: Ralph Larmann/Meyer Sound

LAS VEGAS – FRONT of HOUSE is once again assembling its annual Showtime feature listing vendors, crew and gear for the top tours of 2019, as ranked by Billboard’s end-of-year charts, for the January 2020 issue. Here’s a sneak peek of the data we’ve amassed so far.

(Note: Some of the listings may need to be edited to fit the printed page. If so, we will be sure to provide URLs where readers can find the full listings online.)

2019 Top Tours

1: Ed Sheeran

Credit: Ralph Larmann/Meyer Sound

Tour: ÷ (Divide) Tour

Sound Co: Major Tom Audio

Crew

  • FOH/MON Engineer: Chris Marsh
  • Production Manager: Chris Marsh
  • System Engineer: Charlie Albin
  • Guitar Tech/Stage Manager: Trevor Dawkins
  • Chewie Tech: Dave White
  • P.A. Techs: Brian Thorene, Parker Vandeberg, Dave Poynter, Adam Wells

Gear

FOH

  • Console: DiGiCo SD7
  • Outboard/Processing: Avalon 737, Bricasti M7, Waves Maxx BCL, JoeCo BlackBox BBR64-MADI, Eventide Eclipse, API 2500, Meyer Sound Amie, Radial SW8
  • Main Speakers: Meyer Sound LEO (four arrays of 18 each)
  • Subs: 1100-LFC subs (42 — 2 flown arrays of 9 each, 2 end-fire arrays of 12 each on the ground)
  • Fills: Leopard (8), LINA (20), UPA-1P (2)
  • Delays: 56 MILO (4 delay towers)
  • Onstage Foldback: MJF-212A (2), 900-LFC (2)
  • Speaker Processing: Galileo Galaxy AES processors (2/system drive, 8/stage array processing, 4/delay processing); SIM3 audio analyzer, Compass LMBC (Low Mid Beam Control)

MON

  • Console: DiGiCo SD7
  • Wireless System: Sennheiser 9000 Series (for guitars and on-stage mics)
  • Mics: Primary Vocals – Sennheiser 9000 Series w/MD9235 dynamic capsule. Secondary Mic – 9000 Series w/MMD 945 dynamic capsule (for loop-building). Guitars: Sennheiser 9000 Series

Tour Notes

Performing on his own, with nothing more than an acoustic guitar and a custom loop pedal, Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (“Divide”) Tour topped U2’s 360 as the top money-making tour of all time, setting records for both gross revenues ($776 million) and total attendance (8.8 million). The 258-show run included 14 tour legs from mid-March, 2017 to August 2019, scoring #4 (2017), #1 (2018) and #1 (2019) on Billboard’s year-end charts.

 

2: P!NK

Along with the artist, the riggers flew an L-Acoustics K1/K2 system. Photo: Todd Kaplan

Tour: Beautiful Trauma World Tour

Sound Co: Britannia Row

Crew

  • FOH Engineer: Dave Bracey
  • Systems Engineer: Johnny Keirle
  • Monitor Engineers: Jon Lewis (Pink) and Horst Hartmann (Band/RF)
  • Audio Crew Supervisor: Guillaume Burguez
  • Techs: Shaun Ayles and Juan Beilin
  • Audio Valet: Jack Murphy
  • Britannia Row Rep: Dave Compton

Gear

P.A. SYSTEM

  • Main Hang/per side: (12) L-Acoustics K1, (4) K2, (8) flown K1SB subs
  • Side Hang/per side: (8) L-Acoustics K1, (8) K2
  • Rear Hang/per side: (12) K2
  • Delays/per side: (8) K2
  • Ground Subs: (27) L-Acoustics KS28
  • Ground Fill: (6) L-Acoustics KARA
  • Amps: (68) L-Acoustics LA12X
  • Processing: Lake LM44, LM26

FOH GEAR

  • Console: DiGiCo SD7
  • Outboard: (4) Bricasti M7; Yamaha SPX2000; Waves MaxxBCL
  • Nearfields: L-Acoustics X8 reference system
  • System Drive: (7) Lake LM 26 and (2) LM 44

MON GEAR

  • Pink Monitor Console: DiGiCo SD7
  • Outboard: (2) Bricasti M7; Drawmer 1973
  • Band Monitor Console: Yamaha PM10 Rivage
  • Outboard: All in-console Rivage effects
  • Monitor Speakers: Clair CM22, L-Acoustic X15
  • IEM Hardware: (4) Sennheiser SR 2000 stereo transmitters
  • Wireless Mics: Sennheiser Digital 6000 system with Sennheiser MD 9235 heads on SKM 6000 handhelds, Sennheiser HSP 4 headset mics, e935 (backup vocals); MKH 8050, 8070 (audience mics)
  • Wired Mics: Drums: Sennheiser e901, e902, e904, e905; Audio-Technica ATM450s on the cymbals, hats and one tom; Leslie speaker mics: 3 Sennheiser MK4.
  • Misc: Radial SW8

Tour Notes

Pink’s Beautiful Trauma tour ran from March 1, 2018 to Nov. 2, 2019, grossing $397 million from more than 3.1 million tickets sold for 159 shows. The tour climbed to the #2 spot on Billboard’s top tour chart for 2019, up rom #5 in 2018. The concert is a showcase for the singer’s athleticism as well as her vocal prowess as Pink flies above the stage for some numbers and joins in with her dancers for others.

 

3: BTS

The 2018/2019 treks scaled up from arenas to stadiums.  Photo: Big Hit Entertainment

Tour: “Love Yourself/Speak Yourself” Tours

Sound Co: Britannia Row/Clair Global

Crew

  • Systems Engineer: Clayton Johnson, Timothy Shaner
  • Audio Crew: Terrance Hulkes, Jacob Osbeck, Aaron Lauzier, Joshua Thomas (RF tech), Scott Fodor (Pro Tools), Emily Phillips (monitor tech), Tristan Robbins (comms), Spencer Lowe, Kevin Leas (Wi-Fi), Alicia Harnois
  • Show Producer/Production Management: Big Hit Entertainment, Plan A/Kevin Kim
  • Promoters: AEG (Arenas), LiveNation (Stadiums)
  • Production Manager: Joel Foreman (Stadiums)

Gear

  • FOH Console: Avid S6L
  • Processing: Waves Mercury Bundle, SSL 4000, Bricasti M7, Antelope 10MX, Crane Song STC8
  • Main Speakers: L-Acoustics K1, K2, Kara, Arcs II, KS28
  • Monitor Console: DiGiCo SD10 w/SD Racks
  • Monitor Speakers: d&b audiotechnik M2; L-Acoustics K2, KS28
  • Amps: d&b D80
  • IEMs: Shure PSM 1000
  • Wireless Mics: Shure UR4D, Axient with Crown CM311 AESH headsets
  • Wired Mics: Shure SM58, SM57, Radial Pro48

Tour Notes:

BTS, which formed in 2013 as a seven-member K-pop and hip-hop boy band, launched their 2018/2019 “Love Yourself/Speak Yourself” world tour in Seoul Olympic Stadium in late August, 2018 before performing at large venues North America and Europe in late 2018, then packing stadiums around the world. The group, which performs its songs and rap numbers in Korean, emerged at #3 on Billboard’s Nov. 1-Oct. 31 charts with $196 million in ticket sales and 1.6 million fans attending 42 shows. (The band’s 14-month tour included 62 shows in all.)

 

4: Elton John

The tour continues through 2020. Photo: Steve Jennings

Tour: “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” Tour

Sound Co: Clair Global

Crew

  • FOH Engineer: Matt Herr
  • Systems Engineer: Nick Giameos
  • Monitor Engineer: Alan Richardson
  • Audio Techs: Rolf Gerling, Simon Matthews
  • Piano Tech & Tuner: Dale Sticha
  • Guitar & Bass Tech: Rick Salazar
  • Drum & Percussion Techs: Chris Sobchack, Simon Grocott
  • Keyboard Tech: Tony Smith
  • Creative Directors: David Furnish, Tony King, Sam Pattinson
  • Tour Director/Manager: Keith Bradley, DC Parmet
  • Production Manager: George Hoadley
  • Production Assistant: Sammy-Jo Lizotte (Europe)
  • Band Road Manager: Jin-Joo Maddy
  • Stage Managers: Dennis McManus, Richard Bagwell
  • Riggers: Mike Gomez, Hunter Gomez

P.A. GEAR

  • Mains: (32) Clair Cohesion CO-12 — 16/side
  • Side Hangs: (32) Clair Cohesion CO-12 — 16/side
  • Rear Hangs: (24) Cohesion CO-10 — 12/side
  • Subs: (18) Cohesion CP-218, 12/flown, 6 ground-stacked
  • Amps: (54) Lab.gruppen PLM 20000Q and PLM 20K44

FOH GEAR

  • FOH Console: Yamaha Rivage PM10
  • Outboard Gear: (3) Bricasti M7s, (2) Lake LM44s.
  • Drum Submixer: Soundcraft GB8

MON GEAR

  • Monitor Console: RML Labs Software Audio Console
  • Monitors (Elton): (2) Clair 12am wedges, (2) 212am wedges
  • Mics: Audio-Technica AE6100 (band vocals), Sennheiser E825 (Nigel vox); AKG 414s, AKG 460s; Sennheiser 609s, E604s, MD421s; Shure SM56s, SM57s, SM58s, Beta 52.

Tour Notes

Elton John is on his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour. This artist has sold more than 300 million records in his 50-year career and has been showered with accolades — Grammy Awards, BRIT Awards, an Academy and Tony Award, and even a British knighthood since 1998. The tour, which launched Sept. 8, 2018, is traveling to five continents and will continue through 2020 with at least 270 shows on the schedule and the chance for 300 or more if the tour extends into 2021.

 

5: Rolling Stones

The band grossed $117+ million from just 14 shows to make it in Billboard’s Top 10. Photo: MH Vogel/disguise

Tour: “No Filter” Tour

Sound Co: Clair Global

Crew

  • FOH Mixer: Dave Natale
  • Systems Engineers: Jo Ravitch, Jim Ragus
  • Monitor Mixer: Steve Carter
  • Monitor Systems Tech: Taylor Holden
  • ProTools Tech: Thomas Huntington
  • System Techs: Tyson Clark, Brent Edgerton, Dave Enderle, Falko Knueppel, Jon Brook, Trystan Forbes, Matt Woolley
  • Production Manager: Dale “Opie” Skjerseth

Gear

FOH System

  • Consoles: Yamaha PM4000; Avid Venue Profile
  • Speakers: Clair i-5 and i-5b (Main, side coverage, rear coverage arrays, P-2 (front fill)
  • Amps: Crown Macro-Tech
  • Processing: Aphex 612, dbx 903, Clair AlignArray software, Clair iO loudspeaker processors
  • Misc: Radial JX44, JR5, KL-8, Voco Loco

MON System

  • Consoles: Midas XL-4000; Avid Venue Profile
  • Speakers: Clair 12AM, R-4 Series III, i-5b subs
  • Amps: Lab.gruppen
  • IEMs: Shure PSM1000
  • Wireless: Shure UR Series
  • Processing: TC Electronic 1128; dbx 160a; SPL Transient Designer 4

Tour Notes:

After rocking Europe with show legs that ran from Sept. 9-Oct. 25, 2017 and May 17-July 8, 2018, the Stones brought their “No Filter” trek to the States in 2019, scoring the #5 spot on Billboard’s Top Tours chart with just 16 shows. While a fraction of the gigs staged by other top acts, the Stones pulled in more than 784,000 fans for the shows, which grossed a whopping $178 million for Billboard’s Nov. 1-Oct. 31 tally.

 

6: Metallica

Metallica

METALLICA © Steve Jennings

Tour: WorldWired Tour

Sound Cos: Ultrasound, Victory Event Stage & Tour, PRG/VER

Crew

  • FOH Engineer: “Big Mick” Hughes,
  • Systems Engineers: Chris Hall, Jay Day, Chris Nichols
  • Monitor Engineers: Bob Cowan, Adam Correia
  • Audio Crew: Paul White (Crew Chief), Mike Bollella, Dana Daniel, Jess Hammersly, Sean McAdam, Pat Row
  • Show Director: Dan Braun
  • Tour Manager: Eric Johnson
  • Production Manager: John “Lug” Zajonc
  • Production Assistant: Holly Harkins
  • Production Coordinator: Vicki Huxel
  • Stage Managers: Michael Washer, Derek Evans
  • Rigging: Five Points Production Services
  • Head Rigger: Chad Koehler
  • Riggers: Chad Koehler (Head), Kenneth Ruhman, Darrell Schlabach

Gear

FOH

  • Console: Midas XL-8 (Metallica-owned)
  • Outboard/Processing: TC Electronic D-Two, Korg DRV 3000, BBE Sonic Maximizer, Waves Maxx-BCL
  • Speakers: Mains: Meyer Lyon, Leo, Leopard, 1100-LFC, VLFC

MON

  • Consoles: Midas PRO9, Midas PRO2 (Metallica-owned)
  • Wireless Mics: Shure Axient
  • Wired: DPA, Shure, Audix, Audio-Technica, Fractal Audio
  • Misc: Radial ProD8

Tour Notes:

The 16-leg, 178-show “WorldWired” tour has been touring, off and on, since Feb. 2016, with soundcos UltraSound, Denmark-based Victory Event Stage & Tour and PRG/VER all providing gear for the shows. Meyer Sound also provided a big assist for the two S&M shows opening San Francisco’s Chase Center in September. Bob McCarthy, David Vincent and James Edmondson helped design a 250-box setup for Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony, with an outer ring of 10 arrays in five stereo pairs of Lyon-M, Lyon-W and Leopard components. UPJuniors ringing the stage and 1100-LFC handled the low end, along with system optimization via Galileo Galaxy processing. UltraSound supported the symphony, led by conductor Edwin Outwater, with a massive mic package along with Avid Profile and Yamaha CL5 consoles. The multi-year, multi-continent “WorldWired” tour picks up again in 2020, with a series of shows planned for South America this spring followed by a final series of festival gigs North America this summer and fall.

 

7: Ariana Grande

The 2019 Sweetener tour ran from March to December. Photo: disguise

Tour: Sweetener Tour

Sound Co: Clair Global

Crew

  • FOH Engineer: Toby Francis
  • MON Engineer: Erik Rodstol
  • Systems Engineer/Crew Chief: Dean Mizzi
  • Assistant Engineer: Cory Haris
  • Techs: James Ellison, Katy Hughes, Benjamin Scanlon, Andrew Black
  • Production Manager: Jason Zito

Gear

FOH

  • Consoles: Yamaha Rivage PM7; RND Neve 5060 buss mixer
  • Speakers: Clair Cohesion CO-12, CO-10, CP-218 Subs
  • Amps: Lab.gruppen
  • Outboard/Processing: Crane Song STC-8, Smart Research C-2, Tube Tech SMC 2B & API 2500 compressors; Rupert Neve Designs Portico II master buss processor, Shelford Channel.

MON

  • Console: DiGiCo SD7
  • Speakers: Clair Cohesion CM14 wedges
  • Amps: Lab.gruppen
  • IEMs: Sennheiser EM 2050
  • Wireless Mics: Sennheiser 5000/4235 series, Shure Axient Digital, Shure ULX-D
  • Wired Mics: Shure, Sennheiser, Radial JDI, SW8

Tour Notes:

Ariana Grande’s 2019 Sweetener world tour, in support of her album of the same name (2018) and also 2019’s thank u, next, toured North America March 18-Aug. 4, then Europe from Aug. 17-Oct. 16, then returned stateside for more shows from Nov. 9-Dec. 22.

 

8: Paul McCartney

The 2018-2020 “Freshen Up” tour includes shows in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Photo: Steve Jennings

Tour: “Freshen Up” Tour

Sound Co: Clair Global

Crew

  • Production Manager: Mark Spring
  • FOH Engineer: Paul “Pab” Boothroyd
  • Monitor Engineer: John “Grubby” Callis
  • System Engineer: Randy Weinholtz
  • Monitor Systems Engineer: Paul “Swanny” Swan
  • RF Tech: Justin Robinson
  • Techs: Sean Baca, Michael Conner, Andrew Kastrinelis, Chris Fulton, James Higgins, Tom Ford
  • Tour Director: Barrie Marshall
  • Tour Manager: Phil Kazamias
  • Production Assistant: Mat Pepino
  • Production Coordinator: Diane Eichorst
  • Stage Manager: Scott Chase
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Gino Cardelli

Gear

FOH

  • Consoles: Avid S6L 32D (2)
  • Speakers: Clair Cohesion CO-12, P-2’s
  • Subwoofers: Clair CP-218’s
  • Amps: Lab.gruppen
  • Processing: dbx 160SL; TC Electronic 6000
  • Plug-ins: Sonnox Oxord EQ, Avid Pro compressor, Smack, ReVibe I & II, Mod Delay III

MON

  • Consoles: Midas Heritage 3000 (2), Avid Venue S6L 24D
  • Speakers: Clair SRM wedges, ML-18 LF speakers, R4 Series III
  • Amps: Crown
  • Processing: xta GQ600b, Drawmer DS201, Yamaha SPX990
  • IEMs: Shure PSM 600 wireless
  • Mics: Shure Axient w/Beta 58A capsule, SM91, Beta 98, KSM32, Beta 58A; Audix D6, I5, D4; Telefunken M80; Rode NT3; DPA 4061; Avalon U5
  • Misc: Radial J48, PZ-DI

 

9: Backstreet Boys

Audio crew (L-R): Austin Schroeder, Cameron Whaley, James McCullagh, Matt Garrett and Austin Dudley. Photo: Liam Kennedy

Tour: DNA World Tour

Sound Co: Sound Image

CREW

  • FOH Engineer: James McCullagh
  • Monitor Engineer: Austin Schroeder
  • Systems Engineer: Cameron Whaley
  • Playback Engineer: Romain Garnier
  • RF/Monitor Techs: Austin Dudley, Valentin James
  • P.A. Tech: Matthew Garrett

P.A. GEAR

  • Main Hangs: (18) Adamson E15s/side
  • Side Hangs: (12) Adamson E15s over (6) Adamson E12s/side
  • Rear Hangs: (12) Adamson S10s/side
  • Subs: (12) Adamson E219s/side (ground-stacked)
  • Front Fills: Adamson S10ns & IS7ps
  • Amplification: Lab.gruppen PLM20000Qs
  • Drive Processing: Lake LM44; Roland Octa-Capture; Rational Acoustics Smaart v.8; iSEMcon EMX-7150 measurement mics

FOH GEAR

  • FOH Console: SSL Live L550
  • Outboard: SSL G-Series Compressor, SSL Fusion Processor; Bettermaker Mastering Limiter; Burl B2 Bomber ADC; Bricasti M7 Reverb; Waves Extreme Server, Waves DiGiGrid MGB Interface
  • Plug-ins: Waves C6, F6, J37, PSE, CLA-2A, L3, RS5G
  • Nearfields: VUE Audiotechnik i-8s with HS20 Sub

MON GEAR

  • Monitor Console: SSL Live L550
  • Stage Boxes: SSL ML32.32(analog), SSL D32.32 (AES),
    SSL Blacklight MADI Concentrator
  • Outboard: Rupert Neve Designs 5045 Primary Source Enhancer
  • Sidefills: Adamson S10
  • IEMs: Shure PSM1000 hardware; Jerry Harvey Audio Roxanne in-ears
  • Wireless Mics: Sennheiser 6000 Digital Wireless w/MD 9235 capsules
  • Intercoms: Clear-Com HelixNet (wired); Riedel Bolero (wireless)

 

10: KISS

The band’s tour calendar was packed with shows in 2019, and more gigs will follow in 2020 into 2021. Photo: Steve Jennings

Sound Co: Clair Global

Tour: “End of the Road” World Tour

Crew

  • FOH Mixer: Adam Stuart
  • MON Mixer: Scott Diamond
  • Systems Engineer: Don Baker
  • Monitor Systems Engineer: Scott Megrath
  • Techs: Robert Taylor III, Casey Harriman

Gear

FOH

  • Console: DiGiCo SD7 Quantum w/SD Racks
  • Speakers: Clair Cohesion CO-12, CO-10, CP-6, CP-218
  • Amps: Lab.gruppen PLM 20K44
  • Processing: Bricasti Design M7, Empirical Labs EL8, API 2500, Waves Mercury Bundle, SSL Collection 4000

MON

  • Console: DiGiCo SD7 Quantum w/SD Racks, Yamaha QL-1
  • Speakers: Clair CM-22, 12AM, CP-118
  • Amps: Lab.gruppen PLM 20K44
  • IEMs: Shure PSM 1000, Shure P9HW
  • Mics (Wireless): Shure Axient AD4Q
  • Mics: (Wired): Shure 25A, Beta 91A, SM57, SM58, VP88, KSM 137; Sennheiser e935, e904, MD 421, MKH 416; Audio-Technica AT 4050, AT 3031; Neumann TLM 102
  • Misc: Tascam SS-CDR250N; Radial JDI, J48 direct boxes

Tour Notes:

The “End of the Road” world tour kicked off with a U.S./Canada/Mexico leg that ran from Jan. 31-May 3, followed by legs in Europe (May 27-July 16), North America (Aug. 6-Sept. 12) and Asia (Dec. 8-19). The tour continues into 2020 with legs planned in the U.S. (Feb. 1-March 15), Latin America (April 24-May 21), Europe (June 9-July 25) and the U.S. (Aug. 28-Oct. 2), with at least one more gig planned in mid-2021.

 

11: Cher

The tour began Sept. 21, 2018 and runs through May 6, 2020. Photo: Steve Jennings

Tour: “Here We Go Again” Tour

Sound Co: Solotech

Crew

  • FOH Engineer: Steve Guest
  • Systems Engineer: Marc-Olivier Germain
  • Monitor Engineer: Nick Stover
  • Monitor/RF Tech, Crew Chief: Hilario Gonzalez
  • P.A. Tech: David Barriault
  • Stage Tech: Evan Rainwater

P.A. Gear

  • Main Hang/side: (14) L-Acoustics K1, (4) K2 Side Hang: (16) K2/side
  • 270 Hangs: (16) Kara/side
  • Subs: (26) L-Acoustics KS28
  • Front Fills: (4) ARCS II, (2) X8 coaxials
  • Amplifiers: LA12X

FOH Gear

  • FOH Console: DiGiCo SD7
  • Outboard: (2) Bricasti M7 reverbs; (2) Rupert Neve Designs Portico II Master Bus processors, (2) Portico 5043 compressors; (2) Waves servers with C6, Puigchild, S1 Stereo Imager and TrueVerb
  • Drive: (2) Meyer Sound Galaxy

MON GEAR

  • Monitor Console: DiGiCo SD7
  • Outboard: Bricasti M7
  • IEM Hardware: Shure PSM1000 Wireless
  • Mics: Custom Sennheiser SKM5200 with MD5325 capsules; Shure Axient Digital
  • Drum Mics: Audio-Technica ATM450s; Audix D6; Neumann KM184; Sennheiser e904s; Shure Beta 91A, SM57, Beta57

 

12: Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes: The Tour ran from March 7-Dec. 21, bringing the Canadian artist to audiences around the globe. Photo: Steve Jennings

Tour: Shawn Mendes: The Tour

Sound Co: Clair Global

Crew

  • FOH Engineer: Tom Wood
  • Monitor Engineer: Mike Flaherty
  • Systems Engineer/Crew Chief: Jeff Wuerth
  • Monitor/RF Tech: Adam Field
  • P.A. Techs: Sarah Blakey, Edward Peers

FOH

  • FOH Console: Avid VENUE S6L
  • Speakers: Clair Cohesion CO-12, CO-10
  • Amps: Lab.gruppen PLM 20000Q
  • Processing: SSL Fusion; Waves SoundGrid
  • Plug-Ins: Waves; Sonnox
  • Outboard: Avalon VT-737SP; Bricasti M7 Reverb
  • Misc: Neumann KH 310 Monitors; Radial Tonebone AC Driver, PZ Pre, SGI, JX44, SG144, SW8, Backtrack, HotShot ABo

MON GEAR

  • Monitor Console: SSL L500
  • IEMs: Shure PSM 1000, Jerry Harvey Audio Roxanne earpieces
  • Wireless Mics: Sennheiser Digital 6000, MMD 945
  • Wired Mics: Shure Beta 91A, Beta 52, KSM 32; Beyerdynamic M 201 TG; Neumann KM 184; Sennheiser e945; AKG C414

 

13: Michael Bublé

The 159-show tour is traveling the world from Feb. 13, 2019 to Oct. 28, 2020. Photo: Jay Blakesberg

Tour: “An Evening with Michael Bublé”

Sound Co: Solotech

CREW

  • Sound Company: Solotech
  • FOH Engineer: Craig Doubet
  • Monitor Engineers: Marc Depratto; Louis-Philippe Maziade
  • Audio Crew Chiefs: Jonathan Trudeau, Frederic Cantin
  • Audo Techs: Charles Deziel (RF), Francis Lussier; Sebastien Richard; Jeremy Walls
  • Tour PM: Dean Roney

PA SYSTEM

  • Main Stage PA: (16) Meyer Sound LEO-M, (2) LYON-M, (14) LYON-W
  • Main Side PA: (6) Meyer LYON-M, (22) LYON-W
  • Main Subs: (12) Meyer 1100LFC
  • Main Front Fills: (8) Meyer MINA, (2) JM1P, (4) 900 LFC subs
  • B-Stage Mains: (10) Meyer LEO-M, (12) MICA
  • B-Stage Side/Rear: (28) Meyer MICA, (16) Leopard
  • B-Stage Subs: (12) Meyer 700HP
  • B-Stage Front Fills: (7) Meyer MINA, (2) 900LFC

FOH GEAR

FOH Console: SSL Live 500+

Outboard Gear: Focusrite RedNet A8R, MP8R; RME HDSP3 MADI FX (96kHz recording) with Wave Tracks Live; UAD Live Rack with Ultimate Bundle

PA Control: Meyer Galaxy 816 AES, (7) Galaxy 816; (4) Luminex GigaCore 16XT; Mac Mini w/Rational Acoustics Smaart 8

MON GEAR

  • Monitor Console: (2) DiGiCo SD7 Quantum; (3) SD Racks
  • Outboard: (2) Lexicon PCM92; Avid Pro Tools recording from MADI stream
  • Monitors: (15) Meyer Sound MJF210
  • Side Fills: (4) Meyer Sound JM1P
  • IEMs: Ultimate Ears UE-11’s
  • IEM Hardware: Shure PSM1000 (20 ch.), (22) P9HW hardwire packs; (8) Albatros Audio PH9B headphone amps
  • RF Mics: (6) Shure Axient Digital AD2G57 w/DPA 4018S capsules, (10) Shure AD1G57 bodypacks; (4) Sennheiser SKM6000 Digital 6000 w/Neumann KK204 capsules
  • RF Rack: Shure AXT600 and AXT620 Spectrum Managers, Shure UA845UW splitter; (3) ASUS AC3200 routers; (4) Shure Axient Digital AD4Q; (2) Sennheiser EM6000; (10) Shure P10TG10 IEM transmitters
  • Mics: (17) DPA 4099, (20) 4060; (2) Shure Beta 52, (6) SM58, (2) KSM32; (2) Sennheiser e901, (4) e904, (2) MKH4116; (10) Neumann KM184; (2) Audix i5; (4) AKG C419; AMT ERTS; (2) Schertler DYN-G-P48 pickups
  • DI’s: (4) Radial PZ-DI, (5) J48, (8) JDI
  • Intercom: Riedel Artist 64 System with (16) Bolero units
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