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Out and About Brilliant Stages Muse “Second Law” Tour Europa and North America


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Photo Credit – Olli Metcalfe


British rock band Muse has recently completed a European tour, Second Law, which is this month making its move to North America. In order to make the tour an incredible experience for the crowd, Brilliant Stages were called upon to design and construct the staging and a suspended pyramid feature.


Brilliant Stages has worked with Muse on a number of previous projects, including the highly successful 2009 Resistance tour and subsequent 2010 stadium tour, and the band’s inspirational stage design for their Reading and Leeds Anniversary shows in 2011.


The design for the Second Law tour, which was completed by Oli Metcalfe, incorporates a semi-circular stage with a straight leading edge, from which projects a full width fore-stage and thrust, and is inset with circular polycarbonate panels housing lighting effects.


Brilliant Stages’ David Harrison, supported by Brilliant’s team of highly skilled staff and Project Manager, Kenny Underwood, were very involved with the design aspect of the show right from the beginning. The circular stage is the same as one used in the 2009 Resistance tour and has been adapted to form the basis of the new stage design.


The stage is surmounted by the original


revolving drum riser, which has been adapted to accommodate 600mm high LED panels attached to its sides. Brilliant Stages increased the height by adding a rectangular base and infill corners, and created a framework into which LED panels slide and are locked into position by the corner pieces.


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Brilliant Stages helps to create some iconic stage excitement for Muse.


The upstage has a curved runway, with bridges over the access stairs, which borders the stage at a height of 3m. The space is faced with 120 linx12 LED panels from XL Video, with storage and deployment of these panels designed by Brilliant Stages. Channels were added around the inner circumference of the runway to which the folded LED panels could hook. Once attached, the panels are folded out at the bottom edge and braced to form a 45° angle between the runway and the main stage with a 25mm clearance. Because the runway and panels are constructed independently from the main stage, these can then be wheeled out on dollies when required.


Brilliant Stages also designed a pyramid


feature that is faced in LED panels for the show. This can be lowered and raised as a whole or in 5 separate layers to create a great visual. The LED assembly is composed of six easily removed and interchangeable panels within a profiled aluminium sheet. The finished effect helps to create an incredible show.


Contact


Brilliant Stages T: +44 (0) 1462 455366 www.brilliantstages.com


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