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Lusmägi and were just what they needed for the job, the gig was a success all round. Clay Paky were also recently involved in a


high-profile stage lighting project when they were asked to light up the Stone Sour- Papa Roach world tour. American alternative metal band Stone Sour and rockers Papa Roach are co-headlining a world tour, which features Clay Paky Alpha Beam 700s in a prominent role. Lighting designer/programmer/operator Michael Smalley was a fan of the Alpha Beam 700 from the last tour he did for electronic musician Bassnectar. “I love the fixtures. They’re a really punchy light,” he says. For the Stone Sour-Papa Roach tour Smalley is working with a “really clean stage with no backline– a big, white backdrop that communicates with colour and patterns.” He has positioned 12 Alpha Beam 700s on six towers, the tallest points of the ground rig. Smalley comments “They give an upstage washy look, a new school techno approach. I like to do geometric patterns, and the Alphas are really capable of finishing out those lines. They provide the geometry of the look.” Smalley reports that the Clay Paky


fixtures are working well on the road. “They have a tight, narrow beam, a nice soft frost filter and the color mix is really flexible– like a photon torpedo. They’re great!” There have been some amazing stage lighting set-ups recently. In March 2013, the


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Teenage Cancer Trust held its regular series of fundraising shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London– the 13th year this has taken place. Supporting the charity, XL Video supplied LED screens, an HD camera system, recording and control for the series of seven events which were curated by Noel Gallagher.


The line-up of international stars included music artists Ryan Adams, Kasabian, Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, and Paul Weller as well as comedy stars Russell Brand and Noel Fielding. Flown above the stage, XL supplied an 8m x 4.5m Lighthouse R7 LED screen which showed IMAG footage of the shows combined with information films about Teenage Cancer Trust’s work helping young people with cancer. Below the screen a 28m wide LED banner, formed from Pixled F-25, provided a scenic element as well as showing details on how the audience could donate to the charity.


The LED was constructed and managed by Steve Grinceri and Fabrizio Di Lelio. Crew Chief for the run of shows was Stuart Heaney. Phil Mercer, Group Head of Concert


Touring for XL Video, commented: “This is the first time that XL has been involved in supporting this incredible event since 2002. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Production Manager Steve Allen, Show Producer Des Murphy and SJM’s Rob


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