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PROVES PURR-FECT CHOICE FOR PUSSYCAT DOLLS’ WORLD TOUR
|Los Angeles, February
Warner is putting the lighting console through its paces on the
Pussycat Dolls’ world tour, which is now playing dates in the
UK and Europe. A.C.T. Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the
grandMA in North America.
The girl pop band’s tour follows the release of their album,
Domination, last year. Warner, who is the lighting designer, director
and programmer for the tour, tapped the grandMA to control LED lighting
for a previous Pussycat Dolls’ tour and moving lights for
Award-winner Queen Latifah’s Trav’lin Light tour.
For the first time, on the Doll Domination Tour, the grandMA is
controlling an all-ROBE digital spot complement. “I wanted to
with newer technology,” he says. “The whole rig is
all ROBE which is not used much by Americans yet. It’s a new
digital moving spot technology combined with LED-based wash lights that
delivers a very high-tech design.
“Pods on trusses are packed with fixtures that make it look
there are more lights than we really use,” he explains.
I can keep my design on budget but produce a very big look.”
Warner reports that the tour is the biggest he has ever programmed on a
grandMA. “The previous tours were smaller and supporting. But
grandMA is so much quicker than other consoles that I
imagine doing this show on another console. I had only three days to
program the show and didn’t even know the songs until I
in London to rehearse.”
Warner also deploys the grandMA for Lady Gaga, the
singer-songwriter-musician who is the tour’s opening act.
“It’s so easy to use that I can build a whole song
really quickly,” he points out.
Having used another console for eight years before he started using the
grandMA, Warner now says, “I would never consider working
anything else. With other consoles I have to figure out what to do. But
with grandMA everything is there right in front of me -- it’s
really easy, and it’s never, ever crashed.”
He believes his console choice will hold him in good stead for some
time to come. “Consoles change so fast -- you're always
one you've never seen before. But once I realized I could customize
grandMA, I knew I needed it. Now, there’s no going back. I
couldn’t think about using another console on
The equipment for the tour was supplied by HSL.
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