Chris Young hits the road with Ayrton Ghibli fixtures on his headlining Raised On Country World Tour 2019
(July 18, 2019) Multi-platinum entertainer, Chris Young, kicked off his headlining Raised On Country World Tour 2019 on 16 May in Georgia, USA with over 45 dates across the US, before it is due to wrap in November. Ayrton Ghibli LED spot luminaires, with framing shutters, fill out the rig for the slate of arena and amphitheater shows coast to coast.
The design of the show is based on a W-shaped videowall with four individually moving panels. Chevron-shaped lighting trusses increase in size moving upstage to downstage; six individually moving light pods are located between the downstage and midstage truss.
Lighting Designer, Chris Lisle, has positioned 36 Ghibli fixtures throughout the three midstage and upstage trusses. He selected them after staging a fixture shootout before the tour. "We were super-happy with the output and parameters of the Ghiblis," he reports. "They are the punchiest and brightest LED fixtures I have ever seen."
Bandit Lites is supplying the Ghibli LED spots for the run of the tour. "The Bandit prep was top notch and their crew is amazing," Lisle says. "We are extremely happy with the Ghiblis - their intensity, colour range, feature set and more. They are definitely the workhorse of this tour!"
The Ghibli units were sourced from ACT, Ayrton's exclusive distributor in North America. "Chris Lisle has always trusted ACT products and has used many of our new fixtures on new tours," comments Doug Mekanik, ACT's Southeast Regional Sales. "We couldn't be happier that he has trusted us yet again with a new product in the ACT portfolio. Ayrton Ghibli is a true workhorse in the Ayrton product portfolio. With the added inventory in Bandit's rental stock, the flexibility for future tours is wide open."
Mike Stanley is the Production Manager/Lighting Director for the tour; Brian Jenkins programmed the show.
More information on Ayrton Ghibli and the extensive portfolio of Ayrton LED fixtures can be found at www.ayrton.eu.
Ayrton is distributed exclusively in North America by ACT Lighting, Inc. www.actlighting.com.
About Ayrton: Ayrton is specialized in developing intelligent LED light products for Entertainment and Architectural applications.
Based south of Paris, France, the Ayrton Headquarters and Research & Development centre combine and organize the highest competence in engineering, software, electronics and optics, with the aim to create highly innovative fixtures.
Ayrton fixtures are created to answer any demanding installation and criteria, and are distributed through devoted and exclusive worldwide teams. Ayrton uses reliable, flexible and avant-garde technologies linked to innovative design, to provide Ayrton customers with a wide range of pioneer lighting solutions for installation in Stages, TV Studios, Show-venues and Architectural schemes.
About ACT Lighting:
A leading importer and distributor of lighting products, ACT Lighting, Inc. strives to identify future trends and cutting-edge products, and stock, sell and support their inventory. The company provides superior customer service and value for money to all of its clients.