ER Productions joined Pete Tong, conductor James Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra for the Ibiza Classics arena tour, which kicked off in December 2017.
The sell-out tour is a continuation of the highly successful BBC Radio 1 Ibiza Prom, which has been fronted by the DJ since 2015; a natural fit for the laser system design specialists, ER Productions, who have a long history of working with Pete Tong and his management team on a variety of projects across its roster of talent. The arena tour was designed by Chris ‘Squib’ Hain, and Dan Hill at Cassius Creative who visited ER Productions last year to check the out company’s latest innovations and flesh out the creative direction for the show. “Having collaborated with Cassius Creative on countless projects in the past, we instinctively knew the technologies that would wet their appetite and our latest fixture Kinekt didn’t disappoint”, says Ryan Hagan, co-founder of ER Productions who project managed the show.
Impressed by its compact size, capable output and versatility, 28 Kinekt fixtures were specified to create a central laser feature, which surrounded Pete Tong and the orchestra during the bold and beautiful show.
To create the look, the Kinekts were split into two groups with 14 attached to trusses above the stage and 14 rigged across the downstage edge. A third zone of lasers was installed using 4 of ER’s newly launched Storm fixtures, which created larger and more detailed aerial effects. With such a versatile rig at his disposal, ER Productions’ Andrew Turner who programmed the lasers created a range of unique looks for each track in the set list, which included Children, Belfast, 9pm, Insomnia and One.
A hefty smoke package comprised of 6 Viper deLuxe and 4 Unique Hazers provided all important atmospheric effects.
Hagan concludes, “this show is a trip down memory lane for many of those involved in the production. It has been loads of fun and we are very proud to be on board during 2018”.