Princess of Pop, Ariana Grande took her 2017 "Dangerous Woman" tour overseas to entertain international fans in 30 countries including the UK, Australia, Japan and Brazil. Before traveling overseas, the world tour completed 36 shows in the US. LMG Touring provided behind-the-scenes video technology for the entire tour.
The set, designed by Sean Burke, includes a massive 170 ft. upstage screen and an entire stage with projected visuals. An unprecedented amount of 20 Christie 30K 4K boxer projectors and four Panasonic 21K projectors have been deployed to make the content come alive on stage. LMG Touring worked with video designer Richard Turner and the VYV media server team to create a projection package that cuts through the concert lighting, resulting in a flawless image.
Projection mapping is being used on multiple automated stage elements, including elevated platforms and moving set pieces. State-of-the-art technology includes the use of 25 video projectors that were placed to follow a host of 3D trackers, mapping Ariana and her dancers’ every move. All together the several stage projections were strategically incorporated to help connect the Grammy nominated performer with her audience.
Video is also a key visual element used throughout the entire show. Video director Anthony Bezencon switches the show from FOH with LMG’s carbonite video package. The package includes four cameras (two long lens and two handhelds), a robocam package and a robust fiber signal distribution system.
And it doesn’t stop there. The focus LMG Touring places on packaging has enabled the techs to efficiently load and unload equipment. In addition, LMG Touring has been using its compact flexible versatile (CFV) video package to reduce set up and cabling time on the show site. The adaptability and power of the CFV rack adapts to the many program changes throughout the rehearsal and production process. It has been upholding its design to perform phenomenally well in a multitude of environments.
LMG Touring is a division of LMG, LLC. Founded in 1984 by CEO Les Goldberg, LMG is a national provider of video, audio and lighting support for shows, rentals, and systems integration with offices in Orlando, Tampa, Las Vegas, Nashville, Detroit and Dallas. For more information regarding LMG, please visit www.lmg.net or call 800-226-3100.