grandMA Treats Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour to Tasty Triumph -

grandMA Treats Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour to Tasty Triumph

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LOS ANGELES,CA—A maverick meld of old and new — Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour, rolling across Europe and the Americas fall and winter 2008, depends upon MA Lighting’s grandMA lighting consoles to fill the dish for a dazzling display.

“Also used on Madonna’s last tour, grandMA is our board of choice,” reflects lighting programmer Troy Eckerman. This year’s tour integrates some

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Madonna on tour with MA Lighting’s grandMA lighting console.. new technology into the mix, including Martin’s Stagebar 54 LED luminaires. Eckerman attests that for this type of show, “90 percent is all about key lighting for her. We’re presenting a very big picture — very high trim and a very white stage.” The out-in-front B stage — used to bring Madonna closer to her audience — has four small lifts that come off of it to front of house. Video screens and archive tape serve to supplement the look.

The Sticky & Sweet Tour lighting fleet, headed by designer Roy Bennett, also includes director Mac Mossier and programmer Cory FitzGerald. “We’re using two consoles online,” says Eckerman, “used in the multiuser to program. And Syncrolite large-format lighting systems are playing a key role in this year’s tour.” All equipment was supplied by PRG.


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