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BANDIT DONATES LIGHTING TO 30TH WARREN HAYNES CHRISTMAS JAM

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam returned for its 30th year as thousands gathered at the two-night, sold-out event which benefits the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. Bandit Lites worked with Pulse Lighting to provide the lighting for the concert, which featured performances from Warren Haynes, Grace Potter, Dave Grohl and Friends, Eric Church, Jamey Johnson, Gov’t Mule and Joe Bonamassa.

Bandit donated more than 170 fixtures and 500 feet of truss for Xmas Jam including GLP X4, GLP X4S, GLP X4 Bar 20s, Robe BMFLs, Robe Pointes, Elation SixPar 100, Claypaky Sharpys and Elation CuePix WW2 blinders.

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STEVEN WILSON TOURS WITH BANDIT LITES

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Critically acclaimed English musician and singer-songwriter Steven Wilson is about to wrap the 2018 leg of his To the Bone Tour, named for his fifth studio album. Bandit Lites provided the lighting package for the production, helping to provide a layer to the visuals of the show while keeping the emphasis on Wilson’s music.

Lighting designer Tellson James credited the visual experience to the video footage produced by Steven Wilson, Lasse Hoile and Jess Cope, lighting the scene around the video and song accordingly, all the while paying special attention to the mood each song suggestions.

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CHAS ALBEA TAKES ON BANDIT LITES

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites is thrilled to share long time team member Chas Albea has been promoted to Equipment Coordinator for Nashville’s shop. He will be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating Bandit’s massive collection of gear for preparation and distribution among productions.

Albea’s journey into the lighting world was one of happenstance as he studied audio engineering in school before a friend recommended Bandit Lites.

“After working here for a month or so, I slowly started picking up knowledge in lighting as my quest for an audio job became a thing of the past,” Albea said. “The rest, as they say, is history.”

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GARTH BROOKS LAUNCHES STADIUM TOUR AT NOTRE DAME WITH BANDIT LITES

NOTRE DAME, INDIANA – Garth Brooks has always loved to push boundaries, break records and most importantly, entertain people. All those elements were on full display at Notre Dame Stadium where the second highest selling recording artist of all time took the stage October 20th for a two-hour performance with a lighting package designed by Dave ‘Gig’ Butzler and provided by long time vendor Bandit Lites. This show served as the inaugural concert held at the facilities and simultaneously kicked off Brooks’ stadium tour.

“Garth, in usual Garth fashion, went where no one has ever been before: the hallowed Notre Dame Stadium; the house that Rockne built,” said Bandit Lites

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