Past Press


BANDIT LIGHTS RASCAL FLATTS 'RIOT"

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Country super group Rascal Flatts is back on the road for their latest headlining tour with lighting provided by Bandit Lites.  As one of the hottest-selling acts on tour in any genre, the trio recently kicked off their RIOT TOUR 2015 with special guests Scotty McCreery and RaeLynn.

Drew Gnagey of Magneto Live Design and Raj Kapoor of Raj Kapoor Productions collaborated on the production design, where the core concept focused on everything wrapping around the band. By utilizing curved trusses, curved band risers and a curved video wall to encapsulate the band, they mimicked an engrossing look that could be communicated to audiences even in large arenas.

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BANDIT ILLUMINATES GLOBAL FINALS

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – It was a celebration of curiosity, ingenuity and knowledge as 17,000 attendees, including 8,000 students from 17 countries flooded the city of Knoxville for Destination Imagination (DI). The non-profit organization works to inspire students to be innovators and leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Bandit Lites provided the lighting for the Global Finals, where teams from around the world gathered to compete in challenges created to stretch logical skills and creativity.

Acrobats, astronaut Buzz Aldridge, superstar Paula Abdul, and others took the stage where Bandit General Manager Giff Swart built on last year’s success of an in-the-round design.

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BANDIT AND C3 TRANSFORM CHI-TOWN TO DRAFT TOWN

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Five trucks of lighting and rigging rolled into Chicago’s Grant Park, and soon after, a 300’ by 160’ arch structure covered two lanes of E Congress Avenue. With an expanse that could fit seven football fields, Bandit Lites and C3 Presents worked together to light NFL Draft Town.  The event was attended by more than 200,000 sports fans, with millions more watching on television with bated breath as a fresh round of team members donned new jerseys.

Inside the structure, 12 truss positions made up of 500’ of truss were hung with 30 one ton motors outfitted with 80 Mac 2k Washes, 12 VL 3000 Washes and 84 GRN Moving Wash fixtures. 

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HAILSTORM HEADS 'INTO THE WILD LIFE' WITH BANDIT LITES

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Halestorm is no stranger to touring, but for their tour promoting their newest album Into the Wild Life, the Grammy-award winning rock band took with them a lighting package from Bandit Lites. The tour kicked off April 22 at the historic Ryman Auditorium and continues through September.

Considering the vivid images a name such as Into the Wild Life conjures, lighting designer Giovanny Carvajal created a design that could connect with the mood of the material, while incorporating aspects of the physical design elements used in both the actual album artwork itself, as well as in the videos.

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