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CHRIS YOUNG'S 'RAISED ON COUNTRY WORLD TOUR 2019' SHINES WITH BANDIT LITES

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites is proud to provide the lighting for RCA Records Nashville recording artist Chris Young’s Raised On Country World Tour 2019. Named for the fastest-rising single of his career, the tour recently kicked off its North American leg in May and features songs from Young’s No. 1 packed repertoire including “Hangin’ On,” “Think of You,” “Tomorrow,” “I’m Comin’ Over” and “You.”

Young’s long-time lighting designer Chris Lisle crafted a show comprised of Young’s preferences for lighting and video that would be both visually impactful at the tour’s venues and evolve over the course of the performance.

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BANDIT LITES FOUNDER MICHAEL T. STRICKLAND, AWARDED PARNELLI VISIONARY AWARD

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – The Parnelli Awards, the live entertainment industry’s premier awards show, has announced that Bandit Lites founder and Chair, Michael T. Strickland, is the 2020 winner of the Parnelli Visionary Award. Bandit is in its 51st year under Stricklands’s leadership and is in a phenomenal growth phase. This recognition is a testament to the lifetime achievements of Strickland and the phenomenal staff at Bandit Lites.

Strickland began Bandit at age twelve in Kingsport, Tennessee in 1968 with acts such as the Beach Boys, Paul Revere and the Raiders, the Grassroots and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

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BANDIT LITES SALES TEAMS GROWS

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – Bandit Lites Sales team is once again expanding to meet the ever-growing demand of projects. Jesse Poreca has joined the Charlotte office as an Installation and Service Specialist where he will assist in project management, installation and customer support of new theatrical lighting system install projects and renovations along with assisting the Sales and Installation Division to provide existing clients customer service support, service calls and repairs.

Poreca received an Associates Degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Charlotte. Following working in graphic design, Poreca joined a production and installation company where he rose to the ranks of Project Manager.

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BANDIT LIGHTS PETER FRAMPTON'S FAREWELL TOUR

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites is honored to be providing the lighting for the Peter Frampton Finale—The Farewell Tour presented by SiriusXM, a nearly 50-date run this summer and fall produced by Live Nation. The guitar legend has announced he will retire from regular vigorous touring at the end of this year due to his diagnosis of Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM), and with a career spanning over more than half a century, Frampton has a massive body of work to draw from for his legion of fans.

“Peter Frampton helped shape the sound of the 70’s and it is an incredible honor to be a part of this historic farewell tour,” said Bandit Lites Vice President Mike Golden.

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