Joey Bada$$: All-AmeriKKKan Bada$$ Tour
VER deliver lighting support to Mandylights UK for Europe wide tour with hip-hop artist Joey Bada$$
The touring package for the shows consisted of a selection of fixtures and ancillary production equipment, sourced out of VER’s London operation. However, for the recent headline show at London’s Forum, Kentish Town, Tour Designer Tom Edwards of Mandylights and Production Manager Carl Pires, extended the core package up to incorporate a number of additional automated LED fixtures.
Speaking about the Forum set up, Tom Edwards says “We expanded the design for the London show, keeping in theme with the floor package by adding another five pods in the overheads, each made up with eight Robe Spikies and three Ayrton Magic Blades. The show was pre-programmed to timecode in Wysiwyg, then had a quick turn around with a two-day production rehearsal before the London show”.
The increase allowed the team further scope to achieve a variety of fantastic looks, delivering a seemingly limitless cascade of stunning visual effects, intense color and precise movement that perfectly augmented the onstage performance throughout the sold-out show.
Commenting on the production, VER Lighting Account Manager, Gemma Oldfield said “the crew were operating on an incredibly tight schedule on the London Show but still had absolutely no problem putting together a stunning performance. We were able to apply the VER full-service support out of our London office – we’re all extremely proud to be working with Tom and the team on both the London show and the tour”
Production Manager Carl Pires
Artist Manager John Meneilly
Tour Designer Tom Edwards of Mandylights
VER Project Manager Tim Massey
Lighting Account Manager Gemma Oldfield