Past Press


BANDIT BRINGS LIGHTS TO DEATH FROM ABOVE

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites is thrilled to have supported Canadian rock band Death From Above on their recent fall tour. Comprised of drummer and vocalist Sebastien Grainger and bassist Jesse F. Keeler, the duo released their third studio album, Outrage! Is Now in September of 2017.

With their new album on the horizon, Death From Above was looking to take the lighting in a new direction and reached out to Dara Guiney. Following a discussion with Tour Manager/Production Manager Markus Gilgan regarding the band’s tastes and a repeated listening of the new album, Guiney crafted a floor package that would provide the ‘something different’ while staying on budget: a simple rectangle of tilting, zoomable LED bars around the band.

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BANDIT LIGHTS UP PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS TOUR

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – It wouldn’t be the holidays without Christmas music, and Pentatonix, the three-time Grammy-award winning a cappella group brought the sounds of the season on their recently wrapped tour to thousands of fans. Bandit Lites provided the lighting package for the fourteen-show tour which featured the international sensations performing songs from their certified platinum deluxe album, A Pentatonix Christmas.

Production Designers Sooner Routhier and Robert Long of SRae Productions crafted the elegant design while Ian Haslauer acted as Associate Lighting Designer and Programmer for the tour which featured a festive setting. The

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BANDIT ILLUMINATES ANDREW PETERSON'S BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD RYMAN AND LIPSCOMB SHOWS

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – In what is held as a revered musical event and Christmas tradition for the contemporary Christian music community, Andrew Peterson’s 18th annual Behold The Lamb Of God Tour returned to Nashville for two shows featuring a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. The moving show presents the Christmas story with musical numbers that move from the Old Testament to the New.

Lighting designer Winn Elliott is nearly a dozen years into designing this production and credits his history with Andrew Peterson into knowing what direction to take the lighting each year.

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COURTNEY BARNETT AND KURT VILE TOUR WITH BANDIT LITES

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Following the October 2017 release of their collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice, Courtney Barnett, a Grammy nominated Australian singer-songwriter, and American singer-songwriter Kurt Vile hit the road for a co-headlining tour with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites.

Taking into account that almost each of the venues on the tour featured a solid in-house over head rig, Lighting Designer Nicholas Beachen designed a floor packaged that made each room look specific to a CBKV show, filled with relaxed conversation about writing styles and anecdotes, including how the two artists kept bumping into each other on the road, leading to their eventual collaboration.

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