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steven wilson tours with bandit lites

December 17, 2018 | Category: Print

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.

He utilizes Claypaky Sharpy washes on the front truss, illuminating the band and Wilson, while the back truss is comprised of Martin MAC Vipers and Claypaky B-EYE K20s for backlight special and general lighting. Bandit also supplied additional Vipers for cross light on the band, GLP JDC1 Strobes for effects and more B-EYE K20s upstage giving rear ground lighting behind the band.

“The GLP strobes are great to use for their intensity,” said James, “and the B-EYES are great to use as they are so bright, have gorgeous colors and beam effects etc.”

“We began this tour in April and it’s been an honor to work with this organization,” said Bandit Lites Vice President Mike Golden. “David Salt has overseen this project from the beginning and I cannot compliment him enough on all aspects of his operation. I must also compliment both Tellson James for being a complete pleasure to work with and Mr. Daniel Oswald who from the very beginning has impressed me with his knowledge and work ethic, as well as the focus everyone has on giving Steven Wilson the best production possible each and every day.”

“My experience with Bandit Lites has been nothing but a pleasure,” James finished. “Bandit is always keen to support any issue, whenever it is needed, at any time; they’re very welcome and reassuring support!”

Bandit Lites is a global leader in the entertainment lighting marketplace.  From touring productions to fixed installations, Bandit Lites has a full staff of highly trained professionals to deal with all types of lighting needs. Bandit’s global presence will insure seamless transitions no matter where your next show takes you.  More information available at



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