BANDIT BRINGS LIGHTS TO WIDESPREAD PANIC'S HALLOWEEN BASH
BROOMFIELD, COLORADO – Southern rock band Widespread Panic returned to the road for their annual Halloween extravaganza with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. The ten day tour treated the jam band’s diehard fan base with both Widespread Panic’s own psychedelic songs and covers including Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” (complete with a confetti cannon) that hadn’t been played by the band since 1987.
Each show, long time lighting designer Paul Hoffman faces the daunting task of creating unique looks for a band whose set list is famously decided at the last minute, while still putting out recognizable looks that jive with the music and theme of the show.
GAVIN DEGRAW TOURS WITH BANDIT LITES
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw recently wrapped a tour with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. The Grammy nominated artist traveled across the country on a three month, 50+ show excursion that showcased both his popular hits and newest album, Something Worth Saving.
Lighting designer Mat Gass built a look at saved on space put still offered a great output with a functional floor package.
“Bandit had everything I was looking for,” he said, “There was no subs, no trying to steer me to another fixture and everything was packaged with space in mind.
POLLSTAR NOMINATES BANDIT LITES FOR LIGHTING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – World renowned concert lighting company Bandit Lites is thrilled to announce it is capping off 2016 with a nomination for Pollstar’s Lighting Company of the Year.
The 28th Annual Pollstar Industry Awards will take place on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles at The Novo. The peer-voted awards celebrate all aspects of the entertainment industry including vendors, festivals, venues, touring artists and management.
BANDIT HELPS BRING JETHRO TULL ROCK OPERA TO LIFE
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – In a show unlike any other, Ian Anderson performs a complex rock opera of Jethro Tull, the revolutionary 18th century English agriculturist who also happened to inspire the name of the British progressive rock band. Bandit Lites once again provided the lighting package for the tour which uses an intricate combination of video and live music, as Anderson weaves a tale that features some of his most recognizable works, including “Aqualung” and “Songs from the Woods.”
English lighting designer Mark Wheatley crafted a precise harmonization between the lighting and video, as so much of the narrative performance relies on timing.