Lighting in the Rock and Roll Business (Cue - 1979)

BBC News: The Technology behind U2s Tour (October 2018)
[External Website]

See also 


A-ha On Tour  (December 2019)

AC/DC  (September 2015)

Adele On Tour  (November 2011)

Adele: A Matter of Design  (June 2016)

All Time Low  (March 2016)

Amy Macdonald  (May 2017)

Andrea Bocelli  (October 2016)

Bad Company  (November 2016)

Bavaria Sounds  (October 2022)

BBC News: The Technology behind U2s Tour  (October 2018)
[Show Info]

Beverley Knight  (July 2016)

Biffy Clyro  (January 2017)

Bill Bailey: Limboland  (January 2016)

Bjork - Utopia sound  (October 2018)

Bjork: Biophilia  (September 2011)

Blink 182: One More Time  (April 2024)

Bombay Bicycle Club  (March 2020)

Bring Me The Horizon (BMTH)  (December 2016)

BRITS Showtime  (April 2011)

Bryan Adams - Ultimate Tour  (July 2018)

Bryan Ferry - An Art Rock Odyssey  (July 2020)

Chemical Brothers  (December 2023)

Chvrches  (March 2019)

Classical Spectacular 
Durham Marenghi (May 2019)

Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams  (September 2016)

Coldplay: Music of the Spheres  (September 2022)

David Byrne - American Utopia  (November 2018)

David Essex - Essex Appeal  (November 2009)

David Gilmour  (November 2015)

Depeche Mode  (2010)

Ed Sheeran: Mathematics  (September 2022)

Elbow  (May 2018)

Elephant Sessions  (November 2022)

ELO - Its A Living Thing  (September 2017)

ELO: Live In Leeds  (May 2016)

Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road  (July 2019)

Eurovision 2002  (July 2002)
[Show Info]

Eurovision 2003  (June 2003)
[Show Info]

Eurovision 2008  (July 2008)
[Show Info]

Eurovision 2009  (July 2009)
[Show Info]

Eurovision 2009: Moscow  (July 2009)

Eurovision 2011  (June 2011)
[Show Info]

Eurovision 2013  (July 2013)
[Show Info]

Eurovision 2015  (July 2015)

Eurovision 2016 Planning  (April 2016)

Eurovision 2016 Stockholm  (June 2016)

Eurovision 2017 Kiev  (June 2017)

Eurovision 2018  (June 2018)
[Show Info]

Eurovision 2018  (June 2018)

Eurovision 2019 Dare to Dream  (June 2019)

Eurovision Song Contest Rotterdam  (July 2021)
[Show Info]

Evanescence  (July 2017)

Florence & The Machine  (February 2010)

Foo Fighters  (February 2024)

Franz Ferdinand  (June 2010)

Fred Again  (November 2023)

Gala 22  (July 2022)

Gary Barlow  (February 2022)

Gary Numan  (January 2019)

Genesis: The Last Domino  (May 2022)

George Ezra  (May 2019)

George Ezra  (December 2022)

George Michael: Symphonic  (December 2011)

History: Big Screen Video  (July 2016)

History: Line Arrays  (April 2016)

History: The Scanner Revolution  (February 2016)

History: Truss & Rigging pt.1  (October 2016)

History: Truss & Rigging pt.2  (November 2016)

Hozier  (November 2019)

Hozier: Unreal Unearth  (February 2024)

Imagine Dragons  (December 2015)

Jay-Z  (July 2010)

Jody Chiang  (November 2015)

Jonas Brothers  (May 2024)

Jubilee Celebrations  (August 2002)

Kasabian: Mixing  (November 2017)

Kenny Rogers  (January 2017)

Lewis Capaldi  (April 2020)

Lorde - Melodrama  (July 2018)

Lost Prophets  (March 2010)

Lost Prophets LX Design  (March 2010)

LSI: U2 UV Music of the Sphere  (November 2023)

Madonna  (February 2016)

Madonna Reinvented  (September 2004)

Marilyn Manson  (January 2018)

Mark Knopfler  (July 2003)

Mark Knopfler  (July 2015)

Massive Attack  (October 2009)

Metallica  (April 2009)

Michael Buble  (January 2020)

Mike & The Mechanics  (March 2017)

Morrissey  (October 2016)

Muse  (October 2010)

Muse: Drones  (March 2016)

My Chemical Romance  (March 2023)

Neil Diamond  (October 2015)

New Order  (January 2016)

Nightwish  (January 2019)

Nile Rodgers & Chic  (November 2016)

Pet Shop Boys  (September 2002)

Peter Gabriel  (July 2003)

Peter Gabriel: New Blood  (February 2012)

Peter Gabriel: New Blood - Plots  (February 2012)

Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets  (November 2018)

Pink: Funhouse  (June 2009)

Pink: Funhouse - Lighting  (June 2009)

PLSN: Woodstock  (August 2022)
[Show Info]

Pussycat Dolls  (March 2009)

Radiohead  (June 2008)

Rag N Bone Man  (April 2018)

Robbie Williams at the Troxy  (December 2016)

Roger Waters  (September 2018)

Roxy Music  (March 2011)

Sam Smith  (2024)

Shakira  (2011)

Sigur Ros: Landscapes of Light 
Bruno Poet (November 2017)

Simple Minds  (July 2002)

Simple Minds  (June 2022)

Simple Minds: Alive and Kicking  (May 2024)

Simply Red  (June 2003)

Simply Red  (February 2016)

Simply Red: Farewell  (February 2011)

Sinatra  (December 2015)

Snow Patrol  (May 2009)

Snow Patrol  (March 2012)

Steven Wilson  (May 2018)

Sting  (December 2010)

Suppliers: Britannia Row at 40  (December 2015)

Swedish House Mafia  (June 2019)

Take That Live  (July 2015)

Take That Odyssey Tour  (June 2019)

Take That: Progress Tour  (July 2011)

Take That: This Life  (June 2024)

Take That: Wonderland  (July 2017)

Tangerine Dream  (February 2009)

Tangerine Dream  (May 2010)
[Venue Info]

Texas Triumphs  (November 2017)

The 1975  (February 2019)

The Mission  (July 2017)

The Saturdays  (2012)

The Who  (June 2020)

The Who Hits Back  (September 2023)

U2 360  (August 2009)
[Show Info]

U2 360 Interview  (August 2009)

U2 360 Kit List  (August 2009)

U2: Touring the Joshua Tree  (October 2017)
[Show Info]

War of the Worlds  (July 2009)

War of the Worlds LX Plot Floor  (July 2009)

War of the Worlds LX Plot Rig  (July 2009)

WOMAD  (October 2023)

Yungblud  (April 2023)

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Sensation ‘Source of Light’ show in Amsterdam, 2012

Maroon 5 Load-In (2013)

This is a time lapse of the crew loading in the equipment for the Maroon 5, Overexposed Spring tour. Every show day 12 semi trucks of gear is loaded in, does a show, and then is loaded out. There are 115 points to hold the entire rig up in the air and it weighs 112,340 pounds.

1973 Pink Floyd – Comms Headset recording of lighting designer Arthur Max with new animation

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