Back

Around the globe

grandMA2 travels with Bruno Mars

Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars has been getting best reviews for his “Moonshine Jungle” tour, which will continue to play dates around the world through March 2014 and takes 2 x grandMA2 full-size consoles on the road.

“We were tasked with creating a world for Bruno and his band to inhabit,” says lighting designer Cory FitzGerald who co-designed the tour with Roy Bennett. “Bruno has a lot of sounds and pushes past a lot of genres, so he needed an environment that would accommodate all his music. The lighting fixtures help a lot with that. We have 276 panels of Chromlech Elidy, 42 Clay Paky Sharpy Washes and about 80 Clay Paky Sharpy beams plus two grandMA2 full-size units – and we’re very happy with the rig.” VER supplied the tour’s gear.

Controlling the full complement of almost 8,000 lighting 'fixtures' on the show are two grandMA2 full-size units with 6 MA NPU (Network Processing Unit) and “lots of universes,” says Fitzgerald. “We have 16 universes of just Elidy fixtures. We’re running all the video servers via Art-Net - grandMA2 has the ability to scale that big. Although grandMA2 is standard these days for shows, it’s still amazing. It’s working as expected with no surprises. It’s great to have a console I can rely on to handle everything so well.”

Dave Marcucci is the touring lighting director for the Moonshine Jungle Tour. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of MA Lighting in the USA and Canada.

Used Equipment:

<link http: www.malighting.com en goto>2 x grandMA2 full-size
<link http: www.malighting.com en goto>6 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit)

Further news

A Great Journey for grandMA3

“It was fantastic to see grandMA3 help unlock so many creative possibilities”

A grandMA3 control system was chosen to run a spectacular show with over 4,000 lighting fixtures – 3,000 of which were moving lights – and approximately 90,000 parameters at the National Stadium in…

Read more

“Your skills and experiences can grow with it”

Download Festival rocks with grandMA3

A full grandMA3 system was specified for Main Stage house lighting control system at the UK’s “Download the Pilot” event, a special three-day 10,000 capacity festival at Donington Park, action packed…

Read more

Getting passionate about grandMA3

Auto de Pascoa used MA Lighting controls

The energy and imagination of leading Brazilian lighting designer Paulinho Lebrao from design practice FOH excelled to create epic lighting for a spectacular and vibrant production of Auto de Pascoa…

Read more

Successful prelude

grandMA3 used for Amir Cup Final 2020 and inauguration of Ahmad Bin Ali stadium in Qatar

The Amir Cup Final 2020 Ceremony, the biggest football cup competition in the State of Qatar, and the inauguration Ceremony of Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, the fourth FIFA World Cup™ stadium to open in…

Read more

One concert, many technical remote locations

Purple Schulz’s performance is completely remote controlled

In the 1980s and 1990s, Purple Schulz achieved great national fame as a German pop singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and radio presenter with titles such as "Sehnsucht", "Verliebte Jungs" and…

Read more