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:

2 x grandMA2 full-size
6 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit)

Further news

Queens of the Stone Age keep on rockin‘ with grandMA2

“Go with the flow”

Formed in 1996 in Palm Desert, California, the Queens of the Stone Age developed a style of riff-oriented, heavy rock music. Their sound has since evolved to incorporate a variety of different styles...

Read more

MA celebrated Summer Nostos Festival

“No limitations”

The Summer Nostos Festival at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC) in Athens, Greece, is an arts, sports and education festival that is open to the public free of charge. Music,...

Read more

grandMA2 gets satisfaction with the Rolling Stones

Rock’n’Roll history live on tour

There are four names right at the centre of Rock’n’Roll history: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood -  currently all members of the Rolling Stones, a band, that has been a...

Read more

Rock in Rio entered the stage again

Complex network set-up controlled with MA Network Switch

Starting in 1985 Rock in Rio is a recurring music festival that originated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and later branched into other locations such as Lisbon, Madrid and Las Vegas. Brazilian...

Read more

grandMA2 dances at UNITE event

World premiere festival experience

Tomorrowland is one of the world’s highest profile electronic music festivals, gathering over 400.000 people at the main site in Belgium, and connecting an additional 70.000 people at multiple remote...

Read more