Back

Rolling again

grandMA2 hits the road with The Dave Matthews Band

The Dave Matthews Band is back on the road this summer with a North American tour preceding the release of their album, “Away From The World,” due out in September. Accompanying the band are 2 x grandMA2 full-size, 1 x grandMA2 light, 2 x MA NSP (Network Signal Processor) and 2 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit).
 
The equipment was specified by the band’s longtime lighting designer Fenton Williams and supplied by Theatrical Media Services Inc. (TMS) of Omaha, Nebraska.
 
Williams, who’s also the overall visual designer for the tour, acts as co-lighting operator for the shows running one grandMA2 full-size while Aaron Stinebrink from TMS runs the second desk. “Fenton is very active and likes to augment on the fly during the show,” says TMS’s Pete Franks who serves as system crew chief on the road. “That’s why there are two consoles always operating front of house – and there’s a grandMA2 light on hand for back up. All are networked together and can control lighting and the Green Hippo Hippotizer.”
 
Franks notes that Williams transitioned to the grandMA2 after almost a decade of using grandMA “series 1” consoles. “We never considered using another brand when looking for a new console,” he says. “The new units are great with much more functionality. We’ve had no failure with the new units since we started using them.”
 
A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of MA Lighting in North America.

Used equipment:

2 x grandMA2 full-size
1 x grandMA2 light
2 x MA NSP (Network Signal Processor)
2 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit)

Further news

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
[Translate to English:]

"Without grandMA3 there wouldn’t have been a solution"

MA Lighting consoles score big in the bubble for NBA restart

When professional basketball resumed in the US during the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA protected its players by establishing a “bubble” isolation zone at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida.…

Read more

Premiere

Lux Partum controlled interactively via the internet with the help of MA Lighting

When Chris Moylan created Lux Partum, it was his intention to create something special to be enjoyed by everyone affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The idea behind the project was to realize an…

Read more