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Claypaky Fixtures Help Paul Guthrie Give a Modern Edge to the Hall & Oates Legacy on Summer Tour Co-Headlining with Train

22/06/2018

Claypaky Fixtures Help Paul Guthrie Give a Modern Edge to the Hall & Oates Legacy on Summer Tour Co-Headlining with Train posted: 21/06/2018

Claypaky Shapy Wash and Mythos2 Fixtures for Hall & Oates "Legacy on Summer Tour.

Hall & Oates have hit the road with Train co-headlining a North American tour playing arenas from coast to coast this summer. Lighting Designer Paul Arlo Guthrie from Minneapolis-based TOSS Film & Design Inc. has selected a large complement of Claypaky Sharpy Washes and Mythos 2 fixtures for the rig. ACT Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive North American distributor of Claypaky products.

Hall & Oates thrilled fans touring with Tears for Fears last summer. Now Daryl Hall and John Oates are back this time performing with Train. For the new show Hall & Oates and Train each do a set then the bands join forces for a dynamic finale. The tour launched May 1 in Sacramento and will conclude in Seattle in mid-August.

Claypaky Shapy Wash and Mythos2 Fixtures for Hall & Oates "Legacy on Summer Tour.

Guthrie has designed a look for the tour that feels modern but harkens back a bit to Hall & Oates's legacy, he says. The lighting is reminiscent of rigs past with newer fixtures and more modern equipment. The video component is also larger than before.

Claypaky Shapy Wash and Mythos2 Fixtures for Hall & Oates "Legacy on Summer Tour.

Downstage a front-projection screen has the form of a curved theater proscenium. Mid-stage is an upside-down U' composed of LED tiles. Upstage is a rectangular LED wall and simple scenic elements. The lighting supports the scenic elements and adds depth between the video components, Guthrie explains. The show is lit very much like a TV show with very consistent levels. We've modeled the guys to look good to the eye and on camera for the IMAG displayed on the side screens throughout the show.

Claypaky Shapy Wash and Mythos2 Fixtures for Hall & Oates "Legacy on Summer Tour.

Morris Leasing in Nashville is the lighting vendor for the tour.

Guthrie chose 86 Sharpy Wash 330s, which are configured in clusters in pods that move up and down on a hoist system. I really like the Sharpy Wash - it's bright and versatile, he says. We create a lot of looks with the Sharpy Washes, from saturated blocks to beams like ACL clusters, without looking too modern. Since they don't have an LED-looking face they kind of harken back to Hall & Oates's good old days.

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Claypaky Shapy Wash and Mythos2 Fixtures for Hall & Oates "Legacy on Summer Tour.

The Lighting Designer also has 64 Mythos 2 fixtures in the rig. One of the big considerations was that Daryl likes to see the audience, Guthrie notes. So we have Mythos on two large, semi U-shaped trusses for long-range deckle washes and to bring the audience into the stage. Mythos 2 fixtures are also on stage in high positions in the pods and in torm positions for cross-lights; six Mythos are also on the upstage floor.

Claypaky Shapy Wash and Mythos2 Fixtures for Hall & Oates "Legacy on Summer Tour.

I thought of Mythos originally as an effects light, but they act as a workhorse on this tour, he says. They give us a shaped beam for a few songs then we open them up and use them with gobos and a wash application over the stage.

Guthrie reports that, everything is working fine on the tour, and he sends his thanks to Doug Mekanik and George Masek at ACT Lighting for their constant emotional support.

Claypaky Shapy Wash and Mythos2 Fixtures for Hall & Oates "Legacy on Summer Tour.

Francesco Romagnoli, Claypaky Area Manager for North and Latin America, added, Arlo is a great designer and we love seeing his work. As always, it's a pleasure to provide the fixtures for his tours.
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