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Top Tours of 2019: Vendors, Crew and Gear

PLSN Staff • News • December 30, 2019 Ed Sheeran 2019 tour image by Ralph Larmann for Meyer Sound LAS VEGAS – PLSN is once again assembling its annual Showtime feature listing vendors, crew and gear for the top tours of 2019, as ranked by Billboard’s end-of-year charts, for the January 2020 issues of PLSN and FRONT of HOUSE magazines. Here’s…
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Must The Show Go On? Upholding Our End Of The Entertainment Bargain

December 6, 2019  by M. Erik Matlock “There’s only so much we can do, but let’s not be the reason the audience leaves.” “The great ambition should be to excel all others engaged in the same occupation,” said P.T. Barnum, the man who founded “The Greatest Show On Earth,” which ultimately became the Ringling Brothers…
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The Path Less Travelled: Successful Touring In Less-Developed Parts Of The World

October 9, 2019  by Becky Pell “On one tour we walked away from an unsafe stage structure requesting the relevant people to amend the problem. We returned a couple of hours later to find no change except for a dead chicken alongside some incense and flowers at center stage.” The opportunity to tour off the…
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H.E.R. Manager Jeanine McLean-Williams On Artist’s Inaugural Lights On Festival

By: Francisco Rendon H.E.R. has made substantial strides since gracing the cover of Pollstar in December 2017. The R&B star released her sophomore album, I Used To Know Her, Aug. 30 and just hosted the inaugural edition of her very own Lights On Festival, which brought 14,000 attendees to a sold-out Concord Pavilion in Concord, Calif., Sept.…
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Sennheiser PRO TALK | Brandon Blackwell – Part 2 of 3 | Sennheiser

SennheiserPublished on Apr 25, 2019 In part two, Brandon continues with an overview of his daily routine on the Injured Generation Tour. From walking us through setting up the console and time aligning the PA to offering tips and tricks about gates, compressors and EQ’s, this is an episode you won’t want to miss. For…
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Pollstar’s Q1 Top 100 Tours: Travis Scott’s Astroworld Is Tops

By: Bob Allen Jason Squires / Getty ImagesTravis ScottLa Flame: Travis Scott tops Pollstar’s Q1 Top Tours with 438,982 tickets reported sold. The first-quarter touring charts of 2019 have arrived with ranked compilations of box office activity reflecting Pollstar’s new reporting period: Nov. 22, 2018 through Feb. 20, 2019. It is a three-month window that is traditionally…
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Live Tech: Master Tour Adds Features, Overcomes The Recession

By: Ryan Borba Master Tour, a leading tour management and logistics software, has gone into private beta for version 3.0, with updated features including auto-sync, visibility options and printable reports. This should come as great news for MT’s reported 150,000 users varying from Metallica to Zac Brown Band, Stormy Daniels, The Harlem Globetrotters and everything…
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Madison Square Garden Company Submits Planning Application For MSG Sphere London

By: Gideon Gottfried MSGMSG Sphere RenderingThe planning application for this futuristic project has been submitted Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) has submitted a planning application to the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) for its state-of-the-art live music and entertainment venue MSG Sphere. The company highlights the economic benefit the venue would bring to the region.…
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What qualities make production manager a good one?

JJ Erlichman  We recently asked JJ Erlichman to describe what a touring production manager is and how they do their job. Here are, what he believes, the key elements that lay the foundation for a successful, touring, Production Manager (PM). JJ’s PM highlights include Foster the People, Stevie Nicks and Enrique Iglesias. Trying to describe and explicate [to a non-touring person] what a Production…
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New Zealand Concerts Cancel After Mosque Attacks; Slayer, Bryan Adams, Pussy Riot

By: Christie Eliezer A number of international tourists canceled shows in New Zealand, in the wake of a lone wolf gunman’s attacks on two mosques in Christchurch March 15 which left 50 dead and a further 50 injured.  Slayer’s scheduled farewell to New Zealand fans, with Anthrax in Auckland (15) and Christchurch (17) were called…
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