Stevie Nicks’ “24 Karat Gold Tour” played more than two dozen arena dates in North America before the end of the year.
Production designer Paul Guthrie of Toss Film & Design Inc. in Minneapolis chose 88 Claypaky Mythos fixtures for the lighting rig.
“Stevie enjoys using video content so the tour features a lot of video on an LED videowall backdrop and L-shaped scenic pieces,” Guthrie explains.
“Our overwhelming lighting edict is always no smoke. So we defer to lighting the band and adding in layers of light to create new looks.”
He notes that the tour’s complement of 100-120 moving lights “is now considered a medium-size rig for an arena tour.
PRG’s Las Vegas office supplied the fixtures. Eighty Mythos are mounted in the overhead lighting trusses where they form “solid lines of Mythos,” Guthrie reports. “On the downstage and mid-stage trusses they provide stage wash and beam effects. Those on the most upstage of the trusses, upstage of the videowall, create layers to add depth.”
Eight more Mythos are positioned on the floor upstage of the band. For the “24 Karat Gold Tour” Thomas Mayer is the lighting crew chief and Cecil Nelson, Matt Schiller and Scott Naef are the lighting crew. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive North American distributor for Claypaky.