Old Dominion raises bar with Elation on “Make It Sweet” tour
Old Dominion, launched a headlining arena tour in January with a statement making lighting design by Travis Shirley that undoubtedly raises the country rock group into the echelon of one of this year’s must-see touring acts. In a design with big visual impact that features a large landscape LED wall and five striking lighting pods equipped with DARTZ 360™ beam/spot effects, it’s the first time the band has really gone big according to the LD. “The directive from the band was that we wanted people to know that we’re here, we’ve arrived, and amp it up to look like the arena band they have become. We added LED video for the first time and went from two trucks with 30 or 40 lights to six trucks with 400 something in a short period of time.
” Full service production company Morris Light & Sound of Nashville is supplying the lighting for the tour, which kicked off January 18th in Chicago and will be playing dates through the summer. Lighting direction is by Kevin Lichty with lighting programming by Andre Petrus. Besides the DARTZ fixtures, the rig also includes Elation’s new Artiste Picasso™ LED moving head, as well as Elation Chorus Line 16™ LED pixel bars, Elation Cuepix Blinders and a smattering of other lights.