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LD Kyle Kegan uses Elation on ODESZA’s triumphant “The Last Goodbye Tour”

Electronic dance music pioneers ODESZA launched their “The Last Goodbye Tour” to critical acclaim. Lighting design is by Kyle Kegan who complements an array of captivating backdrop visuals using a rig that includes 78 Smarty Hybrid™ and 26 Artiste Monet™ moving heads from Elation Professional.

Kegan, who has been lighting the duo since 2017, works on the design process with creative directors Luke Tanaka and Sean Kusanagi, as well as artists Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight themselves. Programming started in 2022 and after months in pre‐vis and two weeks of tech rehearsals, the first string of sold‐out shows launched at Climate Pledge Arena in the duo’s hometown of Seattle.

Video content is the driving visual force in the show and Kegan builds a dynamic lighting design around it, working closely with the content team.

Kegan says that lighting plays a very big role in the highly dynamic show. “Lighting becomes an extension of the visual component of the show and certainly brings a large impact from helping to tell the overall visual story to just bringing the energy of the music to life. We pair these beautiful architectural moments with intricate and detailed programming that is unique to every song within the set. We build looks around the guys on stage who are also accompanied by an 8‐piece drumline, horns, and guest vocalists.”

The Smarty Hybrid and Artiste Monet work with a number of hybrid lighting fixtures, LED washlights and pixel battens.

Lighting vendor for “The Last Goodbye Tour” is Volt Lites of Southern California.


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