Mercury, the touring Queen Tribute band, visited The Concordia Theatre recently, bringing in two sell out nights at the venue. I was the lighting designer for the theatres equipment, designing to the bands rider and assisting with their get in. Bellow is a time-lapse video of the second half of the show, operated by the bands touring technician, Ian Sands.
The show toured with the PAR Cans at the back, the raised platform, two smoke machines and the flood lights under the stairs. All other lighting was provided by the venue. Below is the main LX plan, it doesn’t include the Back Pars, they are on a second plan further down.
Their are four pipe end Source Four Zooms, these were used to provide a breakup for the stage each being focused across the stage with a leaf breakup gobo. These were the only things on LX 3 being used. They were also effective at providing some top and side light for the drummer sitting on the riser. This was useful for some of the more dramatic scenes.
Throughout, there are a number of specials including, the keyboard player, the drummer, the guitarist, the bass player and a down stage centre spot. To help with general face light, there are six Source Four Zooms on the back roof bridge (FOH 1) focused across the stage to create an even wash.
Finally, there are six sets on four PAR Cans, used to create the classic Queen colour wash, which matches the bands touring PAR Cans. Four of these sets are on the stage Ladders behind the Pros. Arch ad LX 2, while the other two sets are on the FOH ladders. Below is the plan for the bands toured PAR Cans at the back (Directly Behind the raised section).
For simplicity, the PARs at the back are being run from the same dimmers that would usually provide the middle section of LX 3 with dimmers, simply removing this section’s Soca cabling and inserting two Soca cables to run LX 4. This allowed us to save the patchable dimmers for use elsewhere and allows for a quicker get in, which was important due to it being put in the same day as the first show. These PAR Cans where attached to short sections of Truss and hung from a fly bar at the back.
The final piece of paperwork is the venue patch plan. This is the final piece of information that would allow us to put the show in again, showing us exactly where all of the lighting are patched, how they are patched and all of the addresses.