Backstage with Vari-LiteStories and pictures from "Vari-Lite Backstage" feature recent shows/tours that have used VARI*LITE® products. This list will be updated periodically...so check back to find out where we go backstage next. For information on how you can be included in Backstage, contact Bryan Matthews.
VL4000 Spot at Avalon Hollywood for its LA Premiere
Continuing our trip across North America, we recently held an open house at Avalon Hollywood for the VL4000 Spot with lighting control by NEO. We had a great turn out from dealers, designers and technicians associated with both concert touring and television production that were all impressed with the power and performance capabilities of the VL4000 Spot luminaire.
VL4000 Demo for Freeman A/V
At the Freeman A/V warehouse in Dallas, Todd Kessler and Jeff O'Brien recently conducted a demo of the new VL4000 Spot.
VL4000 Nashville Premiere
During the CMA Fest, we took the opportunity to showcase the new VL4000 Spot at Soundcheck Nashville to dealers, designers and technicians from around the area. With lighting control provided by NEO and a number of Showline LED luminaires, the event was a complete success as the VL4000 Spot wowed everyone in attendance.
PALM Expo 2014
The VL4000 Spot continued to travel around the globe, recently stopping at the PALM Expo in China where the Philips Entertainment booth hosted a multitude of interested expo attendees while displaying not only the VL4000 Spot, but also the NEO lighting control console and the Showline SL NITRO 510C.
The first VL4000 Spots Ship to Clearwing Productions
The first order of VL4000 Spot luminaires have shipped out headed to Clearwing Productions for use on an upcoming lighting design by Michael Murnane of Footcandles. Contact your local Vari-Lite Authorized Dealer to find out when you can get your VL4000 Spot luminaires.
Vari-Lite ready for the puck to drop at the NHL Playoffs
At the NHL Playoffs match up between the favored Pittsburgh Penguins and the Columbus Blue Jackets, Vari-Lite luminaires stood ready for the puck to drop and light the action. Durability was one of our best attributes as it went to a six game series with the Penguins eventually coming out with a 4-2 victory.
Technical Trainer Todd Kessler at it again!
Technical Trainer Todd Kessler was recently at it again, this time conducting a training class at the home office in Dallas.
McCartney "Out There" at the LA Sports Arena
While at the LA Sports Arena, Ray Whitton dropped in on LD Roy Bennett to check out his use of VL3500 Wash FX and VL3000 Spot luminaires on the Paul McCartney "Out There" tour.
Springsteen and The Killers at the Final Four Celebration with LD Systems
As part of the NCAA Final Four celebration, LD Systems provided the lighting and sound for the festival rig designed by John Dickson which included a rig full of VL3500 Wash FX, VL3500 Wash, VL3000 Spot and Showline SL NITRO 510 luminaires used for such artists as Bruce Springsteen and The Killers.
VL4000 at Sound:Check Expo
Continuing its worldwide debut, the VL4000 Spot recently made a stop at the Sound:Check Expo in Mexico City where our own Brad Schiller took part in a designer round table discussion; followed by a roof-top dealer event sponsored by Teletec featuring both the VL4000 Spot and VL3015LT Spot luminaires.