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thomas rhett on tour with bandit lites

August 17, 2015 | Category: Print

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Country star Thomas Rhett is out on tour with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. The mutli-Platinum singer is currently lighting up the music charts with the Top 10 and climbing hit “Crash and Burn,” the first single of his upcoming album Tangled Up, slated for September 25th release.

Bandit worked with Lighting Director Andrew Hunt and Tour Manager Logan Kornegay, supplying fourteen Chauvet Legend Beams which span the top of the set, with four downstage on the right and the left, and another six in the middle of upstage to add depth. Additionally, sixteen Martin Mac Auras are on the lower part of the set as eight fixtures light the drums and keys, while the other fill the outer parts of the set.

“I love the punch these beam fixtures pack, and they stand out really well, whether they are shooting out over the crowd in an arena, hitting Thomas Rhett on a catwalk during a festival, or creating a cross pattern on the stage in a club,” said Hunt. “The Mac Auras are fantastic. They play a big part in our show laying a solid color foundation for our wash, while nicely balancing with any other fixture we encounter.”

Hunt shared the design came with very few challenges, both in part to the adaptability of the design, and the support he received from Bandit’s team both in preproduction and while on the road.

“Bandit has been amazing to have on our team,” he said. “When I walked into their shop to prep the rig, our project manager, Matt King, already had all the leg work done, and I walked into a very well prepped rig. When we got into rehearsals, I was able to know where everything was and what went where due to Bandit's attention to detail. Their staff has goes above and beyond to meet our needs whether it's fixing a fixture, or answering a question way after office hours. I love that fact that Brent Barrett will call me from time to time to check in on me, and see how things are going. Bandit is a relationship driven company, and I am thrilled to have the relationship we have with them!”

About Bandit Lites, Inc.
Bandit Lites is a global leader in the entertainment lighting marketplace.  From touring productions to fixed installations, Bandit Lites has a full staff of highly trained professionals to deal with all types of lighting needs. Bandit’s global presence will insure seamless transitions no matter where your next show takes you. 

About Thomas Rhett
PLATINUM-selling Thomas Rhett leads the pack as one of country music’s elite new artists with the release of the fastest-rising single of his career, the Top 10 upbeat breakup anthem “Crash And Burn” from his upcoming sophomore album, TANGLED UP, slated for a September 25th release.  The new music follows his debut album IT GOES LIKE THIS (The Valory Music Co.), which spawned three consecutive No. one hits, making him Billboard’s first male country artist to do so from a debut album in over two decades. The most recent No. one GOLD certified “Make Me Wanna,” showcases Thomas Rhett's signature swagger and was named Billboard’s "Best Country Songs of 2014." The project also produced the PLATINUM-certified No. one smash “Get Me Some Of That,” as well as two Top 15 hits, “Beer With Jesus” and “Something To Do With My Hands.” His “high-energy all the way” (El Paso Times) caught the attention of critics out on the road, where he will be headlining the CMT on Tour this fall. The CMA and ACM “New Artist of the Year” nominee initially garnered attention as a gifted songwriter with credits including hits by Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Lee Brice. For tour dates and more visit thomasrhett.com.

 

 

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