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BANDIT LITES ILLUMINATES HALESTORM

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – American rock band Halestorm is gearing up for a huge year, kicking off 2018 with a tour across North America with a lighting package supplied by Bandit Lites. The Grammy-Award winning band comprised of guitarist and vocalist Lzzy Hale, drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger and bassist Josh Smith are also wrapping up recording their next studio album and have already announced another tour for this spring.

The expansive design by Lighting Designer Craig Richter features towers equipped with ClayPaky Sharpys and GLP X4S fixtures, offering versatile looks

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STONE SOUR TOURS WITH BANDIT LITES

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Stone Sour, the Grammy-nominated rock band, recently wrapped a January and February North American tour with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. Following a Loudwire Award for Hard Rock Album of the Year for their sixth studio album, Hydrograd, the band brought their ever-evolving but always rocking sound to sold out crowds across the country.

In planning for this tour’s run, the band directed Lighting Designer Julie Cox to maximize the lighting and ‘make it big.’ With no other set pieces on this run, the lighting would also act as the backdrop.

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LUKE PELL ROLLS WITH BANDIT LITES

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Country music singer Luke Pell is out on tour with a lighting package supplied by Bandit Lites. The Bachelorette alum and Army veteran recently released his EP Luke Pell, racking up over 500,000 streams on Spotify, and is traveling coast to coast on a 100-stop tour.

For David Schultz, the journey to becoming Luke Pell’s Lighting Designer and Tour Manager was one that came about because of his experience with Bandit Lites, an experience he refers to as ‘unreal.’ After meeting Bandit General Manager Mark Steinwachs at the Touring Career Workshop, Schultz was invited to work in the Nashville shop, later joining the Technical Service Department.

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ANDY KNIGHTON AWARDED PARNELLI FOR LIGHTING DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites is immensely proud to share Andy Knighton was awarded the Parnelli Award for Lighting Director of the Year. Hailed as the ‘Oscars of the Live Event Industry,’ the Parnelli Awards recognize those who demonstrate outstanding work in their fields. This year’s gala took place January 26 at the NAMM Convention in Anaheim, California. 

In what might have been a moment of destiny, Knighton took a boat out on a lake after being advised not to. The consequences for this moment of impulsivity resulted in being kicked out and on his own in Louisville, Kentucky, where he and his friends became the go-to lighting crew for bars and clubs. After becoming

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