Past Press


COURTNEY BARNETT AND KURT VILE TOUR WITH BANDIT LITES

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Following the October 2017 release of their collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice, Courtney Barnett, a Grammy nominated Australian singer-songwriter, and American singer-songwriter Kurt Vile hit the road for a co-headlining tour with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites.

Taking into account that almost each of the venues on the tour featured a solid in-house over head rig, Lighting Designer Nicholas Beachen designed a floor packaged that made each room look specific to a CBKV show, filled with relaxed conversation about writing styles and anecdotes, including how the two artists kept bumping into each other on the road, leading to their eventual collaboration.

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BANDIT LITES SPREADS HOLIDAY CHEER WITH ANGEL TREE PROGRAM

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – Falling on hard times affects the holiday season for far too many families. Working with both the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program and Knoxville’s Angel Tree, Bandit Lites sought to again provide some holiday cheer to the local community. Bandit has provided the local communities with Angel Tree assistance for many years.

Knoxville’s Angel Tree program has been working to make sure Santa visits every local child, no matter their circumstances, since 1975 and the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program delivers gifts to over 1 million children each year.

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BANDIT LITES HELPS WARREN HAYNES XMAS JAM GIVE BACK

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – While the weather may have been frightful, fans and artists still turned out to give back at Warren Haynes Annual Christmas Jam. Bandit Lites was honored to donate a lighting package for the sold-out benefit for Habitat for Humanity where the lineup included Trey Anastasio and Classic Tab, The Avett Brothers, Blackberry Smoke, and Gov’t Mule with a special appearance by Ann Wilson of Heart.

Lighting designer Preston Hoffman, excited to return to the helm of the evening after two years of scheduling conflicts, looked to craft a big rig that would be more immersive. The solution: going wide and placing truss outside the PA, which served to fill the field of vision. Hoffman also developed an idea of lining the

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LEANN RIMES CELEBRATES TODAY IS CHRISTMAS WITH BANDIT LITES

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE –  Fans around the country are getting into the Christmas spirit with LeAnn Rimes, as the multi-platinum, two-time Grammy Award-winning singer takes her Today is Christmas tour across the United States. Bandit Lites is proud to be lighting the acclaimed vocalist, whose powerhouse vocals and infectious spirit brings joy to not only the audience, but to those spending the holiday season supporting the tour.

“It is one of my favorite times of the year; there is something magical about it, and being able to share it with my fans makes it all the more special,” shared Rimes.

Lighting designer and LD Steve Hoover utilizes Bandit Lites supplied Chauvet Freedom Pars in addition to the house systems, building each production to

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