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bandit supports weird al's strings attached tour

July 31, 2019 | Category: Print

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “most elaborate and extravagant” production to date is out with a lighting and video package provided by Bandit Lites. Each performance features the works: costumes, props and a full orchestra accompanying the multiplatinum, Grammy-award winning artist as he brings to life his hits including as “Amish Paradise,” “White & Nerdy” and “Smells Like Nirvana.”

Bandit Lites supplied lighting designer James Hergen a package that would illuminate the stage as well as each local symphony, crafting a design that would allow the production to have trusses up and out of the way as quickly as possible, affording the musicians enough time to load in and begin soundchecks.

VL 3500 Washes and Robe BMFL saturate the stage with textures and hues while Claypaky Sharpys supply additional coverage as well as well-time musical hits and strikes. Bandit also provided two hundred Chauvet PVP 6mil video wall panels to showcase Weird Al’s history of songs.

“Jesse Baron, the video technician on tour, has been able to get the wall up and operating with the quick connect mounting and cabling the PVP System is known for,” explained Bandit Lites Client Representative Shawn Lear.

Prior to tech rehearsals, Hergen was also able to spend time at Bandit’s Venue One rehearsal facility, getting a head start on programming.

“I am impressed with James approach and thought process for each and every fixture,” Lear said. “Knowing he was having to cover a much larger space and needed to get the trussing off the deck quickly, James decided that two side trusses were best to easily manage cable, get to trim and enable the lighting coverage needed.”

Weird Al Yankovic’s Strings Attached Tour continues through August. For more information regarding tour dates and tickets, visit

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.  More information available at



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