Ayrton Dominos go royal for Shania Twain

Photo: Andre Petrus

Ayrton Domino fixtures have hit the road with country music royalty, Shania Twain on her Queen of Me global tour, marking the singers first tour in five years. 

The tour’s Lighting Director and Console Programmer, André Petrus described the Queen Of Me tour: “It’s a journey through space on a rocket ship which crashes into Twain Town. The show is packed with 3D animations, including an LED floor that really gives every seat a good perspective.”

Playing some 80 dates internationally, Petrus explained: “Shania creative directs her own shows and wanted the set to be made up of LED so it can consistently morph into different scenes. She wanted to feel immersed in the content so we carried an LED floor and LED IMAG screens, so the entire show feels totally enveloping.”

 “The show started with the placement of screens, including a main upstage screen, large LED facia, LED floor and a header that borders stage right and left with the downstage” continued Petrus. “Once the screens were confirmed then it was time to fit in the lighting with a giant box truss that runs upstage to downstage and a downstage truss that floats over the header with 13 Ayrton Dominos plus another six Dominos used for floor shin kickers.”

With an LED video-intensive show, Petrus chose Dominos for their ability to cut through the presence of so many screens: “They are by far the brightest hard edge we carry, and the optics are phenomenal,”.