Bandit Lites were honoured to be providing the lighting for the Peter Frampton Finale —The Farewell Tour presented by SiriusXM, a nearly 50-date run this summer and fall produced by Live Nation.
The guitar legend has announced he will retire from regular vigorous touring at the end of this year due to his diagnosis of Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM), and with a career spanning over more than half a century, Frampton has a massive body of work to draw from for his legion of fans.
This tour reunited lighting designer Chris Lisle and Frampton, who had worked together seven years ago. “To be a part of this final tour of his career was truly an honour,” said Lisle. “He is such a great person both on and off stage that we all wanted to work together to give him everything that he wanted show-wise.”
Bandit Lites provided Claypaky Mythos, VL 3500 Spots, GLP X4, Elation SixPar 100, Claypaky B-EYE K20, Claypaky Sharpys, Chromas Q Color Force 72, 4 Lites and a dozen Circa Scoops LED fixtures.
By playing with video screen sizes and truss configurations, Lisle designed a rig that would
evoke a classic rock look while still centring around a centre LED screen, and the wide variety of fixtures afforded Lighting Director Jared Rarick the opportunity to craft a dynamic show.
The GLP X4 fixtures supply a general stage and the 3500 Spots are used as band key light/specials. To create old school ACL beam looks, Lisle used Sharpys. The ColorForce 72s
uplight the backdrop while the Mythos provided backlight, colours and gobos.
“We really enjoyed playing with the Circa Scoops,” said Lisle, “they provided some of the old school looks I was going for, along with some modern technology fun.”
“Chris put together a beautiful show,” added Mike Golden. “Earl Neal makes the daily operation seamless and we have the pleasure of working with Lighting Director Jared Rarick who brings a refreshing level of enthusiasm.”
“Mike Golden, Matt King, and the whole Bandit team were great from start to finish,” said Lisle. “The Bandit crew out there is doing a fantastic job as well. A super huge thanks to Earl Neal (PM), Donnie Lewis (TM), Lisa Jenkins (Manager), and Jared Rarick (Programmer and LD) for being so great to work with.”