During his Keine Panik (No Panic) tour, German rock icon Udo Lindenberg celebrated his 70th birthday, and provided quite the visual spectacle for fans. His stage incorporated, amongst other attractions, jugglers, acrobats, a giant pink piano, a children’s choir, and a jam-packed set list with over 30 songs.
The tour took in 16 concerts, with Lindenberg visiting the likes of Stuttgart, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne.
The man responsible for the lighting design was another veteran, Günter Jäckle, who has worked as LD for other German superstars such as Herbert Grönemeyer, Nina Hagen and Peter Maffay.
Together with GLP, Günter Jäckle developed the DoccLight frame, a special holder for two impression X4 Bar 10’s, in order to achieve an 8-Lite blinder effect. The designer used this for the first time in the spring for PUR’s Achtung live tour.
“We originally developed the DoccLights together with GLP for that tour,” confirmed Günter Jäckle. “That worked out so well that I was immediately convinced that this effect should also be used onstage with Udo.”
In total 22 DoccLights were used to support the 44 X4 Bar 10’s while a further 43 X4 Bar 10’s were deployed on the front edge of the stage. Some 31 trucks transported the production materials for these shows across the country, with more than 71 radio transmitters and more than 30 kilometres of cable operated by a crew which at times amounted to 120 technical personnel and helpers.