VER Tour Sound has provided rising international stars Twenty One Pilots with Meyer Sound’s LYON linear line array rig for the band’s latest world tour in support of album Blurryface.
Audio Crew Chief and System Engineer Kenny Sellars of VER spoke a little about the setup at the band’s Greek Theatre shows in Berkeley. ”We have 12 LYON per side on the main hangs, and 12 LYON per side on the side hangs,” he explained. However, the system expands to a full 72-box rig for the tour’s larger venues, where their main hangs are 20-deep LYON and side hangs are 16-deep LYON.
Initially, the tour was considering using the larger dual 15-inch Meyer LEO line arrays, but Sellars’ suggestion to FOH Engineer Shane Bardiau to use LYON to better accommodate the varying size of venues on the tour appealed to him.
Independent Engineer Adam Stroop runs monitors on the Emotional Roadshow World Tour. For the monitor setup, the band occasionally relies on side fills from LEOPARD cabinets on each side of the stage.