Philips Lighting today announced that its stage lighting will be used in the next leg of Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour.
“There’s going to be a few changes when the tour continues next year as we will be heading to outdoor venues and stadiums,” said Lighting Director Nick van Nostrand, who is realising Lighting Designer Cory Fitzgerald’s design.
Fitzgerald positioned the Various-Lite VL4000 BeamWash luminaires upstage on the articulated mid-stage truss to deliver dynamic gobo work, seven underneath the deck to deliver beams of light and texture through the raked video floor, and four on a suspended trampoline. A single fixture has also been built into the centre of an octagonal cage of V-Thru LED screen, where it works as a single down light for Bieber’s drum solo.
Fitzgerald finalised the concept for the 2016 tour before it embarked on a journey of 115 shows in numerous international arenas. His design sees a constantly morphing canopy of light in varying colours, featuring multifaceted effects that work in sync with video content created by Possible, and set designs by Chris Gratton and Nick DeMoura.
Bieber’s Purpose tour follows his studio album of the same name, and it continues to stadiums in Australia, New Zealand and South America in 2017.