During September and October 2018, the Neon tour of Rea Garvey took place. At the tour stops in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the audience experienced the new album by the Irish musician Live. Besides the great songs, the audience was also able to enjoy a great light show.
Lighting Designer and Operator Christian “Rocketchris” Glatthor created a unique atmospheric light show. For the video-technical part of the show, Matt Finke from Loop Light was in charge. Both designers harmonised perfectly and delivered a successful show. The complete light and video show were not timecode based and therefore controlled live on the run.
One of the eye-catchers beside the classic neon-tubes in the set-up was the new Fusion 2 from EHRGEIZ. A total of 60 pieces of these strong light bars were used for the shows. The Fusions were dropped in eight rows, each row with six, seamless, connected Fusions. Furthermore, the remaining Fusions were placed vertically from the ground. To give the light of the Fusions a softer character, Glatthor developed a tube diffusor. The diffusor was simply attached on the Fusion via the cover rails.
“Being able to easily attach custom-made diffusers, as I did on the Rea Garvey Tour with a tube diffusor, makes it easy to customize the Fusion 2 to your needs,” said Glatthor.
The Rockettube also helped to cover the 20 bright lenses of the Fusion and transform the stick itself into an object. Nevertheless, the Fusion still produced more than enough light output while still being an audience blinder and illuminated every venue with a soft light.
“The LEDs of the Fusion offer a great colour mixture so even pastel-like tones can be created, which is not so easy to achieve with RGB lamps,” added Glatthor.
With the single LED control of the Fusion 2, the seamless connection and the RocketTube, Glatthor was able to realise such a great show with pixel free lighting effects.
Axel Fischer, Senior Manager at EHRGEIZ Lichttechnik, was enthusiastic about the show.
“The Fusion2 was set up beautifully on the tour of Rea Garvey. We are very glad that light designers like Christian are dealing with new products and think ahead creating something the RocketTube. We are very pleased with the launch of the Fusion 2 and look forward to the upcoming many other great projects with the Fusion 2 in 2018 and 2019. ”