Miranda Lambert is currently touring North America on her Keeper of the Flame tour, with 27 Robe BMFL fixtures – 19 Spots and eight Blades – making up a new lighting design by Minneapolis-based Paul Guthrie, his first for the artist.
Guthrie’s design features five wood-framed columns of LED screens alternated with six bentwood lighting towers on floor bases. Above this are five upstage/downstage trussing ‘fingers’ and two standard straight trusses.
“I wanted the whole stage to have a straightforward and clean look and to ensure the LED blended seamlessly into the environment rather than being stark, obvious and contrasty,” explained Guthrie.
The lighting fingers and video columns move up and down on a Kinesys automation system.
The BMFLs are positioned on the lighting fingers and on the mid and upstage trusses and used extensively for side, back and key light. Two of the spots are utilised as the upstage follow-spots. Guthrie had also recently used BMFL Spots on the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis tour.
Playback video content for the tour was created by Empirical Studio.
Guthrie programmed the show with Taylor Price who is out on the road as Lighting Director, with the equipment supplied by Upstaging.
“Miranda is great to collaborate with, her touring and management teams are excellent to work with, she looks and sounds fantastic and I have really enjoyed the whole experience,” concluded Guthrie.
The tour is scheduled to continue until mid-September in the US, with production being managed by Erik Leighty and live video direction by John Clark.