It was certainly a stellar 2019 for Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons. Proving that The Chemical Brothers’ decades of influence have never slowed down, with the output of live performances, interest for the group was at an all-time high. From a much-raved-about headline slot on The Other Stage at Glastonbury to an intense arena run, the band’s loyal crew continued to elevate the boundaries of live production to new heights. Undoubtedly ready for a Christmas break, the band and crew opted to go all out for their final show of 2019 at London’s O2 Arena, stretching their already expansive square footage of LED screens and lighting rig to new limits. In the midst of the busy show prep, TPi checked in with the team to catch up on a busy year of touring.

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