Tyler Veneziano selects CHAUVET Professional fixtures for Breaking Benjamin

Lighting Designer, Tyler Veneziano utilised CHAUVET Professional Rogue R1 FX-B with its five individually controlled RGBW moving heads for Breaking Benjamin’s North American Tour.

When lighting the band earlier in summer 2023, Veneziano stopped himself from using this feature at points during the band’s set: “I love the infinite pan and tilt, but I didn’t want to over-use it and become predictable,” he explained. “My plan was to save these looks for key moments to maximise their impact.”

When they did rock the crowd, Veneziano was ready with his 12 Rogue R1 FX-B units, which was supplied by Bandit Lites. Veneziano had eight of the FX-B fixtures rigged on pipes to the upstage truss, and six on pipes on upstage floor carts.

Covering the stage with distinct sections of reds and yellows, or blues and greens, he created an extra sense of depth on stage. Contributing to these colorful combinations were the rig’s 33 COLORado Solo Batten fixtures. In addition to colourising the stage, these linear units served a variety of other functions in Veneziano’s design.

“We used 12 of the COLORado Battens to uplight the white fabric backdrop, which was an important part of the show’s identity,” he said. “Then we had another 12 battens positioned to downlight the backdrop. Another batten was positioned under the drum riser, while the remaining fixtures were positioned on the downstage edge to uplight the artists.”Adding to the effect of Veneziano’s design were the large gobo patterns that he ran across the backdrop.

Veneziano credits his Bandit rep, Brent Barrett, Crew Chief Joey Dileo, and tech Eric Taylor with helping his design come to life night after night on the extended tour: “I can’t say enough good things about our crew,” Veneziano concluded.