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Billy Currington - Stay Up ‘Til The Sun Tour 2019

“I was on a load out when I received a call from Gene Jung, Billy Currington’s PM, saying that they needed a LD to fly out the next day to start running his show immediately,” recalls lighting designer Landon Bloss. “They booked me a flight and off I went.” He had to learn the music, program, and rig within 48 hours of the first show.

 

Taking over the rig originally designed by Ian Saunders, Bloss supported Currington’s 90 minute set on the star’s ‘Stay Up ‘Til The Sun’ tour with a fast-moving lightshow that showered a rainbow of colors on the stage. Helping him in this endeavor was a collection of Rogue R2 Wash fixtures supplied by 4Wall Nashville.

 

“The overriding thing on this tour was to be versatile, so we could cover the diverse range of Billy’s music,” says Bloss. “Ian did an excellent job designing a flexible rig, so I was starting off at a very good place. This rig was built around movers, which made it very adaptable. As far as the general look of the show was concerned, we wanted something that was powerful, but also easy to look at, so nothing too bright or overwhelming. The focus remained on Billy, his music, and his rapport with the audience.”

 

Featuring six truss fingers that splayed over the width of the stage, the design not only covered a wide area, it also afforded a lot of opportunities to change up the looks of the show by emphasizing different sections of the set. The Rogue R2 Wash fixtures were hung two apiece on each of the truss fingers.

 

The ‘Stay Up ‘Til The Sun’ tour stopped at a wide variety of venues during its seven month run (comprising more than 60 shows). “We had A, B, and C rigs,” says Bloss. “Our A rig had 14 motors and 8 sticks of truss. The B rig fit on a standard festival stage and lost two sticks of truss. The C rig was ground stacked on base plates.”

 

Setlist (Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ, USA - 04.10.2019):

Don’t It
That’s How Country Boys Roll
Love Done Gone
Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer
Let Me Down Easy
It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To
Do I Make You Wanna
Like My Dog
Hey Girl
People Are Crazy
Details
Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right
Bring It On Over
We Are Tonight
Shut Up And Dance
If I Ain’t Got You
Don’t Rock The Jukebox
Good Directions

 

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