Minneapolis, MN (August 4, 2014)—The Target All-Star Concert, held at the TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota, featured performances by Grammy Award winner Imagine Dragons and local hip-hop phenomenon Atmosphere to a crowd of over 30,000 people, with Slamhammer Productions providing audio, staging and video for the show.
Slamhammer set up a Martin Audio loudspeaker system consisting of 16 W8LCs a side for the main hangs; 10 (stage right) and 14 W8LCs a side as outfill; a hang of 2 W8LMDs as center downfill; 4 W8LMs across the front lip of the stage for additional front fill, and 40 WSX subs ground-stacked in front of the stage. Two delay towers with 12 W8LM speakers each were set up 175 feet back in the audience.
According to company president Peter Skujins, “We were faced with long throws of over 400 feet and were limited in terms of rigging capacity. The mobile stage we were using is a beautiful structure with a huge total capacity, but you eat that up pretty quick with multiple hangs weighing over 6,400 lbs on the roof. We were also concerned about having a major sightline problem with the delay towers because it was a seated house.
“Fortunately, these all turned out to be non-issues because the W8LM is a very compact box and the Martin Audio system did what it’s supposed to do. It sounded great and everyone was really happy with the coverage and audio quality, including our client Major League Baseball, who called the concert ‘a huge success.’”