Rufus Wainwright recently played seven sold-out UK theater shows; Concert Sound provided an Adamson Spektrix rig with five XTA DP226s controlling the system. Front-of-house engineer Matt Manasser used his DiGiCo D1 console.
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Veteran engineer/sound system designer Paul Giansante joins Meyer Sound (Berkeley, CA) as touring manager…BBC America's BritBus Tour criss-crossed the country promoting British music, television and culture; audio partner Harman Pro Group provided portable P.A. equipment from Soundcraft, AKG, dbx, DigiTech, JBL and Lexicon to support the tour's musical numbers…D&M Professional is now distributing select Boston Acoustics loudspeakers to the sound contracting/fixed-installation markets…For her current world tour, Nelly Furtado asked Sennheiser to make a special version of her favorite microphone, the SKM 935 from the Evolution Wireless Series, in white and gold… Touring engineer and Certified V-DOSC Engineer Florent Bernard is the new face at L-Acoustics as technical support specialist…For the first time in 25 years, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler from The Jam have embarked on a UK tour, joined by Russell Hastings on vocals and guitar and Dave Moore on keyboards and guitars. The board for the tour was Allen & Heath's iLive digital system comprising an iLive-112 control surface linked via Cat-5 to the iDR10 stage rack…The 800-seat Meng Concert Hall at the new Performing Arts Center at California State University, Fullerton, features a high-end sound reinforcement system designed by Multi-Media Consulting Inc. (Los Angeles) that incorporates EAW AX Series loudspeakers and SB Series subwoofers.