70,000 fans who turned out at the Circus Maximus for Imagine Dragons’ show recently constituted a pretty good-sized crowd! Making the only Italian stop on their Mercury World Tour, the Grammy- winning band from Las Vegas, didn’t disappoint.
Chocking their 20-song set with familiar hits like My Life, Radioactive, and Demons, as well as some well- chosen new tunes, the iconic quartet, served up a beautiful, melodic mix of feel-good songs.
Reflecting the mood of music and the stage ebullient persona of the band was a lively and upbeat light and video show by the Milan design studio Blearred that featured 100 CHAUVET Professional Color STRIKE M motorized strobes from Zalight with service from Agora.
The Color Strike M fixtures were arranged on the upper frame of the three LED walls, as well as being aligned across the entire width of the stage deck and fixed to the trusses of the delay towers. From these positions, the multi- formatted fixtures were able to unify the diverse elements of the production, which included two large vertical video walls, located stage left and stage right, as well a horizontal video wall that stretched across the entire stage.
Thanks to their 180-degree tilt range, the horizontally hung Color STRIKE M fixtures covered a range of different areas, which added variety to the light show. Also enhancing the show was the fixture’s 16-bit dimming, which allowed smooth fades between songs. The fixture’s IP65 rating was an essential feature, given that the concert was held outdoors.
The high output of the Color STRIKE M fixture’s two central light tubes provided ample output to light the large crowd. This was especially important singalong moments --- and there were plenty of those given the popularity of this beloved band.