Explaining his initial design concept Sam Tozer said, “We wanted to create a show that felt heavy and dynamic. Something visually impactful but with the capability to create unique spaces with visuals and light. It needed to be able to match the energy of the music.”
And in terms of fixtures, the LD already knew the MAC Ultra family would deliver the necessary impact.
“I‘ve been using the MAC Ultra Performance in most of my larger scale shows so it’s become one of my go-to workhorses.” he confirmed. “I wanted a big bright spot/wash pair with a large single source aperture to punch through the LED screens. Luckily Adlib have these already so it was a no brainer.”
Adlib’s Jordan Willis confirmed Adlib have worked with Sam Tozer on Sam Fender's two arena tours before these stadium shows. In total 45 MAC Ultra Wash were supplied in 15 pods overhead, whilst 30 MAC Ultra Performance were firing from positioned behind the set pieces with 3 ladders of 10 fixtures, which Willis himself said "looked amazing".
As Sam Tozer explained, “The MAC Ultra Performance was used to push defined light through the scenic cut outs that spanned vertically the length of the stage openings. The set acted as our own custom gobo. The MAC Ultra Wash were the show’s main lighting feature which together with automation created the slanted roof that finished the Asymmetrical stage off.”