Academy of Country Music Awards Shines Bright with Syncrolite
Posted by: Syncrolite in News, February 24, 2015
Arlington, Texas – April 21, 2015 – The 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards were held April 19th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Among the many superstar performances, possibly the biggest of the night was Garth Brooks with his tribute to the men and women of our armed forces. Placing an exclamation point on the salute was the lighting design of Bob Dickinson, Jon Kusner and the rest of the Full Flood team, which utilized Syncrolite SXL 7K fixtures on stage and upstage to backlight Brooks and his band during this especially emotional moment of the broadcast. This year’s ACM Awards set a world record for the most attended award show.
Syncrolite fixtures were also used throughout the stadium adding excitement and drama to the entire evening. Twenty-four SXL fixtures provided big beams of light making dramatic backgrounds throughout the show. Programming the dynamic stage system was Andy O’Reilly and Patrick Boozer while the Syncrolite and house system were under the experienced eye of Kille Knobel. Tony Ward was the gaffer, Travis Slater was the Syncrolite crew chief and Jason Trowbridge was the lighting crew chief.
Syncrolite LLC is the world’s leading supplier of high-intensity xenon powered automated and static fixtures. Started in 1984, Syncrolite supplies lighting for the biggest applications. Over the years projects have included numerous worldwide permanent installations, concert tours, festivals, sporting events, and other live events including the amazing lighting of the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.