LIGHTING UP AQUOSTIC TOUR
We recently supported legendary rock band Status Quo for their Aquostic tour; a follow up to their 2015 album ‘Aquostic II’ which includes the band’s biggest hits, reimagined in an acoustic setting.
Running from the 2nd June to 1st July, the tour included a headline spot on the acoustic stage at Glastonbury and Suite Festival in Barcelona, before culminating in a sold-out show at the Royal Albert Hall.
We supplied a lighting and drapes package, which ranged from a console and visualiser to allow Status Quo’s lighting designer to programme the show during band rehearsals, to a floor package and variety of extras to supplement the in-house lighting systems for the warm up shows and festivals, and a full lighting rig for the Royal Albert Hall.
Equipment supplied included:
- Clay Paky QWO 800 Spots
- Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20
- Grand MA2 Lite Programming Console
- Le Maitre MVS Haze Machines
Ewan Cameron, the band’s lighting designer said: ''Status Quo have had a very strong working relationship with Hawthorn for a number of years and the service they provided for the Aquostic tour once again delivered the level of high-quality equipment and support I’ve come to expect from Mick and the team. No request or detail is too small and it’s great to have their support when the band goes on the road.”
Mick Freer, Hawthorn’s Head of Concert Touring said: “It’s always a pleasure to work with Ewan and the Status Quo team. Whether they’re staging a full-on rock performance or a stripped back acoustic show, the visual experience has to be on point to meet audience expectations and it’s a privilege to work with the team to help create that.”