U2-360 Center Stage octubre 19, 2009Posted by christian saucedo in Concert.
Tags: Concert, Spectacle
Artista. U2 – tour U2-360 2009
Colaboración media. Screen concept: Willie Williams, Mark Fisher, Frederic Opsomer, Chuck Hoberman Screen design: Innovative Designs and Hoberman Associates Screen production: Barco, Innovative Designs… [View the entire crew list here]
For the third time this millennium, the Barco – XL Video – U2 cooperation resulted in a revolutionary approach to video, this time totaling more than 500,000 pixels of video, making it the biggest LED screen ever used in concert touring.
The stage and show were created by long-time U2 designers Willie Williams and Mark Fisher. With the help of Chuck Hoberman and Barco, their vision of a 360° moving video screen was turned into reality.
Barco provided more than 500,000 transformable LED pixels (FLX-24), which are integrated into a transformable structure designed by Barco’s Innovative Designs, based on a Hoberman invention. The resulting giant LED screen has a 24 by 16 meter diameter and changes shape in all directions, making U2 the first band ever to go on a tour with a transformable LED screen.
In addition to the giant LED screen, Barco integrated a total of 1,200 FLX-60pixel modules surrounding the edges of both the A and B stages and the bridges. The stage LEDs provide an extra dimension to the graphic show projected on the screen. Almost one thousand customized lights, specifically designed for this tour and manufactured in the Barco premises, light up the stage canvas for an even more memorable show.
With this deal, XL Video is the first rental partner to acquire the revolutionary transformable LED.