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Coldplay 2016 Australian tour

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JPJ Audio supplied Coldplay with a massive d&b system for their four stadium shows in Australia and for their Mount Smart Stadium show in New Zealand.

JPJ has a great relationship with the Coldplay production team and it was a pleasure to be asked again to supply audio for their tour. Dan Green pulled an amazing sounding show out front with the system in full array mode. A big thanks to, Tony Smith and Nick Mooney the chiefs of CP audio and the entire Wigwam crew for making it a seamless show for us. Looking forward to the next one.

The local JPJ crew worked around the clock to get the system ready in 4 days and a big thank you for the effort. A great result for JPJ and the Coldplay tour.

The System

It was the largest D&B “J” system yet to be seen on our shores. With 176 x J8/12 boxes and 60 subs, a mix of J-sub and Infra. We also used some Q’s for some front lip fill.

The system design also incorporated array processing to cover entire stadium, which required over 120 x D80 amplifiers! Wigwam supplied the touring consoles and infrastructure and we supplied the entire speaker system with all the opening act kits required. There were also some ring delay systems for the Etihad and Alliance shows. A mad amount of speakers.

Crew list

  • Josh De Jong
  • Craig Gordon
  • Murray Lewis
  • Conor Dunne
  • Adrian Roach
  • Bonar Darmawan Abraham

Read more

Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams tour. CX Magazine article by Cat Strom

Gallery

 

A Day On The Green

ADOTG 1

Promoters Michael and Anthea Newton of Roundhouse Entertainment began A Day On The Green in Victoria with the first show on Australia Day 2001. Since then it has grown to become firmly established as one of Australia’s most successful and respected outdoor concert events.

A glittering array of International and Australian stars have performed during the past fifteen years providing unforgettable musical memories. A Day On The Green runs in the summer months from October – March with around thirty concerts per season in the all major wine-growing regions around Australia.

This year kicked off at Bimbadgen Estate with the Monster National Tour featuring an all Australian line up including You Am I, Something For Kate and Spiderbait. As in previous years, JPJ Audio supplied crew and gear for the tour.

FOH Systems Tech Ryan Fallis has done ADOTG for the past eight years and has experienced everything that nature can throw at an outdoor show. The Bimbadgen show was no exception with high winds at midday causing the stage to be shut down for over an hour, just when acts were about to sound check. Added to that was a large bushfire nearby that threatened to have the show cancelled.

There’s been some terrible weather at ADOTG shows over the years,” remarked Ryan. “One year at Sirromet Wines in Queensland we had a lightning storm and we had to evacuate the stage – that was pretty dicey! There’s always some sort of weather event around ADOTG, one year the stage was actually under water but they still managed to get the gig going.

As the ADOTG gigs travel the country the PA system is provided through the three JPJ offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne whilst the FOH package is toured. At Bimbadgen an L-Acoustic K1 rig out of Sydney was used comprising of twenty-four K1 boxes in the air for the mains, eight K1-SB in the air, twelve Kara underneath the mains, twenty four SB-28s on the ground, four Kara infills and for the sides ground stacked V-Dosc.

It’s quite a few boxes but that’s needed to cover a field of that size,” added Ryan. “In Queensland we’ll have their V-Dosc system which sounds really good too. It’s a similar system box wise but we add a couple of rings of delays as well to get some extra coverage. In Melbourne we’ll pick up the d&b audiotechnik rig.

At each ADOTG show engineers request the mixing console they require, in this case there were two Avid Profile consoles with JPJ’s Adrian Roche mixing monitors on a Yamaha PM5d.

Gallery – click images to enlarge.


 

JPJ adds to d&b inventory

d and b speakers

JPJ Audio has purchased a new d&b audiotechnik speaker system including the new B22 high performance subs and powered by over 20 D80 high power density amplifiers.

The system will be used for Aladdin the Musical, opening at the Capitol theatre Sydney in early August.

Neil Young

Neil Young 1

© Guto Monteiro / JPJ Audio. Click to enlarge.

Doing their first headline tour since 2003 Neil Young with Crazy Horse returned to Australia for a series of arena and A Day On The Green winery shows in March 2013.

JPJ Audio provided a d&b system for the tour with shows in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hunter Valley and Surf Coast Geelong.

Tour Dates

Mar 2 – 16, 2013

Main Speaker System
  • 24 d&b J-8 Enclosures
  • 8 d&b J-12 Enclosures
  • 9 d&b B2 Sublow Enclosures
  • 8 d&b Q7 (infill) Enclosures
  • 60 d&b d&b D12 Amplifiers
Side Hangs
  • 4 d&b J-12 Enclosure
  • 20 d&b J-8 Enclosure
Flown Subs
  • 16 d&b J-SUB Sub-low Enclosures



Coldplay 2012

Coldplay Australian tour 2012

© Guto Monteiro / JPJ Audio. Click to enlarge.

Promoting their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, this was Coldplay’s first Australian tour since 2009’s Viva La Vida tour, aside for their quick visit for the 2011 Splendour in the Grass (Qld) festival.

JPJ Audio provided the d&b speaker system along with L-Acoustics V-Dosc and Kudo for delays.

Dates

November 13 – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
November 17, 18 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
November 21 – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Main Speaker System

d&b Main system J-8 and J-Sub

© Guto Monteiro / JPJ Audio. Click to enlarge.

  • 40 x d&b J-8 Enclosure
  • 20 d&b J-SUB Sub-low Enclosure – flown
  • 12 d&b J-SUB Sub-low Enclosure
  • 10 d&b J-INFRA Sub-low Enclosure
  • 72 x d&b D12 amplifier

Front Fill Speaker System

  • 6 d&b Q7 Enclosure
  • 4 d&b Q1 Line Array Module
  • 6 x d&b D12 amplifier


Side Speaker System

d&b Side system J-8, J-12, V8, V12

© Guto Monteiro / JPJ Audio. Click to enlarge.

  • 24 d&b J-8 Enclosure
  • 8 d&b J-12 Enclosure
  • 16 d&b V8 Enclosure
  • 8 d&b V12 Enclosure
  • 2 d&b V8/V12 amp rack
  • 18 x d&b D12 amplifier


Delay System

Delay system. L-Acoustics V-Dosc

© Guto Monteiro / JPJ Audio. Click to enlarge.

  • 36 L-Acoustics V-Dosc elements (3 hangs of 12)
  • 54 L-Acoustics Kudo elements (4 hangs of 6) (Etihad Stadium)
  • 24 L-Acoustics Kudo elements (4 hangs of 6) (Allianz Stadium)


JPJ Audio Crew

Delay system. L-Acoustics Kudo

© Guto Monteiro / JPJ Audio. Click to enlarge.

  • FOH System Engineer
    Josh de Jong
  • System Techs.
    Connor Dunne, Guto Monteiro, Craig Gordon, Dakota Crouch
  • Monitor System Engineer – Opening act.
    Shaun Ayles
  • Delay System Techs.
    Duncan Kaye, William Ramage


Gorillaz Tour 2010

The world’s most famous virtual band, Gorillaz, made their live debut in Australia in December 2010.

After headlining the UK’s Coachella and Glastonbury festivals earlier in the year, Gorillaz headed to the Southern Hemisphere to tour Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and then Auckland.

The band – the brainchild of Blur singer Damon Albarn and Tank Girl cartoonist Jamie Hewlitt – consists of an eccentric animated quartet: singer and keyboardist 2-D, bassist Murdoc, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs.

As part of their first world tour the band included over 20 musicians on stage at any one time. JAS provided a D&B J system – and lots of it.

Date

December 11, 16, 19, 21

System

60 x d&b J series
16 x d&b J-sub
18 x d&b B2
Powered by d&b D12 amplifiers

FOH

DiGiCo SD7

Monitors

DiGiCo SD7
24 x L-Acoustics 115xt HiQ wedges

JAS audio crew

Craig Gordon
Conor Dunne
Guto Magic – Otavio Santos
Matthew ‘Boz’ Boaro

Russell Peters 2010

Global comedy ‘rock-star’, Russell Peters, brought his hillarious Green Card Tour to Australia in May. As part of his “Green Card Tour,” the shows featured all new material since the release of his latest DVD, “Red, White and Brown”. He was recently ranked by Forbes — along with Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock — as one of the top ten highest grossing stand-up comics in the U.S.

JAS supplied a D&B J series arena system for the shows at the Acer arena in Sydney and the Rod Laver arena in Melbourne.

Date

May 8, 9, 11, 14, 17, 20

System

56 x D&B J
12 x D&B J-sub
6 x D&B B2 sub
Digidesign SC48 FOH console

JAS crew

Audio system tech: Doug Pringle
Audio system tech: Otavio ‘Guto!!’ Santos

Lady Gaga Tour March 2010

Lady Gaga hit Australia for the Monster Ball tour. It was the first Lady Gaga solo tour and a monster show that featured an elaborate stage set. The shows ran for over 2 hours with numerous costume changes and sets that morphed constantly between songs, moving from New York cityscapes to Tim Burton-esque dream worlds

Eighth Day Sound Systems, Inc supplied the console and monitor package along with 6 crew. JAS supplied the stacks and racks along with an additional 2 audio crew.

Dates

March 17 – April 9

System

60 x D&B J8/12
8 x D&B J-sub
18 x D&B B2
24 x L-Acoustics dV-Dosc
64 x 1 ton motors.

JAS Crew

Audio system tech: Josh De Jong
Audio system tech: Peter O’Leary

The Pixies Tour 2010

    Photos courtesy of Stephen Booth Photography

 

The Pixies returned to Australia for a sell out national tour. JAS provided a D&B J series system along with a M4 monitor system.

In a sign of things to come the shows were recorded live and CDs were available at the end of the show.

DATES

March 14 – 27

SYSTEM

32 x D&B J8/12 line array boxes
12 x D&B J-sub
6 x Q7
2 x Yamaha PM5DRH
3 x DV-Dosc sidefill systems
12 x D&B M4 wedges

JAS Crew

FOH system tech: Craig Gordon
Monitor system Tech: Mathew “Boz” Boaro
Audio system tech: Nathan McGuinness

    Photos courtesy of Stephen Booth Photography Click to enlarge

Future Music Festival 2010

2010’s Future Music Festival featured The Prodigy, Empire Of The Sun, Franz Ferdinand, David Guetta and co along with new musical acts including: Spank Rock, Way Out West, Operator Please, Bag Raiders, Space Invadas and Jump Jump Dance Dance!

Dates

Feb 27-28, March 6-8

Melbourne Festival

Main stage

24 x L-Acoustics V-Dosc
24 x L-Acoustics SB218

Stage 2

24 x D&B J
18 x D&B B2 sub
1 x Digidesign Profile FOH console
1 x Yamaha PM5D
12 x D&B M4 wedge
2 x Nexo Alpha E side-fill systems

Stage 3

16 x D&B J
12 x D&B J- sub
1 x Digidesign Profile FOH console
1 x Yamaha PM5D
12 x Wayloud wedge
2 x Nexo Alpha E side-fill systems

Sydney festival

Main stage

24 x L-Acoustics V-Dosc
24 x L-Acoustics SB218

Adelaide festival

Main stage

24 x L-Acoustics V-Dosc
24 x L-Acoustics SB218

Prodigy package

Consoles

2 x Midas XL3
3 x quad D&B C4 side-fill systems Loud!!!
16 x D&B M2 wedges

Franz Ferdinand package

1 x Digidesign Profile FOH console
1 x Yamaha PM5D monitor console
2 x D&B M2 wedges