Adlib has a long history working with indie rock band The Courteeners having been a preferred audio supplier since 2007.
For their latest tour, Production manager Chris Snow called on Adlib’s services not only for audio but to supply the video system for the six arena shows on the tour including Liverpool Echo, Brixton, Newcastle and Leeds.
Lighting and video systems are becoming increasingly inter-linked and the Adlib team worked closely with Lighting/Video Designer Chris “Squib” Swain and the tour’s lighting supplier, Neg Earth.
For video, Adlib supplied a package of Unilumin UpadIIIH5 LED video screen, 4K control rack and NovaStar processing. The IMAG system included a combination of RoboCams and MiniCams with playback being handled by Hippotizer Karst servers supplied by Cassius Creative.
In addition to the equipment rental, Chris Hillson directed video with Iain Christie touring as video engineer.
On the audio side, Adlib supplied an L-Acoustics K2 / KS28 front-of-house system for the majority of the tour with L-Acoustics ARCS and X8 fills. The whole system was powered by L-Acoustics LA12X amplifiers.
Whilst this covered the requirements for most venues, for the arena shows Adlib supplied an L-Acoustics K1 system / KARA system.
Monitors were covered by Adlib’s popular MP5 wedges (powered by Lab Gruppen PLM2000 amplifiers), working alongside the band’s own IEM system.