Maxwell performed for three nights at Wynn Vegas as part of The Night Tour. Check out these gorgeous pics from the Encore Theatre. As usual, Maxwell’s tour featured the vocals of our own, La Tina Webb. Visuals by Linda Strawberry and Lighting by Felix Peralta and Lauren Brunson.
Cher: Classic Cher 2017
Cher stepped on to the concert stage opening her residency at the Park Theater at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The Park Theater was a newly opened venue boasting a huge stage and capacity ranging from 5,200 to 5,600 for the Cher engagement. Additional shows were at The Theater at MGM National Harbor outside Washington, DC.
The show features what fans would expect including a packed hit-list of singles, glamorous costume changes and archival footage spanning her career. We met up in Vegas with our strategic partner 4U2C providing the lighting design for both Vegas and National Harbor gigs. Numerous costume changes and set designs which had to fit in two different venues also provided opportunities for our highly skilled technical team to provide master drawings, technical drawings and renders ensuring nothing was missed.
Bon Jovi: Tour 2022
Bon Jovi 2022 tour’s production design focused on sustainability, utilizing pre-existing hex towers and pantographs in new ways to create as many dynamic looks as possible, even leaning into five 9×9 Roe V8T screens’ resemblance to windows. After months of designing, planning, coordinating, and days spent programming visuals and lights with music, the band kicked off to a sold-out crowd, pumped and ready. Bon Jovi had a lot of catching up to do with their fans after a two-year hiatus from touring. A highlight of the performance honored the strength and resilience of the Ukrainian people with the song “We Don’t Run.”
Pearl Jam: Lighting Bolt 2013
Pearl Jam’s priority has always been that the show is about the music, not the ‘stuff.’ The goal for us as the production designer was to develop the show in a way that still felt authentic: music-centric with an organic feel, not a production-centric show that is slick and shiny. We teamed up with PJ Lighting Designer Kille Knobel to bring new visual elements into the tour which was the biggest production they had done at the time.
We were involved in the ideation and conceptualization based on brainstorming sessions which included the band. The final major elements included a large sculptural motion controlled ‘bird,’ oversized lighting orbs on winches (including one Eddie Vedder was lifted on), small floor lighting orbs and lighting.
Chris Brown: One of Them Ones Tour 2022
Chris Brown and Lil Baby teamed up for a co-headlining tour on an LED playground with multiple levels and hidden lifts in front of a 60’ x 30’ LED wall and supported by an array of moving light trusses programmed to dynamically transform the stage. Stunning visuals amplified Chris’s dramatic entrance and performance throughout the back-and-forth action.
Beck: Morning Phase 2014
We provided the conceptual creation, installation, and implementation of this tour which was in support Grammy Award winning album, “Morning Phase.” We also consulted creatively on the video content which was provided by Beck in relation to the presentation and cueing of the production.
Tiago PZK: Portales Tour 2022
Creative and Show Director Marcella Grimaux asked Nimblist to collaborate on the production and lighting design and programming for rising Argentine star Tiago PZK’s Portales tour.
The party kicked off at two sold-out shows at the Movistar Arena in Buenos Aires. The portals theme echoed through seven flown mirrors, strategic floor lights, and Sparkulars and Galaxy Flame FX machines. Flanked by a full band on multi-tiered risers with concrete fascia and an upstage LED wall, Tiago took the audience through the different periods of his life and evolution as an artist.
Nickelback: Feed The Machine 2017
Nickelback hit the road with this 44-show tour supporting their ninth album, Feed The Machine.
The first single by the same name provided inspiration for a industrial-themed riser and facade for the band. We were with the band throughout rehearsals and helped kick off the tour. Our creative team updated the staging and scenic elements while also providing video creative direction and oversight. Realistic renderings of the machine-inspired design showcased our technical abilities. We brought in our friends at Atomic’s Scenic Division to bring the drawings to life and construct the riser which is out on tour.
In 2018, we also worked with the band for a limited run of shows in Las Vegas and then on to Mexico and Europe.
Cardi B: Europe 2022
Cardi B headlined three festivals from a bespoke LED pyramid deck with a center mirrored staircase topped by a rigged 20’ x 20’ tilted LED diamond screen encrusted with lights. The Grammy-winning artist made her grand entrance from a lift at the apex and sauntered down the stairs accompanied by dancers to deliver a killer set complete with lavish visuals and lasers and pyro for days. Custom Cardi B prop $100 bill confetti deployed at the end of Money was the cherry on top.
Photography: NRK P3, David Cliff
Lil Wayne: America’s Most Wanted Tour 2013
In the midst of releasing mixtapes and full-length albums, Lil Wayne was touring the world to promote his new music and connect with his fans. To match the rapper’s ferocity and talent, Nimblist was brought to the table to create the perfect environment for Lil Wayne to showcase his talents. In addition to his successful music career, the rapper also has a love of skateboarding, a detail our design team expanded upon for the stage design. Our team utilized projection mapping to bring an abandoned skatepark to life. While projection mapping created the illusion of a cityscape, real-life professional skateboarders joined Lil Wayne onstage. Lil Wayne also shared the stage with fellow rappers T.I, 2 Chainz and G-Eazy.
Throughout the performance, the projection mapping broadcast a variety of visuals, images and patterns on the stage construction. Our design team also employed the use of pyrotechnics and a detailed lighting design to highlight the many facets of the stage production.