This November’s there was a supermoon, which had celestial observers bathing in the moonlight of the largest full moon in years, Dutch symphonic metal band Delain is touring Europe this fall on a 'Moonbathers' tour and using the versatile effects of Elation Professional’s ACL 360 Bar LED battens to complement the big-hook metallic rock show.
Lighting designer, Nick van Balen, was looking for a powerful multi-effect light to project a variety of looks and support the band’s grandiose sound. "Dennis Bruynseels from Elation invited me to the Elation headquarters in Kerkrade to check out the ACL 360 Bar and I liked what I saw,” he said. "I liked the effects you could get out of the 360 Bars and it was there that the idea was born to use them for this tour.”
The colour-changing ACL 360 Bar LED battens are being supplied for the tour by Niclen Moving Lights System’s Dutch office who added the fixtures to its inventory earlier in the year as part of a larger purchase of ACL Series fixtures. "Lighting fixture types like the Elation ACL Series are very popular at the moment,” stated Niclen CEO Bodo Valasik. "We were looking for a good series of effect lights with very good ROI but with no compromises in quality, also durable enough to withstand an often tough touring environment, and the ACL Series fulfilled those requirements.”
"A great feature of the 360 Bar is the individual use of the 7 cells,” Nick said. "In combination with in-house beams or spots with a good iris effect you can easily create the illusion that there are multiple individual beams behind the band and fill the stage with beams.”
Delain is playing dates across Europe in support of its new album release of the same name. Nick has been associated with the band for the last five years and says that working with Niclen on this currentouting has been a positive experience. "The people at Niclen have been really great and Boudewijn Vossen has provided perfect service and help,” Nick says. He also acknowledges AED for their support, and especially Frank Schotman, who provided Nick with a Road Hog 4 lighting console and wing for the tour.
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