A Bruce Springsteen tour is an experience celebrated by fans around the world. At 62, Springsteen still knows how to rock the stage and give his audience a memorable show. During a time when entertainers are searching for a more intimate venue, Springsteen has made the experience for his fans up close and personal. How does he achieve this intimacy? With a state-of-the-art acoustic system including CM Lodestar electric chain hoists.
Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball Tour is a huge production consisting of 17 musicians, tons of acoustic gear (literally), wireless microphones, IEMS, and perfectly orchestrated logistics to make sure everything happens at the right time. For their rigging needs, the tour’s production team utilizes (9) two ton and (25) one ton CM Lodestar chain hoists.
Below are some reasons why the Lodestar is the hoist of choice in entertainment:
- Meets international standards with the clutch outside of the gear train;
- Quieter Operation with its precision helical gearing;
- Less Maintenance with its heavy duty DC Brake and lifetime grease-lubricated Gear Box;
- Easy Access to the control panel for quick voltage changes.
Interested in learning more about the internal components of the Lodestar? Check out this presentation.
For a detailed description of the rigging and acoustic set-up designed for Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” tour, please read Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band* by George Petersen, in the May 2012 issue of FOH Magazine.