Manchester-based DBN Lighting provided for the My Bloody Valentine dates behind MBV, their first album for more than 20 years.
The shows were typically raw and theatrical, projections beamed across the band onto a large cyc at the back of the stage creating the primary visual concept.
Lighting was designed around it, with a grand total of six profiles on the front truss used for soft and subtle, non-key impact. Positioning was crucial as the profiles were focussed specifically to avoid putting any light onto the band’s faces, allowing them to drift in and out of the projections.
The back truss had five Clay Paky Alpha Wash 700s, four profiles and six Martin Professional MAC Aura LED washes. Five more Mac Auras were on the floor in the front ‘footlight’ positions.