The Rolling Stones in 2014
Wednesday, 28 May, 2014
For the first time in 25 years the stage set has not been designed by Mark Fisher, but his studio has risen to the challenge and the elegant and dynamic series of three dimensional screen surrounds they created not only looks spectacularly beautiful, but also allows us to constantly adapt the stage composition as we move from venue to venue.
Unlike the usual Stones touring cycle of continuous 18 month world tours, the band is now not making any long-term commitment in terms of their live performances. Instead they are doing runs of only a month or two at a time in venues that vary enormously in size. Over the last year the Stones have performed at festivals, clubs, stadiums and arenas, each one a production with unique elements.
The lighting for each of these has been unique requiring a bespoke solution for each style of show. Patrick and Terry (from WBD) working alongside working alongside production director, Opie Skjerseth’s and lighting director Ethan Webber, have adapted the core design to fit the bill while keeping a storng sense of design continuity.