Thirty Seconds to Mars has embarked on the North American leg of its ‘Monolith’ 2018 world tour. The arena and stadium tour began in Basel, Switzerland in March and will conclude in September in Milan. In between two European legs the American rock band, with frontman actor Jared Leto, played summer dates in Canada, the US and Mexico. disguise accompanied the tour, with the 4x4pro driving dynamic LED video cubes onstage.
The scope and creative elements of this tour have been the bands largest and most innovative to date. True to the tour name, the opening act sees the band encapsulated inside a giant monolith structure built out of six LED walls. After the band emerges the giant LED walls create a variety of different lighting effects throughout the show, at points creating ominous mood lighting and at other points joining above the stage to illuminate the whole space.
“Each LED wall is one face of the cube, which all come together with automation. There are also two IMAG screens,” says Lukas Sarralde of Mandrake Studios, LLC in Los Angeles California, which provides Notch content and more recently disguise programming, operation, and projection mapping studies.