Concert touring - 2018

The Rolling Stones’ No Filter Tour

The Rolling Stones’ No Filter Tour

The Rolling Stones’ 'No Filter Tour' used disguise to execute contemporary visuals.

The ‘No Filter Tour’ began in Hamburg in September and concluded in Paris at the end of October. disguise supported the sleek visual design of the show with one 4x2pro and two 4x4pro media servers, provided by Solotech US, feeding four giant vertical LED walls backing the band with IMAG and dynamic video and graphics.

“Any Rolling Stones show is remarkably special in its own right, as there’s nothing out there which quite compares to it,” says Roland Greil of Woodroffe Bassett Design, who served as Screens Director and disguise Programmer.

“The idea was to create a unique, contemporary and modern look for the show. To get this sleek, modern look, four monolithic towers were created which hid all the technical components and were covered with LED walls on the front and partially on the returns. The band played underneath an elegant custom-built roof, and all the lighting fixtures were integrated into the structures, so no trusses or other rigging equipment was visible.”

“We had very little lead time once the tour was confirmed, but we worked with a great team from Neg Earth on lighting and Solotech on video,” says Creative Director and Lighting Designer Patrick Woodroffe. “Stufish and Jeremy Lloyd put together the scenic design and concentrated very much on the details of rigging and mounting all these elements to produce a composition that was both stylish and practical.”

The disguise solution was chosen “because of its flexibility, reliability and performance. Other deciding factors were the integration of Notch and the system’s previsualization capabilities. We had a very limited rehearsal schedule with the full rig. Therefore big chunks of the show were programmed ahead of time at Treatment’s studio and LH3.”
Roland Greil

The disguise Sock Puppet feature and Notch integration were critical to the production. “Since the show was operated manually, without any timecode, we used a grandMA2 full-size console to program and cue the whole show,” Roland explains. “Therefore Sock Puppet was an integral function for this specific show.”

"The disguise media servers were really reliable as well as easy to work with. The disguise system performed flawlessly without any glitches. It delivered exactly what you’d expect from this system for such a production.”
Roland Greil

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Credits

Screens Director/disguise Programmer

Roland Greil of Woodroffe Bassett Design 

Creative Director and Lighting Designer

Patrick Woodroffe

Set Design

Ray Winkler - Stufish 

disguise Server provider

Solotech US

Associate Lighting Designer

Terry Cook

Production Director

Opie Skjerseth

Lighting Director

Ethan Weber

Video/cam Director

Nick Keiser

Content

Sam Pattinson of Treatment

Content Producer

Lizzi Pocock

Video Crew Chief

Ben Rader

Lighting Crew Chief

Andy ‘Fraggle’ Porter

Photos

Manfred H.Vogel