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Clay Paky Sharpys on Maroon 5 Tour

LA pop rock band Maroon 5 has begun its Overexposed tour and Clay Paky Sharpys are along for the ride.

Maroon 5′s new North American tour is in support of the band’s eponymous studio album released last summer. Since its debut in 2002, Maroon 5 has sold over 10 million albums in the U.S.

As always, noted production designer and artistic director Demfis Fyssicopulos took an innovative and forward thinking approach to his design philosophy for the tour, which entailed utilizing the Sharpys.

Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures are used on a wall of light upstage of the LED screens; when the screens rotate, 144 Sharpies are revealed. “Pairing the Sharpys with the grandMA2 layout and bitmaps feature was a fantastic thing to do and gave us a lot of creative options,” says Demfis.

Brian Jenkins is the lighting programmer and director for the Overexposed tour. Kevin Cauley is the video programmer, Jhonny Hayes video director, Russel Wingfield video crew chief, Michael Green lighting crew chief and Erik Taylor laser programmer.

Control Freak Systems is providing the video surface management and audio reactivity for the tour. George Toledo is their audio reactive server and Ryan Middlemiss and Stuart White the system master mega-minds. Chaos is supplying the LED screens and camera system, VER is supplying the LED on the band instruments, Upstaging the lighting rig, Pyrotek the lasers and confetti, and Tait Towers the stage and automation. Infect Productions created the video content under Roger Staub.

A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive North American distributor for Clay Paky.

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, adds, “Demfis is a great designer and has been a great customer for us. We trust that he’ll always do something interesting with our products. .”

About Clay Paky
Headquartered in Seriate (Bergamo), Italy, Clay Paky SPA has a history of designing and manufacturing innovative professional show lighting. The company was founded in 1976 by entrepreneur Pasquale Quadri who anticipated the enormous impact the evolution of technology would have on the show and entertainment worlds.

For more information on Clay Paky products, please contact:
Francesco Romagnoli francesco@claypaky.it
Davide Barbetta webmaster@claypaky.it

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