DiGiCo Consoles Keep Jingle Ball Tour Ringing Nicely
Sponsored by Capital One for the second year in a row, the annual iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour is carrying the holiday spirit around the US with shows in a dozen major metropolitan cities, from Los Angeles to Miami to New York. Each night, concertgoers are treated to a rotating lineup of multiplatinum artists from the likes of Shawn Mendes, Diplo, The Chainsmokers, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor, Backstreet Boys, Ellie Goulding, DNCE and Ariana Grande, among others.
Although the music is all over the spectrum genre-wise, the sound is singularly sensational with all of the shows and artists performing through DiGiCo consoles feeding L-Acoustics K1/K2 arrays. Equipped as it has been in the past by New York/Las Vegas-based Firehouse Productions, the Jingle Ball Tour’s sound reinforcement vendor, front-of-house sound is utilizing two DiGiCo SD10 consoles with monitors handled by a pair of DiGiCo SD7 desks.
“Most of the artists performing on this year’s Jingle Ball Tour carry DiGiCo consoles with them on their own tours, so it made perfect sense to supply SD7s and SD10s for this tour,” notes Firehouse Systems Tech Jamie Pollock, who accompanied the Jingle Ball Tour on its recent San Jose stop. “Engineers like them because of their sound, flexibility and integration with Waves plug-ins, and because they can easily transfer the setups from their own DiGiCo consoles to these for this tour.”