- Laser Science and Technology
The Weeknd | After Hours Until Dawn Tour 2023
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Many big names in the entertainment industry have returned with major tours that feature grand set designs, creating incredible immersive experiences for fans. The Weeknd's After Hours til Dawn tour did just that, with an incredible set that included a large moon and a massive cityscape in the night connected by a massive runway that stretched the entire stadium. The incredible performance transported the audience into The Weeknd's mind.
Since his debut in 2009, the multi-talented Canadian artist has taken the industry by storm, with songs such as "Blinding Lights," "Save Your Tears," and "Starboy" reaching Billboard #1, as well as several other tracks reaching the Billboard Top 10. Fans have come to love the singer's dark lyricism exploring escapism and romance, with inspiration from several genres of music including soul, hip hop, and funk, as a result of his major success in the music industry.
The Weeknd has released five studio albums and seven tours since his debut. With a four-year hiatus due to the pandemic since his last tour in Asia in 2018, 2023 marked a significant comeback for the artist. This year, he released his fifth album, Dawn FM, as well as the After Hours til Dawn tour, which supported his fourth and fifth albums with a set list of approximately 29 songs.
Laser Science and Technology
La Mar Taylor, The Weeknd's childhood friend, designed this incredible production, which included many theatrical and conceptual elements. Lighting the scene with special effects, in addition to the already incredible set and music, would be an incredible addition to the show that would further expand the show into the audience.
Our friends at Pyrotecnico were brought on board to help bring the set to life with special effects. Pyrotecnico has become an industry standard, "amplifying excitement since 1889" with their incredibly passionate and creative team to create unforgettable experiences and communities. They have 125 years of experience, have won numerous awards for their incredible display designs, and continue to astound audiences and creatives in the industry.
This talented group brought a fleet of several high-powered lasers, including a 25watt laser with BeamBrush technology. This technology would allow Laser Programmer Tyler Barbone to add the look of a moving head and wash light effect to the classic tight laser beam in real-time, giving them more options for effects. The majority of the provided special effects were incorporated into the city set, and the crew painted rain covers for the lasers to further disguise them.
This talented team brought a fleet of several high-powered lasers, including a 25watt laser with BeamBrush technology. This technology would allow Laser Programmer Tyler Barbone to replicate the look of a moving head and wash light effect to the classic tight laser beam in real-time, giving them more flexibility in the effects they can do. The majority of the provided special effects were incorporated into the city set, and the crew painted rain covers for the lasers to further blend them into the cityscape.
The tour has played in front of a number of crowds and will resume in the summer of 2023, traveling to Europe and South America to continue wowing fans worldwide.
Newfeel's Laser Lights Series hopes to be on the stage of the 2023 tour concert, so stay tuned.