Kygo’s Cloud Nine Tour has finally hit Europe! Kicking off just before Easter at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam the tour is steadily making it’s way towards the UK – hooray! Quantum’s team are on hand for every show delivering a tailored programme of special effects for those crowd pleasing drops.
The show opens with track ‘Younger’ for which we are giving the audience a starter of punchy CO2 jets and a flurry of white streamers. For tracks ‘Miami 82’ and ‘Coming Over’ we continue with the CO2 matching the rhythm and signalling those major musical drops with more synchronised bursts.
Towards the end of the show we are releasing a storm of white confetti for party anthem ‘Stole The Show.’ Using four blowers at the front of the stage the confetti shimmers down over the crowd as it hits the strobe lights of the laser show. The effect is pretty mesmerising and you can catch a glimpse of it here and here.
To top it all off we are finishing the night with a stadium shot of red and white streamers just as the finale track ‘Firestone’ closes. But we are not stopping there…
For the opening shows in Amsterdam and the finale shows at Brixton O2 we are also adding some pyro to the mix. Tracks ‘Younger,’ ‘Stay’, ‘I See Fire’, ‘Cut Your Teeth,’ ‘Wait,’ and ‘Stole The Show’ will all be accompanied by a variation of expertly timed pyrotechnics including blue and gold mines, red comets, waterfalls, and lots of sparkling gerbs.
The remix of Ed Sheeran’s hit song will see 20ft Gerbs chased by G-flames that are fittingly fired on the chorus line ‘I See fire,’ whilst ‘Stole The Show’ will light up the stage even further with a healthy dose of gold mines and more 20ft Gerbs before the big confetti hit.
Getting the waterfall treatment is track ‘Wait.’ This time our pyro cascade is released from one central truss that falls upstage just above the tip of the triangular screen that forms Kygo’s personal stage. For the finale set we will be adding a fiery touch to the last minutes of ‘Firestone’ with four flame barson the down stage edge and a display of red comets shooting across the stage to finish! You can catch a glimpse of the action in the video below…
Both forms of the show are a great demonstration of what synchronised special effects can bring to a performance. Quantum is really excited to be working on such a high energy and committed production.
The tour hits the UK on April 20th – don’t miss it!
Many thanks to Tobias Ebelshauser, Mathieu Vandeloo, Francesco Prandoni, Estelle Clarembaux, and Olav Stubberud for their photography.