Christina Aguilera's acclaimed Back to Basics tour has come to the US and is garnering rave reviews. Being hailed as the heiress to the crown of number one pop diva, she continues to evolve her musical style and leave her competition in the dust. Nocturne is proud to support Aguilera as a returning client as she takes her show to adoring fans around the world.
Nocturne video director Bill Crooks mixes four Ikegami HL45 cameras with eight channels of Doremi hard drive playback using a GVG Kayak SDI system, feeding visual material to a moving array of both Nocturne V9 LED and Barco D7 video displays. This creates an ever-changing backdrop as Aguilera mixes pop standards from the past with her own catalog of hits. A montage of testimonials submitted by those that love the pop princess via her fan club is also featured on the screens, allowing her biggest fans to be a part of the show as well.
Video support plays a big role in the production, both as scenic content and close-ups of the beautiful chanteuse. A specially-designed hydraulic stage moves both the musicians and Nocturne LED walls to change scenery and provide for wide open sight lines allowing the fans close up access to the Grammy winning performer.
The production is choreographed by Madonna veteran Jamie King, who describes the show as "a modern inventive vision fused with elements of retro glamour."
Aguilera’s eight dancers and four-piece horn section add their energy to bring each musical number to a high theatrical polish. The Back to Basics tour is currently scheduled for 41 dates in arenas in North America and will complete this leg on May 5 in Sunrise, FL.
Look out for an upcoming feature on the Back to Basics tour in the May 2007 issue of Live Design.