In one of the LED fixture’s first outings with a major American concert act, the lighting system on Tim McGraw’s 2003 tour includes eight Pulsar ChromaBanks. The LED strip fixtures, specified by tour LD John Broderick, are used for chasing color washes and "blinder" effects. They are arrayed symmetrically above the custom three-tiered black stage and its 40'-wide backline of 4'x4' video cubes. Tour contractor Premier Global Staging of Nashville, TN, obtained the ChromaBanks through Pulsar distributor TMB.
Tim McGraw designed the set and rolling stage, which Premier Global Staging fabricated into a working structure. According to account manager, Steven "Creech" Anderson, "We've used LED blasters in the past and always saw potential, but these ChromaBank LED strips are 4' long, and with 960 LEDs in each, they're much brighter and have way more versatility than we thought possible. At the same time, they are lightweight and totally user-friendly. A 53-city tour like this one requires dependability and easy setup."
Lighting designer John Broderick says, "Tim McGraw's show is a full two-and-a-half-hour, 27-song opus. We needed to anchor an asymmetrical lighting design to a symmetrical stage, while providing a visual echo to the LED video screens built into the structure. Add to the wish list a simple, clean, infinitely color-changing fixture, with arena brightness and a low physical profile, ease of use, reliability, and low power consumption. The only answer was the Pulsar ChromaBank."