After her impressive performance at the Grammy Awards, Christina Aguilera continued her Back to Basics World Tour. With the successful completion of the European tour, Christina continued to sell out in North America.

In collaboration with Christina’s song “Nasty Naughty Boy” Christina invites a lucky audience member to be involved in one of the most exciting, modern stage performances. Vice president of Pyrotek Special Effects Inc., Lorenzo Cornacchia, collaborated with designer Butch Allen to create an explosive gerb finale to compliment Christina’s seductive performance. The selected audience member is tied to a circular “Wheel of Death” and is seduced by Christina and her dancers.

A gerb chace starts from off stage right and left and continues around the “Wheel of Death” leading into the finale all fire cue (all chase positions, circular wheel and multi level/truss chandelier). The entire cue consists of 120 silver gerbs in a period of two seconds. The show concludes with a customized confetti look as she performs her hit song "Fighter."

For the full story on the Back To Basics World Tour see Live Design's May issue.