Slipknot used Robe ColorSpot 1200 ATs to great effect on their Subliminal Verses tour, specified by lighting designer Jason Cain.
As the most powerful hard-edge light in the Robe AT series, Cain used the ColorSpot 1200s for beam and color effects. "I like the brightness, strobe rate, pan/tilt and the gobo selection," says Cain, noting that you get the standard range of gobos plus ten additionals. Cain also liked the fixtures’ color mixing properties.
Cain’s crew members also liked the Robes. "They did well over the two-month tour," says show technician John Johnson. "We had no real hardware issues, the lamps are bright, and they ride well in the (Xtreme) trussing." Lighting electrician Dennis Waite adds, "The multi-position pan/tilt locks are good and the overall solidity of the fixture is great. I certainly prefer them to other similar competitive products".
Lighting equipment for Splipknot’s two-month US tour was supplied by Gemini Stage Lighting from Dallas, TX. Slipknot will be playing selected dates in Europe and will be returning to tour the US in the fall.