Willie Williams, designer of the U2 tours, from Pop Mart to Vertigo, will be a special guest at LDI2009 in Orlando, FL, participating in both the Live Design Projection Master Classes and the PRG Light Lab, in dedicated case studies about the current high-tech U2 360° Tour.


One of the most visually arresting, high-tech concert tours, U2 360° combines Willie Williams as director/design with the talents of Mark Fisher of the design firm, Stufish, on "The Claw" scenic element, and Chuch Hoberman and his team who helped create an expanding video screen based on the Hoberman sphere concept, engineered by Buro Happold, and built by Barco and Innovative Designs.


Go "behind the scenes" of the U2 360° tour in these sessions at LDI2009, when Willie Williams, and his colleagues associate LD Alex Murphy, ligthing director Ethan Weber, and video director Stefaan “Smasher” Desmedt join forces to discuss this tour design.


The two sessions at LDI are as follows:

Live Design Projection Master Classes

Thursday, November 19, 3:15pm-5:00pm

Projection Case Study III: U2 360° Tour with Willie Williams and Colleagues

An in-depth look at the complex video design and technology on the U2 360° Tour, including the expanding “Hoberman-sphere” video screen design and innovative use of video imagery. Moderator: Bob Bonniol, projection designer, Mode Studios

PRG Light Lab: Designing The U2 360° Tour

Saturday, November 21, 2:00-4:00pm

A comprehensive discussion of the overall design for the breathtaking U2 360° tour, one of the most exciting visual spectaculars ever! Join world-famous production director/designer Willie Williams, associate LD Alex Murphy, lighting director Ethan Weber, and video director Stefaan “Smasher” Desmedt for an in-depth look at the scenic, lighting and video concepts for this technically challenging, visually phenomenal event! From PRG's Bad Boy to an expanding video screen, you've never seen anything like it! Moderator: David Johnson, associate publisher, Live Design

Register today for LDI2009 and save $100 on the Live Design Projection Master Classes, and full-conference options that include the PRG Light Lab, and make a date with Willie Williams in Orlando.