Bandit Lites recently purchased a new Avolites Sapphire 2000 console, which is off and running with Def Leppard's "X" tour. "It’s so nice to have a major console company located here in Knoxville," said Richard Willis, Bandit Lites vice president. "Avolites has been in the business for 25 years; they are extremely well-known." Bandit Lites is also pleased to be working with Rob Steel, president of Avolites America, and his wife Cathy. "People like that make doing business easy," Willis said. Veteran lighting designer Phay MacMahon is using the Sapphire 2000 on the Def Leppard tour and has had nothing but praise for the console.

Phay MacMahon and Rob Steele with the Sapphire 2000