Bruce Springsteen's thirteen-month tour may be nearing its end, but the sound certainly isn't. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, on tour since August 2002, make their final stop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 27th. Audio Analysts, global tour sound suppliers for the Springsteen tour, recently expanded their JBL VerTec sound system for the stadium leg of the tour, making it the largest VerTec system assembled to date.
"We wanted to have plenty of dynamic range, with seamless coverage everywhere," explained Albert Leccese, VP Engineering/Touring for Audio Analysts. "We've been extremely happy with the performance of JBL's VerTec system."
The stadium-venue system consists of 120 VT4889 speakers and 56 VT4880 subwoofers configured in alternating rows. All are arrayed from the main stage position. No signal-delay towers have typically been required, as Audio Analysts' VerTec sound system design for the Springsteen world tour relies on line-array performance characteristics to provide consistent coverage, even for remote seating areas. Crown MA-Series power amplifiers and BSS digital system controllers provide sound mixer John Cooper with maximum headroom capabilities and signal control flexibility for the massive sound reinforcement rig.
Since the tour began in August 2002, almost 3 million tickets have been sold worldwide, with over 1.1 million of those tickets for this summer's stadium tour alone. The current tour includes stops at San Francisco's Pacific Bell Park, Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium, a historic 10-night stop at New Jersey's Giants Stadium, and the first-ever rock concert at Boston's Fenway Park.
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