Queen Tribute Show – "It’s A Kinda Magic" claimed to be 'the original and biggest Queen live production in the world' – recreates the music, style and panache of rock legends Queen for fans, new and old around the world.
Revisiting Australia for the first time in 2 years, Bayswater, Victoria based Powa Productions were the official lighting, audio, staging and truck suppliers for that leg of the tour, with Powa Productions' own Simon ‘Junior’ Johnson LD'ing the entire world tour.
Junior specified Robe ColorSpot and ColorWash 575E AT moving light fixtures to be the workhorses of the rig, due to their compact size, weight and incredible brightness, all of which made them ideal for the venues they were visiting.
Fourteen Robe ColorSpot 575E ATs and 10 x Robe ColorWash 575E ATs were the main moving lights on stage, joined by 140 Multipars and Robe Fog 1500 FT Smoke Machines and Hazers.
Junior says “Queen were all about big bold looks and massive banks of colour so the PARs were grouped together in 5 x 16 lamp pods with the movers arranged around the stage and on the back truss to fill in the gaps."
Four additional towers with PARs gave the lighting some height variation, together with 4-lite blinders with scrollers and strobes. The Pods were rigged on ¼ ton motors hung off the back truss so they could move into different heights to create varying looks throughout the show.
Junior states "Everyone was very happy with the whole look and feel of the production. I am especially happy with our Robe 575s - they are so reliable, and we haven’t had a single problem with them yet!"
Many reviews have praised the show for being the best Queen tribute seen to date, and the Australian production of "It's A Kinda Magic" in particular for being among the best pastiche of its kind in the world.
This latest world tour has played venues from 1500 up to 4000 capacity in territories including the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, New Zealand and Indonesia.
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