Lighting Up the Hall & Oates Tour

Pre-Visualization Suite Helps Provide One-of-a-Kind Concert Experience 

Daryl Hall and John Oates kicked off their 2016 tour with a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Friday, Feb. 19. Morris, in collaboration with famed lighting designer Jesper Luth, provided lights and lighting production design.

During the collaboration process, Morris worked closely with Luth to create an experience that fans would remember. In order to do so, Morris team members spent significant time in the Morris Pre-Visualization Suite—a 500 sq. ft. space located on the second floor of the Morris offices—equipped with multiple 50-inch screens, comfortable seating, and 3-D technology that simulates the exact lighting design that an audience will see during a live performance.

“Our Pre-Visualization Suite allows us to see multiple stage views at the same time, which in terms of audience experience is vital, especially in expansive venues like the ones Daryl Hall and John Oates will perform in,” said Matt Geasey, Visual Department Manager for Morris. “We like to think of it as a one-stop shop where clients can not only come to talk to the experts who designed their stage, but also see exactly how their performance will look.”

This particular lighting design was created using Clay Paky Mythos, Clay Paky Sharpy Washes, Martin MAC Viper Profile Spots and Solaris Mozarts, which provide incredible variety in just a single fixture.

Along with providing lighting design and equipment, Morris also designed six custom carts that extend to 16 feet, which allow the production team to roll risers in and out for openings acts and create efficiency by reducing setup time. 

Click here for more information on the Daryl Hall and John Oates 2016 tour.