“The band celebrated its 25th anniversary year in 2015, and the winter tour wrapped in New York City on St. Patrick’s Day,” says Casey. “I’ll be redesigning the winter rig for Moe.’s summer festival tour.” Main Light Industries supplied the lights and consoles for the winter tour.
Casey chose 12 Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20s and four Stormy CC RGBW LED Strobes for the rig. The B-EYEs were the “workhorses of the rig” delivering the primary lighting for the band as well as “eye candy in their pixelmapping mode,” he explains. “I liked having full control of the lights to create my own very colorful gobo effects – the band got crazy and the lights got crazy, too. The B-EYEs gave me the ability to make things different all the time; they set the rig apart from others that moe. had before.”
Casey is new to B-EYEs having seen them at LDI and at product demos. “Up ‘til now I haven’t had a client who was a good fit for them,” he notes. “Moe. is a really creative jam band so the B-EYEs’ really cool eye candy and kaleidoscopic looks suited them.” Casey deployed the B-EYEs in a ground package or flew them depending on the size of the venue. “Sometimes we flew half and used half on the ground,” he says. “In smaller venues they were all on the ground.”
People commented on the powerful lights “every time we did a show,” Casey reports. “In their pixel-mapping mode I could do different color chases and dimming runs. Sometimes I used them as rings, sometimes I used the middle couple of cells, sometimes they were washes open wide and throwing color everywhere.”