Professional Lighting & Production - Summer 2017 - Page 5

CONTENTS SUMMER 2017 VOL. 21 NO. 2 State-of-the-art technologies await visitors at Dubai’s City Walk, Pg. 30 DEPARTMENTS 9 NEWS FLASHES Updates from across Canada’s lighting, video & production industries 15 AGENDA Your industry event calendar 16 NORTHERN LIGHTS The 2017 JUNO Awards, Zeds Dead & more FEATURES THE DEATH OF DULL Panic! At The Disco’s Death of a Bachelor Tour 18 By Andrew King The video-heavy design for the quasi- theatrical rock outfit’s latest tour sways from a Great Gatsby-inspired ‘30s motif to ‘50s Rat Pack swagger to lavish modernity with ease. 22 34 IN FOCUS REBEL 36 PRODUCT SPOTS By Kevin Young The site that previously hosted Sound Academy is once again a Hogtown hotspot, thanks in large part to a killer lighting and visuals rig with heaps of candlepower. Profiles on lighting pros Al Paquette & Clare Mathison The newest products & technologies to hit the lighting, video & staging markets 41 ADVERTISERS’ INDEX A Reloaded Toronto Nightlife Staple A NEW ERA FOR AN ICON Major Upgrades at Toronto’s Massey Hall 26 By Andrew King This longstanding beacon for the performing arts is ushering in a new era with one-of-a-kind experiences for patrons and performers alike. DIGITAL IMMERSION ON A COLASSAL SCALE 30 The Canadian Connection to Dubai’s City Walk By Michael Raine Like many of its attractions, Dubai’s semi- outdoor retail and dining complex is an ultra-modern, ultra-lavish sight to behold thanks in large part to some Canadian creative pros. 44 CLASSIFIEDS 46 PROJECT UPDATE A New Era for an Icon Major Upgrades for Toronto’s Massey Hall Raiding the Rock Vault in Vegas, Ultra Miami & more REBEL A Reloaded Toronto Nightlife Staple Digital Immersion on a Colossal Scale The Canadian Connection to Dubai’s City Walk The 2017 JUNO Awards, Zeds Dead Live & More COVER PHOTO: PANIC! AT THE DISCO’S DEATH OF A BACHELOR TOUR BY TODD KAPLAN