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MA Lighting, Claypaky and Ayrton present in the main international tours

The magazine Projection Lights & Staging News collect in its 'Top Tours' the most relevant tours of 2019 in which the commitment to the brands represented by Stonex for spectacular lighting and control stands out.

When it comes to an international tour for the main artists of the music scene, attention to detail and the selection of the best material for lighting, video and audio is decisive and what will make the difference between a spectacular show or an absolute disaster.

The international magazine Projection Lights & Staging News has listed the main Tours from last 2019 they have toured the most outstanding artists of the music scene. From KISS to Ed Sheeran through Paul McCartney, among them as a common factor we find the trust placed in lighting control consoles MA Lighting and the luminaries of Claypaky y Ayrton.

MA Lighting, the big bet in lighting control

La GrandMA2 It is already a safe bet for the illuminators of great shows and now, with the arrival of the improved GrandMA3 the professionals of the sector have more power, greater manageability and versatility for the control of the show.

After the official launch of its software, this new version of the popular table goes strong in the controls of great shows around the world. Its new features include the expected compatibility onPC with MAC systems and full integration with the new version Vectorworks 2020.

Premium lighting with Claypaky and Ayrton

As for luminaries, Claypaky It continues to stand out in 2019 as one of the favorite options for international tours. Your new families of LED products -AXCOR, Sharpy PLUS- complement their already iconic and still hugely popular models like the Unique Scenius, the Sharpy or Myth. With its recent release, the Sharpy Plus Aqua, enters the market of luminaries cataloged with IP65. A powerful proposal based on its most successful models, the original Sharpy and the renovated Sharpy PLUS With LED source.

For its part, the French brand of moving heads Ayrton It lands hard after a few years, making itself known in the market and betting on innovation in all its products. This is demonstrated by the recent award to his small profile Diablo, prize for the best projector in the ESTA Members Choice Award 2020.Your commitment to expand portfolio constantly and always imaginatively has been reflected in its strategy Multi 21 whereby they commit to launch 21 new moving heads before December 2021.

The montages of the biggest shows in the world decide to trust MA Lighting, Claypaky y Ayrton, represented in Spain by Stonex, as premium brands that offer superior quality and specifications to other competitors in the market. The commitment to continuously develop new technologies that set the trend in the sector place them at the forefront of the spectacular lighting industry.


Ed Sheeran (LCR / SES) -

Lighting Design - Mark Cunniffe,

Lighting Director - Matt Jones

Programmer - Alex Passmore


2 x grandMA2 Full consoles

1 x grandMA2 Light console

140 x Claypaky Mythos 2 fixtures

32 x Claypaky Scenius Unicos

Ed Sheeran Claypaky Ma Lighting

Pink (Solotech) -

Lighting Design - Baz Halpin

Lighting Director - Steve “Six” Schwind


3 x grandMA consoles

118 x Claypaky Mythos 2 fixtures

93 x Claypaky Scenius Unicos

Pink Claypaky Ma Lighting
PINK © Steve Jennings

Elton John (PRG) -

Lighting Design - Patrick Woodroffe / Woodroffe Bassett Design

Lighting Director - Kevin “Stick” Bye

Programmer - Eric Marchwinski


2 x grandMA consoles

78 x Claypaky Scenius Unicos

15 x Claypaky Mythos

Elton John Claypaky Ma Lighting
ELTON JOHN Farewell Yellow Brick Road © Steve Jennings

The Rolling Stones (Upstaging, Neg Earth) -

Lighting Director and Programmer - Ethan Weber


2 x grandMA2 Full Lighting Consoles

1 x grandMA2 Light Console

24 x Claypaky Mythos

The Rolling Stones MA Lighting

Metallica (Premier Global Production) -

Director and Lighting Designer - Rob Koenig

Programmers - Troy Eckerman, Joe Cabrera


2 x grandMA2 consoles

Metallica Ma Lighting
METALLICA © Steve Jennings

Paul McCartney (Upstaging) -

Lighting and Set Designer - LeRoy Bennett

Lighting Director and Programmer - Wally Lees


2 x grandMA3 Full Size Consoles

1 x grandMA2 Full Size Console

14 x Claypaky Scenius Profiles

Paul McCartney MA Lighting
PAUL McCARTNEY © Steve Jennings

 Backstreet Boys (PRG) -

Lighting Designer - Graham Anderson

Developer - Joey Troup


2 x grandMA2 Full consoles

63 x Ayrton MagicBlade-R's

Backstreet Boys Ayrton Ma Lighting

Kiss (Christie Lites) -

Programmer - Michael Cooper


2 x grandMA consoles

KISS Ma lighting

Cher (Solotech) -

Lighting Designer - Baz Halpin


2 x grandMA2 Full-Size Console

1 x grandMA2 Lite Console

4 x grandMA2 NPU

65 x Clay Paky Scenius Unico

19 x Clay Paky Scenius Spots

54 x Clay Paky Sharpy

Cher Claypaky Ma Lighting
CHER © Steve Jennings

Shawn Mendes (Christie Lites) -

Lighting Designer - Louis Oliver

Lighting Director and Programmer - Ryan Nixon


2 x grandMA3 Full lighting consoles

1 x grandMA Light tech console

75 x Ayrton Khamsin-S LED fixtures

16 x Ayrton Bora-S LED Wash Beams

8 x Ayrton Mistral-S LED Luminaires

Shawn Mendes MA Lighting Ayrton
SHAWN MENDES © Steve Jennings

Michael Buble (Christie Lites) -

Illuminator / Operator / Show Director - Kurt Wagner

Programmer and Operator - Jamie Davis


3 x grandMA2 Full consoles w / 5 NPU's

41 x Ayrton Magic Dots

Michael Buble MA Lighting
Michael Bublé photographed at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, CA on April 03, 2019 © Jay Blakesberg
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