Even after this year’s Mardi Gras festivities have come and gone, Harrah’s Casino in the famous French Quarter will still be drawing in the droves to its latest dazzling spectacle: Fillmore New Orleans, Live Nation’s Crescent City take on the iconic San Francisco music hall. The newest Fillmore, whose old-fashioned theater marquee is prominently located at the foot of Canal Street, is a spacious, state-of-the-art, 2,200-capacity entertainment venue that opened its doors in mid-February with back-to-back shows by Coheed and Cambria and Duran Duran, and has quickly set a new standard for live music clubs in the Southeastern US.
Decked out with signature Fillmore nostalgia—including the classic chandeliers—the new second-story, 22,000-square-foot venue also features aesthetic nods to NOLA, including recycled wood and wrought iron. On the much more shiny and modern end of things, however, the club is also now home to a new Avolites Tiger Touch II lighting control console, installed by Knoxville-based Bandit Lites.
“Live Nation is using the Tiger Touch II in several of its Fillmores, House of Blues clubs and select theaters, including in New York City, San Antonio and Detroit, and the lighting directors—like Austin Dominique, who is the LD at the Fillmore New Orleans—absolutely enjoy it,” says Dan Schartoff, SVP Production, Live Nation Clubs & Theaters.
Schartoff notes that they appreciate the power, flexibility, and packed feature set that the compact Tiger Touch II offers. Among these are the powerful Keyframe effect engine, pixel mapping, flexible fixture exchange, and SMPTE timecode support, all included with the very latest version of www.fillmorenola.com. Bandit Lites can likewise be found online at www.banditlites.com.