Black Sabbath close Flash season
UAE: Abu Dhabi-based promoter Flash Entertainment has dubbed its season-closing concert by Black Sabbath as ‘nothing short of historic’. The event for 8,500 fans took place at the du Arena on Yas Island.
Gearhouse supplied the lighting and visual equipment, while Delta Sound provided the audio equipment for the concert.
It was the standard Delta setup for a du Arena concert With L-Acoustics K1, Kara, K1 Sub and SB28 subs all put to use for the main PA and powered by LA8 amps. V-Dosc, dV-Dosc and Kudo cabinets with SB218 subs took care of the delays and fills with power from LA8 and LA48 amps and processing from XTA DP448 and DP226 controllers.
Other audio equipment put to use included a DiGiCo SD9 console, TASCAM CD players, Meyer Sound Galileo 616 processors, XTA DP448 controllers, Furman power conditioning, Clear-Com intercom with beyerdynamic headsets and a mic package from Shure and Sennheiser.
On the lighting side, Gearhouse supplied 31 Philips Vari-Lite 3500 wash lights, 21 of which with beam lens. Added to this was equipment from Martin Professional, MA Lighting and Avolites.
On the visual side, Gearhouse supplied Martin EC-10 panels for the 12.5m x 7m main screen as well as the two 7.2m x 4.32m IMAG screens. Added to this were Sony HD cameras, beyerdynamic headsets, and switchers from Extron and Sony.
‘The Black Sabbath show was a great end to what has been another fantastic season for Flash,’ said Lee Charteris, VP operations for Flash. ‘Rolling Stones, Rihanna, there have been so many great events. Close on 250,000 people came to the du Arena this year and with Justin Timberlake just a week before there was a great sense of what we have achieved in the past seven years – Timberlake was really how it all started for us back in 2007.’