In September 2012 – six years after her last album – Nelly Furtado now releases her fifth studio album, named „The Spirit Indestructible“. The long-awaited European tour finally started in March 2013. Nelly Furtado is touring Italy, Switzerland and Slowenia and she is playing 5 shows in Germany.
On Sunday, 3 March 2013, she performed in Berlin. After the performances of Celia Pelli, Dylan Murray and Noah Becker, Nelly Furtado entered the stage punctually at 8pm and excited the audience. The singer, who is of Portuguese – Canadian origin, has not lost her charm over the last years and delivered an excellent performance with a great voice. The audience was delighted by her natural attraction. The high-light of the show was the guest appearance of singer Ray Garvey, who performed the hit „All good things“ together with Nelly.
Before the tour, Nelly Furtado rehearsed her show for 4 days at the BBM rehearsal studios and tested the stage set-up.
BBM handled the complete trucking for the European tour and provided the following equipment: Digidesign Venue Profile, Digidesign Venue SC48, Tascam SS-CDR 200, Floor Monitor L-Acoustics 12XT, Subwoofer L-Acoustics SB-18, Controller amp rack L-Acoustics LA-RAK, Sennheiser wireless microfones , Sennheiser IEM, Motorola mobile radios, MA GrandMA 2 Fullsize, MA GrandMA 2 light, Martin MAC Aura, CLAY PAKY Alpha Spot QWO 800 ST, Sunstrips, LED Studio Single PAR Expolite PAR RGB Pro, Hazer JEM ZR 24/7, fan Martin AF-1, HOF ALUTEC Hoffork MLT350 and Chainmaster 500kg/D8+/24m.
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PMA reports about Black Box Music on the Silbermond Tour:
„The stage and light design of the current Silbermond tour „Wann geht der Himmel auf“ was the result of countless creative meetings.“
(PMA “Und auf einmal reißt der Himmel auf” from Magazine 3/2013)
Event Rookie reports about Black Box Music at the Gossip Tour:
„Black Box Music deserves a top grade for light and sound – the result is simply perfect and shows that there is no need for the next big thing or loads of new technology in order to produce a great show. You only need skilled people and creative ideas.“
(Event Rookie “Oldschool Soul in XXL” from magazine #1 2013)
Event Rookie reports aboutBlack Box Music at the Silbermond Tour:
„Wir sind wirklich sehr eingearbeitet und mit Black Box Music ist ein erfahrener Partner auch bezüglich der Vereinfachung von Prozessen dabei.“
(Event Rookie “In Arenen geht der Himmel auf” from Magazine #1 2013)
In January 2013, the 10th anniversary of the „Premium“ fashion fair was celebrated with a festive dinner hosted by celebrity chef Markus Semmler, followed by a big party with live acts such as „The Cuban Brothers“. The „Premium“ fashion fair is one of the trendiest and most diverse fashion events, where international trends are being presented. Anita and Norbert Tilmann, who initiated the „Premium“, succeeded in assuring Berlin´s status as internationally accepted fashion capital with their fashion fair, as the „Premium“ is meanwhile a permanent feature of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin. In order to celebrate the 10th anniversary appropriately, there was no better location then the one, where it all started in 2003. In the spectacular atmosphere of the subway tunnel below Potsdamer Platz, right in the center of Berlin, 2500 guests were invited to celebrate.
Black Box Music provided the sound and lighting technology for the dinner, the party and the bar area. Among others, the following equipment was being used: L-Acoustics ARCS-II, L-Acoustics SB-28, L-Acoustics 12XT, L-Acoustics 112XT, L-Acoustics 8XT, L-Acoustics 108P, L-Acoustics LA-RAK, Digital monitoring desk Digidesign Venue SC48, Digital monitoring desk Yamaha LS-9/32, UHF- Sennheiser 2000 Series, UHF – Shure UR Series, complete DJ technology, ARRI Junior 300 Plus, ARRI Junior 650 Plus, ARRI True Blue T1, ARRI Studio 2000 P.O., ARRI MiniCyc, MA Digital-Dimmer, Litecraft MiniPAR AT-3, Expolite PAR RGB Pro, ELP-60, VARI*LITE VL3000 Spot, Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800 ST, Martin MAC 700 Profile, Martin MAC Aura, GLP Impression 120 RZ, Strobe SGM X-5 LED, Striplite STP-10 MKII, MA GrandMA 2 Fullsize, MA Lightcommander.
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Event Rookie reports about Black Box Music on the SEEED Tour:
„Just as for the recent tours of Seeed and Peter Fox, Black Box Music got the contract to provide the equipment for this tour. BBM provided the sound, light and stage technology and transported the equipment on company trucks. “
(Event Rookie “Big B in M” from magazine #1 2013)
Paddy Kelly went on tour with his siblings Patricia, Kathy, Paul and Joey Kelly to tell us a “musical Christmas tale”, which begins with The Nativity of Jesus and ends nowadays.
The Kelly Family was visiting 12 German cities in Dezember 2012 with their program under the titel “Stille Nacht – Eine musikalische Weihnachtsgeschichte für die ganze Familie” (silent night – a musical Christmas tale for the whole family). The tour started on 12 Dezember 2012 at EWE Arena in (more…)
The band announced a large-scale tour in fall 2012, named after their 4th studio album: “Himmel auf” (open the sky). They played shows in 16 cities in Germany and Switzerland.
On 08 Dezember 2012 they were performing at the O2 World in Berlin, playing a (more…)
On 28 November 2012, three companies have been awarded with the „Pankower Ausbildungspreis“ (Award for professional education) at the town hall in Pankow. Borough mayor Matthias Köhne and Christine Keil, councilwoman and patroness of the „Ausbildungsoffensive Pankow“, were honoring companies with this award. It´s the third time that companies were being awarded for their particular dedication regarding professional education of adolescents. (more…)
Beth Ditto and the band members Brace Paine and Hannah Blilie played in front of 5000 people on 18 November 2012 at Velodrom in Berlin and the concert was a huge success.
The highlight of the night was the moment, when the singer didn´t play the encore on stage but disappeared in the crowd, singing an endless version of the song „Heavy Cross“. At the end of the night, she was standing at the monitoring desk, singing „We are the champions“, surrounded (more…)