In February of this year the Canadian rock star Bryan Adams brought his Room Service tour to Doha, the capital of Qatar. The concert had been organized as part of a charity campaign, named ‘Reach Out to Asia’, promoted by the daughter of the Emirate to raise money for the victims of the tsunami.
On all the dates of his tour, Adams and his band received ovations, and the stadiums were always sold out. The stadium at Doha, Al Sadd, also paid tribute to the great success of this rocker whose career spans three decades. The show lasted over 90 minutes and the meeting on the stage between Adams and the very young Iraqi star Bilal was particularly striking, which goes to show that music always draws benefits from the blend of two cultural influences.
Qatar Vision took care of the supply and installation of all audio-visual equipment, in addition to constructing the stage, which took three full days work. The Bryan Adams concert will be long remembered as one of the most imposing and absorbing spectacles ever hosted by the small Emirate.
The lighting system was composed solely of Clay Paky equipment, including: 150 moving heads projectors; among which numerous Alpha Spot HPE 575’s,the effects projectors of the Alpha series that offer 20 gobo, an animation disk, a colour system with a luminosity unattainable by a 575 Watt projector. The projectors were mainly positioned on the rigging above the stage and on the characteristic transversal trusses, which formed an ‘X’ on the backdrop.
Qatar Vision supplied other prestigious technical materials for the concert, from the Meyer Sound Milos sound system to the Robert Juliat followspots and the Prolyte truss system. The company has in the past followed many other artists of international renown, from Pavarotti to U2, and has supplied equipment for various theatrical performances in the Arab countries.
Moreover, Qatar Vision prepared the imposing gala event, during which a Guinness world record was established: a guitar signed by all the greatest living guitarists was sold at auction for 1.6 million pounds. The events connected to the ‘Reach Out to Asia’ campaign have generated a total of $ 10.7 million.