British-Norwegian DJ, YouTuber and record producer Alan Walker returned to India for a four-city Sunburn Arena Tour last April that turned out legions of fans in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Gurgaon. His Bengaluru show featured 28 Claypaky Mythos 2 hybrid lights provided by Reynold’s Sound & Lighting Service where Felix Remedios is the Director.
Walker, best known for his critically acclaimed single “Faded” which was certified platinum in 14 countries, was joined on stage by German singer-songwriter Au/Ra and Norwegian singer-songwriter Julie Bergan. Walker was last in India with the Aviation Tour India leg in 2019. He has collaborated with Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus, Sia and Avicii and supported artists such as Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Kygo performing at some of the world’s top music festivals.
Walker’s EDM concert in Bengaluru was one of the biggest post-lockdown shows in India attracting an audience of some 10,000 people.
“Alan Walker is super energetic so to match key lighting with the artist Claypaky Mythos 2 fixtures were chosen for their powerful beam and amazing mid-air effects,” says Pankil Ahuja, Claypaky Sales Manager for the Indian Sub-Continent. “The fixtures helped to create something really cool and eye catching that conveyed the feel of EDM to Alan’s fans.”
The complement of Mythos 2 key lights was positioned on the main stage where they fulfilled several functions. “As hybrid fixtures the Mythos 2 not only served as key lights; their versatility enabled the Lighting Designer Kenneth Tangen to switch to beam mode when desired and spot mode to highlight Alan,” Ahuja explains. “Mythos 2 fixtures are also packed with amazing effects and colors offering even more advantages to the designer. They proved to be as dynamic as Alan’s performance on stage!”
Shipra Venkatesh, Technical Producer, concludes, “As a touring LD, Kenneth is open to and works at making most of the features any substitute has to offer. With bright lamps, cool gobos and good functionality, the Clay Paky Mythos is a solid hybrid fixture. The Bangalore show took place in the midst of a complete downpour and we didn’t lose a single light. That was a huge highlight for all of us and will always be special. Shoutout to the entire crew.”