Philippines – One of the biggest boy bands in K-pop, EXO, have played their first two concerts outside of Korea with a high-impact lighting design by Moon Won Jun of Lite Factory using over 200 Clay Paky fixtures in Manila, Philippines.
PMX Trading and Technical Services supplied a full technical package to the two consecutive dates, including 130 x Clay Paky Sharpys, 50 x Sharpy Wash 330s, 16 x A.leda B-EYE K20s and a mix of 42 Stormy CC and Stormy LED strobes. The sold-out concerts took place at Manila’s 20,000-capacity SM Mall of Asia arena.
“In my experience, Korean productions are all about having the latest technology and the most spectacular lighting designs,” says technical director Dwight Carvajal of Beatbox DJ Store & Launch Pad Events, which operates under Launch Pad Consultancy Ventures Inc. “This is why Mr Moon Wun Jun specified such a large amount of Clay Paky fixtures to achieve the high impact looks he wanted.”
Wun Jun’s design was centred on a hexagon-shaped stage that came out into the audience, using the precise and rapidly-moving beams of the Clay Paky Sharpys to cut through the output of the large video backwall.
The designer also employed the B-EYEs to create stunning graphic effects and to wash areas of the stage in vibrant colour.
“The Clay Paky fixtures worked very well with the show’s video element to give the best effects possible,” continues Carvajal.“I personally have always been a huge fan of Clay Paky and hope to see more of these fixtures available in our region as they are in high demand.”
EXO are one of the fastest-selling Korean artists of the last twelve years, winning several Asian music awards in their short career. The shows, produced by PULP Live World, took place on the 23 and 24 January 2016.