Born Again: Black Sabbath Returns to Stages Worldwide

Heavy metal icon Black Sabbath continues its Reunion Tour in Latin America, Europe and the UK with a grandMA2 light console. The tour celebrates the band’s reunion last year and supports their album “13,” the first with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978. Baz Halpin is the tour’s lighting designer and Michael Keller, lighting programmer.

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Keller selected the grandMA2 for the tour since he’s most comfortable programming that platform. “We’re carrying the grandMA2 light with us now, but you can find grandMA2 in most places. grandMA2 does everything I need.”

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Keller initially migrated to grandMA2 “for its networking” capabilities, he says. Since then he’s discovered that “it’s a very friendly board. Once you get your profile set up it’s easy and powerful. There’s nothing you can’t do on it.” Upstaging provided the lighting for the tour.

A.C.T Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of MA Lighting in the US and Canada.

MA Lighting International, based in Paderborn, Germany, is the dedicated sales, support and service entity for the renowned control systems, digital dimming systems, networking tools and media servers of MA Lighting Technology, based near Wuerzburg, Germany. The product range offers cutting-edge solutions for control and dimming, including the award-winning grandMA2 consoles, the MA onPC command wing and MA onPC fader wing and reliable digital dimmer racks and packs. With its innovative MA VPU (Video Processing Unit) MA bridges the lighting and video worlds.

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Today, MA Lighting is respected for its technical knowledge and has achieved a unique international reputation for its operational philosophy. The company offers more than 30 years experience and strictly follows a professional user-centric approach, getting as close as possible to the market via its own international offices and support centres in the UK, North America, Latin America, the Middle East/India, Asia Pacific and Scandinavia/Eastern Europe/Russia – supported by a world-wide distribution and service network.

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