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Nelly Furtado “Says It Right” With Adamson

United States
TORONTO, ONTARIO, May 28, 2007 — March 21st marked the first day of Nelly Furtado’s Canadian leg of her “Get Loose” Tour, which will have had stops in five continents by the time it comes to a close. The opening night of the tour Nelly performed in her hometown of Victoria. British Columbia. From there she headed eastward, ending the Canadian dates in Ottawa on April 6th, just days after she cleaned out at the Junos (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards) with five wins, a trophy for every category she was nominated in. Towers Clair Showco, based in Toronto is providing Adamson Speakers for the entire North American Tour that will continue into the U.S. starting May 30th in Florida and finishing June 21st in California.

Furtado’s FOH Engineer Jeffrey Holdip gave his approval to the Y-10 Adamson system used during the rehearsal period in Toronto this past January. The feedback gathered while mixing during the Canadian dates confirmed Holdip’s instinct about wanting to tour with the Adamson system. The dates in Canada consisted of strictly arena dates, therefore the system used didn’t differ much. The set—up required 16 rigging points, 4 two-tons for the mains, 8 x ½ tons for the cable pick points and side fills, and 4 x 2 tons for the side hangs, to support the total system weight of 13,742 lbs. Main Left & Right P.A. consisted of 12 Y18’s with a 4 Y10 enclosure underhang per side, powered with 4 Lab.Gruppen’s fP6400’s and 8 fp3400’s a side. 6 T-21 Subs per side were stacked 3 wide 2 high on the floor in front of the stage, each sub using a single fP6400 for power running in parallel mode. Next to the T-21 Subs 2 Clair P-2’s were placed on top of their cases for additional front fill. 4 Adamson SX subs were stacked in the centre with another 2 Clair P-2’s placed on top. The P-2’s were powered with Crown 3600’s. Two additional hangs of 4 SpekTrix for front fills and a 12 box Y10 side hang per side also drew Crown power. All crossovers were run at FOH. 4 x Clair iO units with Digital inputs ran the Y18’s, the Y10’s, and the T- 21 Subs all in stereo mode. Another one was used for the SpekTrix front fills and the SX Subs in Mono and two additional units processed the P-2’s.

(L to R): Jeffrey Holdip, Brad Ervin, Ben Cabot (Photo credit: Tony Mah)

Ben Cabot, Adamson’s Tech support flew in for all the west coast, prairie, and Quebec dates, with Jesse Adamson joining Ben for the Toronto set-up. Holdip had previously been somewhat familiar with Adamson having mixed Furtado on occasion using an Adamson P.A., including the recent Canadian Grey Cup half time show. Nelly’s “Get Loose Tour” marks the first time he has been on the road on with a large format Adamson rig with the powerful T-21 Subs in tow.

The U.S. dates will feature 32 Y10’s, 12 T-21 Subs and 16 SpekTrix boxes.

Adamson Systems Engineering develops and manufactures high-end loudspeaker systems for the professional touring and installation market throughout the world. With over twenty years of experience, Adamson is recognized as an industry leader in the research and production of innovative loudspeaker technologies.
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