To ensure accurate screen matching for the Massive Attack Mezzanine XXI tour, across nearly 150 square meters of LED screen made up from several different products in different configurations, dependent on venue and the evolving show.
Legendary trip-hop band Massive Attack celebrated the 21st anniversary of its classic album Mezzanine, with the Mezzanine XXI tour, which took in venues such as London’s O2 Arena and the Manchester Arena.
As well as the music, the show featured original visual work by Film Maker Adam Curtis and Video Director Icarus Wilson-Wright, shown on nearly 150 square meters of LED screen.
This consisted of multiple upstage and downstage components, made up from several different products, with the two upstage outer screens and two downstage screens simultaneously driven by a single Brompton Tessera SX40 LED processor, which took care of colour matching to the central upstage screen.
“The system had many different configurations dependent on venue and how the show evolved as it went on. At times we had three different LED products all running on the same Brompton processor with the aim of colour matching the upstage screen. We managed to achieve this to a point where the screens all looked like identical products.“
Phil Mercer – Universal Pixels
“I was massively impressed with the Brompton processors’ ability to achieve parity when applying identical content to three different products. It made the set look seamless.“
Icarus Wilson-Wright – Mezzanine XXI Tour Video Designer