NASHVILLE, TN – The Rockzilla Summer Tour featuring Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse,
Hollywood Undead and Bad Wolves has been crisscrossing the country with a lighting package
provided by Bandit Lites.
Lighting designer Mathias Kuhn worked to achieve completely different looks for the co-
headlining bands all while using the same floor set by utilizing lighting fixtures mounted on and
in Tyler truss.
“For Falling in Reverse, they are tipped upright, and for Papa Roach, they are on the legs
vertically again,” said Kuhn. “Together with the way of programming the bands, it worked out
even better than I thought. Falling in Reverse’s show has a lot of beams, mostly just white and
super clean, while Papa Roach is more in a soft look, with lots of gobos and fewer movements,
but of course, some punchy beams when they are needed.”
Bandit Lites supplied a shared package consisting of Chauvet Maverik MK Pyxis, Chauvet
Rogue R2X Washes, Chauvet Colorado Solo Batten IP 65, Elation SixPar 200. GLP X4 Bar 20,
GLP JDC1 LED Strobes and Robe MegaPointes.
“I always have Robe MegaPointe and GLP JDC1 in my floor sets,” said Kuhn. “The MegaPointe
is just an awesome mix of beam and spot fixture, superbright beam and amazing gobos, exactly
what I need for the shows. I am using the JDC1 not only as a Strobe but also as a wash/blind
effect, which works just perfectly with the heavy amount of haze I have on stage. It is brighter and
more versatile than any other strobe on the market.”
Falling in Reverse utilized Bandit’s Chauvet Colorado Solo Batten IP 65 while Hollywood
Undead used Chauvet Rogue RH1 Hybrids and Showline Nitro 510C.
Papa Roach closes out the mega tour, and Kuhn made use of Bandit’s Chauvet Maverik MK
Pyxis, Chauvet Nexus AW 7×7, GLP JDC1 LED Strobes, and Martin MAC Viper Profiles.
While co-headlining tours can require extra lighting logistics, Kuhn shared that working with
Bandit Lites eased the process.
“Using Bandit is a great experience every time,” he said, “from the communication in the design
process to the prep of the gear, it is outstanding. It makes my job a lot easier knowing that the
Bandit Project Managers, here especially Paul Holst, have been on tour for a long time
themselves, and know how to make a rig as tour friendly as possible.”
“Having the opportunity to work with Mathias and Bryan Campbell (PM) this year on the
Rockzilla Tour has been a collaboration that is built on professionalism, directness, and attention
to details,” said Bandit Lites Vice President of Business Development, Brent Barrett. Mathias
creative ability to utilize the fixtures in the lighting package to accomplish three distinct looks for
the three artists are very impressive and praiseworthy.”
For more information about the Rockzilla Summer Tour including upcoming dates, visit
About Bandit Lites, Inc.
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productions, and live shows. Bandit Lites has a full staff of highly trained professionals to deal
with all types of production needs. Bandit’s presence will ensure seamless transitions no matter
where your next show takes you. More information is available at www.BanditLites.com