Matrix make it LIVE for Phil Collins…in the US!

Matrix are delighted to announce the recent appointment to supply their PPU, camera systems and LED on the North American segment of the Phil Collins tour… ‘PHIL COLLINS NOT DEAD YET, LIVE!’

This is the first tour Phil has performed in the US for 12 years. The North American leg forms part of the Worldwide tour running for three weeks from 3-28 October. The shows begin in Fort Lauderdale travelling up the east coast to Canada, then crossing the US and ending with a show at The Forum, LA – all in all 15 shows in 25 days.

A high-profile tour Matrix are proud to be working on, one that has seen Matrix’s Ruary Macphie collaborate closely with in-house departments and Phil Collins production team. The tour will feature Phil being supported by his amazing 14 strong band – including 17-year-old Nicolas Collins on the Drums. The acclaimed band and Phil will be accompanied by a range of Matrix supplied equipment – most notable is the PPU, camera systems and LED inventory.

The Matrix PPU with Ross Carbonite Mixer will work alongside a seven-camera package to ensure optimum artist coverage. Consisting of four operated cameras using Matrix’s recently purchased Sony HSC 100 EFP cameras. The remaining three channels will include a Sony Robo camera and two Marshall lipstick cameras to augment the cut. Camera positions include front of house, a camera track system in the pit and stage right hand-held camera.

Matrix will supply 460 panels of 5.9mm LED product. These are split between a main up-stage surface, mid-stage and Imag screens. All content will run via a Catalyst media server and be controlled with a Grand MA2 Lite Desk. In addition to the LED elements Matrix will also supply a pair of Christie Boxer 2k 30 projectors placed at the front of house, used to display still images of Phil throughout his years in the music industry.

Ruary states “Matrix has recently invested in a significant quantity of SONY camera systems, four of which will be on this tour. To see these out on the upcoming Phil Collins concerts, along with our PPU is great. The cutting-edge technology along with the LED will provide a superb backdrop with comprehensive clear coverage of Phil and the band – to enhance the audience’s visual experience. Can’t wait to get on the road and bring it all to life”!

📸 Patrick Balls