12WORKING OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

When US artists decide to go on tour overseas, one of four approaches to satisfying their technical needs is employed. Most commonly, the lighting designer is told by the artist’s management that all arrangements will be made through the local promoter and that a local supplier will provide the equipment. You are expected to use what they have and to “make it work.” In a second approach, you may be asked to submit a lighting plot, but from there on you are told that you must accept what they give you. Or, manna from heaven, you get anything you request. Or even better, if your band is an A-lister, you may bring most or all of your lighting from the US. This last scenario is not that hard to achieve these days. ...

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