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George Thorogood Extends 40th Anniversary Tour With RCF HDL20-A Arrays

Sound company 242 Concepts traveling with 24 HDL20-A modules, with specific number deployed dependent on size of venue

By PSW Staff June 27, 2014

RCF HDL20-A arrays deployed by 242 Concepts for George Thorogood's 40th Anniversary Tour

George Thorogood has announced the extension of his 40th Anniversary Tour through the end of July, traveling with RCF HDL20-A line arrays and SUB-8006AS subwoofers, with systems and support for the tour supplied by Hendersonville, TN-based 242 Concepts.

Specifically, 242 Concepts is traveling with 24 HDL20-A array modules and a dozen SUB-8006AS subwoofers, with the specific number deployed dependent on the size of each venue. The tour has been on the road since February.

“The system has performed flawlessly,” notes production manager/FOH engineer Jeff Pitt. “It’s super-easy to rig, and the aiming software has been an excellent tool for preparing the system for implementation into the wide array of venues we encounter. We chose the HDL products due to the plug and play nature of the design, and we’ve been able to hang more boxes than in previous tours due the light-weight design of the box. The system has fit quite nicely into the truck pack taking up a mere 12 feet of truck space.”

242 Concepts engineer Brian Belcher concurs. “There is so much headroom in these boxes, we’ve never clipped in any way,” he says. “That’s refreshing.” Belcher goes on to provide power usage readings demonstrating that a 24 box HDL20-A rig with 12 SUB8006-AS subwoofers drawing less than 13 amps total. “I don’t think anyone else out there can say they can do that,” he notes.

The HDL20-A is a 2-way line array cabinet with dual 10-inch LF/MF transducers and a 3-inch HF compression driver specified as capable of achieving 135 dB max SPL. The SUB-8006AS is a dual 18-inch subwoofer specified to achieve 141 dB max SPL.

“We all grew up appreciating the music of George Thorogood,” says RCF USA director of dales John Krupa, “and we at RCF wanted to be part of this historic 40th anniversary tour.”

Upcoming dates for the tour:

6/25/14—Albany, NY, Empire Place
6/26/14—Verona, NY, Turning Stone Casino
6/27/14—Buffalo, NY, Buffalo Rocks the Harbor
6/28/14—Rochester, NY, International Jazz Festival
6/29/14—Augusta, NJ, Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival
7/1/14—Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Live
7/3/14—Elizabeth, IN, Horseshoe Casino
7/4/14—Davenport, IA, Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
7/5/14—Milwaukee, Summerfest
7/6/14—Naperville, IL, Ribfest
7/9/14—Traverse City, MI, National Cherry Festival
7/10/14—Toledo, Hollywood Casino Summer Series
7/11/14—Manchester, IA, Delaware County Fair
7/12/14—Michigan City, IN, Harrah’s Blue Chip Casino
7/18/14—Sioux Falls, SD, Sioux Falls Jazz Festival
7/19/14—Walker, MN, Moondance Ranch Jam Festival
7/20/14—Mankato, MN, Vetter Stone Amphitheatre
7/22/14—Janesville, WI, Rock County Fair



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