British indie rock band Glass Animals, noted for delivering a unique concoction of psychedelic pop mixed with synth-pop and indie R&B, is currently out on the “Dreamland” tour with support by North Carolina-based Special Event Services (SES) deploying d&b audiotechnik KSL and V-Series loudspeakers.
The band’s song “Heat Waves” has surpassed more than 1 billion streams on Spotify and reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 earlier this year. “Glass Animals has been an SES client since 2015 and have always been amazing to work with,” states Michael Brammer, CEO of SES. “We couldn’t be happier to see them experiencing such a steep rise in popularity recently.”
Jack Millsaps, systems engineer on the tour, adds, “One of the main reasons behind choosing the KSL was its incredible full-range pattern control. With the KSL being inherently cardioid it reduces the amount of SPL on stage, which, for this band, is very desirable. The biggest challenge with this tour is the varying size of venue that we play. We have played everything from small clubs to theaters, to large sheds and arenas, so the acoustical circumstances and deployment vary greatly from day to day.” He notes that he works with d&b ArrayProcessing for added support in challenging venues.
The typical system configuration is 24 KSL8 and eight KSL12 loudspeakers for the main hangs joined by eight V8 and a dozen V12 loudspeakers, 12 SL SUB subwoofers and six Y10P loudspeakers for frontfills. The V-Series modules are utilized for flown side hangs in wide venues or as ground-stacked outfills. All loudspeakers are driven by 24 D80 amplifiers.