02.09.2009 - Wedemark, Germany
Sennheiser Makes a Splash with Disney Artist Demi Lovato´s “Here We Go Again” Summer Tour 2009
Currently starring worldwide in the Disney Channel original series, “Sonny with a Chance,” actress/singer-songwriter Demi Lovato visited nearly fifty cities across the U.S. in support of her second Hollywood Records album release, “Here We Go Again.” The Summer Tour 2009 was the first solo tour for Lovato, whose new album went straight into the Billboard Top 200 at number one when it was released in July 2009, and was a showcase for Sennheiser equipment, including multiple channels of vocal microphone, instrument and personal monitor systems. The teen star made use of a Sennheiser
Disney actress/singer-songwriter Demi Lovato took Sennheiser on the road during her Summer Tour 2009 supporting her new release “Here We Go Again.”
In addition to Lovato and the two female background vocalists, three of the five band members also contributed vocals, reported Rob Rankin, FOH/systems engineer. “The stage right guitarist and bass player also sang, and there was a vocalist on keyboards. They all used wired e 935 mics,” said Rankin, a veteran of tours with Carrie Underwood, Jars of Clay, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Pam Tillis, and Hilary Duff.
With Lovato also performing on acoustic and electric guitar, in addition to piano, the tour required more than a dozen channels of wireless instrument systems. Beachley, who recommended the evolution wireless systems, commented, “I’ve always said that the evolution wireless stuff sounds as close to a wire as you can get. I did an experiment last year with JBL Smaart, a cable and a G2 pack. I scoped it and found that it is
Beachley, who also works with Carrie Underwood, and has toured with Keith Urban, Peter Frampton, Smash Mouth, Collective Soul and the Indigo Girls over the past decade, generated a dozen separate stereo monitor mixes for Lovato and her band. He reported, “There were ten channels of G2 wireless personal monitors.” The IEM systems employed Ultimate Ears UE-11 ear buds, he added.
Lovato, a Texas-born singer-songwriter and actress who turned 17 this Au-gust, took her first steps onto the live stage last year on her Demi Live! Warm Up Tour prior to accompanying the Jonas Brothers on their massive summer-time Burning Up Tour. Lovato’s Summer Tour 2009, which began June 21 in Hartford, Connecticut, circled the country and returned to New England for a final show in Hershey, Pennsylvania on August 21. The tour also featured “American Idol” series seven runner-up, David Archuleta, as well as KSM and Jordan Pruitt on selected dates.
The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. The family-owned company, which was established in 1945, recorded sales of over €385 million in 2008. Sennheiser employs more than 2,100 people worldwide, around 55% of whom are in Germany. Sennheiser has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA, and is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphone s), K + H Vertriebs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (Klein + Hummel studio monitors, installed sound) and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centers).
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The teen star made use of a Sennheiser
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