PAUL MCCARTNEY (JUNE 04)

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

Pyrotechnics and Special Effects specialists Le Maitre have confirmed that they are working with Pyrotek Special Effects on Paul McCartney’s long awaited tour which begins in Spain at the end of May. You will be able to catch him in the UK at Glastonbury this year.

McCartney is currently in rehearsal at the Millenium Dome for the European tour that is his first in nearly 10 years.

Doug Adams from Pyrotek Special Effects has designed a pyrotechnic set guaranteed to create an electric atmosphere.

It will feature some of the largest effects available including Mines, Comets and Flame Projectors, and some of the loudest effects available such as Concussions and Stadium Flash Reports.

A TIDY NEW YEAR'S EVE (JAN 04)

Le Maitre’s head pyrotechnician spent his New Year’s Eve in a freezing old steel mill in Sheffield to start 2004 with a bang for thousands of clubbers.

The Magna Centre is a new £50 million event centre near Sheffield providing a spectacular background for massive club nights.

The Tidy Magna NYE event ran to 6am and featured special effects for top acts such as Lab 4 and Lisa Lashes.

Le Maitre pyrotechnics used included Concussions, Stage Mines of all colours and sizes, 10×12 and 1×25 Stage Gerbs, Giant Goldstar and Arena Flashes.

The venue was also filled with white Chinese Confetti fired from 2 Venturi blowers and 8 x CO2 Cannons fired streamers, glitter and confetti.

BEYONCE AT WEMBLEY (NOV 03)

Beyonce at Wembley

Beyonce at Wembley

Beyonce plays 2 nights at London’s Wembley Arena on the 10th and 11th November.

Two of Le Maitre’s LSG’s (Low Smoke Generators) with G300 smoke machines are being used for a superb dry ice effect, whilst cryo jets and confetti blowers will be both on stage and on the mixing desk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NELLY TOUR (NOV 03)

Hip Hop superstar Nelly is touring again and reaches the UK in November with dates in London, Manchester and Birmingham before heading off to Belfast, Dublin, Zurich and Amsterdam.

Le Maitre are hard at work on the pyrotechnic design for the tour. Final designs have not yet been released, but effects on the tour will include 20×20 Waterfalls, 1/2×20 Gerbs, Mines and Flash Reports.

Le Maitre’s Events Manager Tim Haddon is designing, installing and firing all the shows on the tour. Tim says ” I’m a huge Nelly fan so I’m thrilled to be playing such a big part in this tour”.

If you want to know more please contact us.

LE MAITRE AT THE TATE MODERN (DEC 03)

Tate Modern

Tate Modern

The stunning Weather Project installation at the Tate Modern uses light, mirrors and haze to create an enormous sunrise.

Danish artist Olafur Eliasson created the atmospheric installation, based on the British obsession with the weather, to fill the entire Turbine Hall.

Le Maitre dealer Stage Electrics were called upon to create the mist and fog essential for the effect and they chose 16 of Le Maitre’s Neutron XS Hazers.

The exhibition runs until March.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IS BACK (JAN 04)

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake’s latest tour kicks off in Belgium on the 16th November and goes right through to next year, ending at Earl’s Court in January.

Justin used the Pyrotek Dragons on his UK and Ireland shows in May this year, and they proved such a success that they are back for the “Justified” Tour.

Originally scheduled to be touring with Christina Aguilera, the design for Justin Timberlake uses the same Stage Gerbs and Stadium Concussions that are used on Christina Aguilera, as well as Mines, Airbursts and a dramatic Waterfall effect.

CHRISTINA AGUILERA COMES TO THE UK (NOV 03)

Christina Aguilera’s “Stripped” Tour has been running in Europe throughout September and October, and comes to the UK on October 25th at Birmingham NEC.

Le Maitre have been working on the tour in conjunction with Pyrotek Special Effects Inc, supplying pyrotechnic effects, smoke machines and technical staff, and undertaking the complicated logistics of shipping pyrotechnics around the world.

Venues in the UK include Birmingham NEC, Manchester Evening News Arena, Sheffield Arena and Wembley Arena. The size of the venues means that the show can feature some spectacular effects. These include 1 x 25 Stage Gerbs (a fantastic spray of silver sparks that reaches a height of 25ft), Stadium Concussions (a huge attention grabbing bang with no visual), and Pyrotek’s Dragons (a powerful propane gas device creating columns of flame up to 40ft in height!).

METALLICA TOUR 2003 (AUG 03)

Dragons

Dragons

Metallica will be playing Reading and Leeds Festivals in August as well as dates in Germany and Ireland. Le Maitre special effects and pyrotechnics experts are currently busy preparing for the shows.

Effects on the tour will include Comets, Fireballs and the Dragons.

 

 

 

 

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IN THE UK (MAY 03)

Le Maitre have been hard at work with Pyrotek Special Effects on the pyrotechnics for Justin Timberlake’s 13 date tour of the UK and Ireland.

HMS BELFAST AND KEN LIVINGSTONE (MAY 03)

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast

London Mayor Ken Livingstone has asked HMS Belfast to fire it’s 6″ guns on 5 consecutive Sundays commencing from the 18th May.

The shows are part of the Mayor’s initiative to attract more tourists back into London.

Le Maitre has been requested to create the gun effects using their specially designed gunflash effect and some very noisy Stadium Reports to ensure that the guns are heard for miles around.