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.

BON JOVI IS BACK ! (MAY 03)

Outdoor fireworks

Outdoor fireworks

Bon Jovi is back in the UK this summer. The tour will climax with a massive gig in Hyde Park on the 28th June for which Le Maitre is preparing a spectacular outdoor firework display.

Watch this space for more details…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPIDERMAN LIVE! (MAY 03)

Thorpe Park’s new action packed stunt show is Spiderman: The Mystery of The Stolen Diamonds. It features breathtaking acrobatics and special effects using Le Maitre pyrotechnics including Stage Gerbs and Concussions.

The show is produced by USE Worldwide in association with the Tussauds Group. USE’s Chairman Kyran Jesson told us that he chose Le Maitre pyro because of their “good value and excellent quality”.

Running from April to September 2003, the show is already proving very popular. If you want to know more about Le Maitre’s involvement with the show you can contact Steve Ramos on 020 8646 2222.

HAZERS CREATE HAUNTED HOUSE AT ALTON TOWERS (APRIL 03)

Le Maitre’s Neutron XS Hazers have been installed on the latest ride at Alton Towers.

Alton Towers

Alton Towers

“DUEL – The Haunted House Strikes Back” is an action packed interactive ride where riders shoot at zombies and ghosts with laser guns.

The effect is created using the fine, constant mist of the hazers to make the lasers visible and create a ghostly atmosphere.

Alton Towers’ technical team chose 10 of the Neutron XS Hazers for the ride after their success on the “Tomb Raider” ride which opened at Chessington World of Adventures last year.

TIDY WEEKENDER (APRIL 03)

Tidy Weekender

Tidy Weekender

The Tidy Weekender 3 was held from the 4th to the 6th April at Pontins in Prestatyn which was turned into a clubbing city for the weekend.

Organisers Music Factory Entertainment Group asked Le Maitre to supply a pyro hit for the introduction of each DJ throughout the 3 day event, and climax the show with the Dragon gas system on the Sunday night.

Le Maitre’s Mark Thomas used a selection of Red Flame Projectors, Theatrical Flashes, 15ft Gerbs, 20ft Stage Mines and Waterfalls to create some spectaular effects.

For further info on the show, you can speak to Mark himself, on 020 8646 2222.

HMS BELFAST (MARCH 03)

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast

On March 17th Le Maitre fired the guns of HMS Belfast on the Thames. The firing took place to celebrate 65 years since the ship’s launch.

The Le Maitre crew designed a display using the 4″ Belfast Gunflash designed especially for the ship, and Stadium Concussions. There were 2 firings of the 6 forward guns, followed by the concussions. Witnesses told us that the rumble of the concussions could be heard across London for several seconds after firing!