Kevin Hart - What Now? Tour
SXS were approached to provide technical production support for Kevin Hart's What Now tour. This was the largest comedy tour in history by ticket sales and number of shows. The involvement SXS had was to provide rigging, lighting, audio, LED video walls, live camera mixes and live video feed screens.
The tour visited many of the major UK arenas including The O2 London, Wembley Arena, Barclaycard Arena, Manchester Arena and 3 Arena Dublin. All shows were a sell out and the tour revisited The O2 a second time due to demand.
"We were delighted to work on this show for such a fast-paced and dynamic team" says SXS CEO and Founder Johnny Palmer. "The majority of production equipment was provided from SXS stocks and we put the enitre tour together in under two weeks which is testament to our efficient and dynamic work processes"
The technical production consisted of:
- Martin Audio MLA line array for front hangs
- Martin Audio MLA compact for side hangs
- Martin Audio Ws218X bass bins
- Martin Audio DD6 and DD12 fill cabinets
- Martin Audio W8LM delay hangs (three used in most venues)
- 24 x Chauvet R2 Washes
- 8 x Chauvet R1 Washes
- 16 x High End Systems XT1 profiles
- 8 x Elation Vizi Beam 5R beams
- 4 x FOH followspot
- 1 x flown followspot
- 230 panels of 3.75mm pixel pitch Lumio LED VIdeo Wall
- 3 x Black magic studio cameras
- Black Magic Vision mixing
- 4 x Barco HD20 projectors
- 3 x 14m rear-project video screens
- Arkaos and Qlab media servers
The SXS team are keen to do more projects like this and invite any clients who are organising a tour to get in touch.
- Read more here about Arena and Touring Production Services >>
- Read more here about LED Video Walls >>
See how we built this show in around 1 minute:
One of our Senior Sound Engineers, Laurie Kaye, talks about the sound system and design:
The video system was extensive and explained in this video:
Rigging is a very important part of shows of this scale. In this video Johnny Palmer outlines some of the considerations of hanging several thousand kilograms of equipment over the audience:
Here Dave Williams outlines the technical aspects of the video screen: