Nothing thrills us more that seeing photos of our stunning and dramatic custom-built theatrical stage drapes out in the world for everyone to view and enjoy. Especially when they are photos taken by some extremely talented photographers who share their amazing photographs for the band or artist’s fans to enjoy, long after the concert is over. Recently we came across some really spectacular photographs taken of the American rock band Grizzly Bear last fall at the beginning of their current international tour, and we were very excited to share them with our readers.
Consisting of four core members, this eclectic rock band from Brooklyn, New York regularly utilizes both traditional and electronic instruments while performing live on stage. Dominated by the use of beautiful–and sometimes haunting–vocal harmonies, their sound has been categorized as psychedelic pop, folk pop, and experimental rock. Wanting to create a tour motif that would be as stirring and exciting as their stage performances, they looked for a design that could be layered so that it would better fit stages of all sizes while performing in venues both immense and intimate. Working with the band’s visionary tour manager Adam Richards, our Creative Director and Senior Account Manager Shane Nelsen assisted in helping their design team create a look for their stages that would equally mirror the feel of the new album’s cover (“Painted Ruins”), and yet also be versatile enough to create an exclusive, one-of-a-kind presence to truly wow their fans around the world.
Together they designed some extraordinary, custom-shaped non-flammable Metal Mesh pieces in various sizes, structures, and silhouettes, in order to craft an utterly remarkable and magnificent proscenium for the band’s show design. The brilliance of their lighting and technical designers turned these mesh drapes into all kinds of incredible displays—some looking like the frame of the stage was on fire, others looking like clouds had rolled into the concert hall, and several others with such an exquisite array of colors that they genuinely lifted the spirits of everyone who was there to witness the breathtaking and awe-inspiring spectacle of the show.
You can see more of the fantastic photos taken by some of the touring industry’s most talented tour photographers in our new Flickr Gallery. Let us help you create a memorable look for your next big tour with some unique custom-built OR rental curtains, too!