Rock and Roll Tours are definitely our pride and passion….they are what got things going for us back in the beginning, and what we still absolutely love to be involved in to this day. Helping tour manager and stage designers get the ideal custom-soft goods for these tours and concerts always gets our staff super pumped up! And we especially love working with the same tours over and over again throughout the years, learning what they like, what works well for them, and what will look perfect behind the band or artist.
One of the groups that we’ve been honored to work with over the course of many years now is the incredibly electrifying American alternative metal and hard rock band, Shinedown. Known for putting on energizing shows that dazzle stadium audiences all over the globe, they wanted a simple—yet highly versatile–digital backdrop that would be road-friendly, tour-sturdy, and ready to hang right out of the bag.
They decided on a straightforward print of the band’s name in their “branding font”, in a dynamic golden color on an all-black background. Printed on FR Heavy Knit, they knew that this substrate would look clean and sharp, it would give the graphic a nice, matte finish, and that it would allow for any possible wrinkles it go while traveling would “fall out” at each venue after simply hanging it up. The brighter shade of the band’s name printed upon the much darker background also allowed for audiences of all sizes get to easily see and enjoy the drape from any distance to the stage (and was perfect for photo ops at every angle). Plus, their design team was able to have a lot of fun creating fresh, vibrant looks by merely splashing some colorful theatrical lighting onto the curtain for various segment of their shows.
You can also check out a few of the incredible looks that they created with some truly spectacular photos taken by talented photographers in our new Flickr gallery. Or better yet—see it in person while catching one of the group’s shows this fall on their current tour. We loved being able to assist this band with a memorable, striking digitally printed custom-backdrop for this band, and always look forward to working with their design team. Let us help you create a unique, unforgettable look for your next upcoming tour or show with some custom built (or gorgeous rental) draperies, too!