He wanted the smallest, lightest and most unobtrusive fixtures possible and so chose GLP Impression LED wash lights, and Clay Paky Sharpies for his hard edged units. With minimal haze in the room, these lights also all had to be able to make an impact without any artificial aids.
The 18 sharpies ? all on the circle truss - were used to silhouette Jenkins providing a dramatic start to the show, and for some songs they created virtual architectural pillars of light.
The main set element was the backdrop, a fabulous hand sewn three dimensional work also designed by Routledge and manufactured by Back2Front, taking ideas from the album art of dandelions blowing in the wind. The silver satin dandelions were sewn onto black wool serge.
A gauze was flown in front of this to add another layer of depth and an additional surface which could be soft-lit.
The backdrop itself was lit with a row of GLP impressions positioned along the floor, while the gauze was grazed upwards with 12 x Chroma-Q Color Force 12s adding more texture.
In addition to the circular truss, HSL supplied two rear trusses and one front, plus a floor package.