The Chainsmokers Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart came to work with V Squared Labs and Director Vello Virkhaus to create an immersive touring production.
“The concept was simple — we wanted to create a distinct visual component with all the new music we were making, something you could get lost in, where you forget where you are” The set piece was named The Full Monte. This unique set dip’s its toes in many genres and is a non stop boisterously engaging way to dazzle the night. The production first premiered at Firefly Music Festival and was developed for a better part of 2015 in preparation for the fall Friend Zone tour. The design was created as a postmodern vision utilizing translucent light screens and strong linear geometric shapes.
The tour features over 30 of their friends, including SNBRN, Autograf, Matoma, Slander, Loudpvck and Ansolo, to name a few. The crowd that this tour draws is one of the friendliest we have seen and maintains a distinctly ecstatic vibe that’s hard not to get lost in.
The “Full Monte” in action:
Chainsmokers – The Full Monte
Client: The Chainsmokers
Chainsmokers Producer & TM: Clancy Silver
VSL Producer: Andi Perez
VSL Production Designer: Amanda Hamilton
VSL System Programming: Vello Virkhaus and Evan Pierre
VSL Production Assistant: Travis Domm
Visual Artist & VJ: Brent Bucci, The VJCollective
VJ System Programming: Brent Bucci, The VJCollective
Media Content & Creative Direction: James Zwadlo, Impossible Brief
Media Content & Creative Direction: Mat Hale, imag8nineteen
Lighting Programmer: Aron Altmark
Projection: Matrix Visual Solutions
©2015 Produced by V Squared Labs Inc.