Following the massive success of the Queen and Adam Lambert Arena tour last year, the band went out again for a series of festival shows and one off arena shows around Europe. STUFISH continues its long relationship with Queen by designing the new set design for this exciting collection of shows.
The nature of the different events and scales of the venues required us to develop a design that could be scaled to and used in different sizes. The set design takes references from architectural structures such as looking through the roof of an observatory and then through an oculus to the universe above. The large video screen in the centre shows large camera shots of the band mixed throughout the show with other video content. The central idea behind the set is a large Q inspired by the logo of the band. Around the Q is an architectural oculus frame. This hand carved, bas relief frame is fitted with 150 lights to create an iconic light show together with a beautiful scenic backdrop. The tail of the Q wraps around the drum riser and houses a raised area with a lift for the band to move around on during the show. At the extremities of the stage, we also designed two screamers treated in the same architectural manner as the back wall.
The tour opened in Rock In Rio, Lisboa and travelled across Europe, through the Isle of Wight festival and end in Italy in June 2016.