“The End” is a fitting name for a tour that sees the legendary band Black Sabbath go out on the road for one final time. Starting in Omaha Nebraska on the 20th of January, the tour will crisscross the US before eventually making it to Europe and the rest of the world.
Stufish was asked to design a set that was clean, contemporary and worthy of their reputation as one of the greatest acts of their generation.
Once the closedown projection kabuki is dropped, a colossal light wall, 73ft high and 56ft wide fitted with over 260 lights is revealed to provide the show with a scale big enough to impress any arena audience. The top third of the wall is rigged on a system of winches that allows the wall to change its configuration from vertical to horizontal and any angle in between. Moving consistently throughout the show, the light wall is a dynamic part of the show that allows the band to move between grand power looks and more intimate scenes.
Slicing across the wall is a strip of video 15ft tall and 56ft wide, used throughout the show. A good mix of I-mag footage and strong video graphics capture the mood of the band as they take the audience on an audio visual journey through their long and impressive career.