Spandau Ballet, who I was PM for last year on their world run, used a K1 system supplied by SSE Hire, and it was excellent. Robbie McGrath mixed FOH on that tour and he flew the PA way upstage vertically in line with the drum riser, which was behind the band, so it allowed way more seats to be sold at the sides of the stage, therefore generating a lot of extra revenue in ticket sales for the band. Robbie would time-align the system each day so the band could perform in front of the PA, plus sell more tickets - and it was a great result.
Pentatonix are a younger act I look after, and they have just been out in Europe using a K2 system also supplied by SSE. The venues were mid-sized, as in the Zénith in Paris and Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. The K2 worked perfectly for this size of venue. SSE can take a bow for an excellent job on both of these tours.
Phay Mac Mahon, production manager in ‘A View from the top’ for PSN Europe
For more info on the Spandau Ballet tour see SSE Hire News story:
Spandau Ballet - Soul Boys of the Western World