Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist Calvin Harris unveiled his new touring production show at Coachella on Sunday night, April 17th. His landmark headlining slot at the festival on the main stage was met with adoring fans and festival goers, and featured guest performances by Rihanna, Big Sean and John Newman. The show fused stadium scale live show production with DJ worldflow. Using uniquely customized software, Calvin was able to play any track from his record box and still have bespoke programmed lights, video, lasers and sfx.
The visionary design featured the largest concentration of light ever used in any show, so much so that Calvin’s team secured every single Solaris Flare lighting fixture available in the United States. The show also featured two unique elements specific to Coachella that took months of negotiating with festival owners and production teams to achieve.
Paul Macrae, Head of Touring at Three Six Zero shared: “We wanted to deliver an innovative and immersive show that compliments Calvin’s performance. It was very important for him to maintain his DJ workflow rather than playing back a time coded track. We gave him this flexibility along with pinpoint timing on all lighting and video cues, something rarely achieved.”
Calvin Harris made history as the first DJ to be billed as a premiere headliner at the globally renowned music festival, performing on both Sunday night dates (April 17th and April 24th). The groundbreaking performance was not Harris’s first Coachella performance – in his last in 2014, the festival drew one of the largest crowd’s in Coachella’s history.
Harris recently won the iHeartRadio Award for Dance Artist of the Year (2016). The Scottish Producer/DJ recently extended his residency deal at the OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where he will play Friday night performances on select dates throughout 2016.
Tickets for Calvin Harris’s Las Vegas residency are currently available for purchase for dates through September 2016 by visiting omnianightclub.com. For more information, please visit: www.calvinharris.com.