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Lionel Richie "Coming Home" European Tour

Lionel Richie | Europe | 2007

For the last 4 years, Lionel Richie has looked to Lightswitch for Lighting and Visual Design on his world tours.

What It Was

For the last 4 years, Lionel Richie has looked to Lightswitch for Lighting and Visual Design on his world tours. Supporting several album releases, Lionel’s shows feature new material as well as much of his chart-topping catalogue. Shows vary in size from theaters to large-scale sports arenas, but the task is always to make something spectacular but efficient.

What We Did

Lightswitch works with Lionel’s creative team to deliver complete show designs, including lighting, media, and other visuals. The shows are always budget conscious and respect the limitations of touring while striving for the appropriate impact. Utilizing rental elements as opposed to custom fabrication, and relying on simple yet effective theatrical devices rather than a “more is more” approach, our designs usually draw their themes from the album or other associated artwork.

Why It Worked

Lionel’s shows support his performance while not distracting from, or overshadowing him. Spectacular when appropriate, yet intimate at the right moments, his shows always look bigger than they are. Lionel’s audiences get a great night of entertainment, while his production gets high value for their dollar, and Lionel himself always appears contemporary and forward-looking on stage.