Steve Aoki Concert
Global AV Group, in collaboration with Amuse Events and American Dream Mall, produced Steve Aoki's concert in the Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream Mall. Global's scope of work included providing all audio, video, lighting, special effects, and staging for the show along with all the production labor and technicians to bring it to life.
Working overnight shifts while the mall was closed to the general public, Global's team constructed a 40 x 16' stage with a full concert lighting system, CODA Audio line array system, and a 23' x 16' video wall back drop on the stage. Programming and testing also had to happen during off hours and all performance areas needed to be secured and neat prior to 9AM each day when the mall would re-open to the public.
In order to help the client obtain the necessary permits for the event stages, Global drafted detailed architectural drawings and had them reviewed, stamped, and sealed by a local engineer in order to make sure that the client received the clearance and permission they needed for the show to take place.
A larger-than-life cartoon image of Steve Aoki looms behind him while he performs.
CO2 Cannons provide chilling effect during Aoki's set.
Steve Aoki performs on stage at American Dream Mall
A silhouette image of Steve Aoki is displayed on our LED walls during his set.
Thousands of people in attendance. Sound coverage from the CODA Audio PA system was crystal clear and powerful.
A Cake-Worthy Performance
Because of Aoki's unique performance style where he comes out from behind the turntables to perform and interact with the crowd down stage (and by "interact" we mean throw sheet cakes at enthusiastic fans); Global created a stage plan that afforded the artist the requiered down-stage area he needed to perform.
Surrounding Aoki were dozens of lighting fixtures and hundreds of LED tiles; all secured to the trusses on and around the stage. Throughout the theme park were stadium-grade haze machines that added atmosphere and allowed the beams from the stage lights to be seen cutting through the air above the audience's outstretched arms. During crescendo moments of the show, twenty four tanks of CO2 would let out a hissing jettison of CO2 gas and instantly dropping the temperature on the dancefloor by 20 degrees.
Global's crew of 30 built, programmed, and executed the show. Everything went off without a hitch and the dj even served us some cake during his set ;-)