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I love seeing what other folks are doing structural wise with their trussing these days. Of course the curved track that Tommy Lee's roller coaster drum riser goes on is pretty cool. The actual structure must take a little while to fly into place and get together. I thought that was pretty slick, until I saw these pics of the latest KISS rig. Now this band has always had a big look with a lot of lights and flash power. But now...,

     They have a spider. The spider is nothing new as many of us have at one point done a rig that looks like a circle in the center, with a bunch of legs curving around it. However, I think Sooner Routhier has taken the spider to an unimaginative  level. It looks to me like 2 circles and many, many legs. And at times the body (circles) are on the stage itself, then rise up on to his legs to tower over the band. 

I'm not sure, but I think this is what they are using on their Def Leppard co headline tour. Which if true, only makes it more amazing as how did they hide all this stuff while Leppard was on the stage? Either way, this rig is fricking hot. Not sure who the vendor or crew is, but kudos to the engineering of this beast. It's one thing to put an idea on paper, another to bring it to fruition.

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Comment by Nook Schoenfeld on July 29, 2014 at 7:09am

Thanx Mike. Good stuff

Comment by Mike Rock on July 28, 2014 at 10:44pm

SGPS is handling the rigging and automation and Christie is dealing with the lights. Each leg is controlled by two winches and the head is eight, plus two for the horns or antennas, and the tail is four. Think of it as a steam punk marionette puppet.

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