Clair Global ready to meet the needs of the industry with Eighth Day Sound acquisition

US touring and festival giant Clair Global has acquired fellow pro audio specialist Eighth Day Sound.

The Eighth Day Sound brand will be maintained and will conduct business as it has for the last forty years, under the same management and with the same staff. 

The company will become a stand-alone brand under the Clair Global umbrella, joining Britannia Row Productions in the UK, JPJ in Australia, and AudioRent Clair AG in Switzerland.

The acquisition, previously scheduled to close early April, was delayed because of the pandemic’s worldwide impact on the industry. 

“It was a good idea then, and an even better idea now,” says Tom Arko, president of Eighth Day. “By using this available time, we’ll emerge prepared with all the needed resources to serve a global customer base effectively. We see it as one world, one focus, and one company, and perhaps more importantly, the union ‘keeps it in the family,’ with both companies entirely family-owned and operated. Because of our respected mutual values, I have no doubt the passion for the audio industry will continue in this new venture and become a better solution to meet the needs of the industry ahead.”

The two world-renowned touring and sound reinforcement companies are joining forces with the specific goal of continuing to support the dedicated relationships for touring customers from both rosters.

The two companies will continue their long term relationships with manufacturers that they have had for many years. 

“No one can predict the future, but we believe in the future of live events,” says Troy Clair, owner of Clair Global. “Once it is safe, we fully expect there to be an even greater demand for live entertainment, and we will be prepared to serve that demand. We are excited to strengthen our team and grow our family.”