Ringo Starr looks to Adlib

Liverpool-based production company Adlib has supplied additional touring production and crew for Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band on the UK leg of their recent tour.

Account handler Phil Kielty commented: "It was a great honour to be asked to work with one of Liverpool’s best known musicians and one of the remaining Beatles, his Liverpool show in particular was amazing."

However, Adlib secured the project not because of their geographical location, but because they came highly recommended to Starr’s production, and because they could deliver the L-Acoustics PA specified by Starr’s FOH engineer John Cooper.

They supplied a selection of options to facilitate both V-DOSC and Kara main speaker hangs, which could be configured according to what was most suitable for each venue – the V-DOSC for the larger spaces and the Kara for the smaller.
L-Acoustics ARCS and d-Vs were used for in and out-fills, while SB28 and SB18 subs completed the set-up. "We were basically prepared for all eventualities," explained system tech George Puttock.

The largest example of the system set-up was at Bournemouth BIC, consisting of 8 x V-DOSC cabinets per side, with 3 d-V downs, 3 x SB28s per side for subs, together with Kara and ARCS infills. The entire system was powered by LA8 amplifiers and processed via Lake LM26’s for EQ and time alignment – a standard Adlib combination.

Starr’s production brought their own consoles and complete monitor rig from the US.