Feb
09
2010

'The Year's Best Stage Show'

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09 February 2010
'The Year's Best Stage Show'
The annual ceremony, organised by TPI magazine, celebrates life on the road - off-stage, under the stage and backstage.

Willie Williams, Jake Berry and Helen Campbell were on hand to pick up the best live production gong while other 360 crew members and production partners were also honoured.



Describing the 360° production, TPI magazine editor-in-chief Mark Cunningham said, 'It is a massive engineering feat - from scenery to video to audio with the biggest PA system to ever be seen on a tour. The four members of U2 are effectively the icing on the cake.'

Willie Williams picked up both 'Lighting Designer of the Year' and 'Video Visionary', Jake Berry was named best production manager, Dallas Schoo won for backline tech, which was accepted by Joe O'Herlihy. The show was hosted by broadcaster Chris Evans and featured the Pet Shop Boys, Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson and former Public Image Limited bassist Jah Wobble. It was a bit of a night according to Willie.

'It's not so much an awards ceremony, more like a family punch-up at a wedding reception,' he told us, the afternoon after the night before. 'A great reunion for the 360 team and we're looking forward to taking it all out on the road again soon.'
This article is tagged to:
Awards, Crew, U2 360° Tour
16  Comments
andychipalu - 09 June, 2010
Please
I would love to see that show.
ricau2 - 02 March, 2010
when:?
when u2 will play in Brsil? I saw in dublin last year, was wonderful
Megan1793 - 02 March, 2010
Awesome..!!
I hope the stage is as awesome as there show will be in Salt Lake!
nanis - 24 February, 2010
i agree
JUST THE BEST!!!!!! its gonna be the best tour at least for many decades. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
martalsmendes - 17 February, 2010
the best
very well deserved. congratillations
BadToad - 12 February, 2010
only the best deserve the best
conngrats i will drink a beer to salute you guys. i started on the joshua tree tour and missed the POPMART. And you guys not only have been doing it all those years but also advance it each trip out. Each show was special to me , and thanks for making an experience i will carry to my trip to heaven.
u2nadias - 10 February, 2010
360 Tour
Best tour of all time!
collectoraholic - 10 February, 2010
Cheers to the 360º Team!
Well deserved awards for an amazing tour! Congrats to you all & I can't wait to see more of the 360º come June & July! Thanks again for all that you do for us; the U2 Fans! I'm sure the lads appreciate all that you do for them as well.
Vanycf - 10 February, 2010
Great show, bad America Latina out of th
congratulations, the only bad thing is that America Latina is out of the tour. Very bad
russ431 - 10 February, 2010
Russ in Wisconsin
My good friend and I saw them at Soldier Field in Chicago...I'm not sure it is because of all the technological advancements in sounds & vision but we both agreed this was Their best show by far...we've been to 10 U2 shows now---bar none this was the best. Can't wait until July 6th when they come back around again...Hey boys how bout that show in Green Bay, Wiisconsin at Lambeau field?? Hell i will offer my hands to help the set up crew...willingly.
Gabi Guimaraes - 10 February, 2010
I agree...
Nobody does it better! Well deserved! But I have to say it's just such a shame that Latin America was, once again, left behind...
U2team.com - 10 February, 2010
Nice stage, nice people!
Oh yeah ! Congratulations to the U2 crew, A team, really difficult to organize ! Stageco, D-view, PRG, Barco ! All of those companies that gave (and will give) us great moments ! See you in few weeks guys ! Special thanks to dallas and Stuart, Flore and all !
babslee - 09 February, 2010
Congratulations
When you put on a great show, you deserve great recognition! Congratulations.
Yogic - 09 February, 2010
Congrats
Congrats to All... U2 Fans are soooo spoiled by Your tireless 360 Production Effort... Thanks Much for the Sugar : ).
evilgenius - 09 February, 2010
Well deserved!
No body does it better. Congratulations!
Marleenie - 09 February, 2010
How proud they must be...
To have their creativity and hard work recognized. It's a joy to read this kind of "news".
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