Another Sound Win

19 Jan 201121
The U2360° Tour has won the award for Best '2010 Tour Sound Production' at the annual TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) Awards in Los Angeles.

U2's Joe O'Herlihy won in the category of Front of House Sound Engineer while 360 crew members Alastair McMillan, David Skaff, Richard Rainey and Niall Slevin picked up the award for Monitor Engineers. U2360° Tour partner Clair won Best 'Sound Company'.

The awards are known as 'the Grammy's' within the rock touring production industry and the U2 sound crew were up against talented competition from touring personell working with Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica and James Taylor and Carole King. ML Procise from Clair, who have worked with Joe and U2 for over thirty years, accepted the award on behalf of the 360 Tour.

'It's a fantastic accolade at beginning of the year,' said Joe, when we caught up with him in Dublin. 'These are the awards made by your peers in the industry and they recognise outstanding creative achievement so it's pretty special for us to win.'

Joe and the U2 crew were also winners in 2002 for the Elevation Tour and in 2005 for Vertigo and he said this win was a special tribute to the 16-strong audio team led by Jo Ravitch, Senior System Engineer.

'This makes it a hat-trick of wins for us but not only is the competition getting tougher every year but this time, with this 360 tour, we're doing something quite revolutionary which required us to completely rethink how we deliver great sound in the round in stadiums. We're delighted!'

And after a few weeks off, the team are already working on preparations for next months dates in South Africa and those in South America that follow.

'South Africa will be amazing particularly as in Johannesburg we'll be opening in the new stadium where the soccer World Cup Final took place last year. And we always love heading over to South America, the audiences are extraordinary, that latin passion is something we all look forward to. I'll never forget those nights shooting the U23D movie, it'll be great to be back.'

All TEC Winners listed here.
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congratulations to Joe and his crew .U2 and this team are really awesome.
So proud of my friends husband!
My best friends husband is a manager with Clair and rarely do I see a show they produce that is bad. They have been with U2 since nearly the beginning, which says a lot for both the band and the audio team. If it works U2 doesn't usually change it. I have seen some of same band security members years later at other shows. It's kind of cool to see that. Congrats to Clair and U2.
Huge Sound!!
Ive seen U2 8 times from JT to ZOOTV to POP to Elevation and Vertigo, saw them twice in Helsinki on the 360 tour, the sound was and has always been the best live of any band, my brother in law lives 3 miles from Helsinki and he sais he could hear the concerts perfectly!!!!! Well done the team for the bone shaking buzz you keep keep giving us!!!!! Just wish U2 would release a live CD cause this tour is just rocking!!!
excited about the upcoming Pittsburgh co
I'm so excited to you U2 in Pittsburgh! I'd first seen the band in Cleveland, Ohio back in 1985! Over 25 years later, the energy is even more fantastic! I'm so excited!!!
Congrates on the TEC Award
that is awesome! I am watching the 360 Tour right now, they did an awesome job on that stage. I had the chance to see in person in Chicago when the opened the North America tour at Soldier's Field. I want to back to see the show again this year. All the best in 2011.
Congratulations GUYS !!!
I think it's totally deserved ... U2 is a great band, and also the whole team working with them are superb. Thank you and congratulations again to you ... A very fast on the roads of your concerts. Kisses. <3 LOVEANDPEACE83 <3
Congrats guys! You're really awesome!! And get ready for South America, we're anxious for these shows!
Well deserved!! The best sound crew for the best band. You have reasons to celebrate it!! Can't wait until the next time :)
Good Job!
Dear colleagues Thanks for join that sound experience as never heard! Good Job!
Congratulations, I'm sure you all will keep doing great!
Well done!
The U2 crew rock just as hard as the lads they support on stage!
Great Work!
Congrats to you all!
I can't believe that
This is realy awesome !! well i just can say... congratulations, although i think that can't go to your concert in 3 April at estadio unico de la plata :(, but well don't worrying. To me, U2 it's the best band of world YEAH !
Great word for a great team. Congrats!
Brilliant sound
Congratulations to this amazing team!!! Having attended concerts of the 360 Tour I was moved by the crystal clear sound of the music. In 2009 I had a seat in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin and last year I enjoyed the show in the front row of the inner circle in Vienna. The songs sounded incredibly beautiful in both places. Thank you for creating such an outstanding sonic experience in the whole stadium!!!
another sound....
congratulations, it is amazing news!
Awesome job team. Just makes me more excited for the concert this summer.
Great Job!
Congratulations.... U2 crew you all deserved the award congrats!!! Very proud of you all !.
Congrats to each one of you who make the 360 Tour possible! South America is waiting for you! Be prepared!! The gigs here are going to be unforgettable! 80 days to São Paulo I ! See you there! Thanks for everything!!!!!
well done!
congrats to a very hard working crew! thanks you!
well done!
Congratulations, well deserved award, we hope in Argentina, health and long life!
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