American rockers Fall Out Boy released their first new album in five years in March, So Much (for) Stardust, and then kicked off their So Much For (Tour) Dust tour in style in June, playing a 27-song set at a packed Wrigley Field. Lighting design is by Connor Sullivan of So Midwest, Inc., who is using Elation’s new Fuze Wash 500 on his tour design, along with Prisma Wash 100 lights from Magmatic effects. Lighting supply is by Upstaging.
The new album has been described as 'cinematic' and indeed the tour’s creative directors Amber Rimell and Bronski of TAWBOX, along with Sullivan, talked about doing something for the tour that was more story-telling and theatrical. Sullivan and TAWBOX conceived a captivating concept based on asymmetry, involving two distinct halves of the stage merging into a harmonious, balanced whole. In order to accentuate the contrast between the two sides, Connor opted to minimize the use of horizontal trusses spanning from right to left, instead incorporating numerous torms. On stage left is a collection of hybrid fixtures capable of producing both beam effects and rock 'n' roll aesthetics, while on stage right, spotlights and wash fixtures dominate the lighting setup.