The LANY show at Webster Hall in New York City (26 Oct 2016) featured excellent background video art. Three large screens displayed static or looping imagery throughout their set. Approximations and crowd photos of some of the images are featured here.

Onscreen Imagery

pink

The first song used solid pink to give the band a classy silhouette.

grid

A white grid on top of a black background. This was displayed in triplicate.

static

Static from a television. I think this was a brief short looped animation.

galaga

Looped animation of a Galaga game, including onscreen text of “FIGHTER CAPTURED”

forrest

Quick jump-cut compilation of Forrest Gump scenes, running. This was split across the three screens.

flower

For one of the last songs in the encore: a red flower on a white background, displayed in triplicate.

Crowd Photos

These admittedly blurry photos show the screens in actual use at Webster Hall in New York City with LANY on stage.

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White grids on the video screens, static image

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Static, I forget if this was animated

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Geographical beach backdrop

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Part of the Forrest Gump scene, animated compilation

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Roses for the encore

Summary

I was impressed with the use of on-stage video screens by LANY. I’d be curious to know such things as:

  1. Who curated the videos on display?
  2. Who manufactures the video screens?
  3. How much do the video screens cost?
  4. Does the band travel with these video screens to every show?
  5. How is the on screen video controlled? Does one of the band members do it, or is it a lighting technician?

If you work with LANY or have answers to these questions, I’d love to interview you! Shoot me an email to hello@nickgray.net

For more technology used at concert, check out my post about the wireless lights used at the Taylor Swift concert by Pixmob.

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