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Robbie Williams Australian tour 2006

18-Oct-2006

Johnston Audio supplied the bulk of the audio equipment for the Robbie Williams stadium tour of Australia. The tour was a huge success – 9 sellout shows to more than 400,000 people!

The Robbie Williams tour was Johnston Audio’s first foray into the stadium domain. The result – a total success!

We would like to thank the audio production people from the Robbie Williams team for their support and their belief in us to supply the audio production for such a large show.

The Johnston Audio system and crew delivered everything and more! The preparation and presentation of the system received many favourable comments and Robbie’s FOH engineer Dave Bracey said that the system was fantastic. 

The Johnston Audio touring crew’s vibe and commitment proved to be a huge positive for the tour and contributed greatly to the outstanding results achieved.

The system

Johnston Audio supplied 54 L’acoustics VDosc cabinets traveling on dollies of 4 to make the setup and pack-down faster. The two front inner hangs had 15 Vdosc/side (specially painted cabinets supplied by Britannia Row) and the front outer hangs had 12-15 Vdosc/side. There were 2 delay towers of each with 12 Vdsoc.

The VDosc cabinets were powere4d by Camco Vortex 6 amplifiers. 

The Robbie Williams tour necessitated the design and construction of a flying version of the Wayloud subs. Similar to the L’Acoustics 218, 24 flying-version Wayloud Subs were built for the tour and flown in a vertical hang alongside the outer VDosc arrays. Another 24 Wayloud subs were positioned in stacks of 6 across the front of the stage.

The system design also had 18 L’Acoustics ARCS boxes in pods of 3 across the front edges of the stage.

The whole system was controlled by 16 Dolby Lake controllers and a barrage of computers supplied by Britannia Row.

Sheriff L Babari was the system designer and toured with Robbie Williams.

Johnston Audio Crew List

Robert “Jock” Bain - Crew Chief  & Delays
Doug Pringle  - Vdsoc system rigger
Peter O’Leary  - Vdosc system rigger
Connor Dune  - monitor rigger / operator

Equipment list from Johnston Audio

  • 54 L’Acoustics Vdosc
  • 48 Wayloud subs
  • 18 L’Acoustics ARCS
  • 16 x Wayloud wedges
  • 12 x Crown 24x6 amplifiers
  • 1 x DiGiCo D5 112 EX console
  • 8 x Camco Vortex 6 Amplifiers
  • 18 x Crown VZ 5000 Amplifiers