Members of the final The Allman Brothers Band lineup, dubbed “The Brothers,” came together Tuesday evening at Madison Square Garden in New York City to celebrate 50 years of The Allman Brothers Band. The Brothers included founding member Jaimoe and longtime members Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, Marc Quinones, and Chuck Leavell along with guests Duane Trucks and Reese Wynans. The powerhouse band transported Madison Square Garden into the past with songs going back to the band’s original 1969 album.
The one-night show was powered by Meyer Sound solutions anchored by LEO and LYON linear line array loudspeakers, provided by rental partners UltraSound and PRG North America. The system configuration consisted of, per side (L/R), a main PA with 16 LEO loudspeakers, six flown 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements, main 180-degree arrays and 270-degree arrays of 18 LYON loudspeakers each, 18 rear LEOPARD compact loudspeakers and six center rear LEOPARD loudspeakers, eight LEOPARD for front fill, and 10 1100-LFC control elements ground-stacked.
“Bringing in UltraSound and PRG Audio with a Meyer Sound PA was the most logical option,” says Derek Featherstone, FOH Engineer of the evening and CEO of UltraSound. “This decision was based on a number of variables. Most importantly, we have deployed the same set up for at least 12 Dead & Company 360-degree shows in this same room [MSG]. We wanted to approach this one-off event by eliminating as many unknowns as possible and the Meyer Sound LEO and LYON system has performed for us successfully in this environment.”
The UltraSound and PRG teams joined forces for a night to remember with, in addition to Featherstone behind the console, monitor engineer Bobby Tis, system engineer Michal Kacunel, monitor tech Chris Bedry, and audio engineers Mike Bollella, Paul White, Dustin Lewis and Chris Rushin.