U2's techies spill the beans

Attention US Cable viewers...      20/06/01

Those nice people at Tech TV are broadcasting a behind the scenes look at the production process on the current U2 marathon World Tour... Caution; press release follows, may contain corporate bias, unessecessary superlatives : ) San Francisco, CA, June 18, 2001-- TechTV, the only cable television channel covering technology news, information, and entertainment 24 hours a day, will air an exclusive half-hour special edition of "AudioFile" on Monday, June 25, at 9:30 p.m. Eastern -- must-see viewing for fans of U2, music, and technology. Hosted by Liam Mayclem and Kris Kosach,AudioFile's 'U2: Wired for Sound' takes a unique behind-the-scenes look at the technology involved in U2's Elevation Tour and uncovers all the elements of the state-of-the-art arena rock show, including lighting, sound, video, staging, and more. "AudioFile's" production team traveled with U2 to Milwaukee's Bradley Center and Indianapolis' Conseco Fieldhouse to give viewers unparalleled access to the band's legendary technical experts, who make the magic happen. 'U2's Wired for Sound'' examines the technology necessary for executing a high tech tour in style, and how the show merges state-of-the-art computer technology with more traditional techniques. The show will answer questions such as, How does the tour's heart-shaped catwalk affect lighting and sound? How do you send video signal to a screen 64 feet wide but only 8 feet high? What's the secret amplifier setup behind the legendary guitar sound of The Edge? "AudioFile's" Wired for Sound airs on Monday, June 25, at 9:30 p.m. Eastern on TechTV. In addition, all U2 fans should log on to www.techtv.com/audiofile for more information.

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