jueves, 29 de julio de 2010

Bon Jovi by the Numbers.


- 120,000,000 --- Number of albums Bon Jovi has sold globally

- 34,000,000 -- Number of fans who have seen a Bon Jovi concert

- 800,000 -- Total watts that the sound system can generate

- 750,000 -- Pixels in the large curved video screen behind the stage

- 21,933 -- Labour hours that went into the manufacturing of the stage set & video columns

- 11,000 -- Feet of video control cable linking the large video screen (3,350 metres)

- 9,872 -- Pounds that the high def, state of the art video screen weighs (4477kg)

- 9,200 -- Total amps required to execute one stadium show for lights, audio, video, rigging, motion control, and robots

- 9,000 -- Feet of aluminum used to build the stage (2,750 metres)

- 6,000 -- Amps of power generated by the lights during one stadium show

- 4,300 -- Square feet that comprise the large high def video screen behind the stage (largest in the world of it's kind and built with brand new state of the art technology) (400 Sq metres)

- 4,000 -- Feet of video cable for the cameras on the B-stage video track (1,200 metres)

- 1,000 -- Total number of road cases used to transport all the equipment for the tour including lights, audio, video, stage, band instruments, wardrobe, etc.

- 1,000 -- Number of separate video cues during the show to correctly display the show on the video screens

- 1,000 -- Wheels used on the transportation carts for the stage set to get the stage into the trucks

- 905 -- Total kilowatts of power consumed during one stadium show for lights, audio, video, rigging, motion control, and robots

- 500 -- Number of cups of coffee made on tour daily

- 500 -- Miles of cable used for power, lighting, and audio equipment on tour (804 km)

- 420 -- Average number of fans that get a VIP seat "inside the circle" during a stadium show

- 376 -- Number of wheels on the trucks used to transport the production

- 350 -- Number of video connections needed to make the high definition video system work

- 300 -- High end professional lights used to design the show

- 208 -- Number of separate amp channels in the sound system

- 150 -- Number of caster wheels that support the base of the stage

- 150 -- High strength magnets that lock the stage together

- 150 -- Weight of the outdoor stage in tons (136,077 kg)

- 115 -- Feet wide, the distance from one end of the large stadium video screen to the other side (largest of it's kind in the world) (35 metres)

- 97 -- Number of Bon Jovi songs that the video team had to program content for in case they are played during the tour

- 80 -- Number of additional local crew members recruited in each city to help build and tear down the production/staging

- 78 -- Feet that the semi circle B stage extends out into the crowd (23 metres)

- 68 -- Number of touring crew members

- 64 -- Number of inputs and outputs on the high definition video router

- 50 -- Feet, the height of large stadium video screen behind the stage (largest of it's kind in the world) (15 metres)

- 40+ -- Total stadium shows on The Circle Tour

- 34 -- Number of shows Bon Jovi has sold out on the first leg of the tour (34 of 34)

- 29 -- Chain motors supporting the large video screens

- 20 -- Total number of trucks used on tour to transport the stage, audio equipment, lighting equipment, video equipment, wardrobe, offices, rigging, etc.

- 15 -- Number of individual columns that comprise the massive stadium video screen

- 15 -- Number of guitars that Richie Sambora will play while on tour: 1 PRS, 5 Fenders, 3 Zemaitis, 1 Telecaster, 1 double-neck Yamaha, 1 Mastercaster & 3 ESP's

- 8 -- Number of cameras remotely controlled by camera operators to shoot the video of the show

- 8 -- Number of weeks it took to build the massive high def video screen behind the stage

- 7 -- Number of Pearl Drums that Tico has in his drum set

- 7 -- Number of guitars Jon uses on tour including 3 acoustic and 4 electric guitars

- 6 -- Number of months it took to design The Circle Tour stage

- 6 -- Weeks it took 6 programmers to custom build one of a kind/state of the art software used for the high def video screens

- 5 -- Total number of hours spent tuning Jon & Richie's guitars on a show day

- 4 -- Number of drumsticks Tico Torres breaks per show

- 4 -- Number of Keyboards and pianos David Bryan has on stage

- 4 -- Number of custom created video programs that were designed for The Circle Tour

- 3 -- Number of days it takes to set up the production/staging for an outdoor stadium show

- 3 -- Carpenters on the crew responsible for maintaining the stage

- 3 -- Number of time Billboard has ranked Bon Jovi as the # 1 hot tour of 2010

- 2 -- High resolution LED video screens at 24 ft high and 24 ft wide (7m x 7m)

- 2 -- Number of wardrobe changes Jon makes per show

- 2 -- Number of slide out bridges that connect the semi circle B stage to the main stage

- 1 -- Number of days it takes to break down the production/staging for an outdoor show

- 1 -- The rank Pollstar has given Bon Jovi in the top 20 tours of 2010

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