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Heavy metal band Iron Maiden packed arenas attracting crowds with its spectacular Legacy of the Beast European tour. Helping to bring its richly-designed stage show to life was entertainment lighting from Signify.

The company’s Philips Vari-Lite VL6000 beams provide both the heavy-duty punch and the subtlety required by lighting designer Robert Coleman - from a searchlight that depicts war, to illuminating a stunning cathedral and finally, Hell. “They are versatile and incredibly powerful - they’ve been hitting the back wall of the stadiums,” he said. “Also, the combined colours from them have been stunning. I have particularly enjoyed the strobe, especially when blasting the audience.” The 38-date Legacy of the Beast European tour ended in London last weekend.

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