2016/17/18 Tiësto
Production design and touring lighting direction for mainstream electronic music artist’s worldwide tour

What did VE do?

Tiësto was a client of Visual Endeavors from 2016-2018, with VE providing design & creative direction for his multitude of worldwide tour dates

Where did this project take place? 

Tiesto’s shows span venues all over the globe, from headline shows to music festivals. We played major festivals like Creamfields, Ultra Music Festival

What was unique about this project?

With an artist that does so many shows, creating a strong thru-line and consistent experience across continents, stages, and seasons is a huge challenge. We focused on touring a show that created a strong brand identity and emotional immersive experience for every fan in attendance.  Headline Tiësto designs we created include one of the first shows at Governor’s Island in NYC, a double-header Brooklyn warehouse show, headline show for Creamfields in the UK, a celebratory Club Life 500 show in Tiësto’s hometown of Breda in the Netherlands, and a content pilot at Ultra Music Festival using RealSense depth cameras for real-time visual effects. 


ISY Music Festival 2018, Sanya Bay, China 


Ultra Miami 2018 | this headline show featured a custom Intel integration using depth cameras and Notch effects for real-time IMAG of the artist engulfed in flames, particles, etc. 


Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2018 | for EDC 2018, we premiered a show that included timecoded lighting, lasers, and video to provide audience members with an eye-popping audio-visual experience. 


Brooklyn Warehouse Shows 2017 | in 2017, Tiesto took over a warehouse in Brooklyn for two consecutive nights, throwing a series of intimate shows that harken back to the early days of electronic music. we created a bespoke design for this small venue that surrounded the audience with lights and lasers. 


Tiesto’s Club Life 500 Show, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2016 | for his 500th episode of the ClubLife podcast, Tiesto threw a huge show as part of the Amsterdam Dance Week. we worked with the festival to create a large design including custom logo element, moving trusses, and plenty of technology. the show was over six hours of nonstop music! 

Tools Used :

Vectorworks + Cinema4D for conceptual / design
MA Lighting grandMA2 for lighting control

Avolites Ai media server for media control
Notch VFX for IMAG effects 

Key Players :

Production Design – Visual Endeavors
Lighting Director – Aron Altmark
Production Manager – Tiago Machado

Tour Manager – Jordan Loyd