The 1975 had an incredibly busy and successful touring cycle throughout 2016-2017, including winning Best British Group at the 2017 Brit Awards.
The band performed over 200 shows across 35+ countries, incorporating 2 x 5,500kg backline rigs, 2 x 2,000kg lighting rigs and 5 x ATA carnets via air, road and sea freight, including passenger and cargo aircraft charters and long term storage on three continents.
The team here at EFM successfully delivered a particularly tight run of shows and corresponding freight moves through Asia in 2016.
The 1975’s Malaysian show ended late one night in Kuala Lumpur however, due to no commercial flight options being available, we supplied dedicated trucks to drive all backline and production equipment through the night, across the Malaysian border into Singapore, including express customs processing. As soon as the trucks arrived in Singapore the following morning, customs were cleared and the kit was prepped and loaded onto the only wide-body aircraft option available, which then flew onto Jakarta, arriving around midnight. The kit and ATA carnets were customs cleared through the night and delivered to the venue early in the morning the following day, in time for the first Jakarta show.
In early 2017, the band jetted off on the South American festival circuit with seven tonnes of equipment via airfreight, where they performed at Lollapalooza in Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Santiago, before heading onto Bogota and three shows in Mexico.We then transported The 1975’s tour into North America. The US tour started in Texas and the band played shows through the centre of America and into Canada. We transported the band back to the US for its final US show, before heading home to UK in time for Park Life and the start of their European tour in June 2017.
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