Leader in Rental Services is the Stadium Choice
HOUSTON (September 1, 2009) – “When the sun goes down”, the lights go on for this summer’s tour of the popular country crooner Kenny Chesney, thanks to Aggreko, the global leader in rental power, temperature control and oil-free compressed air solutions. Aggreko has been chosen to power the largest outdoor stadium venues of Chesney's 2009 Sun City Carnival tour, which also includes a line-up of Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and Montgomery Gentry.
A state-of-the-art video wall, sound equipment, lighting equipment - and the famous “Kenny Chair” that lifts the singer over the audience - require more than 1.8 MW of power, which is enough for approximately 250 medium-sized American homes. In addition, temperature control is needed to keep all of the video equipment cool and working. Some of the venues on this multi-city tour, such as outdoor football stadiums, do not have the infrastructure to support an event of this magnitude. Chesney’s concert producers trust Aggreko to provide the critical utilities and technical support they need.
“An average of 50,000 fans see Kenny’s fantastic show in each of the venues we power, so it is imperative that everything run smoothly,” said George Long, Senior Project Manager, Aggreko Event Services. “Aggreko supplies power, heating and cooling systems designed to support all of the aspects - lighting, sound, and video - of this monumental production.”
In all, Aggreko is providing the temporary power and temperature control for nine tour venues in outdoor stadiums, including Papa John’s (Louisville, Kentucky), Heinz Field (Pittsburgh), Soldier Field (Chicago), Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia), AT&T Park (San Francisco), Qwest Field (Seattle), Gillette Stadium (Boston), Ford Field (Detroit), and Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis).
Aggreko has a long history of powering the most high-profile events in the world, including the 2009 Presidential Inauguration and election night events, the Daytona 500 and New York’s Fashion Week. The 2009 Sun City Carnival tour is the largest multi-city concert production the company has powered to date.
“We have been working with Aggreko for more than seven years and know they are the best in the business,” added Ed Wannebo, the tour production manager. “They understand the need for the power to operate flawlessly and the professional Aggreko technicians work seamlessly with all of the local vendors and crews to make sure Kenny’s fans get the best show possible.”
Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power, oil-free compressed air, and temperature control solutions. Aggreko provides 24/7 availability and service support with approximately 3,500 employees operating from over 133 locations. In 2008 we served customers in over 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately $1.8bn. Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L) and headquartered in Scotland. For more information, please access the company website at www.aggreko.com/northamerica.