JPS Australia


Coldplay 2016 Australian tour

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JPJ Audio supplied Coldplay with a massive d&b system for their four stadium shows in Australia and for their Mount Smart Stadium show in New Zealand.

JPJ has a great relationship with the Coldplay production team and it was a pleasure to be asked again to supply audio for their tour. Dan Green pulled an amazing sounding show out front with the system in full array mode. A big thanks to, Tony Smith and Nick Mooney the chiefs of CP audio and the entire Wigwam crew for making it a seamless show for us. Looking forward to the next one.

The local JPJ crew worked around the clock to get the system ready in 4 days and a big thank you for the effort. A great result for JPJ and the Coldplay tour.

The System

It was the largest D&B “J” system yet to be seen on our shores. With 176 x J8/12 boxes and 60 subs, a mix of J-sub and Infra. We also used some Q’s for some front lip fill.

The system design also incorporated array processing to cover entire stadium, which required over 120 x D80 amplifiers! Wigwam supplied the touring consoles and infrastructure and we supplied the entire speaker system with all the opening act kits required. There were also some ring delay systems for the Etihad and Alliance shows. A mad amount of speakers.

Crew list

  • Josh De Jong
  • Craig Gordon
  • Murray Lewis
  • Conor Dunne
  • Adrian Roach
  • Bonar Darmawan Abraham

Read more

Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams tour. CX Magazine article by Cat Strom



Coldplay 2012

Coldplay Australian tour 2012

© Guto Monteiro / JPJ Audio. Click to enlarge.

Promoting their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, this was Coldplay’s first Australian tour since 2009’s Viva La Vida tour, aside for their quick visit for the 2011 Splendour in the Grass (Qld) festival.

JPJ Audio provided the d&b speaker system along with L-Acoustics V-Dosc and Kudo for delays.


November 13 – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
November 17, 18 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
November 21 – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Main Speaker System

d&b Main system J-8 and J-Sub

© Guto Monteiro / JPJ Audio. Click to enlarge.

  • 40 x d&b J-8 Enclosure
  • 20 d&b J-SUB Sub-low Enclosure – flown
  • 12 d&b J-SUB Sub-low Enclosure
  • 10 d&b J-INFRA Sub-low Enclosure
  • 72 x d&b D12 amplifier

Front Fill Speaker System

  • 6 d&b Q7 Enclosure
  • 4 d&b Q1 Line Array Module
  • 6 x d&b D12 amplifier

Side Speaker System

d&b Side system J-8, J-12, V8, V12

© Guto Monteiro / JPJ Audio. Click to enlarge.

  • 24 d&b J-8 Enclosure
  • 8 d&b J-12 Enclosure
  • 16 d&b V8 Enclosure
  • 8 d&b V12 Enclosure
  • 2 d&b V8/V12 amp rack
  • 18 x d&b D12 amplifier

Delay System

Delay system. L-Acoustics V-Dosc

© Guto Monteiro / JPJ Audio. Click to enlarge.

  • 36 L-Acoustics V-Dosc elements (3 hangs of 12)
  • 54 L-Acoustics Kudo elements (4 hangs of 6) (Etihad Stadium)
  • 24 L-Acoustics Kudo elements (4 hangs of 6) (Allianz Stadium)

JPJ Audio Crew

Delay system. L-Acoustics Kudo

© Guto Monteiro / JPJ Audio. Click to enlarge.

  • FOH System Engineer
    Josh de Jong
  • System Techs.
    Connor Dunne, Guto Monteiro, Craig Gordon, Dakota Crouch
  • Monitor System Engineer – Opening act.
    Shaun Ayles
  • Delay System Techs.
    Duncan Kaye, William Ramage

AC/DC Black Ice World Tour

AC/DC, Australia’s most successful rock and roll band, with sales of over 200 million records worldwide, returned home in February as part of their Black Ice World Tour. It was the band’s first Australian tour since 2001.

The main loudspeaker arrays, for the tour, were Electro-Voice X-Array while Jands Production Services provided Clair Audio I5 cabinets for the side hands and delays. For the stadium shows JBL Vertec cabinets were used ito supplement the system.

Dates February 11, 2010 – March 8, 2010
Melbourne Etihad Stadium – February 11, 13, 15
Sydney ANZ Stadium – February 18, 20, 22
Brisbane QSAC Stadium – February 25, 27
Adelaide Adelaide Oval – March 2
Perth Subiaco Oval – March 6, 8
JPS Crew  
  Nick Giameos
Delay Crew – Sydney Karl Sullivan, Dave Richardson, Paul Schofield, Simon Farrell, John Kerns
Speaker System Clair Bros Audio
  20 x Clair i5 10° Speaker Cabinet
  8 x Clair i5 5° Speaker Cabinet
  8 x Clair i5 2.5° Speaker Cabinet
  30 x JBL Vertec VT4889
  14 x Crest/QSC Amp Rack
  20 x Crown MA5002VZ
FOH Drive System  
  10 x Clair iO Controller
  1 x Gateway Motion 1200 Tablet PC