Exclusive: Over 8,000 LEO family in the wild, reveal Meyer cats30 November 2015
Meyer Sound has revealed exclusively to PSNEurope the scale of its success with the new LEO family (LEO, LYON and LEOPARD): over 8,000 units in fact.
“LEOPARD is our most successful launch ever, even more so than M’elodie,” incoming PR manager Jane Eagleson says. “Within these first five months, we’ve shipped more than 150 complete LEOPARD systems that are now hard at work in more than 25 countries.” LEOPARD has already been seen at a number of European festivals including Sweden’s Way Out West, Germany’s Moers Festival, Denmark’s Roskilde Festival (pictured) and Montreux Jazz Festival, and has supported the US tour of former Eagles frontman Don Henley.
LEOPARD systems are in place at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and will debut in December in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s iconic Rose Theatre.
“Leading the pack in European LEOPARD sales is France’s Dushow/Best Audio,” continues Eagleson. “[The acclaimed PA] has reignited interest in the entire LEO Family – the UK’s Wigwam Acoustics recently invested in LEO, LYON, and LEOPARD systems, which were put to immediate use touring with One Direction.”
The LEO Family also supported the Grateful Dead’s recent Fare Thee Well shows, and band members are now on tour with John Mayer as Dead & Company powered by 165 boxes. LYON also recently made its Broadway debut on not one, but two stages, supporting Mick Potter’s sound design for School of Rock and Andrew Keister’s sound design for On Your Feet.
LEOPARD launched at Prolight + Sound 2015 and was immediately snapped up by two rental houses (see Bright Norway and Sonalyst spotted buying LEOPARDs). Belgian sound company Stage Unit invested in the country’s first LEOPARD system earlier this month (see New LEOPARD system is the cat’s whiskers, says Stage Unit).