Bandit Lites has long invested in multiple Robe Lighting products: The BMFL range is an industry standard and always in demand. As 2022 roared to life, Bandit has purchased even more Robe products to meet the growing clamor.

Designer Dave Butzler has over 200 BMFL Spots, WashBeams, Robin 1200 LED Washes and BMFL Lightmaster Side Kits on the 2022 Garth Brooks Stadium tour.

“Robe is obviously the heart of Dave’s massive design,” said Bandit Lites Chair Michael T. Strickland. “Garth has gone where no other stadium act has gone before, selling out multiple shows in stadiums across the country.  Garth did three nights sold out in Salt Lake City, two nights sold out in Edmonton, two nights sold out in Birmingham, and over 100,000 in each sold out show at LSU Stadium and at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. Every show on the tour was a sellout! Garth closes the 2022 Stadium Tour in September with five sold out shows in Dublin, Ireland at Croke Park, over 400,000 people total!”

Constant demand for the very popular Robe FollowSpot with the RoboSpot control system drove 2022 the purchase of these units. They are out on Reba McEntire (designers Andy Knighton and David Hare), Shinedown (designers Mitchell Schellenger and Carter Fulghum), Maren Morris (Silent House designer Alex Reardon,) as well as other acts.

New BMFL Spots and WashBeams are out also on Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn with designer Chris Lisle and Widespread Panic with designer Paul Hoffman. Hoffman also uses PATT 2013 units.

Robe Spikies, Pointes, Mega Pointes, 1200’s and Halo LED Rings are across many acts, including with Alice Cooper (designer Chris Lisle), Chris Young (designer Mike Stanley), Papa Roach / Falling in Reverse (designer Mathias Kuhn), Dude Perfect (designer Mason Felps), Halestorm (designer Craig Richter), Jackson Browne (designer Greg Classen) as well as on other tours.

“Our relationship with Robe and CEO Lori Cochenour could not be better,” said Strickland. “Lori and the amazing team at Robe could not be better to us. We depend on Robe, and they are always there for us. We thank them for all of their support.”


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May 2023 issue

2023 A1 Buyers Guide