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Recent shows at the 24,000-capacity Thompson-Boling, on the campus of the University of Tennessee, include
“Obviously, some of this has to do with in the round because there’s more stuff,” he said. “There’s four sides of sound, four video walls, there’s a lot more cable run. When it went on sale everybody realized it was going to be a big production but as it came along and final numbers came in, we all realized that it was beyond what we could structurally hold.”
Reducing the size of the production for Thompson-Boling was reportedly considered but it was decided that it would affect the quality of the show.
Thompson-Boling is 17 years old and the newer buildings on the touring schedule might be better equipped for the production, Reese said.
The tour does visit several young venues such as Oklahoma City’s
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