McLaren Engineering Group provided structural and mechanical engineering evaluations of the stage equipment and performance lifts for Lady Gaga’s Joann World Tour. The concert consisted of multiple staging effects, two large full-stage lifts that rose up to 10 feet above the stage with a variable tilt up to 10 degrees, along with three smaller wave lifts capable of the same motion. The pop superstar used McLaren-engineered platforms to perform her most popular hits for crowds in sold out stadiums around the world.
McLaren’s entertainment engineers designed the large and small wave lift systems and reviewed the main stage and B-stage for structural adequacy and safety. The large wave lifts operate independently – rising, falling and tilting at different choreographed sections of the show – each designed to hold 10 performers at a time. McLaren aided in the development of a high-wind action plan for safety during several outdoor performances.