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Willie Williams      

Stage, Video & Lighting Designer

Willie Williams is a show director, stage, video and lighting designer for concerts, theater, and multimedia projects. He is best known for his groundbreaking work with the rock band U2, and is recognized as one of the leading artists in this field.

Williams began his career doing lights for various bands in the punk rock scene, such as Writz, Deaf School and Stiff Little Fingers.

Willie Williams has been responsible for the design of U2's tours from 1982 onward, most famously the extravagant, bewildering Zoo TV Tour (1992–93), and most recently the Innocence + Experience Tour (2015-18). He has also worked with musical artists such as R.E.M., David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Robbie Williams, Darren Hayes and George Michael.

Williams has designed for the Montreal-based dance company La La La Human Steps. Other collaborations have been with Laurie Anderson, Marianne Faithfull and the Kronos Quartet, most notably on Sun Rings, a joint effort with NASA that combines the string quartet's music with video and audio material collected by the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft.

Williams has also designed Gallery and Architectural Installations, as well as theater shows such as We Will Rock You, Little Britain Live, French and Saunders Still Alive, Steve Coogan is Alan Partridge and Other Less Successful Characters, The Fast Show Live, Barbarella and Pam Ann.


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