Austrian Audio microphones have made another high-profile appearance on the live circuit, being selected by Bon Jovi for their latest US tour. Bringing their recent album ‘Bon Jovi 2020’ to audiences across fifteen US cities, the legendary group travelled throughout the Midwest and Southern US, kicking off the tour in Omaha, Nebraska. Audiences witnessed classics from the Bon Jovi catalogue including ‘You Give Love a Bad Name’ and ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ as well as a surprise performance of ‘Just Older’, a track not performed live by the group in over a decade.
Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and lifelong friend to the band, Obie O’Brien, joined acclaimed Front of House engineer Bill Sheppell for the tour’s live sound and recording. The legendary pair selected Austrian Audio microphones for the tour, with key roles being played by Austrian Audio’s OD505 Active Dynamic vocal microphones, as well as OC18 condenser microphones used on drums and CC8 small-diaphragm condensers used on the hi-hat and percussion.
Living up to their industry reputation for producing innovative and reliable tools, Austrian Audio’s microphones were praised by O’Brien and Sheppel for their quality and performance:
“We got impressive results with the spill over rejection of the 505 vocal mics. Even when they cover the mic with both hands, the sound remains unchanged, and feedback rejection is still great. Fantastic new vocal mics from Austrian Audio!”
Martin Seidl, CEO of Austrian Audio, celebrated the significance of O’Brien and Sheppell’s microphone selections, expressing pride that such an influential pair of engineers have entrusted Austrian Audio in getting the best possible results for the tour:
“This was another highlight for us. We’re extremely proud that our mics were part of Bon Jovi 2022. Bill Sheppell and Obie O’Brien are the best of the best and the fact that they chose our microphones for such a big tour where it’s all about the sound, is humbling.”