The Johnny Tupolev Experience

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On August 4, 2023 is the starting signal of one of the surely most unusual concert series of the last years.

In Wuppertal’s Visiodrom, a disused liquid gas tank and gas boiler from the last century, JOHNNY TUPOLEV present a rock show of the absolute superlative. And it should also have earned a predicate: unique.


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10 songs, 30 meters
above the city


The band performs live on the former gas pressure plate inside the 70-meter-high boiler – that alone is a special feature. The Visiodrom is a pillarless cylindrical space with a diameter of 38 meters and a height of 47 meters.

A special kind of rock show


What is unique about this project is the audio technology. In order to make music audible at all in a “cylindrical metal structure” of such dimensions as the VISIODROM, the JOHNNY TUPOLEV ROCK SHOW has to manage without loudspeakers.

Since running times and reverberation of several seconds make conventional sound reinforcement impossible, the show is transmitted completely via a broadcast system without delay (latency-free) to radio headphones. Each listener/spectator can adjust the volume individually.

About the show

Live and in real time

In sync with the music, 33 high-performance laser projectors project coordinated films for each song – and not in 2D: pictures, images and videos of the band can be seen on Europe’s largest 360-degree screen, with a total projection area of 6500 square meters.

Live and in real time, the audience is thus immersed in a unique way in the emotional world of each song and its story. You can move freely, but you are always in the middle of it, surrounded by light, shapes and colors – and the music of an absolutely exceptional band around frontman and singer Tom Berger.

Responsible for the images and visuals is none other than Frank Petzold, multiple Oscar nominee for his work as VFX artist on many Hollywood blockbuster productions. Currently he is responsible for the effects in the anti-war epic “Nothing New in the West”, by the way, again Oscar-nominated.
He is supported in his work for the Johnny Tupolev Rock show by Christoph Vitt, photographer, video and film artist. Christoph has already won an Emmy for his documentaries and will capture the project in sound and vision.



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