Drones enlisted to dazzle on Drake’s 2018 tour

Verity Studios AG, a specialist in indoor drone technology, has announced that swarms of Lucie micro drones are performing with Drake on his 2018 Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour.
Grammy award-winning Canadian artist Drake is one of the best-selling rappers of the 21st century. Performing to audiences of more than 50,000 people, his previous North American tour broke the record for the highest grossing hip-hop tour of all time. This tour is a first for the Lucie micro drones.
Elevate, a song on Drake’s new album Scorpion, opens with the micro drones swarming onto the stage to surround Drake in a cloud of lights to the roar of the audience.
In another guest appearance, the Lucie micro drones create a glittering wave in the song Look Alive before forming a red 3D cross that rotates around Drake.

Raffaello D’Andrea, founder of Verity and co-founder of Amazon Robotics, said: “People often describe technologies they’ve never seen before as ‘magic’. This is also how people talk about our drones when they see them live for the first time.

“By bringing robotics and AI to live events, we are creating magic. It’s spectacular to see a swarm of drones performing a perfectly synchronised aerial ballet without a single drone pilot in sight. Of course, what’s powering this performance is advanced technology, but when you sit in the audience, all you see is magic.”

Founded in 2014, Verity has offered AI/robotics shows across a variety of live events with more than 30,000 flights. The company’s autonomous drones have performed in more than 20 countries and in a variety of venues.

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