Ultimate Artists & Venues
Ultimate Support stands and accessories are the choice of touring bands,
recording artists, and professional venues throughout the world.
MetricIndependent Canadian Rock Band
An independent rock and roll band empowered by their innovative approach to the music business, METRIC self-released their last album FANTASIES on five continents without the benefit of a label and went on to sell over a million singles and 500,000 albums worldwide. FANTASIES earned METRIC "Album of the Year" and "Band of the Year" at the Canadian Juno Awards, and the band finished 2010 with their music featured in two major Hollywood films including Scott Pilgrim vs The World and the Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Miss Emily Haines uses one of the Custom Chrome mic stands from Ultimate Support on stage.
METRIC will be on a world-wide tour throughout 2012 in support of their new album, SYNTHETICA.
Tim McGrawCountry Music Superstar
A country music superstar, Time McGraw has sold over 40 million albums and dominated the charts with 30 number one singles since the release of his debut album in 1993. He toured with our Colorado Custom ("Hancock") for years until we had the honor of creating a custom stand for him in 2011.
Weird Al Yankovic
Weird Al is a fantastically talented musician. Wikipedia has this to say about Al: "Since his first-aired song parody in 1979, he has sold more than 12 million albums-more than any other comedy act in history-recorded more than 150 parody and original songs, and has performed more than 1,000 live shows."
Ultimate Support was fortunate enough to catch the most recent Weird Al Yankovic tour as it came through Denver, Colorado this past July. Weird Al's band uses Ultimate Support stands. His keyboardist, Ruben Valtierra uses a blue AX-90 and an IQ-2000 while Steve Jay (bass) and Jim West (guitar) use GS-100 guitar stands.
"The AX-90 IS the flagship of Ultimate Support Systems. It looks great under all the lights and in the fog. The keyboard section of the stage is hard to take your eyes off of."
Keyboardist - Weird Al Yankovic
XNOHard Rock Band, Southern California
Settling for nothing less than mind-blowing, gut-wrenching, wake-up-in-the-morning-still-rocking-out entertainment, XNO is committed to bringing all within ear shot into The XNO Alliance. And this isn’t hard to do with their high energy show that spills off the stage to touch the audience... literally! Though several of their performances have been aired live world wide both in audio and video format through the internet, nothing quite compares to the experience of a live show.
"I have been using Ultimate Support stands for years because they are the best in the business and most importantly, they don't STRIP after awhile like all the other stands do. And the Dark Magic stand from the Custom Chrome series fits the look of XNO PERFECTLY. Thanks guys for making such kick-ass QUALITY stands!" - JT, XNO
Kix BrooksCountry Music Superstar
Leon Eric "Kix" Brooks III is an American country music artist, best known for being one half of the duo Brooks & Dunn. Brooks and Dunn have won more Country Music Association awards and Academy of Country Music awards than any act in the history of country music. They have won the Country Music Association Vocal Duo Of The Year award every year since they debuted in 1991 except three. Brooks begins his solo career in 2012, releasing a new 12-track album on September 11, 2012. "New To This Town" will feature nine songs co-written by Brooks, including the album’s first single and title track.
Kix Brooks and band all use Genesis Series® guitar stands on stage while touring the world!
The Fabulous ThunderbirdsAmerican Blues/Rock Band
With chart-topping hits such as "Tuff Enough" and "Wrap it Up," the Fabulous Thunderbirds are the quintessential American blues rock band, formed in 1974 and still touring and recording today. "We started as a straight blues band", vocalist and harmonica player Wilson says. "We now incorporate a mixture of a lot of different styles. We're an American music band and we're much higher energy than we were before."
Kim Wilson tours with one of Ultimate Support's Custom Chrome mic stands while the rest of the band takes advantage of Series ONE premium guitar bags and Genesis® Series guitar stands.
Reba McEntireCountry Music Superstar
Having sold 68 million records in the United States and more than 80 million worldwide – and often referred to as the "Queen of Country" – Reba McEntire continues to remain one of the most popular artists in not just America, but world wide.
Reba McEntire's band uses Ultimate Support out on tour. Her band leader and keyboard player, Doug Sisemore, uses an APEX® AX-48 Pro Plus while the rest of the stage is riddled with Genesis® Series guitar stands. We're honored and grateful to have worked with Reba and her band for many, many years.
Glen TempletonCountry Music Artist
Securing a foothold as a performing artist on the country music stage in, Glen Templeton has criss-crossed the country the last several years playing events such as The ACM’s All-Star Jam, Country Jam USA, Cheyenne Frontier Days and numerous state fairs and festivals to perfect his rollicking stage show. Mr. Templeton signed with Nashville’s Black River Entertainment in July 2011 and his upcoming, self-titled, release (produced by the venerable Mark Lambert) features 10 songs including a duet with the celebrated Leon Russell.
Glen and his band tours with numerous Ultimate Support stands. He uses one of our Custom Chrome mic stands, for instance.
Pop EvilMidwest Rock Band
Pop Evil's debut studio album, Lipstick on the Mirror , was released August 12, 2008, and it features radio favorites "Hero", "Somebody Like You", "100 in a 55", and "Stepping Stone."
In the past few years the band has toured with Judas Priest, Saliva, Tesla, Puddle of Mudd, Theory of a Deadman, Framing Hanley, Saving Abel, and Whitesnake, among others.
After six months of writing new material, Michigan's Pop Evil is recording their sophomore album, "War of Angels" (Universal Republic Records) with Midwest native/producer, Johnny K. (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down , Staind, Plain White T's and Finger Eleven). "War of Angels" will be released later this year.
Lead vocalist, Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil, exclaims, "I need a MIC STAND with an ATTITUDE!!!! Ultimate Support has finally given me what I have been looking for!!!!"
Honor SocietyPop Rock Band
Honor Society has been named a breakout band to watch by Rolling Stone and a Buzzworthy artist by MTV. They also earned an opening spot on one of the best-selling tours of the summer of 2009 as they joined the Jonas Brothers and Jordin Sparks on the North American leg of the Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009. They continue to tour and record while building a solid fan base. They are currently using Genesis Series guitar stands and APEX Series keyboard stands on stages across America.
"Ultimate Support builds stable, balanced stands that collapse to store in the most efficient manner possible. Their APEX series of keyboard stands offer unique features like cable management, integrated storage, and brilliant accessories like microphone boom attachments. Ultimate Support stands are the superior choice for the touring musician."
Honor Society ? Production Manager/FOH Engineer
TrainAlternative & Roots Rock Band
Train is an American pop band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1994. Train achieved mainstream success with their debut album, Train, which was released in 1998. Their second album, Drops of Jupiter (2001) brought the band massive popularity. The lead single from the album, "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" was an international hit and won two Grammy Awards in 2002. They released their fifth studio album, Save Me, San Francisco in 2009. The first single from the album, "Hey, Soul Sister" became the band's biggest commercial success to date, charting in the top three on the Billboard Hot 100, and reaching the top ten in several other countries. Lead singer Patrick Monahan is currently touring with a Live-ST mic stand!
"Ultimate Support stands are great for me. As much as I move around on stage, and have people join me up there at all different heights, it is the only stand that adjusts instantly. It's perfect!!!"
Pat Monahan - Train
Montgomery GentryCountry Music Award-winning Duo
With more than 20 charted singles and winners of awards from the MCA's, American Music Awards, and the Academy of County Music, Montgomery Gentry continue to delight audiences everywhere. They are currently touring with a "Dark Magic" Custom Chrome microphone stand.
Miley CyrusSinger, Songwriter, and Television Star
Perhaps best known for starring as the title character in the Disney Channel series, Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus is a superstar of epic proportion. She is currently touring with a ?Love ? Hate? Custom Chrome microphone stand.
House of BluesAnaheim, California
The House of Blues has introduced millions of customers to the sights and sounds of the Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Jazz, and Roots-abed Rock & Roll since it opened its first venue in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1992.
MercyMePraise and Worship Recording Artists
Reaching a wide audience of various backgrounds, this praise and worship band with a modern rock/pop flair had a breakout hit in 2001 with "I Can Only Imagine." They use a Custom Chrome Mic Stand on stage ("Smell the Rubber").
Backstreet BoysDance-Pop Vocal Superstars
For more than 16 years, Backstreet boys have delivered tightly crafted songs, floor-shaking rhythms, and unmistakable harmonies while redefining pop music. The Backstreet Boys are currently touring with Custom Chrome Mic Stands ("Smell the Rubber").
"With a grueling world tour of over 30 countries a year, there isn't any other choice but Ultimate Support stands. Their new Custom Chrome series works perfectly with our set design; and they work night after night with heavy choreography use, as well."
Backstreet Boys ? FOH Engineer
The Viper RoomWest Hollywood, California
Located on the Sunset strip in West Hollywood, the Viper Room uses Ultimate Support microphone stands exclusively. The Viper Room opened in 1993 and continues to be one of the nightclubs of choice for Hollywood's hottest young actors.
Howard JonesSinger, Songwriter, and Recording Artist
With such note worthy hits as "Like to Get to Know You Well," "Things Can Only Get Better," "No One Is To Blame" and many others, Howard Jones has introduced fresh, new music to enthusiastic fans for over 25 years. He continues to tour with Ultimate Support V-Stands.