Australian concert promoter Garry Van Egmond dies aged 82

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Live entertainment, ticketing and technology services provider TEG has announced the passing of TEG Van Egmond’s Garry Van Egmond.

The music industry stalwart passed away on Saturday (April 6) following complications from a recent surgery. 

Van Egmond was a key figure in the Australasian entertainment industry, with more than 50 years of experience in touring, production of theatrical events, event merchandising, marketing and promotion. He sold in excess of 35 million tickets across Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan.

Van Egmond helped to produce some of the biggest concert tours of Australia, including Dire Straits’ ‘Brothers In Arms Tour’ in 1986, which saw more than 250,000 seats sold in Sydney alone. 

Further tours include ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in 1992, 1997’s ‘Riverdance’ and AC/DC’s ‘Black Ice Tour’ in 2010. At the time, this became the fastest-selling tour in Australia with more than 520,000 tickets shifted in under three hours. The tour went on to sell 760,000 tickets across Australia and New Zealand. 

“The entire TEG family expresses our sadness and mourns the loss of Garry Van Egmond,” said TEG Group chief executive Geoff Jones. “Garry was not only a highly valued colleague but a thoroughly decent person, and a resounding talent with the highest integrity. His legacy will stand the test of time.

“Our thoughts are with Christo, Katie and his family through these difficult times.”

Christo Van Egmond, who is currently the managing director of TEG Van Egmond, said: “Garry was a true gentleman in the business and was highly regarded and respected by artists, managers, agents, and everyone he worked with. He was a superb mentor to me and I have enjoyed working with him for nearly 30 years. Over that time, we have presented some amazing events in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He was a fantastic father and friend to me and will be missed dearly by his family, friends, and colleagues.”

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