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Death of promoter Garry Van Egmond at 82

Death of promoter Garry Van Egmond at 82
April 8, 2024

Veteran concert promoter Garry Van Egmond, the founder of TEG Van Egmond, has passed away following complications of recent surgery.

During his 50 year career, Van Egmond sold in excess of 35 million tickets across Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan and Japan and was responsible for four of the biggest concert tours of Australia including the Dire Straits Brothers In Arms Tour in the 1980s, which saw ticket sales of approximately one in 15 to the entire Australian population.

AC/DC’s Black Ice Tour of 2010 became the fastest selling concert in Australian history, selling over 520,000 tickets in under three hours and more than 760,000 tickets in Australia and New Zealand.

His long experience in touring, production of theatrical events, event merchandising, marketing  and promotion also saw him promote Jesus Christ Superstar in 1992, Riverdance in 1997 and Bette Midler’s ‘The Divine Miss M Tour’ of 1978.

Advising that Van Egmond’s legacy “will stand the test of time”, TEG Group Chief Executive, Geoff Jones stated “Garry was not only a highly valued colleague but a thoroughly decent person, and a resounding talent with the highest integrity.”

He is survived by his daughter Katie, son Christo, who is TEG Van Egmond’s Managing Director, and grandchildren Hugo and Saskia.

Images: Garry Van Egmond. Credit: TEG.

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