Powerhouse promoter Garry Van Egmond passes away age 82

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Legendary promoter Garry Van Egmond has passed away aged 82.

Entertainment industry powerhouse Garry Van Egmond and founder of TEG Van Egmond has passed away following complications of recent surgery.

Van Egmond sold in excess of 35 million tickets across Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan and Japan during his more than 50 year career.

He was responsible for four of the biggest concert tours of Australia including the Dire Straits Brothers In Arms Tour, which saw ticket sales of approximately one in 15 to the entire Australian population.

AC/DC’s Black Ice Tour 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.

TEG Group CEO Geoff Jones said Van Egmond’s legacy “will stand the test of time”.

“Garry was not only a highly valued colleague but a thoroughly decent person, and a resounding talent with the highest integrity,” he said.

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

“Garry was a true gentleman in the business and was highly regarded and respected by artists, managers, agents, and everyone he worked with,” said Christo Van Egmond.

“He was a superb mentor to me and I have enjoyed working with him for nearly 30 years. He was a fantastic father and friend to me and will be missed dearly by his family, friends, and colleagues.”