Concert industry vet Bruce Kapp, 57, died in his Los Angeles home from what is believed to be a heart attack April 21st.
Kapp, senior VP of touring at Live Nation, began his career in the ’70s, forming his own concert promotion company, Celebration Concerts. His early years in Chicago included promoting the Super Bowl of Rock series at Soldier field, which included ELP, Pink Floyd, Ted Nugent and Peter Frampton.
He joined PACE Concerts in 1984 and would later join Magic Works alongside Brad Wavra. Magic Works was acquired by SFX in 1998.
Kapp worked with The Who, Fleetwood Mac, NWA and was most recently associated with tours by Aerosmith, Jimmy Buffett, Def Leppard, Jonas Brothers and the reunited Van Halen.
Services are at Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills April 24th at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow at the Wiltern Theatre. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to The Bruce Kapp Animal Fund, c/o Live Nation, 9348 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.