Barry Fey Dies

Legendary concert promoter Barry Fey, who brought U2 to Denver and, in doing so, put them both on the map has died. His death is reported to be a suicide.

Several Denver sources confirmed his death late April 28 and, though details were scarce,he recently had undergone hip replacement surgery, according to KCNC-TV, a CBS affiliate. He had recently been released from the hospital and had returned home.

A post to his personal Facebook page dated April 24 said, “Barry is now home and doing well.”

He appeared to last post April 27, regarding a fund raising event at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo.

“So proud, our friends have done an amazing job, Feed The Rocks is today at the greatest venue in the world: Red Rocks Amphitheatre. To all those attending, i hope you have a great time and be safe. –Barry”

AEG Live Rocky Mountains chief Chuck Morris confirmed Fey’s death to KCNC. “He meant everything to music in Colorado,” Morris said. “I worked with him for 25 years, and believe me, at his peak, there was nobody better. Nobody else came close. He sold tickets like nobody else. When he was in his prime, he was the greatest rock promoter in the world.”

Other sources told the television station that Fey had taken his own life.

Pollstar will update as more information becomes available.