Over the past 45 years, Garry has been a leader in touring, production of theatrical events, event merchandising, marketing and promotion. His reputation for attracting high yielding events to the Australasian market place is second to none with productions in Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan & Japan.
Through Garry’s long and highly regarded presence in the industry he has gathered an impressive list of contacts with performers, major managers and contractors throughout the entertainment, performing arts and sporting industries.
It is no accident that the four biggest concert tours of Australia have been promoted by Garry Van Egmond; they are “Dire Straits” 1986, “Jesus Christ Superstar” 1992, “Riverdance” 1997 & “AC/DC” in 2010. These along with the other promotions are a testament to his company’s ability to meticulously plan and execute all aspects of successful promotion from marketing through to logistics.
In a career of “sold out” business, highlights include Dire Straits “Brothers In Arms” tour, which saw 250,000 seats, sold in Sydney alone and ticket sales of approximately 1 in 15 to the entire Australian population (this achievement is listed in the Guinness Book of Records), the tour of Bette Midler, which sold out 72 performances and in 2010 AC/DC’s Black Ice Tour which became the fastest selling concert in Australian history selling over 520,000 tickets in under three hours (the concert went on to sell over 750,000 tickets in Australia & New Zealand).
In 2010, Garry Van Egmond was ranked 5th worldwide in the Top 25 International Promoters category by Billboard Magazine.
During his career, Garry Van Egmond has sold in excess of 30 million tickets across contemporary concerts and theatre productions in the Australasian market place.