Music exec Bruce Kapp dies at 57

Booked tours for Pink Floyd, *NSYNC

Touring industry veteran Bruce Kapp died April 21 in Los Angeles. He was 57.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills, 5950 Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles. A reception will follow at the Wiltern Theater, 3790 Wilshire Blvd.

Born in Chicago, Kapp began his music career while still in high school, booking bands in and around his hometown. After graduating from Northwestern U., he developed his own talent agency which booked bands throughout the midwest. 

In the early 1970s he formed his own concert promotion company, Celebration Concerts, promoting events such as the Super Bowl of Rock series with Emerson Lake and Palmer, Pink Floyd, Ted Nugent and Peter Frampton. 

He spent nearly a decade at PACE Concerts beginning in 1984 and went on to join Magic Works, along with Brad Wavra, booking tours for New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC and Britney Spears. 

Kapp most recently worked as Sr. VP of Touring at Live Nation where he oversaw tours by acts including Aerosmith, Jimmy Buffett, Def Leppard, the Jonas Brothers and Van Halen.

He is survived by his wife Jean and a daughter.

Donations may be made to the Bruce Kapp Animal Fund, c/o Live Nation, 9348 Civic Center Dr., Beverly Hills, CA  90210.

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