- the official site

Seijiro Udo R.I.P.

Sadly, one of the greatest promoters has passed on. Mr. Udo was not only a superb businessman but a deeply passionate advocate for music in Japan. He could always be counted on as a dignified and sincere presence in our lives. He and his remarkable team supported Deep Purple and many others with professional courtesy and generosity over decades of touring in Japan. As a giant of the music business, he was a disarmingly humble man who unfailingly gained respect from all who knew him. He became a friend, whose warm smile of welcome will be sorely missed.

Profound commiserations to his family.