Major Concert Promoter Seijiro Udo Dies at 92; Brought Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan to Japan

Seijiro Udo

Seijiro Udo, the founder of major concert promotion company Udo Artists, Inc., died on Oct. 15 of old age. He was 92.

Udo, who was from Kumamoto Prefecture, started the company in 1967. His company brought numerous international acts to Japan such as Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Kiss, Aerosmith and Bon Jovi. Since Clapton gave his first concerts in Japan in 1974, Udo remained long-time friends with him.