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Gary Richards is Taking the Lead as President of LiveStyle's US Operations

Over a month ago, the news of Gary Richards and Live Nation parting ways broke the internet. Richards, aka DESTRUCTO, founded HARD Events (HARD Summer, HARD Day of the Dead, and Holy Ship Cruise) in 2007 and in 2012, Live Nation acquired the brand.

However, Richards seems to move on onto bigger things quite quickly. Through his tweet, he revealed that he has taken a role at running NYC’s Electric Zoo this year. As it turns out, he has officially become the North America President of LiveStyle (a company formed from post bankruptcy SFX) and he will oversee all current LiveStyle US festival operations (React, Made Event/Electric Zoo, DPP and Beatport).

Richards told Variety that “I look forward to coming on board as President of LiveStyle and have a much larger role to play in the music community . . . in addition, I plan to create new festival concepts and cruises at LiveStyle.”

H/T: Dancing Astronaut