Live Event Producer Dan Parise Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away
Dan Parise Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Dan Parise.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
I cannot think of anyone who lived life to its fullest more than our fearless leader, Dan Parise. We are absolutely gutted at the loss of this tremendous, larger than life legend in the music business. We at Diversified Production Services are still trying to process the loss of this great man. He was not just our boss, but our family. He was our mentor and friend. Dan pushed us all to become better at what we do in this business, accomplishing things we never imagined and for that we are eternally grateful. Dan was also a huge supporter of women in our industry and knew that by keeping strong women by his side, he would look better! We will miss him everyday. We know he’s up there drinking the finest California red wine, smoking a big fat one and playing his bass guitar.
Dan Parise, CEO & president of Diversified Production Services (dps-us.com), who had organized and managed notable concerts and tours with top artists over a three-decade span, died Aug. 24 from a heart attack. He was 61.
Parise served as Live Nation’s director of production and created its Special Events Division, and continued producing major events after launching DPS in Weehawken, NJ in 2011.
His production credits include The Concert for New York City in 2001, A Concert for Hurricane Relief after Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts in 2009 and 12-12-12: A Concert for Sandy Relief in 2012, among others.
He also played key roles with top events including Garth Brooks at Yankee Stadium in 2016, the Global Citizen Festival, the Made in America Festival, the iHeartRadio Music Festival and several Super Bowl Halftime performances including this year’s show with Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
DPS, a joint venture with Roc Nation, also recently produced Meek Mill’s Motivation Tour, iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour and Michelle Obama’s Becoming tour.
Parise was also nominated for Emmy and Grammy awards for his work on the Beyonce & Jay-Z: On the Run 2014 concert film and 12-12-12: A Concert for Sandy Relief.
Before joining Live Nation, Parise toured with numerous national acts and oversaw the New York-based production teams with Clear Channel Entertainment, SFX and Metropolitan Entertainment.
An outdoors enthusiast, Parise also had a taste for fine wine, classic cars and was also an avid collector of vintage basses and guitars.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of legendary live event producer, Dan Parise. From “The Concert for New York City”, “12-12-12: A Concert for Sandy Relief” to the annual Z100’s Jingle Ball and the countless concerts and once in a lifetime live events he produced at The Garden, his impact and legacy in the entertainment industry will continue to live on for generations to come.
My industry lost a great man yesterday. Dan Parise was a legendary live event producer that passed away from cardiac arrest at age 61.
Parise started his career more than 30 years ago, and since then the industry veteran has worked with artists and celebrities including Jay-Z, Eric Clapton, Oprah Winfrey, Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder. He oversaw large productions and ruled with what Roc Nation called an “iron fist” while bringing “heart and greatness” to events such as the Global Citizen Festival, the Made In America Festival and the iHeart Radio Festival.
Most of all, he was just a really nice and kind man and I feel lucky to have worked with him. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Sending you all my love Cheryl Alper
I’ve had some down days during this pandemic but I’ve most definitely not cried this hard in a long, long time.
It is with absolutely devastating sadness that I report of the passing of a long-time industry colleague, business mentor, and friend. I did my first show with Danny back in 1998 and have cherished every production warfare-filled moment with him and his incredible team ever since. He built an incredible business and an even more impressive list of clients throughout the decades. He leaves a legacy of producing that will be hard to top. Selfishly, I have lost him from my life long before I was done learning from him.
I take a small bit of solace in the fact that I did get to tell him recently how much I appreciated him and I encourage all of you to do the same to everyone that you truly appreciate. I told him how appreciative I was not just for his friendship but also for his guidance, the chances that he gave me, and most importantly his loyalty. Dan reciprocated vehement loyalty to those that showed how loyal there were to him and it was always incredible to watch. I owe him an immense debt of gratitude for the chances that he gave me from the very start of my freelance career all the way to this pandemic. In turn, I always promised to never underdeliver for him. It was a valuable and continuous business lesson that proved itself time and time again.
Dan, you will be forever missed. Exhausted after show pizzas and beers just won’t taste the same ever again.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.