The music world is in shock and paying tribute to tour manager Kiko Loiacono after the news of his death this weekend. Loiacono, who has also served as tour manager for acts such as The Growlers, Shame, and Tim Burgess, passed away on Saturday (November 12).
Although the cause of his death has not yet been made confirmed as of now.
Kiko Loiacono Death, His Obituary
Kiko Loiacono died on 12 November 2022. Kiko was the tour manager for the acts that also includes The Growlers, Tim Burgess, and Shame.
Our friend @drkiko68 died yesterday. He gave his life to rock and roll & left-wing politics,” Primal Scream has also written in an Instagram post. “A beautiful cat. His Kiko Bus was legendary. He crisscrossed Europe taking many independent rock bands on adventures they will never forget.
“He drove @bo_ningen_band on Primals UK tour in 2017 – was great to have his positivity and cheer on the road with us. A true believer – he will be missed by many. ‘Bandiera rosse la trionferra’.”
Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite has also written in a statement: “Got the awful news that my dear friend @drkiko68 died today. He was a one-off. A true believer in music, love, and friendship.
He was such a champion for all of his friends and was always the best company. The world is a much duller place without him around. Kiko Forever.”
Tim Burgess Tribute
Tim Burgess has also paid tribute to Loiacono in his own post, writing that he was “the most legendary tour manager and beautiful friend that anyone could ask for.”
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Last month October, Loiacono posted about being on tour with Bass Drum Of Death and The Lemonheads has also written: “The tour with @bassdrumofdeath and @thelemonheadsofficial is fab. Great vibes. Everyone is so nice. @bassdrumofdeath is a great (splendid) surprise and watching them and the Lemonheads every night is emotional.
“Thanks to @t_ontour and everyone else and to @evangriffithdando for dedicating the “buddy’s song” every night. Courtney Love’s version of “Into your arms” was mint! And I’ll always respect her for standing against Weinstein since the ’90s.