1970-The Band-Memorial Coliseum Tuscaloosa Concert Poster-FIRST AUCTION APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Excellent '75'

closed on Friday, April 30, 2021

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Starting bid: $1.00

We are pleased to offer this extremely rare original first printing poster for the FIRST TIME in our auction! This is the only example of this poster featuring The Band we have ever seen surface for collectors. It advertises a show that took place in Tuscaloosa Alabama on October 30th 1970. It is 100% original with no restoration. This poster is unlikely to resurface in another auction any time soon!


The Band had an incredible ability to create timeless tunes that feel like they’ve been part of the American fabric for generations even though they were 4/5ths Canadian. This poster was created in the year 1970 just as the band was achieving a good degree of success following the release of their first two albums. In January of that year The Band had been featured on the cover of Time Magazine. They were the first rock band after The Beatles that the magazine chose to feature on its cover. A few months later their third studio album Stage Fright was released which was engineered by Todd Rungren. The simple dark rustic photo on this poster bears a resemblance to the one that appears on the cover of their second album  The Band. Needless to say 1970 would have been a great year to catch one of The Band's live shows.


Poster – The Band Tuscaloosa

Grade – PAE Excellent 75

Bands/Bill – The Band

Venue – Memorial Coliseum

City - Tuscaloosa AL

Date – 10/30/70

Dimensions – 11" X 14"

Printing – OP-1 Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Condition Details – 100% Original with no restoration. Staple holes and staple pulls with a note of Staple pull in the word "time". View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180 11:00 am to 6:00 pm eastern.


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