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    Sex Pistols / The Clash / Damned / Johnny Thunders "Anarchy in the UK" Tour Poster (1976).
    Spectacular hot-pink concert poster made for a seminal 19-date British tour in December 1976, at the dawning of the punk era. At the time, the Sex Pistols were the most controversial band in England, given their name, their performances and their use of vulgarity on Bill Grundy's Today TV show in Britain.

    With rising stars the Damned, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers ("from the New York Dolls") and special guests The Clash months before their first album was released, this tour was a punk fan's wet dream. Almost everything that happened on this tour was a first.

    Poster displays dates for the entire tour, with a final box at the bottom to be filled in with details for each stop. This particular poster was used to promote the final date of the tour: December 22nd at the 400 Ballroom in Torquay, near the very southern tip of England. But alas, the Torquay show was eventually canceled.

    Poster has impeccable provenance, originating from the collection of the show's promoter, Lionel Digby. This piece is so rare that it's the very first time Heritage Auctions has had the pleasure of offering one for sale. Measures 19.6" x 29". In Very Good Plus condition, and never used. COAs from Tracks Ltd and Heritage Auctions.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2019
    20th-21st Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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