Ultra-rare The Clash 1979 secret Gig poster ‘White Riot’ At the Fillmore Framed
Ultra-rare 1979 Clash USA secret Gig poster ‘White Riot’ At the Fillmore
Original poster to promote the bands 2nd only American gig on the 8th February 1979, organised by Joe Strummer & Mick Jones in defiance of promoter Bill Graham who
the Clash were under contract with, hence the band were billed as ‘White Riot – The best band ever’ Direct from England. This US Gig would take place at Geary Temple
(which had once been Graham’s old Fillmore West) in San Francisco.
The band’s second concert in America was a charity benefit which cost half as much as the first show and would benefit a youth organization and the homeless, a fact the
Clash wore proudly.
Very few of these posters were created to promote the gig, hence almost impossible to find. There was also a flyer for this same gig which I have shown a picture of, but
please note that it is not included in the sale – just the actual framed poster.
Poster size is 22.5” x 17.5” inches.
Tippex or white marker has been added to this poster, but none the less is in excellent condition for being over 40 years old - and looks absolutely stunning now that I have
had it professionally framed.
This dynamite rare poster is featured in Too Fast to Live Too Young to Die: Punk & Post Punk Graphics Book by Andrew Krivine.