By Ben York
Posted: Feb. 28, 2013
Concert and tour posters are like little fossils woven into music history.
The emphasis on concert/tour posters first began in the 1960's and is still going strong today. In fact, concert posters have been (and continue to be) huge collector's items.
In today's world, tour posters aren't just for headliners, but for any and every type of band regardless of popularity. It used to be that only indie bands would feature poster art fraught with imagery and symbolism, but nowadays, it seems like every band conveys a special part of their essence within the tour poster. Some are incredible pieces of art and too beautiful to simply toss into a trash can once the show or tour is complete.
Case in point: Fleetwood Mac.
One of rock’s most enduring, beloved and successful bands, Fleetwood Mac will circulate a fresh round of Rumours this year with expanded and deluxe versions of the album in celebration of its 35th anniversary. Rumours made the band one of the most iconic bands of the 1970s and garnered wide critical praise, earned the Grammy for Album of the Year, and has now sold more than 40 million copies worldwide since its 1977 debut.
And who can forget the iconic cover art to their Rumours album, which was also previously used in tour posters?
In celebration of their reunion, Fleetwood Mac is giving fans a chance to design an official tour poster for the band. One winner will receive $500 and the design will be printed and personally signed by Mick Fleetwood himself.
From the band's official Facebook page:
Want some practice before you submit your entry to Fleetwood Mac? Head over to our Doodle page!