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Boston Tea Party – Boston, MA

This Velvet Underground poster was used to advertise shows at the Boston Tea Party in Boston, MA on August 15th, 16th and 17th, 1968. Appearing with the Velvet Underground was Eden’s Children with lights by The Road. The poster is printed on card stock and measures approximately 17 x 22 1/2 inches. There is also an 8 1/2 x 11 inch flyer printed on standard paper.  The poster artist is David Jenks.
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La Cave – Cleveland, OH

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This Velvet Underground Mailer advertising the band at La Cave in Cleveland, Ohio April 26th, 27th and 28th, 1968. The card measures approximately 11 x 4 1/4 inches and is printed two-sides on a light green card stock. Other artists performing at La Cave that month are Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Linn County Blues Band, Phil Ochs and Dick Wedler. The card mentions the “New Verve LP, White Light-White Heat.” Below is an image of the back side of the mailer.
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Hippodrome – San Diego, CA

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July 5th and 6th, 1968 saw the Velvet Underground back at the Hippodrome in San Diego, California with Quicksilver Messenger Service. This Velvet Underground poster measures approximately 17 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches and is printed on a silver card stock in black ink. There is also a small card printed on plain card stock with the same image measuring  approximately 5 x 7 inches. The artist is Rebecca Galdeano.
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Boston Tea Party – Boston, MA

The VU were back at the Boston Tea Party in Boston, MA for three shows on May 16th, 17th and 18th, 1968. Sharing the bill that weekend were The Hallucinations and Bo Grumpus with lights by The Road. The poster is printed in black on card stock and measures approximately 17 x 22 1/2 inches. I’ve also found a small card measuring approximately 4 3/4  x 6 1/4 inches. The artist is Davis Laing.
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Avalon Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

October 18-20, 1968 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, California. This poster is known as FD#142. The poster measures approximately 13 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches and also exists as a postcard. Artist is Wes Wilson and the Photographer is Belmer Wright.
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Retinal Circus – Vancouver, Canada

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June 27-30, 1968 at the Retinal Circus in Vancouver, Canada. This over-sized postcard measures approximately 5 x 14 inches. The artist is S. Seymour.
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Boston Tea Party – Boston, MA

This flyer is for December 12th to the 14th, 1968 at The Boston Tea Party in Boston, Massachusetts. This is both a flyer and a poster. The flyer measures approximately 8 1/2 x 11 inches and the poster measures 11 x 17 inches. The artist is Steve Nelson.
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Shrine Hall Exposition – Los Angeles, CA

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This is a calendar for the month of May 1968 for the Shrine Hall Exposition in Los Angeles, California. This calendar was printed in the LA Free Press on May 3, 1968 and also exists as a small poster on card stock which measures approximately 6 1/2 x 11″. Other bands listed that month were the Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Sons of Champlin, Taj Mahal, Albert King, Chambers Brothers, B.B. King, Steve Miller Band, Yardbirds, and more. The show poster is also shown below. The artist is John Van Hamersveld.
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Shrine Expo Hall – Los Angeles, CA

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July 12 & 13, 1968 at the Shrine Hall in Los Angeles, CA. This is a flyer measuring approximately 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. The artist is unknown.
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Boston Tea Party – Boston, MA

This poster is for March 22nd and the 23rd, 1968 at The Boston Tea Party in Boston, Massachusetts. This is both a flyer and a poster. The flyer measures 8 1/2 x 11 inches and the poster measures approximately 17 x 22 inches. The artist is Bob Driscoll.
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