Original French poster from David Bowie's The Glass Spider tour, specific to a performance at La Courneuve, Paris, July 3, 1987

David Bowie

Paris: Nuit Blanches Productions, 1987. Vintage grande poster for David Bowie's The Glass Spider tour, for a performance at La Courneuve, Paris, July 3, 1987.

Launched in support of Bowie's 1987 "Never Let Me Down" album, The Glass Spider tour began in May 1987, and was preceded by a two-week press tour in nine countries throughout Europe and North America. Bowie's largest and most expensive tour, with the largest and most elaborate touring set at the time (designed to look like a giant spider), was the first tour in which Bowie would visit Austria, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and Wales. It was also the first tour in which wireless microphone technology was available, allowing Bowie considerable freedom to move about the stage and interact with dancers and musicians, including occasionally climbing onto the 3-story spider scaffolding with his dancers.

46.5 x 62.5 inches, folded as issued. With a 2.5 inch closed tear at the far top right, just above the "E," with an archival repair on the verso, else Near Fine.


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