This poster was printed for one of the first shows for FALL OUT BOY show in La Crosse! KEEPSAKE was booked at the Warehouse with barely known outside Chicago band FALL OUT BOY as tour support band. Local pop punk band SWEET NOTHINGS was added to the show, which cost $6 for tickets.
Showdate was March 19, 2003.
At this point in their career, FALL OUT BOY was 2 months away from releasing Take This To Your Grave, on Fueled By Ramen Records.
KEEPSAKE was out touring in support of their record Black Dress For a B Movie, on Fearless Records.
From Coral Springs Florida, KEEPSAKE was at the end of their career, and broke up later that year.
FALL OUT BOY, however, was on a different trajectory, and a year and a half later was on the cover of Alternative Press magazine.
Fall Out Boy was not exactly a household name at the time of the show, as is witnessed by the misspelling of the band's name: FALLOUT BOY instead of FALL OUT BOY.
This show was one of several FALL OUT BOY performances at the Warehouse, one of many Chicago bands who frequented the La Crosse venue around that same time: SHOWOFF, VERUCA SALT, PLAIN WHITE Ts, THE ACADEMY IS, and more.
KEEPSAKE founder Shane Halpern was also briefly part of POISON THE WELL as co-vocalist, in 1997.
At this point in their career, FALL OUT BOY had solved their drummer problems, and just brought in drummer ANDY HURLEY to solidify the band's line-up. So this show featured the current member line-up.
This Classic huge concert poster is printed on black and white paper on a large-format architectural printer. Not laminated.
It measures 36 inches wide by 55 inches high.
Look at the photos that include a bass guitar and a ladder to see how big this really is!
Obviously this poster was printed with 2003 technology, on what would basically be considered a large format copy machine, by enlarging a smaller version of the poster. The contrast is high. It looks like a large photocopy. But it is a true piece of La Crosse musical history. We don't reprint these things, we are selling the original(s) only.
As with ALL of our custom designed-for-the-event posters, it is a truly unique piece of musical history!
SUPPORT BANDS: FALL OUT BOY (Fallout Boy), SWEET NOTHINGS
SHOW DATE: 03/19/03 (poster is from 2003, not a reprint--we do not do reprints--you can own the original)
SIZE: 36 inches wide x 55 inches high
FORMAT: Black and White printed on a large format architectural printer -- a giant photocopy
ADDL INFO: Band so unknown that their name was misspelled on poster
This 1-OF-A-KIND LARGE POSTER is being sold to help raise operating funds for WAREHOUSE ALLIANCE INC, a 501c3 non-profit organization that was formed in late 2013 to oversee the operation of WAREHOUSE all-ages venue in La Crosse Wisconsin, an all-ages drug and alcohol-free performance space for young adults that has operated since 1991 and is one of America's longest running all-ages no alcohol venues.
POSTER WILL BE SHIPPED ROLLED IN A HEAVYWEIGHT REUSABLE TUBE.