2 Live Crew Banned in the U.S.A. Freedom of Speech Tour
Globe Poster Printing Corp. Item #5235
Globe Poster Printing Corp.: Baltimore, Maryland, 1990. Pink day-glo silkscreen and offset print on heavy cardstock. 22 x 33 in. Very good with small water stain at top edge and rubbing at bottom left corner.
Poster for a 2 Live Crew show in Lafayette, Louisiana as part of their “Banned in the U.S.A. Freedom of Speech Tour.” Following a ruling by a Florida judge that their music was obscene and the arrests of record store owners in Alabama and Canada for selling 2 Live Crew's albums, the group released Banned in the U.S.A. and embarked on this tour. They would successfully overturn the ruling, garnering public support from the editors of SCREW and from Henry Louis Gates Jr., who testified in court that their music was an important part of the American literary tradition.