May 27, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2021

Offered are two Arcade Fire concert tour posters and a tour document from the collection of the "Smooth Ride" tour bus company who served the band on their Fall 1997 tour. The first poster is a limited edition (97/100) signed by the artist for the September 28, 2007, show at the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. The poster was created by "Valhalla Studios" and measures 18 x 24 inches. The second poster is also a limited edition- the sought-after Arcade Fire "shadowbox" poster which promoted shows during September and October 2007, in Utah, Missouri, Minnesota, Kentucky and Ohio. It measures 19 x 25 inches, and is hand-numbered "492/630."The poster could actually be cut and folded into a shadow box--luckily this one was not! The third item is the "Fall 2007" tour itinerary booklet, an official tour document measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Near Mint condition.

Smooth Ride Rock & Roll Tour Bus Collection

Each item in the collection is accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from owner Sandra Placco. Her letters read in part:

Smooth Ride Custom Coach Leasing operated for over 40 years providing tour bus services to rock & roll bands. We began building coaches in our driveway in Red Hook, New York back in 1974. The first tour was with a band called Orleans (their big hit was “Still the One”), and we operated until 2014. We went on to provide tour bus services to dozens and dozens of different acts, including Prince, KISS, Phish, Trey Anastasio, Bob Dylan's “Rolling Thunder Revue”, Janet Jackson, Alice Cooper, TOTO, Bruce Hornsby, Don Henley, Steve Miller, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Neil Young, Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Arcade Fire, to name just a few!

The business originally started as “Land Yacht” and gained the trusted name of “Smooth Ride” in the early 80s. Our reputation grew, and tours just came in as entertainers found that we provided a better way to get from point A to point B. I personally handled the tour booking, tour contracts with the bands and management companies and our company financials. Around 1984, we started working with Florida Coach, who built custom coaches for us, and later we worked with Night Train Coach of Nashville, Tennessee, as well as many other custom coach companies, over the years. We stopped operating in 2014, as I was preparing for retirement. 

Arcade Fire Concert Tour Posters (2) and 2007 Tour Document
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Minimum Bid: $50
Final prices include buyers premium: $0
Estimate: $100 - $200
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Auction closed on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
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