Concert poster collector and Nirvana specialist Scott Mussell is announcing his search for this rare early career Nirvana poster. “It’s from their first international tour after the album Bleach had come out in 1989.” Mussell says adding “I love the graphic of the smiling baby- I envision it as a big poster but even if it’s a smaller size it’s fantastic!” The poster advertises a November 25, 1989 show the band played while on tour with fellow grunge rockers and label mates Tad. The show took place at the legendary Fri-Son in Fribourg, Switzerland and is not without some controversy. The clubs official stance is that Kurt did not play this show. But former Nirvana drummer Chad Channing who was on stage that night insists that Kurt went on despite a rumored illness. Whatever the truth of the matter Mussell finds the poster to be among the most charming of the 89 tour. “I’d love to add an example to my collection and would pay $500- on condition- for the right to preserve it.” Mussell said. If you have an example in any condition you can contact Mussell by email at email@example.com, by text message anytime at 1.515.707.7250 or through his website www.MussellAmericana.com. Mussell is also seeking, with appropriate provenance, ANY pre-1993 Nirvana poster/ticket/flyer or other related ephemera. Cash offers paid within 24 hours.
Nirvana poster collector Soctt Mussell is offering a cash reward of $500 for an original first printing of this rare c.1990 Nirvana concert poster. Known as a 'tour blank' because of the clear space at the bottom that was intended for a promoter to write in the venue location by hand. "These were used in the early days before they left the SubPop label" Mussell says adding "I'm very motivated to obtain one wether it's blank or has the added venue information, I'm a buyer in any condition." The poster was used on the Bleach tour and examples are know from New York City, Ann Arbor, MI and Hollywood, CA. "They must have been distributed to areas where there was not only going to be a concert but a known base of fan support" Mussell notes adding "I think it's one of the top graphics produced for the band and represents a key stepping stone in the timeline of their development." Mussell is a collector of rock 'n roll concert posters with a special emphasis on items spanning Nirvanas career. "I think of this as historical preservation. It's important to preserve these early artifacts and I'm offering $500- on condition- to be the person who does that." Contact Mussell at 515.707.7250 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an example of this poster or other Nirvana material.