Saturday, November 28, 2020

Elton John Tour Poster By Maxx242


"Any good costume makes you feel ready to perform. I arrive at a venue, take a nap, then wake up and pick my outfit. Then I put it on. And that’s the moment when I become Elton John.”

In the Fall of 1974, Elton John and his band embarked on their biggest tour to date, comprising 45 concerts in 31 North American cities over a period of just 70 days. Elton's popularity was staggering at the time; he was in the midst of a flurry of #1 albums and hit singles. Tickets were nearly impossible to get, and the people lucky enough to obtain them often had to sleep out overnight at the venue's box office window for days.

While Elton was the biggest musical act of the ’70s, he was just as known for his extravagant outfits. His onstage attire stemmed from a wide variety of sources, including costume designer extraordinaire Bob Mackie. Elton's costume selections have always gone beyond pageantry, acting as expressions of his inner self. Collectionzz wanted to create a print from this era that combined the electricity of Elton's live performances and his signature costumes; and Maxx242 take the reigns to create this amazing 6 color screenprint that did just that! According to Elton's resident historian, this extravagantly feathered costume was worn at a variety of shows during the 1974 tour of North America, and was worn (or a very similar costume) on the Muppet Show which was taped in 1977, and was first broadcasted in 1978.

Size: 18" x 24"
Edition Size: 200 Main Edition / 100 Rainbow Foil Edition Hand Numbered
French Paper White (Main Edition) / Holographic Rainbow Foil (Variant)
6 Color Screenprint
Holographic sticker on back of print for authenticity

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