The Clash – Bond’s Casino Concert Poster – New York 1981


An extremely rare original “Sold Out” poster for the Clash’s 1981 concert at New York City’s Bond’s International Casino. Measuring 23″ x 35″, original first printing on Matt paper. Please note that the light toning you see on the right side of the poster is due to the lightning, the color is very uniform.

Here is a description of the flaws to the best of my ability:

  • Two large tears: one 1 3/4″ at the bottom of the poster, affecting the black band. The other one 1″ on the left hand side of the poster. Both has been mended on the back with archival Filmoplast tape, fully reversible.
  • Light creases on the left side of the poster, on corners,  can be straighten out by your framer.
  • Few tiny marginal tears at creases. For tiny pin holes at corners.
  • Rear poster has some fingerprint stains, dirt, toned at top due to being rolled and exposed to light.

Overall in Very Good or better condition. I can provide high resolution pictures upon request.



Bond’s International Casino held the publicity of the gigs and some of the concerts would be recorded for CBS and broadcast on the radio. Fans were forced to wait in line outside the venue to be lucky enough to score tickets for a show, let alone multiple ones.

The promoters of the shows underestimated the band’s popularity and cult following, under booking them and overselling each night, and, this being the band’s first American appearance, initially only eight concerts were scheduled from May 28-31 and June 1-3 and June 5. Ten thousand fans queued for tickets and the fiasco for waiting to get in spilled into the streets and drew much more negative attention than initially wanted. With fire marshals closing down a few of the shows.

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