Pink Floyd Posters - U.S. Tour 1968

Pink Floyd
Second U.S. Tour
July-August 1968
Posters & Handbills

by The Pink Floyd Archives


This section of the Pink Floyd Poster Gallery documents Pink Floyd posters and handbills from their second U.S. tour in July and August, 1968.
Ads from magazines and newspapers are not included.

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U.S. Tour 1968
Posters & Handbills

Pink Floyd

  1. Posters for Concerts Played by Pink Floyd
    1. Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, July 12, 1968
      1. Postcard
      2. 1994 Pomegranate Artbooks reprint
      3. 2004 Carl Lundgren reprint
      4. 2004 Carl Lundgren poster print
    2. Summer Music Festival, Philadelphia, July 24, 1968
    3. Pinnacle Dance Concert, July 26-27, 1968
      1. Handbill #1
      2. Handbill #2
      3. Poster
      4. John Van Hamersveld poster reprint
      5. Poster reprint 2004
      6. Card
    4. Avalon Ballroom, August 2, 1968
      1. Avalon Ballroom Concert Calendar, July-August 1968
      2. "Cosmos" poster
      3. "Cosmos" postcard
      4. "Cosmos" handbill
      5. "Cosmos" double postcard
    5. Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, August 8-9, 1968
    6. The Sound Factory, August 16-17, 1968
      1. Poster
      2. Poster reprint
      3. Handbill
    7. The Bank, August 23-24, 1968
      1. Poster
      2. Commemorative poster
      3. Handbill

  2. Posters for Pink Floyd Performances That Did Not Take Place
    1. Pink Floyd-Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, June 28 & 29, 1968
    2. Sky River Rock Festival, August 31-September 2, 1968
      1. Poster #1
      2. Poster #2
    3. Oakland Pop Festival, September 1, 1968
      1. Double postcard
      2. Pomegranate Artbooks reprint
      3. Carl Lundgren card reprint
      4. Carl Lundgren poster reprint
    4. Electric Factory, Philadelphia handbill, November 8 & 9, 1968


The Second U.S. Tour
July-August 1968


(front & back)
Grande Ballroom postcard
July 12, 1968

1a) Grande Ballroom postcard
Date & Venue: Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, July 11, 12 & 13, 1968
Bands: Fleetwood Mac, Thyme, Pink Floyd, Jagged Edge, Who, Psychedelic Stooges
Poster Artist: Carl Lundgren
Reference Numbers:
1) G/G-680711-OPC-A (with “Grande Ballroom” and “place stamp here’ on the back)
2) G/G-680711-OPC-B (with “Grande Ballroom” and a bulk mail permit #642 imprint on the back)
Card Size: 7” x 4 ½”
PT: .0075”
Notes: Originally issued only as a postcard.
Artist Carl Lundgren explained in his book that the reason no posters were made was that: "Early on we realized that the big posters weren't cost effective so only the postcards (smaller versions) were published."
Pink Floyd played at the Grande Ballroom on July 12, 1968.
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1b) 1994 Pomegranate Artbooks reprint:

Handbill Size: 6 7/16"” x 4 13/16"
PT: .0115"
Reference Number: G/G-680711-OPC-C
Note: A 1994 reissue by Pomegranate Artbooks. The cards are all bound in the book, but have a perforation at the top to tear them out.
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1c) 2004 Carl Lundgren reprint:

Handbill Size: 7 Ό” x 4 Ό”
PT: .0095"
Note: This card was reprinted by Carl Lundgren in 2004, with Carl Lundgren's signature on the back.
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1d) Carl Lundgren poster print:

Poster size: 29 ½” X 18 1/2”
PT: .0105"
Quantity Printed: 200
Note: This image was printed for the first time in poster size by Carl Lundgren in 2004. The posters are signed and numbered. This was a limited edition of 200.



Summer Music Festival poster
July 24, 1968

2a) Summer Music Festival poster
Date & Venue: JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 24, 1968
Bands: Pink Floyd, and others
Notes: A poster for the Summer Music Festival at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 24, 1968



Pinnacle Dance Concert handbill #1
July 26-27, 1968

3a) Pinnacle Dance Concert handbill #1
Date & Venue: Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, California, July 26-27, 1968
Bands: Blue Cheer, Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck
Handbill Size: 6 13/16” x 5 11/16”
Notes: A handbill for the Pinnacle Dance Concert at the Shrine Exposition Hall in Los Angeles, California on July 26-27, 1968.



Pinnacle Dance Concert handbill #2
July 26-27, 1968

3b) Pinnacle Dance Concert handbill #2
Date & Venue: Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, California, July 26-27, 1968
Bands: Blue Cheer, Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck
Poster Artist: John Van Hamersveld, Bob Fried
Handbill Size: 8 ½” x 5 9/16”
PT: .0042"
Notes: A second handbill for the Pinnacle Dance Concert at the Shrine Exposition Hall in Los Angeles, California on July 26-27, 1968.



Pinnacle Dance Concert poster
July 26-27, 1968

3c) Pinnacle Dance Concert poster
Date & Venue: Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, California, July 26-27, 1968
Bands: Blue Cheer, Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck
Poster Artist: John Van Hamersveld, Bob Fried
Poster Size: 18 1/8” x 17 15/16”
PT: .0102"
Notes: A poster for the Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck, and Blue Cheer concerts at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on July 26-27, 1968. Psychedelic imagery of a smiling heart on wings.
At the bottom of the poster, it says: "1968 – Pinnacle, Distributed by Personality Posters, Inc., 74 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10011 – Printed in the U.S.A. / JVanHammerveld Fried 68"
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3d) John Van Hamersveld poster reprint:
Poster Size: 24" x 30"
Printing Information: Giclιe print on high quality 425g smooth fine art paper from Crane & Co.
This poster was reprinted in 2002 by John Van Hamersveld. Signed and numbered by the artist, John Van Hamersveld. Limited edition of 80.
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3e) 2004 poster reprint:
Poster Size: 11” X 11”
Printing Information: Lithograph.
Note: This poster was reprinted in 2004.



Pinnacle Dance Concert card
July 26-27, 1968

3f) Pinnacle Dance Concert card
Date & Venue: Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, California, July 26-27, 1968
Bands: Blue Cheer, Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck
Handbill Artist: John Van Hamersveld
Handbill Size: 4 ½” x 4 19/32”
PT: .0093"
Notes: A card, with blank back, for the Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck, and Blue Cheer concerts at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on July 26-27, 1968.



Avalon Ballroom calendar handbill
July-August 1968

4a) Avalon Ballroom calendar handbill
Date & Venue: Avalon Ballroom, California, August 2-4, 1968
Bands: Pink Floyd, Initial Shock, Iron Butterfly, Steve Miller Band, Howlin' Wolf, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Steppenwolf, Santana, Bill Haley & the Comets.
Handbill Size: 6 9/16” x 4 17/32”
PT: .0075"
Reference Number: FD 128
Notes: This is a two-sided handbill printed by Family Dog Inc. On the front is a color advertisement for The Velvet Underground, Tim Buckley, and All Men Joy at the Avalon Ballroom on July 19-21, 1968. Design by Paul Kagan.
On the back of this handbill is a calendar listing July and August 1968 concerts at the Avalon including performances by Pink Floyd on August 2-4, 1968. Other concerts listed include Iron Butterfly, Steve Miller Band, Howlin' Wolf, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Steppenwolf, Santana, Bill Haley and the Comets, and more.



Avalon Ballroom "Cosmos" poster
August 2-4, 1968

4b) Avalon Ballroom "Cosmos" poster
Date & Venue: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, August 2-4, 1968
Bands: Chrome Syrcus, Holy Modal Rounders, Pink Floyd
Poster Artist: Art by Bob Schneph, photography by Jerry Wainwright
Poster Size: 21 17/32” x 14
PT: .0075"; also .0090"-.0095"
Printing Information: Offset Lithograph. Printed by Tea Lautrec Litho.
Printing Quantity: apx. 5,000
Reference Number: FD-131-OP
Notes: A poster for the Pink Floyd shows at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, California on August 2-4, 1968.
This poster was printed on two different stocks of paper, .0075" and .0090-.0095" thick.
The main image is a spiral series of globes, with a hand holding a globe containing the Family Dog logo in the center.



Avalon Ballroom "Cosmos" postcard
August 2-4, 1968

4c) Avalon Ballroom "Cosmos" postcard
Date & Venue: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, August 2-4, 1968
Bands: Chrome Syrcus, Holy Modal Rounders, Pink Floyd
Postcard Artist: Art by Bob Schneph, photography by Jerry Wainwright
Postcard Size: 6 7/16” x 4 9/16”
PT: .0075"
Reference Number: FD-131-OPC-A (postcard with "place stamp here" on back)
Notes: A postcard announcing the concerts to people on the Family Dog mailing list.



Avalon Ballroom "Cosmos" handbill
August 2-4, 1968

4d) Avalon Ballroom "Cosmos" handbill
Date & Venue: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, August 2-4, 1968
Bands: Chrome Syrcus, Holy Modal Rounders, Pink Floyd
Handbill Artist: Art by Bob Schneph, photography by Jerry Wainwright
Handbill Size: 6 1/2” x 4 9/16”
PT: .0075"
Reference Number: FD-131-OPC-B
Notes: A handbill, with a blank back, for the Pink Floyd shows at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, California on August 2-4, 1968.



Avalon Ballroom "Cosmos" double postcard
August 2-4, 1968

4e) Avalon Ballroom "Cosmos" double postcard
Date & Venue: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, August 2-4, 1968
Bands: Chrome Syrcus, Holy Modal Rounders, Pink Floyd
Postcard Artist: Art by Bob Schneph, photography by Jerry Wainwright
Postcard Size: 6 7/16” x 9 3/16”
PT: .007"
Reference Number: FD-131 & FD-132
Notes: Issued as a double postcard with FD-132, with a bulk rate permit on the back of FD-132. Some issues of this double postcard were mechanically addressed to people on the Fillmore mailing list.



Seattle Eagles Auditorium poster
June-August, 1968

5a) Seattle Eagles Auditorium poster
Date & Venue: Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, July and August 1968.
Bands: Iron Butterfly, Paul Butterfield, Blue Cheer, Doors, Steppenwolf, Moby Grape, Pink Floyd
Poster Artist: Michael Condon
Poster Size: 10 15/16” x 8 7/16”
PT: .005"
Notes: A small two-sided poster advertising seven different concerts at Eagles Auditorium in Seattle, Washington in June through August, 1968. On the back are album promos.
Pink Floyd performed at Eagles Auditorium in Seattle on August 9th and 10th, 1968.
This poster was commissioned by promoter Boyd Grafmyre.



The Sound Factory poster
August 16-17, 1968

6a) The Sound Factory poster
Date & Venue: The Sound Factory, Sacramento, California, August 16-17, 1968
Bands: Pink Floyd, Initial Shock, AB Sky
Poster Artist: San Andreas Fault (Tad Hunter)
Poster Size: 20 9/16” x 13 7/8”
PT: .0089"
Notes: A poster for the Pink Floyd shows at The Sound Factory in Sacramento, California on August 16-17, 1968.
This poster has an image of Ming the Merciless from the Buck Rogers comics at the bottom.
A black and white untrimmed variant (press wipe) has been found with a faint blue & purple background.
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6b) Poster reprint:
Poster Size: 17" x 11”
Note: This poster was reprinted in 2005 on heavy card stock. Possibly made in Canada.



The Sound Factory handbill
August 16-17, 1968

6c) The Sound Factory handbill
Date & Venue: The Sound Factory, Sacramento, California, August 16-17, 1968
Bands: Pink Floyd, Initial Shock, AB Sky
Handbill Artist: San Andreas Fault (Tad Hunter)
Handbill Size: 6 Ύ” x 4 5/8”
PT: .0087”
Notes: A handbill, with a blank back, for the Pink Floyd shows at The Sound Factory in Sacramento, California on August 16-17, 1968.



The Bank poster
August 23-24, 1968

7a) The Bank poster
Date & Venue: The Bank, Torrance, California, August 23-24, 1968
Bands: Pink Floyd, Black Pearl
Poster Artist: Robert Wilson
Poster Size (large): 13” x 20”
Poster Size (small): 10 ½” x 16”
Notes: A poster for Pink Floyd concerts at The Bank in Torrance, California on August 23-24, 1968.
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7b) Commemorative poster:

Poster Size: 60 ½” x 39 Ύ”
PT: .0051"
Note: This is a commemorative (fake) concert poster that was made in the late 1980s for the Pink Floyd shows at the The Bank in Torrance, California on August 23-24, 1968.
This commemorative poster used the art from the original Bank poster at the top and bottom, along with a period picture of Pink Floyd in the center.



The Bank handbill
August 23-24, 1968

7b) The Bank handbill
Date & Venue: The Bank, Torrance, California, August 23-24, 1968
Bands: Pink Floyd, Black Pearl
Handbill Artist: Robert Wilson
Handbill Size: 5 7/16" x 8 1/2"
Paper Thickness: .0112"
Notes: A handbill for Pink Floyd concerts at The Bank in Torrance, California on August 23-24, 1968.


Posters for Pink Floyd
Performances That Did Not Take Place


Unused drawing for Shrine Auditorium
June 28 & 29, 1968

1a) Shrine Auditorium drawing
Date & Venue: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California on June 28 & 29, 1968
Bands: Pink Floyd, Blue Cheer, Jeff Beck
Poster Artist: John Van Hamersveld
Poster Size: 12" x 8"
Notes: This is a color drawing by poster artist John Van Hamersveld for a proposed poster (that was never made) for a Blue Cheer and "Pink Floyde" concert at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on June 28 & 29, 1968. The drawing is on the back of a 12" x 8" handbill (on card stock) for a Chuck Berry/Chambers Bros./Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac show. It's signed and dated, with a few notes in the margins.
This concert, on this date, never took place.



Sky River Rock Festival poster #1
August 31-September 2, 1968

2a) Sky River Rock Festival poster #1
Date & Venue: Sky River Rock Festival, Lighter Than Air Fair, August 31-September 2, 1968
Bands: Pink Floyd, etc.
Poster Artist: Painted by Jacques T Moitoret and Mavu Kadno and produced by The Modernistic Artcraft Studios
Poster Size: 22” X 17”
Notes: Pink Floyd is listed on this poster but did not appear at the festival.



Sky River Rock Festival poster #2
August 31-September 2, 1968

2b) Sky River Rock Festival poster #2
Date & Venue: Sky River Rock Festival, Lighter Than Air Fair, August 31-September 2, 1968
Bands: Pink Floyd, etc.
Notes: A second Sky River Festival poster. Pink Floyd is listed on this poster but did not appear at the festival.



Oakland Pop Festival double postcard
September 1, 1968

3a) Oakland Pop Festival double postcard
Date & Venue: Oakland University, Oakland, Michigan, September 1, 1968
Bands: Pink Floyd, etc.
Postcard Artist: Carl Lundgren
Postcard Size: 7 1/8” x 8 3/8”
Paper Thickness: .0098”
Notes: Double postcard with a map of the festival grounds on the back.
Issued as a double postcard with a Howlin Wolf Grande Ballroom card.
Pink Floyd is listed on the postcard, but did not play at this festival.
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3b) 1994 Pomegranate Artbooks reprint:

Handbill Size: 6 7/16"” x 4 13/16"
PT: .0115"
Note: A 1994 reissue by Pomegranate Artbooks. The cards are all bound in the book, but have a perforation at the top to tear them out.
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3c) Carl Lundgren card reprint:

Card Size: 7 3/16” x 4 Ό”
Paper Thickness: .0105”
Notes: A 2004 reprint of the Oakland Pop Festival card by Carl Lundgren. Signed on the back by Carl Lundgren.
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3d) Carl Lundgren poster print:

Poster Size: 26 1/16” x 17 1/8”
PT: .0084”
Quantity Printed: 100
Notes: A poster print by Carl Lundgren from 2004. Limited edition. Signed and numbered by the artist, Carl Lundgren.



Electric Factory handbill
November 8 & 9, 1968

4) Electric Factory handbill
Date & Venue: Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia, November 8 & 9, 1968
Bands: Jeff Back, Ten Years After, Big Brother & the Holding Company, The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Steppenwolf, Youngbloods.
Handbill Size: 8 3/4" x 5 1/2"
Notes: A handbill for the Electric Factory in Philadelipha for October and November, 1968.
Pink Floyd is listed on this handbill for November 8 and 9, but did not play.