Hugely desirable original program for Bob Marley’s 1980 ‘Uprising Tour’ of the United Kingdom, sixteen pages, 8.25 x 11.75, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “All the best wishes, Bob Marley.” In fine condition. Consignor notes that the signature was obtained at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland on July 10, 1980. Accompanied by a ticket stub from the concert, a certificate of authenticity from Tracks, and a letter of provenance from the original recipient, an employee of the Apollo Theatre who worked in the venue’s VIP box from 1978 to 1983.
The Uprising Tour was the last of Marley's lifetime and the biggest music tour of Europe in 1980. Beginning on May 30th, Marley and the Wailers played a total of 33 shows in Europe before heading to the United States. Two days after collapsing while jogging in Central Park, and subsequently learning that his cancer had spread to his brain, Marley played his final concert on September 23, 1980, at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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