If you somehow slept through the 1990's without ever seeing Poster Children play, you done goofed up. The band was well known for their turbo-charged live shows, playing marathon sets while barely surfacing for air. I was lucky enough to share a stage with them a couple times in Lawrence, KS back in the day and was more than happy to have my band's set completely burnt to a crisp by one of the sharpest (and friendliest) live bands around.
The band haven't released a record since 2004, but guitarist Rick Valentin and bassist Rose Marshack have continued to keep busy with their Radio Zero podcast. Thankfully, the band is celebrating the 25th anniversary of 1991's Daisychain Reaction this year with a vinyl reissue (on Lotuspool Records, no less!) and hitting the road for some live dates on the east and west coasts. Dates below.
POSTER CHILDREN 2016 TOUR DATES:
09/23 – Champaign, IL – Pygmalion Festival
09/29 – Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
09/30 – Washington DC – DC9
10/1 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
10/2 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
10/12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
10/13 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
10/14 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
10/15 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
10/16 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
11/23 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s (2 Shows)