80s Blackfoot Marauder World Tour Southern Rock t-shirt Medium

$249.99 USD

Chest 19 in.

Length 23.5 in.

Content: 100% Cotton

Tag Brand: Hanes

This sweet double-sided t-shirt is for the southern rock band Blackfoot and it commemorates a concert tour that was launched to promote their album Marauder. Marauder was the band's fifth studio album released in 1981, the same year that the tour began. The tour lasted through 1985, but during that time the band was still recording and releasing new music. They released two other albums before the end of the tour, Siogo and Vertical Smiles. During this four year period the group also went through several lineup and stylistic changes.

By the early 1980s, southern rock had become rather passe among music fans, and Blackfoot attempted to find new ways to update their sound and image for the MTV generation. They added Ken Halsey on keyboards to their lineup and also dismissed guitarist Charlie Hargett. Hargett had been a founding member of the group, but Blackfoot was unsure if Hargett's rough biker style would resonate with the new audiences they were trying to appeal to. The extensive touring and fight to bring in fresh fans took its toll on the band, and by 1986 they officially decided to throw in the towel. However, there would be many more Blackfoot albums and tours to come, although they would feature a rotating cast of various lineups. This vintage tee features a portrait of the band on the back, and it commemorates one of the last tours to feature the group's classic lineup of Rickey Medlocke, Charlie Hargrett, Greg T. Walker, and Jackson Spires.

Fits like a modern unisex adult medium. Small repair on the bottom of the hem, see pics.