The Roses artwork created by John Squire wasn’t only restricted to their record sleeves, several of their concert tickets also featured unique artwork and creative designs.
The first example is from the Alexandra Palace gig in 1989, then Spike Island with its variation on the Elephant Stone artwork, followed by the lemon motif inspired Glasgow Green ticket and finally an example of the designs used on the UK Second Coming tour.
They seem all the more interesting in this day of bland uniform ticket designs.
If anyone has a scan of the Blackpool Empress Ballroom gig ticket please get in touch or leave a comment.
Time for some more music press coversÂ featuringÂ the Roses.
All these examples are from 1990. The Roses have transcended their indie roots and are fast moving into the musical mainstream. This is illustrated by their appearance in more teen and pop based publications, and the rock establishment that is Q magazine.
What’s your favourite ever Roses’ magazine cover? Leave a comment and let us know.