Venom Tour/Festival Shirts

 This page contains pictures and information of some of the rarest Venomshirts.
Click the thumbnails below to view a larger image of each picture


 USA Invasion 1983

Extremely rare shirt from Venoms first visit to USA for two gigs at Paramount Theatre
in New York 22 and 24 April 1983. 
Support act on both gigs were Metallica. 

Thanks to CRONOS for a nice copy!

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European Invasion 1983

Venom were supposed to headline the Dutch festival, Aardshockdag the 25 June 1983 but the
gig were cancelled
after their gear failed to make it's way back from the New York concerts two
months before. The shirts sold as hot beer in hell. Beautiful, rare and much sought after.

Thanks to CRONOS for a nice copy!

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7 Dates Of Hell Tour 1984

First a sleeveless shirt from the 7 Dates Of Hell Tour with a rare backprint and below that one you
see the holy grails of metal shirts! This beauty is the official shirt from the legendary 7 Dates Of
Hell Tour in 1984. Constantly in great demand. The inclusion of the print of special guest on the
tour, Metallica, has increased the inquiry. Very rare shirts today. And then a 
shirt that was not
official and was sold outside the arenaterritory. Very, very rare. I have only seen this shirt two
times ever. 
The first six concerts on the 7 Date Of Hell Tour went of in February 1984. The last,
seventh and most prestigous gig was held four months later at Hammersmith Odeon in London.
The concert was as we all know filmed and released on video. This shirt was printed and sold
exclusively at the venue. It´s pictured last in line of these 1984 shirts. Cool and rare as hell.

Thanks to CRONOS for the rare "European Tour 1984" and "Ring Of Fire" shirts below!

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 World Possession Tour 1985

The first leg of the World Possession Tour kicked off in Canada and USA in March/April 1985.
Support acts on the tour was Slayer and Exodus. The black/blue jersey shirt is very rare.

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 In the autumn of 1985 the second leg of the touring on the Possessed album began. For the
first time Europe was extensively explored. All four shirts are from this era. Popular and rare.

Thanks to CRONOS for the jersey shirt "Warhead" front shirt!

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 USA Tour 1986

In the spring of 1986, it was back across the pond for some North American dates and a couple
of hectic nights at the Ritz in New York were additionally taped for future use. In due course, the
Hammersmithgig from the year before and the New York recordings formed the basis of the bands
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik album. That album is a feast for the ears and the shirts below is a feast for
the eyes. The jersey shirt is a classic beauty. Very rare and prices is still rising.

Thanks to CRONOS for the uncensored "Nightmare" cover shirt!

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Brasil Tour 1986 

By the second half of the year 1986, the lads were hard at work on their next album, which
already been given the tentative title of Deadline, when things started to go horrendously
wrong, ultimately culminated in Mantas going off to do his own thing. They still managed to
undertake a tour of Brazil in December with two new axemen. This shirt is a ultra rare official
merchandise from that tour with Exciter. Probably the most difficult shirt to find for collectors.

Thanks to CRONOS for a nice copy of this rare shirt!

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Reformation gigs 1995-1998 

After a decade of animosity the three volatile chemicals that form the original line up of Venom
finally were back togehter. One gig in 1995 showed thet the boys were back in town, a
triumphal return to form at Waldrock Festival in Holland the 24th of June, where the trio blew
away most of the hapless impersonators in attendance. Four different shirts below.

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The biggest gig in the history of Venom was played at Dynamo Festival in June 1996.
A crowd of 90.000 turned up when Venom made a memorable performance.
Those shirts was the official festival shirts. Very rare today. 

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Very rare shirt from Metal Invaders Open Air Festival in Athen 1997. While the five
support bands all got good responses from the crowd, Venom's dominance of that day
was total. A truly classic Venom gig.

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Nicelooking shirt from With Full Force Open Air Festival in Sachsen 1998. This gig would be
the last with the classic line-up. Soon afterwards Abaddon was out of the band.

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Resurrection 2000 

The "Resurrection" line-up only lasted for one album and two gigs. The debutgig took place
at Wacken
in august 2000. One of the biggest concert in the history of Venom. This shirt
has listed the  darker forces that played on the 
"Black Stage" that great year. 

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A couple of gigs were announced and scheduled for the end of the year, Milano, Osnabruck &
San Bernadino. Unfortunately they all were cancelled. Here is the shirt for latter one.

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Summer Festivals 2006 

Here are the official festivalshirts from the very successful gigs at the Summer festivals
in 2006.
Thanks to LUKE BOSIO for the Gods Of Metal shirt and thanks to CRONOS for
the Tuska Festival shirt!

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10 Commandments Tour 2006 

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Japan 2006 

Venom were scheduled to headline the Thrash Domination Festival, which took place
16-17 septermber 2006. But due to illnes the were forced to cancell their gig.

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The 7 Scandinavian Dates Of Hell Tour 2007 

Official shirts sold inside the venues on the tour

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Unofficial shirts made in short supply. Much sought after!

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Europe 2008

Shirt from the Greecegig. Signed by Antton

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