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Less Than Jake Announces 20th Anniversary Orlando Show featuring One-Time-Only Poster Show

July 17th, 2012 by Megan Washington

Less Than Jake has announced a show in Orlando on Saturday, August 11 as part of its 20th Anniversary tour. Continuing a year-long celebration of two decades as a band, this Orlando date will be accompanied by a one-time-only limited poster show at The Beacham Theater. Tickets are available now at Less Than Jake’s website.

The Orlando show is part of a weekend of Florida dates for the band. It will play in Jacksonville on Friday, August 10. Two back-to-back performances in the band’s hometown of Gainesville at the end of the month will cap a busy August for Less Than Jake, during which they will hop over to the UK to play the Reading and Leeds festivals. All of the band’s tour dates can be seen at the end of this press release.

“Less Than Jake has always prided itself on thinking out of the box in terms of merchandise,” drummer Vinnie Fiorello says. “From vinyl toys to Evo Kid piggy banks to cheese- and birthday cake-shaped records, we’ve always tried to give our fans as many unique products as possible to capture the material part of being a fan. Doing the poster show is an extension of our collective thought. It’s special to us to be able to do something like this for our 20th anniversary.”

The poster show will feature 20 different limited-edition screenprinted pieces of art celebrating Less Than Jake, an event made possible by Orlando natives Charlie Bender and Brad Palkevich. Bender and Palkevich own Enemy Ink, an arts- and music-focused custom screenprinting shop in Orlando, and they also head up local punk rock band The Attack. Bender sings and Palkevich plays guitar.

Enemy Ink and Less Than Jake have invited a variety of artists to the poster show. “From influential designers such as Horsebites, who has helped bring notoriety and an identifiable tone to much of the Florida music and print worlds, to artists like Joe Simko, who has contributed to ska and punk by creating artwork for The Vans Warped Tour on several occasions, we have a great group of artists gathered for this event,” Palkevich says.

Most of the 20 different designs will be hand-signed and numbered by the artists that created them. The posters will be limited to only 30 units of each design available at the Orlando event. Fans will be able to purchase posters beginning at the 6 p.m. door time and continuing throughout the night. Additional limited quantities of the posters will be available online for fans of the band who want to own a part of Less Than Jake history but don’t live in Florida.

Less Than Jake 20th Anniversary Tour Dates
Aug 10, 2012 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
Aug 11, 2012 Orlando, FL Beacham Theatre
Aug 19, 2012 Hartford, CT Scion Festival Stage @ Comcast Theatre
Aug 23, 2012 London, UK Barfly
Aug 24, 2012 Leeds, UK Leeds Festival
Aug 25, 2012 Southend, UK Chinnery’s
Aug 26, 2012 Reading, UK Reading Festival
Aug 31, 2012 Gainesville, FL High Dive (formerly known as Double Down Live)
Sep 01, 2012 Gainesville, FL High Dive (formerly known as Double Down Live)