Thanks for the tips, I will agree with the copy, I haven't studied typography proper for a few years, I still have textbooks though, I shall pull them from the ole' bookshelf.
Also everything in the illo portion has something to do with the band. The background is comprised of two of the bands logo's the "Keywork" and the logo they are using for the current record. The dragonfly is a consistant icon amonsgt the fanbase/concept. The lion comes from the song Sentry The Defiant on thier album coming next week. The lyrics there read "I'll be defiant, the lion..."
I'll throw in some examples of thier current official art things
Sorry, prog rock concept band, and I'm kind of a fanboy, lol.
Thanks for the tip, that is something easy to loose sight of when you have been a fan for so long. I guess I was banking on the notion that it was easily recognized by the fanbase, though overall I could see it not reading as well.
Never heard of the band, but I like the illustration, splotchy dragonfly and all. In my opinion, the type should be more organic looking to go with the illustrations. As it is now, it definitely looks like an afterthought.
might want to think about renaming the thread to not include the word "legit" if you're not doing it for the band or the venue.
i think dspring might have been suggesting the type be more integrated into the overall design/illustration. if you leave it in the current location you could look at adjusting the color so it fits more with the rest of the poster. maybe put a slight texture to it similar to the background.what if it was a darker version of that red/brown used for the dragonfly. maybe small amounts of that color could be used to add detail to the dragonfly or shading in the lion. that might be pushing it.