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25th November 2017

stiff little fingers

Stiff Little Fingers are set to embark on a twelve date headline tour in March with special guests Ruts DC. The band will also be playing three large outdoor shows in May with a rotating bill including Buzzcocks and 1980s Ska bands The Beat and Selector.

Stiff Little Fingers live shows are always special events and none more so than their annual sold out St Patrick’s Day show held at the famous Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow. 2018 will see the band celebrate their 27th year in a row playing there.

Last year SLF celebrated their 40th anniversary, with what is now one of their most successful UK tours ever. In recent years the band have performed spellbinding performances including a headline sold out hometown show in Belfast’s Custom House Square and playing Hyde Park with Green Day.

Formed in 1977 in Belfast, Stiff Little Fingers were among the pioneers of punk rock. Joining ranks with The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Buzzcocks and Undertones they brought in a new era of music. Their sound was a culmination of their own experiences and the political strife they witnessed, growing up at the height of 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland.

From this many notable songs forth came, including 'Suspect Device' and 'Alternative Ulster'. These were the first of what became SLF's signature style: lyrics that meld the personal and political, music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and a delivery that rings of honesty and commitment.

It's this raw edge that defines the band and their continued vulnerability is what makes their music so relatable – allowing them to draw back fans time and time again.

2018 Tour Dates:
9th March: Cardiff – Tramshed
10th March: Bristol – 02 Academy
11th March: Norwich – The Waterfront
13th March: Manchester – 02 Ritz
14th March: Nottingham – Rock City
16th March: Newcastle – 02 Academy
17th March: Glasgow – Barrowlands Ballroom
18th March: Inverness – Ironworks
19th March: Aberdeen – The Lemon Tree
21st March: Reading – Sub 89
22nd March: Brighton – Concorde 2
23rd March: London – 02 Forum
25th May: Leeds – Millennium Square
26th May: Hatfield – The Forum
27th May: Birmingham – NEC Lakeside

Tickets available right here.


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