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Stiff Little Fingers are set to embark on a 12-date headline tour in March of 2018 with special guests Ruts DC.
The band will also be playing 3 large outdoor summer shows with a rotating bill including The Selecter, The Beat and Buzzcocks.
Stiff Little Fingers live shows are always special events. None is more special than the band’s 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 the band 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 some of the pioneers of punk rock. Joining ranks with the likes of The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Buzzcocks, and Undertones they brought in a new era of music. Their music 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.
UK 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