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Stiff Little Fingers – Announce UK Tour In Spring/Summer 2018

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
ANNOUNCE UK TOUR IN SPRING/SUMMER 2018

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.

Stiff Little Fingers Tour Poster 2018UK 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 from all usual outlets.

USEFUL LINKS
www.slf.rocks           www.facebook.com/StiffLittleFingers     www.twitter.com/RigidDigits
www.ear-music.net   www.facebook.com/earMUSICofficial   www.youtube.com/earMUSICofficial

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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