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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.

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

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

PR Contacts – Duff Press

Valeria Laghezza – valeria@duffpress.co.uk – Tel: 020 7736 7611 / 07449 705650

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