Stiff Little Fingers 2018 UK Tour

Stiff Little Fingers. Photo Credit Ed Fielding

Punk legends Stiff Little Fingers 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 more so than their annual St Patrick’s Day show held at the famous Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow.  2018 will see SLF 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.

So check out the dates below and grab a ticket while you can. These shows WILL sell out.

March UK Tour Dates
9  Cardiff – Tramshed
10  Bristol – 02 Academy
11  Norwich – The Waterfront
13  Manchester – 02 Ritz
14  Nottingham – Rock City
16  Newcastle – 02 Academy
17  Glasgow – Barrowlands Ballroom
18  Inverness – Ironworks
19  Aberdeen – The Lemon Tree
21  Reading – Sub 89
22  Brighton – Concorde 2
23  London – 02 Forum

May UK Tour Dates
25  Leeds – Millennium Square
26 Hatfield – The Forum
27 Birmingham – NEC Lakeside