Photo Credit Bernie Mcallister
Legendary Northern Irish punk rock act Stiff Little Fingers are delighted to announce a full UK tour in March 2020 – The 2020 Tour.
The tour will see the band play their 29th consecutive Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom St. Patrick’s Day show as part of their traditional March tour. The band also headline London’s Roundhouse to end the 13-date run.
All the dates will feature support from The Professionals and TV Smith. The Roundhouse show only will also feature a very special guest slot from the Neville Staple Band. With an iconic career of over 40 years, Stiff Little Fingers remain as vital as ever.
The full tour dates are as follows:
Thursday 12th March 2020 Bristol, O2 Academy
Friday 13th March 2020 Cardiff, Great Hall
Saturday 14th March 2020 Birmingham, O2 Academy
Monday 16th March 2020 Norwich, UEA
Tuesday 17th March 2020 Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
Thursday 19th March 2020 Troon, Concert Hall
Friday 20th March 2020 Newcastle, O2 Academy
Saturday 21st March 2020 Leeds, O2 Academy
Monday 23rd March 2020 Northampton, Roadmenders
Tuesday 24th March 2020 Nottingham, Rock City
Thursday 26th March 2020 Portsmouth, Pyramids
Friday 27th March 2020 Manchester, Academy
Saturday 28th March 2020 London, Roundhouse
Tickets are available from www.slf.rocks
In addition to the dates announcement Stiff Little Fingers have just put out two special ‘Virtual Reality’ videos filmed with a 360 degree camera attached to the drum kit, from this years “Putting the Fast In Belfast 3” show in August. This gives the user, via their mobile viewing device or computer, the option to view whatever part of the stage and or band member they so wish via movement of the viewing device or via a mouse or pointing tool. The two tracks are their iconic punk anthems “Alternative Ulster” and “Tin Soldiers” available via the links below and on the bands own YouTube Page.
Alternative Ulster VR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMPfkfoG9nI
Tin Soldiers VR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z__PaqRZiA
Stiff Little Fingers have been incredibly active in recent years, playing some prestigious live shows, including: three years of headline sold-out hometown performance in Belfast’s Custom House Square; London’s Hyde Park British Summer Time concert with Green Day; the 28th traditional St. Patrick’s Day sold-out show at Glasgow iconic venue Barrowland Ballroom.
In addition to the live performances, the past five years saw Stiff Little Fingers release two records: their tenth studio album “No Going Back” in 2014, which showcases a band at the height of their powers, still able to capture the heart of the listeners with relevant topics and honest sound, reaching #1 in the UK charts; and a live album “Best Served Loud – Live At The Barrowlands” in 2017, which immortalizes Stiff Little Fingers’ epic performance at their annual St. Patrick’s Day show.
Formed in 1977 in Belfast Stiff Little Fingers were among 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 and they’re still keeping that spirit alive 42 years on!