Punk rockers Stiff Little Fingers will be touring the UK in March 2014, in advance of their new studio album ‘No Going Back’.
The band has launched a Pledge music campaign for the album which is already over 300% over it’s target total! http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/stifflittlefingers
Stiff Little Fingers formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland. In November of ’77, they released ‘Suspect Device’ and ‘Wasted Life’ on their own Rigid Digits label, and sent a copy to BBC Radio One DJ John Peel, who started playing it every night.
In 1979 they became the first band ever to hit the UK top 20 album charts on an independent label with their debut ‘Inflammable Material’. The ‘Go For It’ LP in 1981 revealed more sophisticated song writing, before the ‘Now Then’ album of ’82 alienated many of SLF’s punk followers with its pop sound, and despite some glowing critical reviews, never got the recognition it deserved.
The band split in early ’83. During the five years they spent apart, each member pursued other musical projects.
In ’87, Jake and Ali decided to do a few reunion shows. The audience response to the reunion shows was overwhelming, with sell-out crowds larger than any that Stiff Little Fingers had played in their original incarnation. After many studio albums and countless tours, Stiff Little Fingers find themselves more in demand than ever. The new album, penned over the last decade, is set to be released in April 2014
UK TOUR DATES:
Wed 12th Mar 2014 Leeds, O2 Academy
Thu 13th Mar Dublin, The Academy
Fri 14th Mar Belfast, Ulster Hall
Sat 15th Mar Newcastle, O2 Academy
Mon 17th Mar Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
Tue 18th Mar Liverpool, O2 Academy
Wed 19th Mar Nottingham, Rock City
Fri 21st Mar Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
Sat 22nd Mar Manchester, The Ritz
Sun 23rd Mar Leamington Spa, The Assembly
Mon 24th Mar Peterborough, The Cresset
Wed 26th Mar Norwich, The Waterfront
Thu 27th Mar Ipswich, Corn Exchange
Fri 28th Mar London, The Forum
Sat 29th Mar Bristol, O2 Academy
Mon 31st Mar Exeter, Phoenix
Tue 1st Apr Portsmouth, Pyramide Centre
Tickets start at £18.50 // www.ticketmaster.co.uk