Stiff Little Fingers
Rescheduled to Wednesday 16th March 2022
Updated 29th March 2021
Guess it's not too unexpected that following the postponement of Belladrum Festival in the Highlands that we have had to fall back to the already publicised back up date of Wednesday 16th March 2022. The summer date was tied inexorably to the Belladrum show which is why we always had the back up March date in reserve.
We've been here before I know but the process needs repeated - if you wish to keep your tickets do nothing; if you want refunds either go to Skiddle and simply request a refund. Your tickets will be refunded almost immediately and you will be offered a credit for the booking fees. If you order direct from our store (Scotland's For Me) email us with your order number or email address used for booking and we'll refund directly from there. This does mean that the virtually sold gig will be releasing any returned tickets from next Monday only via Skiddle.
It's worth republishing the original press release from SLF:
Eternal Punk Rockers STIFF LITTLE FINGERS have announced their annual UK tour has been put back to 2022 for reasons we will all be very much aware of by now.
The dates originally booked for March 2020 and cancelled after three shows due to the Covid outbreak were originally rescheduled for September last year, then March this year, but alas are not to be once again. The Newcastle date has a venue change from the O2 Academy to the City Hall with a standing floor, the Portsmouth Pyramids show will be moved to Bournemouth O2 Academy (with Portsmouth tickets valid for new venue) and the Troon show will take place on Saturday July 31st 2021 but will move to March 16th 2022 if July cannot happen for Covid reasons.
All tickets from the originally scheduled shows are valid for the new dates.
“Where to begin? Firstly, we want to thank our audience for sticking with us on this and we hope all will be resolved soon and we can get back to what we do best. Also, many thanks to the promoters, agents and management who have worked so hard to move these dates around through nobody’s fault. And thanks also to our friends The Professionals, TV Smith & Neville Staple for staying with us till 2022. Stay Healthy and hope to see everyone soon.”
Tickets and Returns
All tickets for the original date will be transferred over to the new date and any refund requests will be dealt with as soon as we possibly can. If you ordered through Skiddle you will receive a notification of the change of dates and full instructions on how to claim a refund.
If you ordered directly through our own store you will be mailed on 1st April 2021 (sic) with details on how to request a refund.
Once we have processed the refunds all of the returned tickets will be available for purchase from the 5th of April on Skiddle exclusively.
The Return of Stiff Little Fingers
Stiff Little Fingers, one of the most influential punk bands of the time are returning to Troon Concert Hall after more than four decades away!
On Feb 2nd 1979 STIFF LITTLE FINGERS unleashed their groundbreaking debut album upon a confused musical world barely ready for the incendiary onslaught of passion and politics that positioned SLF right at the forefront of the punk movement.
In October of '79 SLF played Troon Concert Hall apparently after the Council in Kilmarnock wouldn't allow the gig to take place at The Grand Hall!
A STIFF LITTLE FINGERS live show continues to be a special event of energy and power and the band are more in demand than ever. Bad Religion and Rancid have both credited SLF as a major influence. As well as Inflammable Material classics “Suspect Device”, “Johnny Was”, “Alternative Ulster”, “Wasted Life”, “Barbed Wire Love” and “State Of Emergency”, fans can anticipate anthemic favourites such as “Gotta Getaway”, “Tin Soldiers”, "At The Edge” and “Nobody's Hero”.
Formed in Belfast, Northern Ireland, SLF wrote about their own lives growing up at the height of The Troubles. Preceded by the single “Suspect Device” which John Peel played every night, “Inflammable Material” burst into the UK Top 20 – the first ever debut album to do so on an independent label.
This was an album of anger and frustration, full of lyrics melding the personal and political, music that combines the punk energy with infectious hooks, and a delivery that rings of honesty and commitment.
“Stiff Little Fingers are unmissable!” The Rockpit
“They still dish out those timeless classics with a fire and brimstone that makes “Alternative Ulster”, “Barbed Wire Love” and “Suspect Device” send a surge of adrenaline around the room.” Louder Than War
“We don’t play a lot of love songs” Jake Burns
“The lads banged out classics track after track…an arsenal of tracks from over four decades bombarded the Belfast crowd who were in fine voice and reciprocated in kind.” Rock n Load