Stiff Little Fingers
Tuesday 16th March 2021
The Stiff Little Fingers gig scheduled to take place on Thursday 30th July 2020 has now been confimred as being moved to March 2021. All tickets will be valid and transferred over to the new date and if new dates are not suitable a full refund on any ticket request will be made within seven days.
“WISH WE HAD 20/20 VISION TOUR”
Perennial Punk Rockers STIFF LITTLE FINGERS are unfortunately not able to go ahead with their postponed March 2020 dates that were rescheduled for September this year.
Due to the continued current ban on live events, all dates are put back to March 2021, back on track with the bands annual UK trek.
Jake Burns says it like it is:
"Don't you wish hindsight was 20/20? Right now, we do.
Obviously, every artist on the planet has had to move shows around, waiting for a vaccine or treatment for coronavirus to appear so we can actually perform again.
We had hopes that our March 2020 tour could go ahead in September, but sadly that wasn't to be. Our annual "Putting the Fast in Belfast" shindig bit the dust as well. So, we're doing the sensible thing and writing this year off in the hope that scientists and medical folks can get us all back on an even keel for next year. These are the rearranged dates and tickets from 2020 for the shows that DIDN'T happen will be valid for 2021.
We will also be announcing further shows for 2021, including details of those Belfast & Dublin shows, soon.
While we wish we'd had 2020 vision this year, we're hoping we'll have it in 2021”
Refund requests will be triggered on request either through Skiddle or from the Scotland's For Me Store. Once the refunds have been processed any remaining tickets will be put up online from Monday June at 10am.
Tickets have been sold out since November however any additional tickets will be posted on here and the Facebook page.
If there are any tickets available on the door again it will be notified.
Pubs and Restaurants
We will be publishing a guide to who's open and who's got special menus on in and around the twon on Thursday - pop back here and there'll be links to all the information we have about table bookings, special pre gig menus and anything else you need to know.
Wristbands and seated allocations
All ticket stubs will be exchanged for a coloured wristband giving access to either the main hall or the balcony for seated tickets. All Skiddle receipts should be brought.
Ticket holders who purchased seated tickets through Skiddle will be allocated their seats on arrival.
6.45pm | Pre Admission Banding
7.00pm | Doors Open
7.30pm | TV Smith
8.05pm | The Professionals
9.10pm | Stiff Little Fingers
11.00pm | Bar Last Orders
The last train from Troon station heading north towards Glasgow is 11.11pm - the station is about ten minutes walk from the Concert Hall.
Trains southbound towards Ayr run regularly until after midnight.
Unfortunately the last train to Kilmarnock is 10.41pm so you'd miss the last of the set.
Health and Safety
We can't avoid or ignore the current situation and we have done a risk assessment with the aim to allaying the fears that some attending may have and we will be making some small changes to the way we normally handle an event in the Concert Hall. We realise that to some this may some a bit OTT but even if it doesn't help the chance that it MAY help is enough.
Drinks will be served in single use compostable cups - we normally use reusable tumblers to reduce single use.
Additional bins will be placed around the room and we would ask that you place your empty into these and not onto the floor
It almost goes without saying but we will not accept the throwing of cups with liquid - this will in all likelihood be self policing and obvious. It may go against anyone's anti establishment ethos but please don't do it.
All key internal doors where possible will be left open to reduce the need to touch metal plates. (All these doors will be manned in case of emergency and need to close)
Subject to delivery sanitiser will be available on arrival at the venue and we would ask guests to consider using it or washing hands before entering the main hall or bar areas.
Wrist bands will be handed directly to each guest to put on themselves in exchange for the ticket stub. Ticket and wristband must be shown on entry.
All identified high contact points will be disinfected ahead of the doors opening.
Additional cleaning will be undertaken where ever possible during the gig for high contact points around the building such as bannisters, bar tops, handles and other surfaces.
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