Stiff Little Fingers
Rescheduled to Saturday 31st July 2021
It won't come as much of a surprise that the Stiff Little Fingers gig scheduled for March 2021 at Troon Concert Hall has now been postponed along with the rest of the tour.
We are however delighted to confirm that the gig has now been rescheduled for Saturday 31st of July 2021 at the same venue as part of the first annual South Beach Summer Sessions weekend which will also feature From the Jam, The Skids, and Big Country.
Stiff Little Fingers will headline a full set at Troon over the same weekend as their appearance at Belladrum in the Scottish Highlands and we will feature an expanded support card on the Saturday which is being fully confirmed over the next few days.
We can also confirm that should COVID beat the summer festivals again that the Troon date WILL rollover to 16th March 2022 as part of the full rescheduled Stiff Little Fingers tour.
We are really immenesley grateful to SLF, their management and agents for helping us get this over the line and cover all the bases - they have went above and beyond to help us get the summer dates happening but ensured that Tron can still be part of the next tour if COVID intervenes again. Thanks to Claire and Adam.
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 17th Janaury 2021 with details on how to request a refund. We will contact everyone already booked with a discount code to claim a small disocunt for either of the gigs either side of the SLF date too.
Once we have processed the refunds all of the returned tickets will be available for purchase from the 5th of February on Skiddle exclusively.
South Beach Summer Sessions
We decided with the psoptonement of all of the 2020 events that it would be a good idea to try to bring them together under on big weekend of edgy sounds - South Beach Sumemr Sessions is the result. We intend for the event to become an annual event for Troon in a similar way to WinterStorm in November.
Year one certainly has an impressive line up with not only SLF but From the Jam on the Friday 30th July and Big Country and The Skids on Sunday 1st of August. Find out more below.
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