Stiff Little Fingers have announced major shows in Belfast (12 March), Glasgow (17 March) and London (1 April) for 2011. Stiff Little Fingers return once more to The Ulster Hall, a venue they have sold out on many occasions across the decades and which has become synonymous with the band.
It’s where some of their finest shows have been documented for record and film, most recently the 2007 Don Lett’s produced Still Burning dvd.
Jake Burns formed Stiff Little Fingers after seeing the Clash play in his hometown Belfast, releasing the classic â€˜Suspect Deviceâ€™ and â€™Alternative Ulsterâ€™ singles, and going to hit the UK top 20 album charts with their 1979 debut â€˜Inflammable Materialâ€™.
Stiff Little Fingers were at the forefront of the punk movement, enjoying six successful years in the UK and further afield, releasing three further studio albums â€“ â€˜Nobody’s Heroesâ€™ (1980), â€˜Go For Itâ€™ (1982) and â€˜Now Thenâ€™ (1982) – before Jake Burns took a sabbatical to work as a BBC Radio One Producer.
SLF reformed in 1987, playing bigger shows than ever, including twoÂ sold out Brixton Academy gigs.
This persuaded Jake to make the reunionÂ permanent. They’ve been touring and making records since.
Some faces have changed over the years, but Burns and original bassist Ali McMordie remain up front in the current lineup.
An enduring live attraction, SLF continue to produce special nights filled with energy. www.slf.com STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
plus special guests
SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2011
ULSTER HALL, BELFAST
Tickets priced at Â£20.00 (ground floor standing) or Â£22.50 (balcony seated) go on sale at 9am on Friday 5 November from:
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