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Stiff Little Fingers Returning To New Zealand In February

Stiff Little Fingers Returning To New Zealand In February

Wednesday 22nd May, 2019 9:10AM

The rumours are true – Belfast punk legends Stiff Little Fingers are heading back our way in early 2020, ready to ram-raid your earholes with their fist-pumping anthems at Auckland's Powerstation, Christchurch's The Foundry and Wellington's San Fran this coming February. They're visiting in celebration of their 41st anniversary of their debut album Inflammable Material, which drew inspiration from the Troubles in Northern Ireland to deliver such timeless tunes as 'Alternative Ulster', 'Suspect Device' and 'Wasted Life'. Stiff Little Fingers have been credited as a major influence on the likes of Bad Religion and Rancid – expect to hear songs from Inflammable Material along with favourites including 'Gotta Gettaway', 'Tin Soldiers', 'At The Edge' and 'Nobodys Hero'...

Stiff Little Fingers

Tuesday 25th February - Ngaio Marsh Theatre (formerly known as The Foundry), Christchurch
Wednesday 26th February - San Fran, Wellington
Thursday 27th February - Powerstation, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Listen to Stiff Little Fingers' signature anthem 'Alternative Ulster' from 1979's Inflammable Material...

Watch vintage 1978 footage of the band busting out 'Suspect Device'...

Here's Stiff Little Fingers in 1980 performing 'Nobody's Hero' on Top Of The Pops...

Press release:

With Sold Out shows on their last Australian & New Zealand Tour, SLF return in February to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their seminal debut album – Inflammable Materia thanks to DRW Entertainment and Metropolis Touring.

“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

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.

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.

“We don’t play a lot of love songs” Jake Burns

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.

“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

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 Gettaway”, “Tin Soldiers”, "At The Edge” and “Nobodys Hero”.

“How lucky we are to still have them after 40 years. The whole area in front of the stage was filled with smiling, dancing, sweating fans having the absolute best time. There are few live acts that deliver more than Belfast’s finest. A brilliant night is guaranteed.” Outline online


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Tue 25th Feb
Ngaio Marsh Theatre, Christchurch
Wed 26th Feb
San Fran, Wellington
Thu 27th Feb
The Powerstation, Auckland

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