Irish legends of punk

Stiff Little Fingers are a near-mythic Irish punk band that have been rocking since the 70s. After a much-mourned breakup in 1983, SLF reformed in 1987 and have been recording and touring their unique brand of upbeat raw energy and unabashedly relevant lyrics since.

In 1977, Stiff Little Fingers came out the gate swinging with Inflammable Material - a brave punk classic that helped expose the world to the volatile and hard situation surrounding The Troubles. From then on, they cemented themselves as fusing political and personal concerns with a classically punk sense of frustrated anger at the world we all have to live in. Now, with years of experience behind them, SLF have nonetheless retained their uncontainable energy, and proud commitment of fighting and performing for a better world - hence the name of the new tour.

Stiff Little Fingers are heading out on their ‘Hate Has No Home Here Tour’. 2024 also celebrates 45th anniversary of the release of Stiff Little Fingers debut album Inflammable Material, considered to be one of the greatest punk albums of all time. 

Excitingly, SLF will also be joined by a special guest: the legendary original Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, in an unmissable punk team-up. Matlock is a veritable punk legend of his own - credited as a writer on ten of the twelve songs on the Sex Pistols' only studio album, Matlock has also seen success both with other bands such as Rich Kids (scoring a chart hit with a self-titled single) and his own solo work. Since Sid Vicious' death in 1979, Matlock has stepped up to the uneviable task of filling the mythic bassist's considerable shoes for subsequent Pistols reunions and tours.

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