The year 2020 will be forever imprinted in our memories as the year live music stopped. An abrupt and dramatic halt which saw band cancelling shows whilst on the road and postponing entire tours to the following year.
Aside from the bands themselves, the covid-19 pandemic affected and continues to affect tour crews. And at this point perennial punk rockers STIFF LITTLE FINGERS show their support and respect their road members with an incredible initiative. The band launched an exclusive limited edition “Crew Support” t-shirt which is available through the band website here. 100% of profits from the sales will be given to their road crew to help them during these unprecedented times until they can get back on the road.
Jake Burns comments: “Three dates into the usual U.K. March tour, the coronavirus impacted not just that, but the whole world. Initially, we thought this would keep us off the road for a couple of months at most. However, as we all know now, SLF will not be playing any shows until 2021 at the earliest. Obviously that is a blow to us as we now face a year with no real income, but we are not the only four impacted by this. Our tireless road crew also has an uncertain year ahead. When SLF aren’t touring these guys work with other bands. But when NOBODY is touring…well, you can work that one out. So we came up with this great looking t-shirt to raise some much-needed cash for them to help during the pandemic. It’s a variation on both the “SLF 2020 Vision Tour” and “SLF Barrowland” shirts and features the crew on the front. Every penny of profit will go to the crew members and you get a smart looking and unique shirt. Win-win!”
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS recently announced their 2021 March tour, full dates below:
The March 2020 dates only had 3 shows completed (Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham) before the Covid 19 live show ban took hold and the remaining shows from this year’s tickets will remain valid for the 2021 dates. The band have added new Bristol, Cardiff & Birmingham dates with tickets available via the links below.
The full March 2021 schedule is as follows::
Thursday 4thMarch 2021 Bristol, O2 Academy
Friday 5thMarch 2021 Cardiff, Great Hall
Saturday 6thMarch 2021 Birmingham, O2 Academy
Monday 8thMarch 2021 Portsmouth, Pyramids
Tuesday 9thMarch 2021 Northampton, Roadmenders
Wednesday 10thMarch 2021 Norwich, Waterfront
Friday 12thMarch 2021 Newcastle, O2 Academy
Saturday 13thMarch 2021 Leeds, O2 Academy
Sunday 14thMarch 2021 Nottingham, Rock City
Tuesday 16thMarch 2021 Troon, Concert Hall
Wednesday 17thMarch 2021 Glasgow, Barrowland
Friday 19thMarch 2021 Manchester, Academy
Saturday 20thMarch 2021 London, Roundhouse
Tickets available from the following links:
Special Guests on all shows with be THE PROFESSIONALS and TV SMITH with NEVILLE STAPLE BAND as Special Guests in London Only.