Essex legends EDDIE & THE HOT RODS have announced that they'll be touring the UK as special guests to STIFF LITTLE FINGERS next Spring.
The band had previously announced that 2018 would be their final year of touring. However, the offer of a quick trip round the UK with the Belfast punk stalwarts - who'll be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their classic debut Inflammable Material - proved too good to miss.
"Whilst the plan was to no longer tour after 2018, we saw this as an opportunity that we couldn't pass up," the band explained on their Facebook page. "As the final dates for 2018 were published we received a lot of messages from people disappointed that we wouldn't be heading far up North... or East, South, West. It hasn't been feasible for us to hit all the places we'd have liked to on our own but this tour gives you one final chance to see us on the road. This is it, one more run around the UK in the lead up to our special one off celebration show in April."
As revealed last month, the band will be headlining a very special Vive Le Rock-sponsored show at London's Islington Academy. Full 2019 dates are...
Wed 6 Mar O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds
Fri 8 Mar O2 Institute, Birmingham
Sat 9 Mar The Great Hall, Cardiff
Sun 10 Mar O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol
Tue 12 Mar Waterfront, Norwich
Wed 13 Mar Rock City, Nottingham
Fri15 Mar O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle Upon-Tyne
Sat 16 Mar Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
Sun 17 Mar Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
Tue 19 Mar Ironworks, Inverness
Wed 20 Mar The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Fri 22 Mar Academy, Manchester
Sat 23 Mar Pyramids, Portsmouth
Sun 24 Mar O2 Forum, London (w/THE VAPORS)
Sat 13 Apr O2 Academy, Islington, London
Tickets for these, and the band's Autumn 2018 dates, are available from the band's website.
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