24 Hours to UCLA 30th Anniversary

On Saturday evening at 6.00 PM (PST), the doors will open at the James Bridges Theatre on the Campus of UCLA and Mike Peters will begin to tell the epic story of The Alarm’s original ‘Spirit Of ’86’ concert that took place 30 years ago on April 12th 1986.

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It promises to be an engaging evening with fans once again making the journey to California to relive the moment when MTV beamed a live concert from the band around the world, capturing The Alarm’s original line up at it’s most powerful.

There will be stories and songs a plenty from Mike Peters with the event hosted by thealarm.com founder and editor in chief – Steve Fulton who will be questioning Mike on all aspects of the build up and execution of the event itself.

Insights into all the backstage drama that  surrounded the original event will be revealed and shared along with live acoustic performances of songs integral to the story and then the piece de resistance:

The first ever Hi-Defintion screening of the original MTV Broadcast – ‘The Alarm – ‘Spirit Of ’86’ 

Sourced from a recently discovered broadcast quality master tape, this screening will allow fans to see the footage like never before and with a remastered / remixed audio soundtrack taken from the original master tapes.

The concert will also be the first ‘official’ event that fans can purchase the soon to be released ‘The Alarm – Spirit Of ’86’ double vinyl LP that is being officially released in record stores especially for Record Store Day 2016 on April 16th.


Every person attending will qualify for a signed reprint of the original UCLA poster.

Are you gonna be there?

Return to UCLA with Mike Peters this April 9th 2016 and celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Alarm’s historic open air concert from the foot of the famous Janss Steps that was broadcast around the world via MTV in 1986.


Mike Peters presents The Alarm – ‘Spirit Of ’86 in 2016’
30th Anniversary Concert

James Bridges Theater
UCLA Campus
235 Charles E Young Drive N.
Los Angeles
CA 90095

‘Spirit of ’86 in 2016’ Event Itinerary

1800 – Doors
1815 –  Film – Spirit of ’86
1930 – Q and A with Mike Peters
2015 – Intermission and signing session
2030 – Acoustic Set
2200 – Close

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NB: Event Itinerary times are approximate and subject to change.