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Seasons Greetings from Mike Peters

Seasons Greetings I’ve just played my final show of 2014 in Bergen, Norway and am finally on my way home with Jules, Dylan and Evan ready to take a break for the Christmas Holidays. It’s been an intense 12 months since 2014 began with a four hour, thirty minute marathon Gathering electric set that served as a prequel to the year of Declaration! Hats off to Smiley, Craig Adams, James [read more]

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Mike Peters @ The BBC This December

This New Years Eve, BBC Radio Wales will dedicate an evenings programming to the work of Mike Peters and The Alarm. Beginning with a re-broadcast of this years entire Mike Peters and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales ‘Horizons Sing’ concert at 19.00 (GMT) followed immediately by a repeat performance of Mike Peters and presenter Alan Thompson’s ‘I Write The Songs‘ documentary special based around the creative process that gave [read more]

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Australia Rocked 2014

Mike Peters rocked Australia as the Declaration tour descended into Sydney, New South Wales and Perth in Western Australia this December. It was the first time the Alarm’s music had ever been performed down under and a packed house at the Basement in Sydney on December 4th was on hand to witness Mike Peters start at the beginning with ‘Unsafe Building’ and receive a huge welcome in response. The shows [read more]

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MP Rocks The Congress

Last night at the World Cancer Congress 2014 in Melbourne, Australia, Mike Peters co-founder of the Love Hope Strength cancer charity established himself as the world’s most inspirational cancer survivor. He tirelessly looks for ways to help others that are in the battle with cancer while he still wages his own fight. His mixture of motivational speech and song left attendees saying “One of the most inspirational addresses they had [read more]

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World Cancer Congress 2014

Mike Peters will take to the World Stage later today when he delivers an opening address to 3,000+ delegates and world leaders at the World Cancer Congress 2014 in Melbourne Australia. Mike has been in Melbourne for a few days now in preparation for his opening speech during which he is expected to perform at least one song. Mike has also been rehearsing for Saturday evening’s Inspiring Lives / Inspiring [read more]

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By Your Side Appeal

Welsh rocker and cancer patient Mike Peters is launching a major ‘By Your Side’ fundraising drive to enhance cancer care across North Wales with a ‘Big Busk’ in each of North Wales’ 3 biggest hospitals. Peters, from Dyserth, Denbighshire, will be joined by local choirs and schoolchildren, as well as patients and healthcare staff for the launch of the ‘By Your Side’ (Wrth Dy Ochr) appeal. “Between November 2014 and [read more]

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Mike Peters Norway 2014

Mike Peters will make his annual trip to Bergen, Norway to play ‘Sammenkomsten II’ this December 19th and 20th. Over two nights at the Madam Felle venue on Friday / Saturday December 19th and 20th 2014, Mike Peters will perform two varied acoustic sets featuring songs that span all the decades of his songwriting career. Mike will return from his Australian tour to Europe for this event and these will [read more]

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New Releases Available Now

Three brand new Mike Peters / Alarm Releases Available to order now @ the alarm.com Mike Peters & The Alarm Xmas Bundle 2014 SPECIAL OFFER with Free Postage Anywhere In the World (NB: Offer applies only if ordered before 2015) Make your 2014 complete and purchase all three of the brand new Mike Peters / Alarm releases (see below), in one complete special offer bundle that comes with the exclusive ‘free’ bonus [read more]

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Australian Tour – December 2014

As the Declaration World tour 2014 continues Mike Peters will take the music of The Alarm to Australia for the first time ever this December. It promises to be a fitting and historic occasion when Mike begins his Australia 2014 Declaration Tour at The Basement in Sydney, New South Wales on December 4th followed by an appearance as special guest at the World Cancer Congress in Melbourne at the Convention [read more]

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Mike Peters World Cancer Congress 2014

Mike Peters has been invited to represent Love Hope Strength Foundation and appear at the World Cancer Congress in Melbourne, Australia on December 6th to host a finale concert under the banner ‘Inspiring Music / Inspiring Lives’ and ROCK THE CONGRESS by taking delegates and Melbournians  on a compelling journey through storytelling, film and rock music. The event will close the 2014 World Cancer Congress with a life affirming message delivered through the global power of music, [read more]

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The Scriptures – On Sale Now

It is with great pleasure that I can finally announce the official release for The Scriptures – Now!!! The World’s Longest Officially Released Song is available to order as a Double CD and / or immediate Digital Download from today. It has been an incredible undertaking to write, record and produce all of  The Scriptures World Record Breaking 103.4 minutes and now it’s complete, I can honestly say it is [read more]

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Star Studded ‘Compass’ Album

Earlier this year, Mike went to the Red Bull studios in London to participate in an all-star collaboration for an album to be released in 2015. Check out the news article on Billboard here. And you can check out a few snaps from the day….

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Dead Men Walking reviews

DEAD MEN WALKING, LA RECORD – REVIEW Photos and words by David Valera “This is a rock concert!” How dare anyone in the crowd at the Troubadour stare into their cell phones while the legendary British punk rocker Ian Rubbish (aka Fred Armisen) is right before your eyes. This musician is a god among musicians and deserves your full attention. Rubbish was part of a special one-off show as the [read more]

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Strength 2015 – Even More Dates

Mike Peters Presents: The Alarm – Strength 30th Anniversary UK Tour 2015 www.thealarm.com is pleased to announce MORE DATES ADDED to the Mike Peters 30th Anniversary Strength Tour 2015. “And the word I seek to answer all my questions is written down on everything I see. It’s in the words written on the subway walls, in the sounds filling the concert halls” 30.01.15 LLANDUDNO THE GATHERING Tickets 31.01.15 LLANDUDNO THE GATHERING [read more]

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Strength Tour – More Dates Added

Mike Peters Presents: The Alarm – Strength 30th Anniversary UK Tour 2015 www.thealarm.com is pleased to announce more dates added to the Mike Peters 30th Anniversary Strength Tour 2015. “The Iron Gates clang in a steel mill town” The new dates are all in Wales with the exception of a last night of tour concert at the Live Rooms, Chester, a city which borders the infamous ‘Deeside’ area that it [read more]

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Strength – 30th Anniversary Tour

Mike Peters Presents: The Alarm – Strength 30th Anniversary UK Tour 2015 30.01.15 LLANDUDNO THE GATHERING Tickets 31.01.15 LLANDUDNO THE GATHERING Tickets 06.03.15 LEEDS BRUDENELL Tickets 08.03.15 SHEFFIELD 02 ACADEMY Tickets 14.03.15 OXFORD 02 ACADEMY Tickets 21.03.15 BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY Tickets 16.04.15 LIVERPOOL CAVERN CLUB Tickets 01.05.15 LONDON 100 CLUB Tickets 02.05.15 CARDIFF THE GLOBE Tickets 14.05.15 MANCHESTER DEAF INSTITUTE Tickets 16.05.15 NEWCASTLE THE CLUNY Tickets Tickets For All Shows On Sale Now, or released week commencing 15/Sept. [read more]

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Final USA Dates 2014

The final US dates of Mike Peters Declaration Tour has will conclude with dates at the Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, New Hampshire on September 19th and a much anticipated date at Johnny D’s in Boston, MA on September 20th 2014. 19th September  Londonderry NH Tupelo Music Hall Tickets 20th September Boston MA Johnny D’s Tickets The US tour has been incredibly well received by both fans and critics as you can see from this [read more]

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More Dead Men Walking

Due to phenomenal public demand in the City of Los Angeles, Dead Men Walking have added two more shows ahead of their ‘Sold Out’ concert at the Troubadour, West Hollywood this Sunday. On Friday September 12th the ‘Dead Men’ will appear at Alex’s in Long Beach (Tickets) and then on Saturday 13th September DMW make a special appearance at the legendary Viper Room on Sunset Boulevard  (Tickets). The band have [read more]

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Pledge Peace & Get On The Record

Pledge Peace For The Holy Land. A lot of people have written to thealarm.com asking how they can become part of ‘The Scriptures’ world breaking team without having to create lyrics, sing or play music and so we have come up with a very simple ‘Pledge for Peace’. It’s easy to do, just take out your cell phone and locate the voice recording app. Record yourself saying ‘Peace’ and speak your name clearly afterwards. Go [read more]

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Tokyo Rocks to Declaration

Mike Peters just completed two fantastic shows at Billboard Live in Tokyo, celebrating 30 years since the release of The Alarm’s Declaration album in 1984. In 2014, each performance had a slightly different feel to the set list but during the encore requests were taken while the stage backdrop was lifted to reveal a stunning skyline view of Tokyo. It proved to be a spectacular environment for a show that [read more]

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Dead Men Walking!

The Infamous Dead Men Walking will once again tread the boards in California, USA this September 14th with a one off show at the world famous Troubadour in West Hollywood. Tickets On Sale Here. This time out the line up will feature Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Captain Sensible (The Damned) and our own Mike Peters of The Alarm alongside debutants Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, Chris Cheney from Australian [read more]

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Declaration – Tokyo, Japan

Mike Peters – ‘Declaration’ 30th Anniversary World Tour will continue to Japan for a special event at Billboard Live, Tokyo, Japan on Monday 25th August 2014. Mike Peters will present ‘Declaration’ in full alongside other well known Alarm / Mike Peters songs at two shows with the first performance taking place at 1900 followed by a second at 2130 (Both shows will feature different set lists). Billboard Live itself is [read more]

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Last Night On Broadway

The final night of Mike Peters 3 Night Stand on Broadway at the Iridium will be an all request affair with audience members being invited to hand in written suggestions on the night with a brief outline of why the request is being made. Mike will read out the best requests and perform songs in this way throughout the duration of the both the early and late performance times. Requests [read more]

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Mike Peters On Broadway

Mike Peters begins his three night stand at the Iridium on Broadway on Saturday 26th July with two shows at 7-30 and 10-30. You can also catch Mike live on air from 2100 (EST), on New York’s Q1043 this Sunday evening with DJ Jonathan Clarke. Mike Peters will play a second set of shows at the Iridium, Broadway on Wednesday evening July 30th when he will be performing songs from [read more]

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The Scriptures reaches 90%

The world record breaking attempt – The Scriptures has just passed the 90% mark of its target figure in just over one week…. amazing news indeed and so thanks to all who have made a pledge so far. It is my hope that we will smash through the initial target figure this week and hopefully go even further in raising funds for Love Hope Strength’s mission to save lives – [read more]

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Bospop photos

The trip to ‘Bospop’ was a great success! The packed venue was treated to the ‘Declaration’ set, a few extra hits….and even a brand new song. Bospop is recognised a friendly festival and it certainly lived up to that title. The Dutch crowd gave the show a fantastic reception, and the day proved busy, with media interviews, signing session and a chance to catch up with friends old and new, [read more]

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Get On The Record – The Alarm

Mike Peters is launching a campaign to write and record the World’s Longest Officially Released Song and needs your creative input to help him complete the task and break the current Guinness World Record of 90 minutes and 10 seconds. This is a unique opportunity for Alarm fans worldwide to appear on a recording with Mike Peters and members of the band plus a host of other Love Hope Strength supporting [read more]

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Snowdon Rocks 2014

Snowdon Rocks! Go Green! Blue Skies! Awyr Glas! A perfect day with special people! Thanks to the 200 trekkers who joined Mike Peters & the Love Hope Strength Foundation on Saturday, June 21st, climbing Snowdon, the highest peak in England & Wales. View our photo gallery here The day was a wonderful mix of good friends, chat, songs, making new friends, remembering those we’ve lost, celebrating life and looking ahead [read more]

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Bospop with Simple Minds

This July 12th 2014, Mike Peters takes his one-man Alarm / Declaration show to Holland for a special one-off appearance at Bospop Festival alongside fellow celt rockers and headline act Simple Minds. Full details for ticket information and travel details can be found here at www.bospop.nl Mike Peters and The Alarm last performed at Bospop back in 2003 performing the following set list: Breathe Rain in the Summertime Knife Edge Close [read more]

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Declaration – Sesiwn Fawr Wales

Mike Peters will make a return to the Sesiwn Fawr Festival in Dolgellau, Wales on Saturday July 19th 2014. Tickets are available via the Sesiwn Fawr website and also on the festival Facebook page. Sesiwn Fawr will be Mike Peters only festival appearance in the UK this summer prior to heading out to the USA for a 3 night (6 show) stand on Broadway, New York plus other dates on the [read more]

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Mike Peters – Backstreets Interview

From an feature interview with Mike Peters in ‘Backstreets magazine’, and on backstreets.com, which has been covering the music of Bruce Springsteen for over 30 years. Mike Peters: 30 Years Later, Still Marching On – photograph by A.M. Saddler Backstreets correspondent Gary Zoldos first met The Alarm’s Mike Peters in 1986, after a live radio broadcast from the RPM in Toronto. “I had seen the band twice previously and instantly [read more]

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Join us on the Mountains

It’s not too late to sign up and join the Love Hope Strength Foundation climbs to the summit of Ben Nevis on Saturday morning and also the following weekend on Mt. Snowdon (Saturday June 21st). The BBC weather report promises the best outlook for this event which is now in it’s third year in Scotland and eighth in Wales! At Ben Nevis Rocks, Mike Peters and the trekking team will [read more]

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Declaration Norway review

I’ve been fortunate enough to make the trip to Norway with Mike Peters on three occasions now. And it’s always a highlight of the touring schedule. Norway is a beautiful country, and its people very welcoming. That said, we always seem to end up in some tour escapade of some description, and this year was no exception. Click here to see all the Norway photos This was out longest Norway [read more]

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The Alarm 6.6.1981-2014

The live concert history of The Alarm began 33 years ago in Prestatyn, North Wales on the 6th of June 1981. Here is another chance to see the video clip recorded by Mike Peters on the day of The Alarm’s 30th anniversary back in 2011. To make this day even more special, Mike Peters and The Alarm have just appeared at number 6 in the list of all time great [read more]

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Mike Peters & Tim Timebomb

Mike Peters recent tour of California featured a visit to Silverlake, Los Angeles for an interview with Tim Armstrong who is the unmistakeable voice of Rancid, Op Ivy and The Transplants. Tim hosts a weekly show – ‘Tim Timebomb and Friends’ on Faction (SiriusXM – Channel 41) featuring one of a kind original recordings made exclusively for the show plus conversations and performances from some of his most interesting friends. [read more]

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Declaration @ The BBC

To celebrate 30 years since The Alarm’s debut album, Mike Peters joins forces with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to perform some of the band’s greatest songs. The complete 90 minute programme will be broadcast exclusively as part of BBC Radio Wales Music Day this Friday evening at 9.00 PM BST. It is anticipated that the programme will also be made available to listeners outside the UK here: The ‘Horizons Sing’ [read more]

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Declaration Vinyl – Dispatched!

The Alarm – Declaration 2014 Vinyl Limited Edition 2014 (which sold out exclusively via www.thealarm.com), has been dispatched today. All of us at thealarm.com want to thank members of the ‘300’ club who have made the investment in vinyl, for their patience. The hold up in delivery was caused by the global demand for vinyl and unexpected scale of volume generated by World Record Store Day on April 19th. Mike [read more]

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U2 Tribute to Mike Peters

In advance of the BBC Radio Wales Music Day 2014 broadcast of the 30th anniversary Declaration show at Hoddinott Hall in The Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, we are pleased to reveal the official BBC video of the moment the audience and Mike Peters were surprised by the video tribute from the members of U2. The event featuring Mike Peters, The BBC National Orchestra Of Wales and Aquire, will be broadcast [read more]

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Horizons Sing – Photos & News

The Horizons Sing event was a fantastic success. The show, which sold out in less than 10 minutes, saw Mike Peters perform a selection of songs including a Declaration set with the Welsh National Orchestra and the Aquire Choir from North Wales. The show will be broadcast on Friday 25th April. Details on how to tune in will be posted nearer the time. The event also featured a surprise video [read more]

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Latest Tour Photos

Photos from the last 4 tour dates on the Declaration 2014 UK Tour (all SOLD OUT shows) are now available to view on our flickr channel. The shows, two in Otley, Manchester and Newcastle were a great finale to an amazing tour, with the Manchester show being filmed. Click here for the photos. Thanks to Stuart Ling for the Manchester, Deaf Institute photos.

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Gathering Tickets On Sale Now

The Gathering 2015 – Tickets On Sale Now MIKE PETERS // THE ALARM – THE GATHERING 23 Friday 30th of January, Saturday 31st & Sunday 1st February 2015 Venue Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales LL30 1BB Tickets for  Gathering 23 will stay the same as G22 and priced at £75 (plus £3 booking fee). Tickets on Sale Now. NB: All applicants who book within the first 30 days will qualify for [read more]

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Declaration – Vinyl Sold Out!

The Alarm – Declaration 2014 Vinyl Limited Edition 2014 completely sold out within weeks of going on sale exclusively via www.thealarm.com and we are pleased to announce that copies will be despatched very soon. Mike Peters and all of us here at thealarm.com want to thank everyone who made the investment in Vinyl and know that you have managed to secure yourselves a real piece of rare and valuable Alarm [read more]

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Gathering 23 – On Sale Thursday

The Gathering 2015 – Tickets On Sale Thursday 10th April @ 9.00 AM MIKE PETERS // THE ALARM – THE GATHERING 23 Friday 30th of January, Saturday 31st & Sunday 1st February 2015 Venue Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales LL30 1BB THE GATHERING – Celebrating 30 years of Strength 1985 – 2015 The long running history of the Gathering continues on January 30th 2015 when Mike Peters hosts The Gathering 23 [read more]

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Latest News & Photos

Mike, Jules and everyone at the MPO would like to thank you for the amazing support on the Declaration Tour. All the remaining 5 UK shows in Otley, Manchester, Newcastle and the special ‘Horizons Sing’ show in Cardiff with the National Orchestra of Wales, are completely SOLD OUT. Photos from the last three shows in York, Glasgow and Aberdeen are now available to view here.

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Declaration – Tour Photos

The recent Declaration 2014 shows at Preston, Chester, Worcester and Exeter were all resoundingly successful with a great atmosphere generated every time Mike took to the stage. Each of the first sets have been completely different from night to night followed by the Declaration set which also seems to throw up a surprise or two unique to each venue. Each night has been captured through the lens of the alarm.com’s [read more]

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Tour – Manchester – Sold Out

We are pleased to announce that the Manchester show of the Declaration UK tour 2014 at The Deaf Institute for April 5th has now sold out. Tickets are now only available for three of the remaining seven UK concerts. York (Duchess 28.03.14) and Aberdeen (Lemon Tree 30.03.14), both have a few tickets remaining and the second show that was added at Korks in Otley, Yorkshire (03.04.14), is down to the [read more]

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HORIZONS SING – SOLD OUT!

HORIZONS SING! – COMPLETELY SOLD OUT. Horizons Sing! The complete allocation for this show has now sold out within minutes of being made available. Mike Peters was live on air at BBC Wales just after 10.00 AM and with the news of Horizons Sing! being posted on thealarm.com and the official Alarm Facebook page simultaneously (along with email notification to all on The Alarm Mailing List), every single ticket was [read more]

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HORIZONS SING – BBC CONCERT

HORIZONS SING! Mike Peters and the National Orchestra of Wales will perform together with Acquire Choir to celebrate 30 years of Declaration and the fifth anniversary of BBC Radio Wales Music Day. This amazing once in a lifetime event will take place at Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff on Friday evening April 11th 2014. Admission is free although limited to 165 tickets which are available now @ www.thealarm.com The Alarm’s frontman Mike Peters is joining [read more]

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Mike Peters @ SXSW / NYC 2014

It was a hectic week for Mike Peters at SXSW. A crammed schedule of events saw Mike Peters make 9 appearances in just four days. Following on from two sell out shows in London and Bristol, Mike Peters flew to the USA early on Monday morning, arriving in Texas in the late evening where he was met by friend and Love Hope Strength co-founder James Chippendale. Mike was in action [read more]

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3 Night Stand On Broadway

Following on from the success of two complete ‘sell out’ shows this March 15th, Mike Peters will perform a very special and unique ‘3 Night Stand’ in New York this summer at the legendary Iridium on Broadway. Each consecutive night will feature a central performance from a landmark Alarm album along with a second set selection of the finest songs Mike Peters has written to date. From Declaration through Strength and [read more]

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Ben Nevis Rocks 3

Saturday, 14 June 2014. Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain, rising 1,344 metres (4,406 ft) above sea level around the hills and Monroes of the Scottish Highlands.  The route up and down Ben Nevis is about nine miles in total and we will be climbing via the  ‘Mountain Track’ or the ‘Tourist Track’.  Details of the walk can be found here Registration You can register for Ben Nevis Rocks [read more]

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New Tour Photos

The latest four Declaration shows were a great success, with two sell-outs in Bristol and London, and two more packed shows in Birmingham and Bristol. The photos from these shows are now available to view here. Mike is currently performing at South by South West (SXSW), and will then play his two sold out shows at The Iridium in New York, before returning to continue the UK Declaration 2014 Tour. [read more]

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James Stevenson – New Album

The brand new, and long awaited album, from Alarm guitarist James Stevenson was released on 10th March 2014. ‘Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over’ is a coherent album full of decent songs, deep grooves and big guitar solos‘ ‘James Stevenson has made his debut album one to enthuse over and recommend wholeheartedly’ ‘A really satisfying album and in a world where there are just too many ‘average’ albums it stands [read more]

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BBC SPECIAL – A NEW SOUTH WALES

Mike Peters featured on the ever popular ‘I Write The Songs’ radio program on Saturday 8th March on BBC Radio Wales talking in detail about the song ‘A New South Wales’ which was the first ever bilingual Welsh / English song to break into the UK Top 40 back in 1989. The show is repeated on Wednesday 12th March at 5.30am, and is available to listen again on iPlayer www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03xshjn Mike Peters [read more]

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Tour – More Shows Sell Out

We are pleased to announce that the last night of the Declaration UK tour 2014 at Newcastle Cluny Theatre on April 6th has now sold out. We have also been advised by promoters that the Manchester show at The Deaf Institute for April 5th only has a last few tickets left remaining, so please act fast if you are planning on attending. All of us here at thealarm.com look forward [read more]

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Latest Declaration Tour Photos

The latest Declaration Tour photos are now available to see. Click here for the tour photos The latest shows were in Derby, and then three in South Wales. The Flowerpot show in Derby was our best ever turnout there and was a packed and hot evening! Needless to say the South Wales show, including one on St. Davids Day were amazing, with three very different shows but each one very [read more]

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Mike Peters – SXSW 2014

Mike Peters Declaration Tour will continue to the USA on March 10th when Mike Peters will be performing at South By Southwest 2014 (SXSW), Austin, Texas from March 11th -14th before heading to New York for two completely sold out shows at the Iridium, Broadway on March 15th. Mike Peters has a packed itinerary of performances throughout the week of SXSW which this year which also feature headline appearances from [read more]

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Latest Merchandise

All the latest Mike Peters / Alarm merchandise is available in the store now. We now have full stock of the popular “Marching On” jacket, as worn by Mike Peters! Ladies cut jackets are also available. There are two variants of the Declaration Tour shirt, a white shirt with Red Poppy and tour dates on reverse, and a black shirt with the great new Declaration artwork and tour dates on [read more]

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Declaration in Norway

The Declaration 2014 tour is heading to Norway for 8 shows in May. More info and ticket links will follow. This will be a great opportunity for fans in Norway to experience the Declaration Tour. Fri 23/5: Bøen Gard, Gjerdsvika (Ålesund) Sat 24/5: Cafe 3B, Trondheim Sun 25/5: Fasting Kjeller`n, Kristiansund Mon 26/5: Herr Nilsen, Oslo Wed 28/5: Buddy, Drammen Thu 29/5: Madame Felle, Bergen Fri 30/5 : Snikkeriet, Rosendal [read more]

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Declaration Tour photos & T.V.

The Declaration Tour 2014 has now completed another 3 shows, The Gassienda – Keighley, Central Station – Wrexham and The Liquid Rooms – Edinburgh. Photos from the shows can be found here. Mike also filmed an interview before the Keighley show which was shown on the Yorkshire ITV news program ‘Calendar’. For those in the UK the interview can be viewed via the ITV player on the Calendar website. We [read more]

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The Dressing Room Sessions

Throughout the Declaration tour 2014, thealarm.com is introducing a new download service in the form of a uniquely coded card that will be given to everyone who makes a music, DVD or T-shirt purchase at the in-venue merchandise outlet. Each Declaration download card will allow the user access to a custom Mike Peters recording cut live in the dressing room before each show and available to download after the show [read more]

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Declaration 2014 – Live review

Super live review from the Oxford Academy show on Sunday 16th February. “The second half of the show was the performance of Declaration, and it was stunning. With every track being completely reworked it made for a new experience for any fan of The Alarm, even those of us who go back to the early days.” Check out the review on ‘allthingsmusicandme‘.

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Gathering Review – UberRock

We have been getting some great tour reviews from the Declaration 2014 Tour which will post soon, but we also just received this Gathering review from UberRock. www.uberrock.co.uk

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Mike Peters – Oxford O2

The first two shows of the Declaration 2014 Tour have set the standard for the rest of the shows. Click here for the photos from Liverpool and Oxford We have received many great emails from fans after these two shows… thanks to Pete Cole for the review below. Mike Peters – Oxford O2; Sunday, 16 February 2014 I am an unashamed fan of The Alarm and Mike Peters. You may [read more]

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Declaration 2014 – Order Now

The Alarm – Declaration and Declaration Collection (Limited Edition of 300) is available to order now (February 13th 2014), exactly 30 years to the day since the original album was released to dramatic effect in 1984. This time around, fans are still guaranteed an equally exciting listening experience. Everyone who delves into this 21st Century version of Declaration, will be able to hear the album in a totally new way, [read more]

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Declaration – More Shows Sold Out

Mike Peters Declaration shows in the UK and USA are selling out. In the USA, both concert appearances in New York at the Iridium on March 15th have completely sold out after extra tickets were released last week due to public demand. Following on from earlier sell outs in Glasgow, London in the UK shows at Korks in Otley, Yorkshire and the Bristol Thunderbolt have both sold out. Ticket sales all [read more]

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Gathering 22 – 2014

Purchase The Gathering 2014 on DVD and CD here https://thealarm.myshopify.com Photos from The Gathering 2014 all our photos on the flickr galleries are available to download Friday – Rehearsal and acoustic show Saturday Daytime – (Masterclass, Mastermind, Rehearsals) Saturday Evening – The Alarm Sunday (LHS Walkathon and signing session)

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Gathering – Review & Photos

Mike Peters and The Alarm delivered an electrifying weekend of music at The Gathering 22 which was sold out to capacity (1300) and celebrating a return to LLandudno after a four year hiatus in Prestatyn. Photos are now available for The Gathering 22 Friday – Rehearsals and evening concert with Mike Peters – PHOTOS or SLIDESHOW Saturday Daytime – Masterclass, Mastermind Quiz, Q&A, Setup – PHOTOS or SLIDESHOW Saturday Night [read more]

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GATHERING 2014 – ITINERARY

Bring It On! If you have tickets and are attending this years ‘SOLD OUT’ Gathering then here is the itinerary of all the events taking place. 2014 – The year of Declaration starts here!

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Questions for Mike Peters

At this years Gethering, on the Saturday afternoon at 2pm, Mike Peters will be holding a ‘Sixty Minutes Q&A’ session. Questions will be taken from the floor, but if you would like to submit a question in advance please send your questions to JJ at this email, who will be hosting the event.

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THE GATHERING – SOLD OUT!

Are You Going To Be There? The Gathering 22 which takes place over three days on January 31st, February 1st and 2nd 2014 at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, North Wales is now ‘SOLD OUT’. All of us here at www.thealarm.com look forward to welcoming fans from all over the world and thanking you for your wonderful support! Bring it on.

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Vinyl Showing on Sky

Sky Movies Premiere in the UK is showing ‘Vinyl’ at the following times Friday 24th January – 5pm Friday 24th January – 6pm (Sky Movies +1) Saturday 25th January –  9.10am This is your chance to catch the film if you were unable to see it at the cinema. The film is also available to buy in the Alarm store Vinyl Makes the Top Ten We were very pleased to [read more]

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Declaration in California

We are pleased to announce that the Mike Peters Declaration Tour will be in California in April 2014. More dates are likely to be announced soon, but the current line up is:- 17 April The Coach House – San Jaun Capistrano 18 April Mcabes – Santa Monica 24 April Brick by Brick – San Diego 26 April Fender Center – Corona The California dates follow on from the extensive UK [read more]

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Ask Simon Facebook Chat

Pre-Gathering Live Chat with “Ask Simon” As we near The Gathering 22, we thought it would be a great idea for Simon to be available for a live chat on The Alarm Facebook so that folks can ask questions directly and a great resource for others who may have similar questions. Simon will be on live on Wednesday 22 January from 7 to 9 pm UK time. We hope you [read more]

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Bruce Springsteen

Mike joined Wille Nile and Bruce Springsteen on stage last night at the Light Of Day benefit show at the Paramount Theater on Saturday 18th January. Find out about Light Of Day here Photos and news links after the videos. www.walesonline.co.uk – (inc. comments from Mike Peters) www.hollywoodreporter.com www.rollingstone.com www.nj.com www.app.com www.flickr.com consequenceofsound.net www.mycentraljersey.com

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Jules – News

“I find myself in reverie…” It’s that time again…. 8 weeks on and Mike and I are back in Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor, awaiting the results of Mike’s blood tests. The Alaw Ward (where LHS has donated £45,000 recently) is a whirl of activity and my nerves match the energy of the ward as doctors and nurses fly about, administering blood tests, drugs, good and bad news…. I can usually [read more]

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Gathering Countdown – James

Hi everyone. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you will know what a crazy year I’ve had! Gigs with five different bands. Seventy odd gigs with The Cult. Finishing touches to my own first solo album. It’s been an amazing year! As usual I’m so looking forward to The Gathering. I’ll be doing the guitar masterclass with Mike on Saturday morning and then doing an advance signing of [read more]

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Mike Peters – New Jersey 18.01.14

Mike Peters will be in the USA on Saturday 18th January 2014, to make a special guest appearance at the Bruce Springsteen supported Light Of Day Benefit Concert for Parkinson’s Disease at the Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, New Jersey. Mike will be performing alongside Johnny Rzeznick of the Goo Goo Dolls and other well known Light of Day supporters such as Jesse Malin, Joe D’Urso and Willie Nile (whom Mike has [read more]

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Gathering Countdown – with Smiley

Apparently its only 23 sleeps to The Gathering.. (You gotta love facebook).. This year will be my 4th… Its become a January institution .. something to look forward to after Crimbo and the new year’s buggered off. Its also the first time we, as The Alarm (apart from our little jaunt to Manila in May), have been in the same room since the fab Vinyl tour in March. Do you [read more]

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Ask Simon in Llandudno

Do you have any questions about Llandudno or something relating to this years Gathering? Our Gathering Concierge, Simon Williams, was such a success in Prestatyn, that ‘Ask Simon’ is also making the move back to LLandudno and will be on-hand at The Gathering to try and answer any queries you might have about The Gathering or Llandudno and the surrounding area. In the few weeks in the run-up to The [read more]

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The Gathering – Ticket News

Attention all Gatherers! Thanks for ordering your Gathering tickets. It is hard to believe that this will be our 22nd year of Gatherings! We are excited to host Gathering 22 at Venue Cymru, Llandudno and work has already begun behind the scenes in preparation for January 31st! PLEASE NOTE: MPO will post your physical tickets to you during the second week of January (week beginning 13th Jan). There are now only 50 weekend [read more]

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The Gathering Masterclass

With guitars raised in the air, ‘Declaration’ / Marching On’, has always proved to be a classic start to many an Alarm show throughout the eras and this year’s Gathering Masterclass will be a very special one indeed, as it marks the thirtieth anniversary since the release of the ‘Declaration’ album back in February 1984. This year, Mike Peters will personally present the story behind both ‘Declaration’ and ‘Marching On’, [read more]

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2014 – The Year Of Declaration

What a year 2013 has been. My first thoughts are of being on stage at last January’s Gathering with everyone as close to the stage as possible and rocking as hard as can be – together. It was a wonderful experience to play before a large crowd without a barrier. The energy was amazing and the thought of it stayed with me throughout the months that followed. Another highlight was [read more]

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Britain Against Cancer

Love Hope Strength @ Britain Against Cancer Love Hope Strength UK was present at the Britain Against Cancer Conference 2014 that took place in Central Hall Westminster on December 10th. Britain Against Cancer is hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC), and is one of the largest conferences of its kind in the UK and is an annual fixture in the Westminster calendar. LHS UK had an [read more]

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The Gathering 2014 – Set List?

The Gathering 2014 –  Set List? As the countdown to The Gathering 2014 (January 31st – February 2nd 2014) continues, Mike Peters has begun to turn his attention towards the set lists planned for both Friday and Saturday concerts. This year, we are asking all who are attending to submit their own set lists and ideas for songs to be performed in both acoustic and electric performance settings. Mike himself [read more]

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Declaration London – Sold Out

The Mike Peters Declaration show at London O2 Islington Academy has completely sold out. Mike Peters / Alarm fans who are intending to visit other shows on the tour are being further advised to purchase tickets in advance in order to avoid disappointment. Ticket outlets all over the country are reporting excellent sales for all shows. “There’s a landmark on the skyline, There’s a sign standing in the road” Mike Peters [read more]

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Christmas Declaration 2013

Mike Peters – The Alarm – Christmas Declaration 2013 The Alarm.com is pleased to announce details of the latest releases for the holiday season. ‘Abide With Us’ – The Alarm live at The Gathering 2013 is the latest double CD release on the Twenty First Century Recording label featuring some 38 tracks and over two hours and twenty minutes of Mike Peters and The Alarm in concert. We are also [read more]

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Mike Peters – Norway 2013

Mike Peters will make his now annual trip to Bergen in Norway to play ‘Sammenkomsten’. Over two nights at the Madam Felle venue on Friday / Saturday December 20th and 21st 2013, Mike Peters will perform two varied acoustic sets featuring songs that span all the decades of his fascinating songwriting career. The Madam Felle, Bergen is a great music venue and has witnessed some amazing shows there since Mike [read more]

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Declaration Glasgow – Sold Out

The Mike Peters Declaration show at King Tuts in Glasgow has completely sold out almost four months in advance. Mike Peters / Alarm fans who are intending to visit other shows on the tour are now being advised to purchase tickets in advance in order to avoid disappointment. Ticket outlets all over the country are reporting excellent sales for all shows (especially the London date for March 7th which only [read more]

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Dewi Sant Rocks – Sold Out

Mike Peters will make a very special local appearance at Ysgol Dewi Sant, Rhyl, North Wales, November 29th for Dewi Sant Rocks (Sold Out). Dewi Sant Rocks is an acoustic concert to benefit the pupils of Ysgol Dewi Sant. The evening will feature a unique  Mike Peters home town storyteller style solo. As the evening develops, Mike Peters will also be joined by members of the music teaching staff, school [read more]

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Mike Peters – Light Of Day

Mike Peters will make a special guest appearance at the Light Of Day (Wales), Benefit Concert (Parkinson’s Disease), at the Tape Community Arts Centre, Berthes Road, Old Colwyn, North Wales this Saturday evening (7.00 pm),  30th November, along side Mercury Prize winner Badly Drawn Boy, Jesse Malin (Degeneration), Joe ‘D’Urso and US recording artist Guy Davis. Badly Drawn Boy – or Damon Gough to use his real name, is Lancashire’s answer [read more]

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James Stevenson – Guitar Player

James recently had a feature in the premiere Guitarists magazine, Guitar Player. There is now an online version which are are pleased to share with all Alarm fans. www.guitarplayer.com

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Mike Peters – Declaration Wales

Mike Peters Declaration Tour is proud to announce the following shows in Wales. Fri Feb 21st –     Wrexham Central Station    01978 358780 –  www.centralstationvenue.com Fri Feb 28th –     Neath Gwyn Hall                 0300 3656677 – www.gwynhall.com Sat Mar 1st –     Ebbw Vale Institute              01495 708022 –  www.wegottickets.com Sun Mar 2nd –   Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach         02920 230130 – www.seetickets.com Tickets for these new dates are on sale now. Feb. 14th Liverpool O2 Academy [read more]

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Mike Peters – Declaration Scotland

Mike Peters Declaration Tour is proud to announce the following three shows in Scotland. Feb. 22nd Edinburgh Liquid Rooms Mar. 29th Glasgow King Tuts Mar. 30th Aberdeen Lemon Tree Tickets for these new dates are available now via www.gigsinscotland.com Feb. 14th Liverpool O2 Academy Feb. 16th Oxford O2 Academy Feb 20 Keighley Gassienda Feb 21 Wrexham Central Station Feb 27 Derby Flowerpot Mar. 05th Birmingham O2 Academy Mar. 06th Sheffield O2 [read more]

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Mike Peters – Big Country

JOURNEY n. pl. jour·neys A: The act of traveling from one place to another; a trip. I’m sure you will all have read, as I have, the postings on the Big Country Facebook and website announcing that the group have decided to revert back to a four piece. I would like to thank Big Country and all the Big Country fans for a wonderful four years and wish everyone well in their [read more]

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Declaration Tour – New Dates Added

Mike Peters Declaration Tour has been extended to include the following venues around the UK. More dates will be added including Scotland and South Wales very soon. Tickets for these new dates will go on general sale from Monday 11th November. Feb 20 Keighley Gassienda Feb 21 Wrexham Central Station Feb 27 Derby Flowerpot March 8 Bristol Thunderbolt March 21 Chester Compass March 22 Worcester Marrs Bar March 23 Exeter [read more]

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Mike Peters – Declaration UK Tour 2014

Feb. 14th Liverpool O2 Academy Feb. 16th Oxford O2 Academy Mar. 05th Birmingham O2 Academy Mar. 06th Sheffield O2 Academy Mar. 07th London Islington O2 Academy Tickets for all dates are on sale now at  www.ticketweb.co.uk Mike Peters Presents The Alarm ‘Declaration’ 30th Anniversary Tour. Upon its original release on February 13th 1984, ‘Declaration’, The Alarm’s debut album, instantly catapulted Mike Peters and the band on to the worldwide stage. [read more]

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Mission To Israel – Day Five – Nazareth

It’s another early start for the Love Hope Strength team. It’s Sunday but here in Tel Aviv it is the equivalent of Monday morning back home and so there is a lot of traffic on the road as we make the journey to Nazareth to join Dr. Amal and her team for the Arab Donor Drive. The drive has been organised at the request of people in the community who [read more]

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Mission To Israel – Day Four – Sea Of Galilee

My alarm clock has never been worked as hard as it is here in Tel Aviv. At 8.00 am Jules and I are waiting outside the hotel and within seconds are greeted by the smiling face of Lior Sabban driving the car towards us on this bright and sun shiny day. We are bound for the Sea Of Galilee. In the car with us is our trusty team of Russ [read more]

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Mike Peters – Live In NYC 2014

Mike Peters Presents The Alarm ‘Declaration’ 30th Anniversary. One night // Two Shows. Live in New York at Iridium 1650, Broadway. Saturday 15th March 2014. [First performance at 2000. Second performance at 2200] “Will Never Die” – Three words of intent from Mike Peters and The Alarm’s evergreen 1983 single ‘Sixty Eight Guns’, the epicentre of the band’s worldwide hit album ‘Declaration’ which celebrates it’s 30th anniversary in 2014. A unique one man [read more]

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Mission To Israel – Day Three – Tel Aviv

Today begins at the more respectable hour of 10 o’clock and our first meeting of the day is with Miri Ziv of the Israeli Cancer Association at the Eretz Israel Museum Coffee Shop in Tel Aviv. Shlomo drives us to the meeting and we spend a lunchtime connecting with Miri and hear all about the marvellous work conducted in Israel by the ICA. Dr. Amal and Prof. Brautbar both spoke [read more]

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Mission To Israel – Day Two – Jerusalem

The light of the Golden City pours into the room at an altogether unholy hour… We have a meeting at 8 o’clock (6.00 AM for us technically), so we fight the urge to not wake up and struggle down the stairs to reception for the first meeting of the day. We are meeting with Natan Shapira and we talk through ways to bring a Love Hope Strength contingent to the [read more]

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Mission To Israel – Day One – Arrival

Touchdown in Ben Gurion, Tel Aviv airport was greeted with a spontaneous round of applause from all the on board passengers (which is something I have not experienced since my early flights to the USA back in the early 1980’s). Jules and I joined in enthusiastically, and took it as a sign that our mission to Israel was going to be even more special than we dared hoped it might [read more]

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Mike Peters-LHS Mission to Israel

MISSION TO ISRAEL On Wednesday October 2nd 2013, I will be travelling to Israel to give my support to an incredible lady named Dr. Amal Bishara who has been single-handedly running an Arab Donor Registry in towns and villages throughout Israel. The registry is doing phenomenal work and despite a serious lack of funds, Dr. Amal and her supporters have managed to sign up over 20,000 individuals and find 24 [read more]

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68@30 – Young Guns Go For It!

Thirty years ago, on September 21 1983, The Alarm performed for the very first time on UK television show Top Of The Pops. ‘Sixty Eight Guns’ was in the UK charts at number 54 and the band’s performance on the BBC was beamed into the households of the UK and watched by millions. Watch The Alarm’s performance again here and read this report with the band that was conducted in [read more]

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Snowdon Rocked!

The summit of Snowdon: Here you are nearer to Heaven “Copa’r Wyddfa: yr ydych chwi, yma, Yn nes at y nefoedd” On Saturday September 14th 2013, 200 trekkers, on behalf of Mike & Jules Peters’ charity, Love Hope Strength Foundation, set off on the seventh annual climb of Snowdon. Click Here To See The Photo montage Click Here To See The Photo’s in Slideshow When Mike was diagnosed with leukaemia [read more]

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Ben Nevis Rocks – With Rainbows

On Saturday September 7th 2013, on our second annual climb to the summit of Ben Nevis, a brave team of LHS trekkers set off to conquer Ben Nevis on behalf of the Love Hope Strength Foundation… “If at first you don’t succeed, try again: Mist and rain you should not heed, try again; When the clouds have rolled away, And the sun holds glorious sway, Climb the path without delay, [read more]

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68 Guns – 30th Anniversary Release

‘Sixty Eight Guns Will Never Die’ – The Alarm’s evergreen 1983 single will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its original release on September 12th 2013. To mark the occasion, lead singer, Mike Peters recently entered The Third Man Record Store in Nashville (owned by Jack White III of the White Stripes), to cut a limited edition run of 30 individual ‘direct to disc’ 6″ vinyl singles. Each single features a [read more]

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Ben Nevis Registration Still Open

Due to a flurry of last-minute registrations for this weekend’s Love Hope Strength charity fundraising event, Ben Nevis Rocks, it has been decided to keep the registration open until mid-day on Friday. Mike and Jules Peters are thrilled that so many supporters have committed to the climb already and are looking forward to spending some quality time on the mountain with everyone. An informal reception for all participants both before [read more]

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Video Interview with Smiley

A great video interview with Smiley whilst out on the road with Archive. The article on the WikiDrummers website is in 3 parts, click here to view.

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Craig Adams on Mission Tour

Alarm bassist, Craig Adams is currently on tour with The Mission in the USA. The band are on tour promoting a brand new album ‘The Brightest Light’ and after the dates in the USA, will tour in the UK and Germany. USA Tue 03-Sep Washington, DC 9:30 Club Wed 04-Sep Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Thu 05-Sep New York, NY Irving Plaza Fri 06-Sep Toronto, Lee’s Palace Sat 07-Sep Chicago, IL House [read more]

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My LHS Story – Susan Striffolino

The story of Susan Striffolino and her LHS jouney is inspiring and heartwarming. Why not check out the LHS website and read Susan’s amazing story. Click here for Susan’s story

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LHS – Cyber Get Together

Join Love Hope Strength Founders Mike Peters and James Chippendale live on Facebook this Sunday at 1400 (GMT) / 7.00 PM (EST), for a cyber get together of all Love Hope Strength Volunteers. https://www.facebook.com/groups/219292398093753/ Mike and James would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all The Alarm’s fan volunteers for their efforts in making this summer one of the most successful seasons in Love Hope Strength donor drive [read more]

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Mike Peters CBGB’s Interview

Mike Peters, sat down with CBGBs media team last year at the CBGB festival. Vinyl premiered at the festival last year. Thanks to the CBGB facebook page for posting this, and why not check out the CBGB festival Youtube Channel. Click here to purchase the Vinyl DVD. Click here to purchase the Vinyl soundtrack and ‘making of’ DVD.

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Mike Peters NY ‘SOLD OUT’

We are very pleased to announce that Mike will be returning to the NY area for a very special solo show at Page One in Glen Cove, NY on Monday August 19th. THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT.

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Mike Peters Blog – Updated

Mike Peters In America – Someone to Live For Mike Peters personal blog about his adventures in the USA has just been updated to include  the run through Texas which featured Mike Peters on the texas Daily talk show performing live and speaking with Love Hope Strength co-founder James Chippendale. Read all about it here.

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Cancer Fighter – Mike Peters

“Knowing that each one of our gigs has the potential to save lives is very humbling,” Plant says of Peters’ bone marrow registration booths at concerts Mike Peters, the frontman for U.K. bands the Alarm and Big Country, has been fighting cancer for 18 years. In the mid-’90s he went into spontaneous remission after being diagnosed with lymphoma. Ten years later he was diagnosed with leukemia. “My ambition is to [read more]

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Devil’s Den-Ben Nevis-Snowdon

Greetings from Canada. I’m sat in the hotel lobby in Montreal, Canada and about to enter the final month of this long and adventurous tour with Big Country. I’m really looking forward to coming back to the UK and hitting the mountains of Ben Nevis and Snowdon again in September with all of you who have signed up to participate in both of those events. Ben Nevis Rocks – September [read more]

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Mike Peters Acoustic – Florida

Mike Peters will play an opening slot acoustic set with Cherie Curie (Lead singer of The Runaways), on August 29th at the Harriet Himmel Theater @ Cityplace in West Palm Beach, Florida. Tickets and information available here www.cheriecurrieconcert.com

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Mike Peters Blog – Updated

Mike Peters In America – Someone to Live For Mike Peters personal blog about his adventures in the USA has just been updated up to include  the July 10th Aspen show when Mike and Big Country met up with The Foo Fighters drummer (and longtime Alarm / BC fan), Taylor Hawkins. Read all about it here.

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MY ALARM / LHS STORY – MICKEY COLLINS

Being born into a large family, music was always going to play a pivotal role in my upbringing through exposure to my sisters Elvis Pressley records and my brothers incessant cassettes of Slade or the vinyl LP covers of Top of the Pop’s compilations.  My own tastes developed through the glam years of the Sweet and Alice Cooper before dabbling in Punk and moving through a myriad of changing sounds [read more]

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Love Hope Strength @ Rewind this weekend

Love Hope Strength is proud to announce that we will be hosting a LHS stall and running a donor drive throughout the Rewind Festival in Scotland this weekend. A big thank you to LHS volunteers, Brian Finnie and Caroline Fraser for running the donor drive. Please call by the LHS booth and Get on the List if you are at Rewind this weekend.

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Gathering – New Look Photo Files

Check out the new ‘easier on the eye’ layouts of all our recent Mike Peters / Alarm / Gathering photo collections on Flickr. Most of the shots were taken by our very own roving reporter and cameraman Andy Labrow. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikepetersorganisation/collections/ The Gathering 22 @ Venue Cymru takes place on January 31st – Feb 2nd 2014. Weekend tickets are on sale now and available here. Thanks for your continued support.

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Vinyl – DVD / iTunes Release Now

VINYL – The Movie based on Mike Peters and The Alarm’s rock and roll hoax of 2004 is available to order now on iTunes UK and Sky Box Office. The actual DVD itself with a host of special features is also available to order direct from www.thealarm.com Vinyl has received fantastic reviews including this week’s DVD of the week in The Radio Times. VINYL Directed by Sara Sugarman Starring Phil Daniels, Keith Allen and Jamie [read more]

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James Stevenson News

Back on the Road. James Stevenson is hitting the road for a world tour with The Cult! Previously with the band in the mid-nighties, James will be taking on the Rhythm guitar position. The Cult will be traveling the globe starting in San Diego on 25th July until finishing off in Cologne in Germany on 6th November, playing extensively throughout the USA and then on to Australia, France, The Netherlands, [read more]

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Smiley – Out on The Road

Over the summer and autumn, Smiley is out on the road. He has 32 European festivals with Archive and the during Sept-Dec he is on the road in the UK with From the Jam for the All Mod Cons tour. For more information about Archive, including videos and tour dates etc, please visit archiveofficial.com To check out the From The Jam dates, please visit www.fromthejam.co.uk

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Mike Peters – On The Air [Part 2]

Mike Peters Interview @ KX935 Mike Peters was recently interviewed at length by Martin Hanlin (Founder member of The Silencers who toured with The Alarm in 1987/88), for KX 93.5 Radio station in Laguna Beach, California. Part two of this lengthy and revealing interview which covers a wide variety of subjects from the beginnings of Mike Peters musical career to the present day including his modern day adventures with Big [read more]

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Mike Peters – Solo in Austin, TX

Mike Peters is to perform a one off solo acoustic show in Austin, Texas on Monday, July 15th. The show will take place as part of Live Vibe’s Sideshow Confessional Concert Series at the Listening Room, Winflow, 1315 West Sixth Street, Austin, Texas 78703. The show will be an intimate up close and personal type of affair hosted by Love Hope Strength co-founder James Chippendale who will be asking Mike [read more]

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Mike Peters – On The Air [Part 1]

Mike Peters Interview @ KX935 Mike Peters was recently interviewed at length by Martin Hanlin (Who was a founder member of The Silencers who toured with The Alarm in 1987/88), for KX 93.5 Radio station in Laguna Beach, California. The interview is running over the course of two lengthy sessions and covers a wide variety of subjects from the beginnings of Mike Peters musical career to the present day. You [read more]

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Reasons To Stay Alive

Read this amazing piece about Mike Peters, Big Country and Love Hope Strength in the Huffington Post by Kristi York Wooten. Videos included…Read, Watch, Share!

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MP In America. Read All About It.

Mike Peters has created a Daily Blog site featuring diary entries from the US tour he is currently undertaking with Big Country. The blog captures intimate and candid insights into Mike’s life on the road as a musician and a chronicle of the work he is pursuing in his role with Love Hope Strength Foundation. Read all about it here: http://mikepeters2013.wordpress.com

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American Ride

Mike Peters fans in the UK should be on the look out for the latest edition of Uncut Magazine as the cover mount CD features a Willie Nile recording of the Willie Nile / Mike Peters song ‘American Ride’ which Mike and Willie wrote together on the Direct Action tour when Willie came over to the UK to open for The Alarm. It’s also the title track from Willie Nile’s [read more]

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Mike Peters Press

As Mike Peters and the Big Country boys hit Denver ahead of the show at Marquis Theater, there’s a great article in the Denver press about Mike’s cancer battle and history with Big Country. Check it out here online at www.westword.com

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Mike Peters, 21st Century Interview

1. First off, how are you feeling these days? I’m feeling as good as I could hope to be. I recently became very ill again during The Alarm ‘Vinyl’ tour but was able to keep going although I was only a few seconds away from having to cancel everything. I went to see my hematologist Dr. Edwards and if my blood count was one degree higher than it turned out [read more]

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Mike Peters – Backpacker Hero

Mike Peters appears in the latest edition of the USA’s Backpacker Magazine. www.backpacker.com This weekend Mike Peters will undertake his first trek on US soild when he takes part in the Love Hope Strength event – Vail Rocks

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Mike Peters – The Interview

An in depth interview with Mike Peters will begin serialisation at the official Alarm facebook page from Monday. An extract from the interview will appear every day before the complete transcript is published at www.thealarm.com on Friday June 14th. Conducted by 21st Century reporter Steve Fulton. The interview is the biggest and most detailed piece Mike has conducted in recent years. It promises to be a fascinating read.

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LHS Parliamentary Donor Drive

Mike Peters, the Love Hope Strength Foundation and Delete Blood Cancer, along with MP’s Chris Ruane and Mark Tami have just completed the first donor drive for UK MP’s and workers at the House of Commons in London. This is a landmark moment for Mike and LHS and helps raise the profile of the charity. Mike and LHS are grateful for all the support of Alarm fans for being at [read more]

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Vinyl – The Movie, Pre-Order

RELEASED ON DVD JULY 15th 2013 [Europe Only] After a swathe of excellent Britsh media reviews ‘Vinyl – The Movie’ is to be released in Europe on DVD this July 15th 2013. Pre-order your copy in advance with MPO and receive a ‘Signed by Mike Peters’ edition of the original CD single that started it all – ’45 RPM’ by The Poppy Fields (aka The Alarm in disguise). Priced £12.99 plus [read more]

Photo Taken by Mark Brzezicki 2013
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Jules Peters – My Journey with MP

My Journey with Mike by Jules Jones Peters 2013 I’m sat on a train whizzing through the English countryside, on my way to the BIg Country  Forum show in  London and reflecting on the fact that it is June 1st 2013 already! It seems to be a time of reflection after reading Steve Fulton’s wonderful piece about The Alarm’s first visit to the USA, 30 years ago today http://thealarm.com/archives/19749 Can it [read more]

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1983 : The Alarm Wake Up America On Tour With U2

To Celebrate the anniversary of The Alarm’s first ever gig in America on June 1st 1983 at the San Francisco Civic. 21st Century’s intrepid reporter Steve Fulton revisited the period and has come up with this fascinating and insightful article which brings together unseen photos and recollections from the band members themselves. Read on…. The Alarm – Wake Up America 1983 [On the War tour with U2] In May 1983, The [read more]

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LHS To Host Parliamentary Donor Drive

Mike Peters Calling : Please Read This On June 4th 2013, myself and Love Hope Strength Foundation in partnership with Delete Blood Cancer UK are hosting a stem cell donor recruitment drive in the Houses of Parliament aimed at getting as many British MP’s as possible (including the Prime Minister hopefully), to sign up as potential stem cell donors. It will be a major opportunity to send a positive message [read more]

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The Alarm – Rock The Philippines

Mike Peters and The Alarm turned in a stellar performance at the Mall Of Asia Arena in Manila recently. The audience were totally overwhelmed by the band’s high powered rock and roll energy that included a Mike Peters walkabout and a storming set of classic songs. Absolute Reality and Rain In The Summertime were the high points for the audience as both these songs have proved extremely popular in this [read more]

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Follow Mike Peters ‘Journey’

Follow Mike Peters on his Journey with Big Country across Europe here. Mike Peters, the band and crew are snapping away on their smartphone cameras to produce a Big Country – European Tour Travelogue. Everyone is involved and the snaps are proving very popular. You don’t need to be on facebook to view the photos. You can view them on the facebook page without an account by checking out the galleries [read more]

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Win Tickets – Big Country London

Calling all Alarm Fans Click here to win free tickets to see Mike Peters perform with Big Country at the London Forum on June 2nd 2013. This will be the last chance to see Mike Peters and Big Country in the UK before they head for a three month tour of North America. Following the concert there will be an ‘aftershow party’ with Mike and the band in attendance. http://www.facebook.com/mamaco.theforum/app_323821067677323

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My Alarm Story – Dave Rowley

Born a Rocker rising out of the embers of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) I started playing in bands…heads down no nonsense mindless boogie …spandex, studs and big hair, there was no such thing as guy-liner, we weren’t afraid to don women’s make up…Nay we were but men…loud and proud! This was the 80s!!!!… Then came a new breed … with music that stirred the heart and soul, mixing acoustic [read more]

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Vail Rocks with Mike Peters

VAIL ROCKS 2013 with Mike Peters and Big Country. This summer on June 14th / 15th I will be taking part in my first Love Hope Strength climb on American soil when I will be making the journey to Colorado to ascend Vail Mountain as part of the Vail Rocks event weekend. I would love it if some of you Love Hope Strength supporters, Alarm and Big Country fans would consider [read more]

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Gathering 22 – Tickets On Sale

THE GATHERING 22 Friday 31st of January, Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd February 2014 Venue Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales LL30 1BB THE GATHERING – A NEW CHAPTER IN THE BOOK OF OUR LIVES A New Chapter in the long running history of the Gathering begins on January 31st 2014 when Mike Peters brings The Gathering 22 to Venue Cymru, Llandudno [taking place in The Hall which was the much loved residence [read more]

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The Alarm in Manila

The Alarm are currently in Manila for two shows with “Modern English”. The main show at the Mall of Asia Arena was a stormer…and we have official photos available soon. But the Alarm crew, Andy, Dave and Mark have been clicking away on camera phones to bring you…”The View From The Crew”. More photos will be added in the next few days. www.facebook.com

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The Journey Has Just Begun

My latest ‘Journey’ with Big Country began in earnest last night at a packed out ABC in Glasgow. It was another heart in the mouth beginning to a tour which is about to take up the entire summer with shows all across the UK, Europe, America and beyond. The Big Country album ‘The Journey’ was released on Monday amidst a swathe of excellent press reviews (see below) and rewarded with [read more]

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Big Country – Mike’s Journey

I am proud to announce that a new Big Country album – ‘The Journey’ will be released next week on April 8th (Cherry Red) in the UK and April 30th (Sony Megaforce) in the USA. In fact, the lead track ‘Hurt’ is available to order from iTunes UK as of 1st April. ‘The Journey’ contains 12 songs which all feature a full writing, playing and singing contribution from myself along [read more]

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Mike Peters – Nantwich Festival

Mike Peters was back playing solo at the weekend as one of the main acts at The Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival. Now in it’s 17th year, the festival, organised by local hotel owner Phillip Martin, is a fantastic live music festival with dozens of acts appearing around the town over the festival weekend. It also turned out that Phillip introduced Mikes second gig with The Toilets back in [read more]

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Tour Photos & Vinyl Premiere

Mike Peters, The Alarm, The Alarm Crew and The MPO would like to thank everyone who came out to the shows on The Vinyl Tour and Vinyl Screenings. The shows, which featured a special ‘Vinyl set’ at each show, all had special moments, from St. Davids Day in Cardiff to the end of the road in Manchester. We are now pleased to present photos from all the shows below. Here [read more]

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Vinyl News in the Papers

The ‘Vinyl’ film has hit the film news in some of today’s paper press. The Sun, The Daily Star and The Express all have glowing reviews. Daily Star, p.41 7/10 review by  James Cabooter Lead review: The Paperboy Quotes: ‘amusing comedy drama’ ‘Daniels is brilliant as the ever-enthusiastic Johnny Jones’ Daily Express, p.53 3 star review by Allan Hunter Lead review: The Paperboy Quotes: ‘The punk spirit lives again in [read more]

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Vinyl Premiere News

Last night saw the stars of the film Vinyl, Mike Peters & The Alarm, some rock ‘n’ roll luminaries and fans of the band converge on The Empire Leicester Square in London for the offical premiere of the film. Check out the latest news features below. www.bbc.co.uk – Mike and Phil Daniels on BBC Breakfast www.wirelessmag.co.uk – Exclusive interview with the cast of Vinyl www.express.co.uk – THE punk spirit lives [read more]

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Cardiff Vinyl Q&A with Dave Owens

Special Vinyl Screenings for Alarm Fans in Cardiff with Journalist, Dave Owens Dave Owens is arts correspondent for Media Wales – covering the Welsh entertainment scene for the South Wales Echo, Western Mail and Wales on Sunday. Dave is a born and bred Cardiffian. He’s also a lifelong Alarm fan and the author of the book Cerys, Catatonia and the Rise of Welsh Pop. Dave Owens’  3000 word article is [read more]

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Special Vinyl Screenings for Alarm Fans

Special Vinyl Screenings for Alarm Fans on Vinyl Tour! Showcase Cinemas! MPO is delighted to announce that in conjunction with Showcase Cinemas, special screenings of Vinyl and Q&A with Mike Peters will take place at the following cinemas: Book your tickets now to enjoy this unique cinema experience with the Man behind the Movie, Mike Peters!! LEEDS: Sun, 10th March – Q&A by Mike Peters at 5:30pm followed by screening [read more]

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Vinyl Dispatch!!

MPO is delighted to announce that the soundtrack to Vinyl is now being dispatched! Copies of Vinyl can be ordered in the store Watch your letterboxes…

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Forthcoming support slots

We are pleased to announce the following support bands, selected from the overwhelming response to the ReverbNation campaign, as guests on the next part of the Vinyl tour. Newcastle support is Twister, another local band who about to release their second single. Check them out here www.reverbnation.com/officialtwister Due to the amount of submissions for Newcastle we have also added Micky Oliver, who has just released his new album. You can [read more]

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Special London Vinyl Screening

Special Announcement: We’re happy to announce a one-off special screening of ‘Vinyl’ with a Q&A and performance by Mike Peters at the Vue Cinema in Islington on 15th March 2013 at 5.30pm. This has been set up so that those seeing The Alarm live that night at the O2 Academy can catch the movie beforehand. Tickets are on sale NOW! – click here

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Limited Tickets – Vinyl Premiere

Limited Tickets Available for Vinyl London Premiere, March 12th News reaches The Alarm tour bus of tickets for the Vinyl Premiere in London on 12th March 2013. Click Here for Details

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Vinyl Tour Starts in Bournemouth

The Alarm Vinyl 2013 Tour kicked off in style last night in Bournemouth. A lot happened in a short space of time. Mike performed at the Love Hope Strength booth and then jumped up onto the main stage and lead The Alarm through a 100 minute set punctuated with modern era songs like 45 RPM, Down The Road and A Breed Apart. Spirit Of ’76 was the moment for the [read more]

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Vinyl Soundtrack available for pre-order

The Alarm – Vinyl Soundtrack – Limited Edition Collectors Digipak FREE POSTAGE UNTIL THE END OF THE ALARM TOUR ON MARCH 17th The Alarm – Vinyl Soundtrack album is available to order now as a special limited collectors edition digipak, complete with full-length 22 track audio CD and a special DVD that features a Mike Peters-hosted documentary, following The Alarm and Vinyl acting star, Phil Daniels, right through the writing and recording [read more]

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My Alarm Story – Ray W

I guess the fact that I am moved to even write a story, such as the one I have just begun, might be the most fascinating angle of this tale… Let me start it all off this way.  I am a man of many lists.  For some odd reason, I just like to create, maintain, and share lists.  I like to create them, read them, edit them…  There’s something about [read more]

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45 RPM!

As Mike was conducting his Question & Answer session at the Vinyl screening in Wrexham this week, it was pointed out to Mike that it was 9 years to the day since the original 45 RPM release! Where does the time fly? Who would have thought that the seeds of 45 RPM could have been sown and blossomed into such an incredible story…. A Top 27 hit in the UK [read more]

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Vinyl – Making a movie on a Mac

Vinyl: Making a movie on a Mac with Mike Peters Glasgow event – Thursday 21st Feb 5pm – Apple Store, Buchannan Street, Glasgow Find out how a modern independent movie is developed, from inception to marketing. On the eve of it’s UK release and to coincide with Mike Peters appearance at the Glasgow Film Festival screening of ‘Vinyl’, join Mike at the Apple Store in Buchannan Street, Glasgow to find [read more]

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Mike to appear at Glasgow Film Festival

Hello Glasgow Alarm Fans! Mike Peters to appear at Glasgow Film Festival! Calling all Alarm fans – your chance to see Mike Peters and the screening of Vinyl at the Glasgow Film Festival this Thursday, 21st February 2013 Please click on link below for all further information: http://www.glasgowfilm.org/festival/whats_on/4716_vinyl Free Rock&Roll!

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Free Rock And Roll – Final Cut

Free Rock And Roll – the final cut featuring Mike Peters, The Alarm, Phil Daniels and a cast of thousands. This new online edit was put together by Russ Kendall and his team at Kaleidoscope Pictures in Provo, Utah (see photo below). This new edit features some great additional footage and even more shots from the chalet scene and The Gathering….. can see yourself on screen? FREE ROCK AND ROLL [read more]

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Vinyl Premiere in Wales

The Vinyl Premiere in Wales  is to take place in the Catrin Finch Centre as part of the Ffresh Festival, NEWI, Wrexham on Wednesday 20th February. Your chance to see Mike Peters in conversation regarding Vinyl the film which includes an exclusive recorded acoustic performance by Mike Peters. This event will run from 5pm – 6pm: (Everyone has to be inside the space by 5pm: before filming). The event will [read more]

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The Alarm – Glasgow Sold Out

The Alarm – Sold Out – Glasgow – Oran Mor, 9th March 2013 MPO is delighted to announce that the Glasgow show on the Vinyl Tour is SOLD OUT. Pictured below is The Alarm on our last Glasgow appearance. Thanks to all the Scottish Alarm Fanbase, as well as the travelling fans for your incredible support. 9th March promises to be an amazing night on The Alarm Vinyl Tour… We have [read more]

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Free Rock & Roll Video Roughcut

We are pleased to premiere a ‘rough cut’ of the Free Rock and Roll Video. With cuts from the Vinyl film and scenes shot at The Gathering 21 this rough cut will be available until the final edit is released.

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The Alarm – Free Rock And Roll

Free Rock And Roll by The Alarm (featuring Phil Daniels on guest vocals with Mike Peters), is the fast and furious lead track from the forthcoming ‘Vinyl’ soundtrack album due for release on March 4th 2013. You can hear the recording for the first time right now, over on our ReverbNation profile page. http://www.reverbnation.com/thealarm As Mike announced at The Gathering 21, bands / artists who have a ReverbNation profile page can also submit [read more]

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Gathering 21 Photos

We are pleased to present a selection of photos from The Gathering 21. Click The links below to go to the slideshows Setup Friday – Mike Peters / Joe Silva Saturday Daytime – Big Swim / Mastermind / Filming Saturday Night – The Hummingbirds / The Alarm Sunday Photos: Andy Labrow / Dr Ian To download a photo. Move your cursor over the slideshow and a link should appear in [read more]

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Mike to play Nantwich Music Festival

Mike Peters has been booked to play an acoustic show as part of the Nantwich Jazz Blues + Music Festival. Sunday 31st March 2013 Mike Peter’s Acoustic show Nantwich Civic Hall Market St Nantwich CW5 5DG Doors open 7.45 PM Festival website:  www.nantwichjazz.com Tickets available here

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Gathering 21… Best Ever! Sold Out!

Mike Peters and The Alarm’s annual Gathering celebration celebrated it’s 21st year with a complete sell out at Prestatyn, Pontins this weekend. Over 2,000 fans, many travelling from the four corners of the globe, began posting on the band’s Facebook page in the early hours of Sunday morning that the massive three hour set performed by Mike Peters and The Alarm on Saturday night ranked amongst the best ever seen. [read more]

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Walk Forever Chords

For those attending the Gathering masterclass, where Mike, Mark Taylor and James Stevenson will be teaching everyone Walk Forever By My Side, Mike has just sent us the chords for people to practice.

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The Gathering – SOLD OUT

We are pleased to announce that The Gathering 21 is SOLD OUT. The support of Mike Peters/Alarm fans during the recent economic hard-times is truly overwhelming and we promise Gathering Attendees a weekend to remember.

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Special Prize at The Gathering

HAVE YOUR PHOTO TAKEN WITH THE ALARM BACKSTAGE BEFORE THE ALARM SHOW!!! Only two days to  go until the infamous Mike Peters Mastermind quiz. Commencing at 12 noon in the Love Hope Strength lounge. In addition to the quiz Itself, a mixture of impromptu jokes, spot prizes, karaoke and a chance to win a very special prize ….. During the course of the mastermind quiz, we will be playing a [read more]

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Gathering Weather Report

For those of you emailing about the weather, please see forecast attached for Prestatyn this weekend… Even looks promising for the Sunday LHS walk on the beach. Click here for BBC Weather report.

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The Gathering Hits The Press

We have three local press reviews to share with you. www.dailypost.co.uk – Phil Daniels and Keith Allen film www.rhyljournal.co.uk – Mike Peters Set To Rock Prestatyn www.walesonline.co.uk – Rock-n-Roll Movie Swindle

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Dave Sharp in Chester pre-Gathering

For those attending The Gathering on Thursday, or locals in the North West area of the UK, why not kick off your Gathering weekend by taking a trip to the wonderful Telfords Warehouse in nearby Chester for a solo acoustic show by Dave Sharp. Telfords is one of our favourite venues. Intimate and with a great restaurant and bar. As if that wasn’t incentive enough, the show is completely free!!!! [read more]

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Your Gathering Photos Starts Here

Just a reminder for all The Gathering attendees, please remember to send us your photos DURING the weekend, from now, and up to Tuesday 29th February of your personal Gathering experience. Send your pics (as you take them) to photos@thealarm.com. As a taster, how about this for a pic as a starting point for a Gathering weekend …. “A picture of me, setting off from Diego Garcia (Wednesday) to Singapore [read more]

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Our Alarm Story – Pete & Lis

Pete and I are both from Liverpool. We grew up here in the city, very close to each other. We met in our late teens through a mutual friend. Our Alarm story started then, we both loved the Alarm’s music – it was the thing we had in common and was the topic of conversation for many months before and while we dated. Life has a habit of getting in [read more]

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James Stevenson – New 3 track EP

James Stevenson released a 3 track limited edition at the Gathering! James  has just finished his first solo album! Rob and Joff at inthepoppyfields.blogspot.co.uk just asked James about it – We couldn’t wait for more info on James’ upcoming solo album so we asked him for some more info to whet our appetites! “All I can say is it’s turning out better than I ever could have dreamed – mostly because producer [read more]

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Vinyl Premiere at the Gathering!

The Alarm fans world premiere of ‘Vinyl’ will take place at The Gathering 2013 in Prestatyn on Saturday 26th January. At 2.30pm on the Saturday afternoon of The Gathering, Mike Peters will unveil ‘Vinyl’ to the fans in advance of the official Alarm soundtrack album release of March 4th. ‘Vinyl’ the film will be released in cinemas nationwide on Friday March 15th on the night the band play Islington Academy [read more]

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Gathering-Need a lift to M/CR Airport?

Anyone need a lift on Sunday after the Gathering to Manchester Airport or somewhere along the way. There are 9 free spaces on a bus. It will be leaving Prestatyn at 3 o’clock. Please contact robbiejudge@yahoo.com Cheers, Robbie

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My Alarm Story – Mike Nolan

This is the story of one mans Alarm Journey from seeing ‘The Stand’ on TV many years ago, and his journey from Canada to his very first Gathering in 2013. Like many, my Alarm story begins with “The Stand” video. I saw it on Much Music (Canadian MTV) and was instantly blown away by these young lads with the boots and the punked out hair! It was an amazing mix [read more]

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Joe Silva confirmed for The Gathering

We are pleased to announce that Joe Silva, who supported Mike Peters on every date of his UK Red Poppy Tour, will be playing at this years Gathering. Joe gained many fans on his journey on the Red Poppy Tour and it’s a pleasure to welcome him back. Joe has sent us this message RED POPPY DREAMS… Halfway through Mike Peters’ Red Poppy Tour, on which I was the support artist, an [read more]

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Mobile Memories of The Gathering

Many folk these days have a smart phone. It struck us here at MPO headquarters that we see hundreds of photos taken on mobile phones at The Gathering but never actually see the photos! We would love to see those photos and share them with everyone else. So, if you have a mobile phone with a camera, why not email them us to as well. We would love to see [read more]

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Gathering FAQ’s – Ask Simon

As the Gathering approaches, our concierge ‘Ask Simon’ Williams, has been working hard on questions from Gatherers about a multitude of things. From where to find the local doctors to various opening times, there isn’t anything (yet) that Simon can’t find an answer to about The Gathering. Simon has taken all the questions from this year (and previous years) and created a comprehensive list of questions and answers that anyone [read more]

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LHS @ The Gathering

Once again at The Gathering there will be a Love Hope Strength Booth where you can keep up-to-date with all the exciting developments that Mike, Katrina and the LHS team have been working on over the last year and the things to look forward to in 2013. You can learn about the various events and be inspired to join the team on the annual trek to the summit of Snowdon, or how [read more]

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My Alarm Story – The Wasters

Hello, we are The Wasting Land. Most of you will recognise that as a Mike Peter’s song from his album Rise – which is where this little group of Alarm fans take our name. We’ve not always been known as The Wasting Land but started our days as Distant Warning.  Back in 2000 a few folks met via thealarm.com  forum page and found that not only did we have a [read more]

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Mastermind Contenders Required

Are you the ultimate Alarm fan? Find out by joining in the ultimate Alarm Quiz. Last year Glenn Brooks took the ultimate accolade and was crowned mastermind champion of the 20th Gathering. You can Email Simon to register you team name. Or catch up with Simon on Friday and register then. Numbers may be limited. The Gathering Mastermind master of ceremonies is own own Modnus ‘Mod’ Modnussen. Who is Mod? Richard Jones (Mod) was [read more]

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The Hummingbirds play The Gathering

Mercury Music Prize Contenders ‘The Hummingbirds’ to support The Alarm at Gathering 21 The Hummingbirds are a Skiffle inspired ensemble from Liverpool. Growing up on the streets of Merseyside the band have been heavily influenced by music from a simpler time, capturing that unmistakable Liverpool sound that is helping make quite a stir with their feel-good tunes and strong melodic sensibilities. Winning a host of new fans wherever they play, [read more]

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Gathering Tickets for locals

100 Gathering Tickets released for Local People  (Local North Wales postcode required) Fri night  £35 + £1 booking  (concert tickets only) – Order Friday tickets here Sat night £35 + £1 booking  (concert tickets only) – Order Saturday tickets here Fri/Sat (concert tickets only) £65 + £2 booking – Order Fri/Sat tickets here

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My Alarm Story – Matt Brumpton

The 5th February 1984. A date I will never forget. I was playing a game of pool at the local youth club and ’Where Were You Hiding?’ was playing over the PA system. The friend I was with said, “this band are playing at The Limit (a well known Sheffield venue) next week, do you fancy going?” I was only 14. I had heard ‘68 Guns’ and thought it was [read more]

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New Releases

MPO is proud to announce the release of three brand new Mike Peters and The Alarm recordings in time for Christmas 2012. The Alarm In The Poppy Fields Collected Works [10th Anniversary 5 disc Edition] The Alarm Live At The Gathering 2012 [4 disc set] Mike Peters – 25th Anniversary Acoustic Alarm Tour Double CD All three albums were painstakingly assembled down to the minutest detail by Mike Peters himself [read more]

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Everafter – New Video

A brand new Mike Peters and The Alarm video for ‘Everafter’ taken from ‘In The Poppy Fields Collected Works’ is now available for your viewing pleasure. The film was shot in Bergen, Norway during the recent Mike Peters acoustic tour. All Christmas Bundle packages are now on their way around the globe so watch those post boxes! The Gathering 2013 is just over the horizon and we are all looking [read more]

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My Alarm Story – Ian Carson

I first saw the Alarm live, supporting the Boomtown Rats at Leicester University in December 1982. I don’t recall the gig making that great an impression on me. I certainly never imagined that this was the first of countless live performances I would see from what would become my all time favourite band. In fact I don’t even recall the band telling the crowd who they were!! Six months later [read more]