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MPO Mobile

Thanks for all your interest in Sound and the Fury. Seems like everyone is using the new shop! Due to demand, the MPO is now introducing a Mobile MPO number: MPO Mobile 07548 716962 The MPO landline number 01745 571571 is currently undergoing a overhaul and will be back in use from July 12th onwards). In the meantime, please feel free to call or text us at MPO on 07548 716962. [read more]

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Single on Radio 2

Janice Long played ‘unbreak the promise’ on Radio 2 very early this morning. Select the link below and move the slider to 48:30. Please Note:: The tour dates mentioned are Big Country not The Alarm. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b0123wz8. Why not post a message to Janice here, saying ‘thanks’ and asking her to play some more alarm!!

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New Album – New Single

30th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM / FILM EDITION & CD SINGLE The Sound And The Fury is the brand new album and film from Mike Peters & The Alarm and is available to order now from the 21st Century Shop. Released simultaneously with brand new single ‘Unbreak The Promise’ (featuring the sound of Alarm fans from all over the world – The Alarm Choir), The Sound And The Fury can be seen [read more]

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New website! Note From The Webteam

Note From The Old “Webmaster” And The New “Content Editor”… welcome to the all new alarm.com website. The new website is easier to navigate and will allow us to add lots more news, features, photos and videos from the archive in the future. We’ve streamlined the information flow, and we have simplified how information is delivered, so you ,the loyal fan will be able to get to what you want [read more]

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Big Country – Isle Of Wight

Here are some links to press coverage of The Big Country performance at The Isle Of Wight Festival. musicpics.co.uk gigwise.com absoluteradio.co.uk absoluteradio.co.uk (2) muzu.tv virtualfestivals.com walesonline.co.uk

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30 Years of The Alarm

6th June 2011 – 30 years of The Alarm On the anniversery of 30 years of The Alarms first show at The Royal Victoria in Prestatyn, Mike Peters takes a tour of significant Alarm sites. Happy Birthday to The Alarm.

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Big Country Warm-up shows

BIG COUNTRY – announce warm up and ‘vibe’ gigs in Scotland. Thu. 7th July : Glasgow, King Tuts SOLD OUT Fri. 8th July : T In The Park Mon. 11th July : Glasgow, King Tuts Tue. 12th July : Stirling, Tollbooth Wed. 13th July : Dundee, Doghouse Fri. 15th July : Fort William, BA Club Sat. 16th JULY : Inverness, Summer In The City Founder member Bruce Watson says, “We are doing [read more]

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The Alarm At Bloc

The Alarm Tour is rocking across the UK, receiving fantastic reviews far and wide. DJ Chris Evans from Radio2 has also been picking up on the positive vibes and playing Alarm songs and name-checking the band on his radio show. On Sun May 22nd, The Alarm will be staying at the brand new Bloc Hotel. For those of you travelling to the gig and in need of somewhere to stay, [read more]

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Be A Member Of The Alarm

A unique opportunity to be in The Alarm. Alarm fans are being given the unique opportunity to make their own mark on the Alarm’s Anniversary year, via a special internet charity auction, enabling winners to become an official member of The Alarm’For One Night Only’ for each date of the tour. Successful entrants will be invited on stage during the encore to become an honorary member of The Alarm. Funds [read more]

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New date added to tour

Due to popular demand!! The Brook in Southampton has been added to the upcoming tour schedule on Tuesday 10th May. www.the-brook.com Tickets: We Got Tickets

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Squeeze Guitar Auction

LOVE HOPE STRENGTH – Damien Hirst designs Squeeze instruments to auction for Love Hope Strength and the Teenage Cancer Trust Squeeze will play an exclusive set of instruments designed by Damien Hirst when they headline a charity concert later this month. The collection features two guitars and a drum kit, all of which have been hand-painted with the artist’s iconic spot design and signed by him. Squeeze will be joined by [read more]

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Gathering 20 Tickets On Sale

THE GATHERING 2012: Friday 27th, Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th January 2012 The Gathering 20 : Twenty years of The Gathering 1992-2012 : Are you Gonna Be There? Following on from two successful Gatherings in Mike Peters’ home town of Prestatyn, the 20th Anniversary of the Gathering Weekend returns to Pontins Holiday Village, Prestatyn Sands, Prestatyn, North Wales . Weekend ticket price (including 2 nights accommodation/all concerts & daytime activities/Aftershow/Sunday [read more]

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‘Vinyl’ soundtrack recording underway

Mike and co have been recording at Aerial Studios in Wrexham, North Wales for the last few days. Capturing the punk rock spirit of 1977, the band have been blasting through a collection of songs to be used in the film soundtrack. We think the result sounds amazing, but you’ll have to wait until the film is released to find out! We would especially like to thank David O’Connor at [read more]

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Gathering 20 – Tickets Available

The Gathering 20 – Tickets On Sale Now CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS THE GATHERING 2012: Friday 27th, Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th January 2012 The Gathering 20 : Twenty years of The Gathering 1992-2012 : Are you Gonna Be There? Following on from two successful Gatherings in Mike Peters’ home town of Prestatyn, the 20th Anniversary of the Gathering Weekend returns to Pontins Holiday Village, Prestatyn Sands, Prestatyn, North [read more]

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Gathering 20 Tickets coming soon

The Gathering 20 – Tickets On Sale Soon Gathering 20 Coming Soon! 27/28/29 January 2012 Tickets on Sale Feb 14th Please call 01745 571571 or order online at www.thealarm.com

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Damien Hirst Designs Squeeze Instruments

Reunited band Squeeze will play an exclusive set of instruments designed by Damien Hirst when they headline a charity concert later this month. The collection features two guitars and a drum kit, all of which have been hand-painted with the artist’s iconic spot design and signed by him. Squeeze will be joined by The Feeling at the Teenage Cancer Trust gig on 22 March in London’s Royal Albert Hall. The [read more]

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Gathering 2010

Pontins, Prestatyn Sands. 29-31 January 2010 Photos Rehearsal Days Friday – Supports – Solo – Feel Free – Dave Sharp Saturday Daytime – Events & Support Acts Saturday Night – Main Alarm set Saturday Late Night – Children of the Revolution Sunday – Love Hope Strength Walkathon Chalkboard – Crew – Signings – Gatherers Fan Videos Friday Night – Mike Peters Acoustic Friday NIght – Feel Free set Saturday – [read more]

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Gathering Photos Now Available

The Gathering 19 – Photos now posted The Gathering 2011 is over. Here at the MPO we all thought that last years Gathering couldn’t be topped. But somehow, and with the help of 1500 Gatherers, it was!!! From Rusty Egan’s inspired DJing, skating event ‘Blades of Glory, The Legendary Glen Matlock to possibly one of the best Alarm shows ever…The Gathering 19 rocked from end to end. Photos: Setup and [read more]

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Gathering Winkball Videos

Winkball – Loads of videos and interviews from The Gathering Check out the great videos from WinkBall ….are you on there???

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Gathering 2010 Sold Out!

The Gathering 2011 is now SOLD OUT. Tickets for the twentieth anniversary event will be on sale very soon.

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Mike Peters To Join Big Country Tour in 2011

Mike Peters will perform as the lad vocalist for Big Country in 2011.  Here is a quote from Mike Peters: “I first met Stuart on stage at a U2 concert in Hammersmith Palais back in 1983” says Mike Peters. “Bono introduced us to his audience as being “part of the the new breed” and Stuart was literally passed up onto the stage by the fans and I shook his hand [read more]

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Work in Progress on ‘Vinyl’

Tuesday 24th August -Work in Progress on ‘Vinyl’ Check out these press links to the forthcoming film, ‘Vinyl’, staring Phil Daniels, Keith Allen and Perry Benson. Here at the MPO we are very excited as the project continues. There is a lot of interest around the film, especially since the filming of some scenes at the Rhuddlan Castle Rocks event earlier this month. BBC News Press Association North Wales Post

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Beautiful Days in Devon

The Alarm stormed an amazing set at the Beautiful Days festival, hosted by the Levellers at Escot Park in Devon. The show was preceeded by a warm-up show at The Orange Box in Yeovil. The intimate venue provided a swealtering show which fired the band up for the ‘beautiful day’. The Beautifuls Day mainstage show also featured British Sea Power, New Model Army, James and directly before The Alarm, a [read more]

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Mike Peters Live in Japan @ Club Doctor August 27th 2010

Mike Peters will perform live in Tokyo at Club Doctor on Friday August 27th 2010 at a post trek Mt. Fuji Rocks celebration concert and joined by some very special guests. The event will mark the first time Mike Peters has performed live in Japan since December 1989 when he appeared with The Alarm on the Change tour. Mike Peters will embark for Japan direct from The Alarm’s Saturday afternoon [read more]

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Photos and Videos of Rhondda Rocks

Photos and Videos of Rhondda Rocks Photos of the Rhondda Rocks event are now online. The photos cover the walk with Mike Peters and a band of LHS trekkers and supports, and then from the evening concert which saw an amazing semi-acoustic Alarm show and another great solo support from Simon Fowler of Ocean Colour Scene. Visit www.lovehopestrength.co.uk or visit the slideshowlinks below. Photos: Rhondda Rocks II – The Walk [read more]

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Photos and Videos of Snowdon/Rhuddlan Rocks

Photos of the Snowdon Rocks/Rhuddlan Rocks events are now online. The photos cover the Glan Clywd Cancer Centre visit with Mike Peters, where some of the trekkers got to see where the money raised for LHS actually goes, the LHS Ball which saw the auction of a number of exclusive signed items and a Gibson/Epiphone guitar. There are photos of the walk to the stop of Snowdon by over 100 [read more]

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Rhuddlan Castle Rocks – Mike Rocked Rhuddlan!

Monday 9th August –Rhuddlan Castle Rocks – Mike Rocked Rhuddlan! Mike Peters pulled off a remarkable weekend for his charity, Love Hope Strength, hosting a 6am hike up Snowdon with 150 trekkers, followed by a sell out concert at Rhuddlan Castle on the same day. Check out www.lovehopestrength.co.uk for more! Monday 2nd August – Rhuddlan Rocks – Simon Fowler to perform 50 Extra Tickets to be made available to local [read more]

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Hospital Rocks – Acoustic Buskathon

The hospital buskathon was a fantastic event. Its the first time Mike has embarked on any such event across several places in one day, and the response from the hosptials, patients, staff and visitors made the event worthwhile. A review, photos, press link and video from the day is now available on the LHS website.

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Barlays Life Support Day

On Friday July 16th 2010, Mike Peters joined forces with Barclays to host the first ever Barclays Life Support Day in partnership with the bank and The Love Hope Strength Foundation. This ground breaking coalition between rock and roll and high street commerce aims to impart cancer awareness amongst Barclays customers and members of the general public as they go about their daily business. “Cancer is the world’s biggest killer” [read more]

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Hospital Rocks – Acoustic Buskathon In the run up to this year’s Snowdon Rocks IV (supported by Barclays) event, Mike Peters will be embarking on a marathon acoustic busk-athon during visiting times at North Wales three main hospitals to highlight to the public the fact that all three major North Wales Hospitals have recently joined forces under the new coalition title of The Betsi Cadwallader Trust. Snowdon Rocks has raised [read more]

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Warm-up show for The Alarm – 20/08/2010 – Yeovil

Warm-up show for The Alarm – 20/08/2010 – Yeovil As a prelude to The Alarm’s appearance at the Beautiful Days festival at Epcot Park, Devon on August 21st, The Alarm have added a warm up date at The Orange Box, Yeovil on Friday August 20th. These two shows will probably mark the last opportunity of 2010 for UK fans to see The Alarm in it’s full electric glory until The [read more]

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GATHERING NEWS

GATHERING NEWS Attention all Gathering people: Gathering tickets will be processed from Monday 17th May onwards. At the point of authorisation, your laminates will be posted out to you. This process will take a few weeks. Thank you for your patience. Please stay in touch with http://thealarm.com/gathering/ for latest Gathering news and if you haven’t already done so, please submit your Gathering profile here http://thealarm.com/gathering/submit.html Bring it on, once more!! [read more]

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Review: Direct Action

Review: The Alarm’s Direct Action Mike Peters and The Alarm have spent the majority of this decade refining what it means to be "The Alarm". The "redefinition", be it in the form of songs, shenanigans, or new band members has not come at the expense of music. Twice, they have set-out to mine their sound and craft their songs with epic multi-volume sets of tracks for their fans to enjoy [read more]

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The Alarm April tour

13/04/10 CONF Reading Sub89 14/04/10 CONF Cardiff Glee Club 15/04/10 CONF Sheffield The Plug 16/04/10 CONF Manchester w/ Godfathers Academy 2 17/04/10 CONF Newcastle Academy 2 18/04/10 TBA 19/04/10 OFF 20/04/10 CONF Bristol Thekla 21/04/10 CONF Dudley Jbs 22/04/10 CONF Cambridge Junction 23/04/10 CONF Southampton The Brook 24/04/10 CONF London Islington Academy 25/04/10 CONF Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre 26/04/10 OFF 27/04/10 CONF Hertford Corn Exchange 28/04/10 CONF Nottingham Rescue Rooms [read more]

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THE GATHERING 2011 � 30th Anniversary of Mike Peters and The Alarm 1981 – 2011

THE GATHERING 2011 – 30th Anniversary of Mike Peters and The Alarm 1981 – 2011 On Friday 28th, Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th January 2011 : THE GATHERING 2011 – 30th Anniversary of Mike Peters and The Alarm 1981 – 2011 The Gathering Stays Home – in the birthplace of Mike Peters & The Alarm. Following on from the ultra successful ‘The Gathering Comes Home’, the 2011 Gathering will be [read more]

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Gathering Itinerary

Dear Gatherers, Hope you are ready for this 😉 You had best get some early nights before The Gathering as boy, do we have a jam-packed Alarm weekend for you!!!!!! Read on for The Gathering Itinerary…. BRING IT ON!! Only 5 more sleeps to go!!!!! Love and life, Jules and The Alarm Team THE GATHERING 2010, Prestatyn Sands, Wales   WEEKEND ITINERARY   Friday 29th January   LOVE HOPE STRENGTH [read more]

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Hello From Mike Peters

Hello from Mike Peters. I am writing to you from our tour bus which is currently parked outside the venue in Chicago. Today has been another busy day on the ‘Rockin’ The Colonies’ tour. I have appeared live and performed three songs on the WGN Chicago TV this morning (7.00 am!), and also recorded an acoustic session for Q101 (the biggest rock station here). I’m pleased to report that the [read more]

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Guerilla Tactics – The Album

‘Guerilla Tactics’ will be available worldwide from July 7th 2008. ‘Guerilla Tactics’ is the first official general-release follow up to The Alarm�s emotive 2006 album ‘Under Attack’ which underpinned lead singer Mike Peters battle and subsequent victory from Leukaemia (CLL). This most daring of Alarm albums features an urgent collection of uptempo new wave songs underscored by high velocity guitars, rocka beats and occasional space echo dub. Lyrically driven by [read more]

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News: Happy New Year From Mike Peters!

<center><img src=http://thealarm.com/img/newyear2008.jpg></center>   What a year 2007 has been!!!   It all started with a new life and a Big Bang at The Gathering followed by the launch of the ‘Counter Attack Collective’. An ambition was realised in June at Snowdon Rocks and then the amazing ‘Rockin’ The Colonies’ tour of the United States. In between there have been some incredible Saturday gigs at Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, London and Manchester [read more]

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News: Counter Attack Latest – Situation Under Control

<object width="425" height="350"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/I253n2UFdk4"> </param> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/I253n2UFdk4" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"> </embed> </object>   <center><img src=http://thealarm.com/777/ep4cove400r.jpg></center> The fourth installment in the Counter Attack Collective is arriving in your letter boxes even as you are reading this message….   ‘Situation Under Control’ is the title of this latest mini album of original material from Mike Peters and The Alarm MMVII and features the following song titles:   01 The Checkout [read more]

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News: Latest News: A Personal Letter From Mike Peters

<center><img src=http://thealarm.com/img/colonies.jpg></center>   Hello Everybody,   I am writing to let you know about everything that has been happening since I came back from New York and Empire State Building Rocks.   On the upside, the band and I have just recorded the first EP for the Counter Attack album project and it sounds just like I imagined / hoped it would when I was conjuring up the songs. The [read more]

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News: THE ALARM -,nbsp;THE COUNTER ATTACK STARTS HERE -,nbsp;7/7/07

 THE  ALARM -&nbsp;THE COUNTER ATTACK STARTS HERE -&nbsp;7/7/07    On Saturday the 7.7.07, Mike Peters  will lead The Alarm back onto the stage of Birmingham Academy for the first of  seven U.K. shows to be played throughout 2007 / 08 thus fulfilling the prophecy  he delivered from the stage at the Gathering. &quot;The Alarm will be back when  the three sevens clash&quot;.    Each show will also coincide with  the [read more]

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News: The Alarm.on Bob Lefsetz’s Rhinocast

Message from Alarm fan, Tom� I stumbled upon a great little piece of podcasting on iTunes. On the newly posted Rhinocast music podcast on iTunes, there is an episode (#38) about our favorite band, The Alarm. It is done by Bob Lefsetz and based on that letter he wrote a few months back about The Alarm. You can download the Rhinocast here: http://www.rhino.com/RZine/rhinocasts/podcastkeeper.lasso?shownum=38 Publication:: Author::

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News: Raindown – Someone Call The Ambulance

Hello Everybody, In the history of rock and roll disasters, this one isn’t the worst, but on a scale of one to ten it’s pretty high up there. Today we have been forced to withdraw the ‘Raindown’ single from general release. Please do not attempt to buy ‘Raindown’ by The Alarm MMVI at the iTunes store. Somewhere along the line, there has been an almighty cock up at iTunes and [read more]

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News: Mike Peters at Joey Ramone Birthday Bash Press Conference

(reported by MPO Member, Tim Leonard) Press Conference On Friday May 19th, Mike Peters attended the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash Press Conference, prior to the concert that night. Alarm fan and MPO member, Tim Leonard was there to capture the moment. From Joey?Ramone?s?brother: “Mike has been going through a similar ordeal as my brother went through. It?s kind of fitting that he?s here helping us out and helping everybody else [read more]

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News: The Alarm / Bob Lefsetz Letters

The Alarm / Bob Lefsetz Letters The hugely influential American columnist Bob Lefsetz has written this piece about The Alarm in his latest email rant to the American Music Industry which is read by thousands of people everyday. Mike Peters has already written back to him (see further below) prompting Bob Lefsetz to forward Mike’s reply to his subscribers. If you feel like responding, I’m sure Bob would love to [read more]

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News: New Message From Mike Peters

Hello Everybody, It’s Sunday evening and I want to share my latest news with you. I have just been given the go ahead from my Doctor to go to America next week!!! The principal reason for my journey is to perform with the band at the 2006 South By South West Music Festival in Austin, Texas. We will be playing on Thursday 16th March at Elysium on Red River at [read more]

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News: A Personal Message From Mike Peters

Hello my friends, I hope you are all enjoying the best of times as the holiday season approaches. I have some very difficult news to share with you. Last Thursday on the 8th December, I was diagnosed as having cancer. I have been told by my consultant, Dr. E that I have Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). The good news is that although my illness is not curable, it is treatable [read more]

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News: The Alarm Goes Hollywood!

TINSELTOWN COMES TO RHYL EXCLUSIVE JOANN RAE Picture KERRY ROBERTS HOLLYWOOD film director Sara Sugarman is planning to shoot a movie in her hometown of Rhyl. In an exclusive interview, Los Angeles-based Sara, who is also a writer, revealed the plot of the film will be based on a real life event involving Rhyl�s most famous musical export, Mike Peters and The Alarm. Sara broke the news to the Journal [read more]

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News: Ageing punks’ single stunt a hit

From: www.bbc.co.uk/news Post-punk band The Alarm have scored a top 30 UK chart hit – with a stunt disguising themselves as an unknown younger group. Recording under the pseudonym The Poppyfields, they are at number 28 after selling more than 4,000 copies of their 1970s-style punk single 45RPM. In its accompanying video The Alarm are replaced by teenage Chester rockers The Wayriders who mime along to the song. Singer Mike [read more]

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News: 45 RPM Makes it to #28 On UK Top 40!!

A major achievment!! 45 RPM just played on BBC Radio 1 on the weekly top-40 show, It was #28 for weekly sales figures. This is the first time an Alarm-related song has been in the top-40 for nearly 15 years! The song was played in it’s entirety and the DJ read a short blurb about the song actually being by “The Alarm” and how they changed their name for the [read more]

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News: Unnoffical Scala Reunion Report

This report was put together from fans who saw the show. Official word will come through soon. (Photo by Andy Greenly) The band arrived by limousine, and each were greated by 100’s of fans waiting in line to get into the venue. The crowd chanted the names of band members as they entered the venue Set List As far as we can tell, the set-list for the show was: Declaration [read more]

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News: One Night Only Reunion Latest News.

All the winners have now been selected and contacted by MPO on behalf of the TV Company. For those of you who have not been contacted please email xxxxxxx MPO would like all Alarm fans to be at this event so please email Brenda direct if you have not received an email so far. Please note, the MPO Office is now closed so please do not attempt to call/email MPO [read more]

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News: ATTENTION ALARM FANS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE ALL OF THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF THE ALARM PLAY LIVE!!!!! ONE NIGHT ONLY!!

ATTENTION ALARM FANS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE ALL OF THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF THE ALARM PLAY LIVE! ONE NIGHT ONLY!! For the first time since 1991, the ORIGINAL members of the Alarm, Mike Peters, Dave Sharp, Eddie MacDonald and Nigel Twist, will come together for a one night performance and TV recording in LONDON on Tuesday October 28th 8 p.m. This is a limited audience performance but Alarm Fans are [read more]

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News: Kirk Brandon and Early Alarm showtimes in Glasgow, Leeds and London !!!!!

M.P.O. (Alarm Information Service) are very proud to announce that the legendary Kirk Brandon, lead singer of Spear of Destiny will be appearing as Special Guest on the full UK In the Poppy Fields Tour. Kirk Brandon will take the stage at approx 8pm. Please also be aware that Glasgow, London and Leeds are all EARLY shows with curfews at 10.30pm. Please make sure you arrive early to enjoy the [read more]

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News: MP on TV, Big Coutry, Flesh and Blood, G9 news

MIKE PETERS ON BBC DIGITAL CHOICE AND HTV A feature appeared on Mike Peters on BBC Digital Choice this week outlining his current status and career in the heirarchy of Welsh Rock. This week, Mike films a special feature for HTV detailing the work behind the scenes for the Alarm 2000 Collection. This feature will most likely be screened on Friday 26th May at 11.30pm. MIKE PETERS AND BIG COUNTRY [read more]

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News: MPO Latest News: Alarm 2000 Day

The MPO Phoneline has been red hot all week since the announcement of Alarm 2000 Day. The Faenol Fawr Country Hotel is sold out. For further accommodation details please call Rhyl Tourist Board on 01745 355068 or choose from a selection of hotels/ B&B's as follows: Bodelwyddan Castle 01745 585088 Chalet Guest House 01745 584205 Kinmel Manor Hotel 01745 832014 Oriel House Hotel 01745 582716 Plas Elwy Hotel 01745 582263 [read more]

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News: …rumors…

Just a quick rumor update. It seems that a rumor is going around that Mike Peters and Billy Duffy will be meeting next week in Los angels to discuss the Coloursound USA release. There is also a rumor that studio time has been booked… hmm… interesting… Publication:: Author::

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News: THE MILLENNIUM GATHERING – SOLD OUT!!

MIKE PETERS PRESS RELEASE THE MILLENNIUM GATHERING SOLD OUT 14TH AND 15TH JAN 2000 NORTH WALES THEATRE, LLANDUDNO 20 Saturday night tickets reserved especially for North Wales fans @ price of �12.50 Mike Peters returns to his hometown, North Wales after an extensive American tour, to perform at his sell-out homecoming concert, the Millennium Gathering at the North Wales Theatre, Llandudno on Jan 14th and 15th , 2000. This year, [read more]

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News: Mike Peters Is Touring:Discuss It

Mike Peters is current on a UK tour with solo dates and dates with a full band (including Eddie MacDonald of The Alarm)supporting Big country. Why not add your comments about the shows toMPO Bulletin Boards. We'd love to here from you! Publication:: Author::

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ColourSound Reviews

ColourSound (Metal Hammer:Jerry Ewing) There’s no doubting the pedigree of Coloursound; here we have ex-members of The Cult, The Mission and (ahem) The Alarm. So, it comes as no surprise that when Billy Duffy’s trademark guitar chimes out on ‘Under The Sun’ that Coloursound have got The Cult written all over them. ‘Heavy Rain”s similarity with The Cult’s ‘Rain’, however, is perhaps taking things too far. With Mike Peters’ more [read more]

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1998 News/Rumors/History Archive

January 9, 1998: ColourSound Rock The Gathering:  ColourSound surprised the audience at night #1 of Mike Peters Gathering 6 with their first live performance EVER. The packed house was electrified by the band’s brilliant rock attack. The 6 song set ended much too quickly leaving the all in attendence gasping for more… January- February Rise Tour UK 1998 January 9 / 10 / 11 “The Gathering” The North Wales Conference Centre, [read more]

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Rise Reviews

Rise (Guardian:Kathy Sweeney) These days it seems you can hardly move without bumping into some eighties revival artist. The Alarm frontman is the latest to emerge from the where-are-they now? file , having disbanded the oft-derided but enduringly popular band in 1991 for a solo career that was beset with problems and illness. Now winding up his UK tour with his New Electric Band, consisting of Billy Duffy (The Cult), [read more]

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1997 News/Rumors/History Archive

January:  Mike Peters Works with Poet Billy Lamont:  Into The 21st Century” is poet Billy Lamont’s new recording with Select recording artist Mike Peters, formerly of The Alarm, and special guest, Allen Ginsberg. “Into The 21st Century” is an anthem for the Strobe Light Generation. January 11th: The Gathering 5:  at approximately 11:30 P.M. (UK time) One half of the 80’s band The Alarm returned to the stage for the [read more]

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113 Questions For Mike Peters : Interview

1. ‘Feel Free’ has been a success in many European countries, especially Italy. Can you tell us just what happened in Italy? Do you consider it a breakthrough? ‘Feel Free’ has generally been received well in every country of release. The album has enjoyed positive reviews and has definitely advanced the overall perception of Mike Peters as an artist working at the cutting edge of modern music. In Italy, the [read more]

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Feel Free Reviews

Sound Alarm for Peters’ Solo Effort (Mike Peters: Feel Free) Review Best known as a member of the Alarm for the last decade or so, guitarist Mike Peters might have a bit of trouble convincing anybody that he wasn’t holding his best stuff back for FEEL FREE. No word on whether or not the album’s title says anything about Peters’ current relationship with his bandmates, but there’s little doubt as [read more]

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Reviews: Second Generation

Second Generation “Mike Peters returns with an LP of “rare” Alarm songs recorded for the 90’s. The result is a likeable strummy set, with Peters playing half acoustically and half electrically and wringing as much passion as possible.” Second Generation “Mike Peters and The Alarm created a mystique that lured and challenged hundreds of thousands across the globe.Peters sings these tunes like he’s now connecting with them – you can [read more]

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Reviews: Breathe The Acoustic Sessions

Q Magazine * * * Star review – Breathe – The Acoustic Sessions Following swiftly on the heels of the English and Welsh language versions of the LP, come the modish Unplugged sessions. At one time Mike Peters was seconds away from being inducted into that portion of the Hall Of Fame earmarked for windswept Celtic rock ‘n roll visionaries when he knocked it on the head for The Alarm [read more]

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Interview With Mike Peters, 1985

The following is a taped conversation that took place between Neil Storey and Mike Peters at London’s Marcus Studios during the recording of the [Strength] album. Neil is now The Alarm’s Press Officer having met the band on an aeroplane to New York last December. At the time he was working at Island Records but now works freelance for The Alarm and Kid Creole along with his other main interest [read more]