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New York Gathering 2018 at Gramercy Theatre – Tickets on sale now!

The Gathering New York 2018 – an audio visual celebration of the music of Mike Peters and The Alarm will continue into its second year on Friday, May 11th 2018 at the Gramercy Theatre, New York. Tickets for The Gathering NYC 2018 at Gramercy Theatre are on sale now. Following on from the smash success of the 2017 event (which completely sold out), the alarm.com is proud to announce that The Gathering New York 2018 for May 11th will [read more]

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Tickets for The Gathering Los Angeles at UCLA are ON SALE NOW

The Gathering Los Angeles 2018 – an audio visual celebration of the music of Mike Peters and The Alarm will continue into its second year on Sunday, May 13th 2018 at the James Bridges Theater, UCLA, Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now exclusively at the alarm.com. Following on from the smash success of the 2017 event (which completely sold out), the alarm.com is proud to announce that The Gathering Los Angeles will feature a complete Mike Peters and The [read more]

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THE GATHERING NYC – VIEW PHOTOS ONLINE NOW

In house alarm.com cameraman Stuart Ling was on hand at the Gramercy Theater, New York for the ‘SOLD OUT’ Gathering NYC last Saturday to capture the atmosphere of the event as it unfolded in real time and came back with some stunning shots like this one taken during ‘Blaze of Glory’. There are two albums that have been posted online in our official Flickr account, the daytime, evening concert and soundcheck [read more]

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The Gathering Los Angeles – SOLD OUT

Gathering Los Angeles [SOLD OUT] – Saturday April 22nd 2017 The Gathering Los Angeles that will take place on Saturday April 22nd 2017, at The James Bridges Theatre, UCLA, Los Angeles, California has now completely Sold Out. The Gathering USA Event Itinerary 1800 – Doors 1815 – Film Screening – Man In The Camo Jacket 1945 – Q&A with Mike Peters and Director Russ Kendall hosted by Richard Blade 2000 – Intermission and signing session 2030 – Mike [read more]

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The Gathering 25th Anniversary Photos

The 25th Anniversary of The Gathering!!!!!! Over three days, friends came from all corners of the globe to celebrate the music of Mike Peters & The Alarm and to celebrate 25 years of this long standing event. Friday’s event saw the welcome return of Dave Sharp who opened the show and thrilled the audience with cuts from his extensive catalogue of songs. The Friday show saw a surprise change to the usual acoustic set [read more]

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THE GATHERING 2018 – TICKETS ON SALE NOW

The Gathering 2018 will take place on 2nd, 3rd & 4th February 2018 at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales. Tickets for G2018 on sale now, exclusively at www.thealarm.com http://thealarm.myshopify.com/collections/tickets Judging by the reaction from across all social media platforms, the 2017 25th Anniversary Gathering has already been declared a resounding success by all who came. The atmosphere inside the Venue Cymru Arena on both Friday and Saturday was electric from start [read more]

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COMPLETELY SOLD OUT – New York Gathering April 29th 2017

Live Nation and thealarm.com are proud to announce that the Gathering NYC has COMPLETELY SOLD OUT. All of us at thealarm.com want to thank everyone attending for such incredible support. The Gathering NYC at the Gramercy Theatre on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 will feature Mike Peters and The Alarm performing both acoustic and full band electric shows during two separate performance times including a special screening of ‘Man In The Camo Jacket’. The screening of ‘Man In The Camo [read more]

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The BBC to broadcast Gathering 25

The BBC to broadcast Gathering 25. The British Broadcasting Corporation will attend The Gathering 25th Anniversary to film both Friday and Saturday night concerts with highlights of the entire weekend being screened on BBC2. The Gathering will be broadcast on National TV to coincide with the transmission of the ‘Being Mike Peters’ Television program that is currently being filmed by Avanti Productions for BBC1. Bring it on….

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Gathering 25 – SOLD OUT !

The MPO can announce, that after selling out our previous venue last year, and moving to the larger Arena venue at Venue Cymru, The Gathering is now officially SOLD OUT. We have been overwhelmed by the support for this years 25 year anniversary and we promise that we will make this years event the best yet. Thank you for your support!

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Gathering 2017 Itinerary

We are pleased to announce the official itinerary for The Gathering 2017. We look forward to seeing all the ‘gatherees’ at the weekend. And remember if you twitter your preparation or travel photos please use the #thisisthegathering hashtag.  

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Ask Simon and Jules Facebook Chat

There will be an ‘Ask Simon & Jules Facebook Chat’ on Monday 30th January at 8.00pm – 9.30pm (GMT). Simon is our Gathering Concierge and is available before and during the Gathering to ask ANY gathering related questions. The chat on Monday will be co-hosted with Gathering organiser Jules Peters. Whether you are new to the Gathering or got a burning question and don’t know who to ask then join us on [read more]

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Smiley’s Pre-Gathering Party

Smiley and Friends Pre-Gathering Party – Thursday February 2nd 2017 THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT Smiley and Friends will be hosting a pre-gathering live concert party at 3rd Space, LLandudno on the Thursday evening February 2nd 2017. Facebook page for “3rd space” events. The event promises to be a great evening of entertainment for those arriving early into Llandudno for The Gathering 25th Anniversary weekend. Smiley (The Alarm’s iconic drummer), will be hosting [read more]

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Win Mike Peters Blackstar Amp

Win the Blackstar Amplifier used by Mike Peters on the Spirit Of ’86 Tour. Blackstar Amplification and Mike Peters of The Alarm have come together and are offering fans the chance to own the very same Blackstar HT Club 40 (Limited Edition Red) Amplifier, that Mike Peters has been using throughout the entire ‘Spirit Of ’86 in 2016’ tour of North America. Mike Peters first started using the Blackstar HT Club 40 earlier [read more]

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Mike Peters Calling

Hello Everyone, The holiday season is upon us and from where I am writing, I can hear the usual round of seasonal songs gently humming through the hospital ward and bringing on the sense of reflection that I always feel at this time of year. Despite everything, I can honestly say that 2016 has been an amazing year, filled with great memories and time spent with people who mean a great deal [read more]

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Dave Sharp to appear at Gathering 25

thealarm.com and 21st Century are proud to announce that Alarm guitarist – Dave Sharp will appear as very special guest at The Gathering 25th Anniversary, Venue Cymru Arena, Llandudno, North Wales this February. Mike Peters and Dave Sharp are both looking forward to seeing each other and continuing a friendship that began way back in 1977. As Mike Peters revealed in recent interviews conducted for the ‘In The Poppy Fields’ / [read more]

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G25 New Venue- Tickets On Sale Now

The Alarm.com is pleased to announce that The Gathering 25th Anniversary has been upgraded to the increased capacity Arena at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales and a limited amount of additional weekend pass tickets will go on sale this Friday at 9 AM [UK Time] exclusively at www.thealarm.com Since the original 25th Anniversary Gathering ticket allocation for The Hall at Venue Cymru ‘Sold Out’ a few weeks ago, Jules Peters and the 21st Century [read more]

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Ian McNabb to perform at G25

21st Century and thealarm.com is proud to announce that Ian McNabb of both solo and Icicle Works fame will be appearing as special guest at this year’s Gathering 25th Anniversary. “I am very excited and proud to tell you I will be performing at Mike Peters’ and the Alarm’s Gathering celebration next year”, said Ian McNabb on his website. “Thank you so much to Mike and Jules for giving me this opportunity to [read more]

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Gathering 25 Get Tickets Here

The 25th Anniversary Gathering takes place on 3rd, 4th &  5th February 2017 Tickets go on sale today Friday 5th February at 9.00 AM, exclusively at www.thealarm.com This year’s Gathering is already being talked about as one of the best ever, with a refreshing mix of brand new Mike Peters music, Alarm classics and a very moving tribute to the late David Bowie. A total sell out for 2016, the 25th [read more]

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Gathering 2016 Photos & Review

The photo journal from the Gathering 24 is now available to view. All photos are available to download for personal use. Photos: Andy Labrow. Dr. Ian Clarke. Jeff Pitt. Stuart Ling. Lucas Labrow. Friday: www.flickr.com/photos/mikepetersorganisation/albums/72157664345558745 Saturday Daytime: www.flickr.com/photos/mikepetersorganisation/albums/72157664273381746 Saturday Evening: www.flickr.com/photos/mikepetersorganisation/albums/72157664183058861 Sunday: www.flickr.com/photos/mikepetersorganisation/albums/72157661994716004   The Gathering 2016 – First Review It was The Gathering weekend that had it all. Congregated at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales, Alarm fans from all over the world expecting a [read more]

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Gathering Tickets on Sale now

The Gathering 25th Anniversary Ticket Launch is now underway and this time, fans who aim to be among the first 250 to purchase their weekend passes are in for a real bonus. The 25th Anniversary Gathering Commemorative Lanyard and Laminate is being given away with the first 250 orders and is loaded with 25 Mike Peters and The Alarm tracks – ‘Live from The Gathering’. Taken from all points in the [read more]

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The Gathering 2016 First Review

It was The Gathering weekend that had it all. Congregated at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales, Alarm fans from all over the world expecting a trip down memory lane, were caught by surprise on the opening Friday night when Mike Peters strode purposefully onto the stage at 9.00 PM and delivered an opening set of brand new material that was of the highest order and potentially some of the best [read more]

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New Releases from Mike Peters

This winter, 21st Century is proud to bring you three brand new music releases from Mike Peters and The Alarm. Purchase the New For 2015 Bundle and save £5 (on the individual pricing), and also qualify for free postage anywhere in the world*. The annual edition of ‘Mike Peters and The Alarm – Hands Held High – Live at The Gathering 2015′ comes as a 3 x DVD / 1 x Audio [read more]

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Gathering 2016 Itinerary

The Gathering 2016 – Event Itinerary The full event itinerary is now available for The Gathering 2016 (Sold Out) -Friday to Sunday January 29th – 31st 2016. A printed version will also be handed to ticket holders out upon arrival at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Wales. FRIDAY 29th JANUARY : ACOUSTIC LOVE HOPE STRENGTH LOUNGE 1800 – Doors MAIN ARENA Doors-1900 1930 – Film Review of 2015 with a special soundtrack curated by Mike Peters 21ST CENTURY STAGE [read more]

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Chris Summerill Gathering show

We are pleased to announce that Chris Summerill will be performing at this years Gathering at the Venue Cymru in Llandudno, and will be performing before the main Alarm set on Saturday evening, 30th January 2016. Chris has been a great supporter of Love Hope Strength, and has joined Mike with guitar and mandolin on many occasions, including several assents on Mount Snowdon. He is well known to many Alarm fans [read more]

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Gathering 2016 Sold Out

This year’s Gathering is now completely Sold Out. The most hotly anticipated Gathering in years, has sold out two weeks in advance with tickets flying out in record numbers.   With fans travelling from all corners of the globe, The Gathering 24 promises to be an incredible weekend of high energy rock and roll with Mike Peters and The Alarm. Thanks to all who are attending for such incredible support….. see you [read more]

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The Scottish Gathering Bus

The idea of the bus happened one night when Mike was playing the East Kilbride Arts centre in October 1995. I met a few guys I knew that travel around various gigs to see Mike and were planning on going to the Gathering. We were still unsure on how to get there so we talked about the various options of buses, trains or even car-sharing. However the thought of the [read more]

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The Gathering 2016 Tickets On Sale Now

The Gathering 2016 Featuring Mike Peters and The Alarm plus special guests and more….. Friday, Saturday, Sunday 29/30/31st January 2016 Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Wales.. Weekend tickets on sale now. As the year of Strength unfolds and the Mike Peters / Alarm Strength 2015 Tour rolls out across the globe, the Gathering 2016 promises to be even more exciting than ever before, when it takes place at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Wales on [read more]

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The Gathering 23 – 2015

Another Gathering over and I’m sure we all find ourselves in reverie. Thank you for ‘gathering’ with us… it was a Gathering dream come true. Big thanks to the Gathering team, without whom it wouldn’t be possible and to Andy and Dr. Ian (pictured) who always go the extra mile to capture the special essence of the Gathering weekend. We are currently organising ‘The Gathering 24’. Come and join us [read more]

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The Gathering 2015 Review

Friday 30th January. 2015 will surely be marked as the best Gathering of musical content I have ever heard or witnessed in all my years as an attendee. Experience tells that Gathering Friday is always the night for something different and yes, I was there when Mike played with the Flesh and Blood Orchestra and a year later when he played 10 brand new songs straight off the bat that [read more]

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The Gathering MMXV – Itinerary

The full event itinerary for The Gathering is now published. FRIDAY 30TH JANUARY : ACOUSTIC LOVE HOPE STRENGTH LOUNGE 1800 – doors MAIN ARENA 1900 – doors 21ST CENTURY STAGE 1945 – Special Guests The Deportees 2100 – MIKE PETERS and Friends LOVE HOPE STRENGTH LOUNGE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL 2400 – 0100 21st Century Disco with dJ SATURDAY 31ST JANUARY : DAYTIME CONVENTION LOVE HOPE STRENGTH LOUNGE 1030 – doors 1030 [read more]

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Gathering Guests – Wilbur Milton

We are pleased to announce that local North Wales band Wilbur Milton will be performing at The Gathering aftershow party on Saturday night after the main Alarm set. Wilbur Milton will be bringing there own brand of Rocktastic Pop and Poptastic Rock to the Aftershow. Wilbur Milton Website

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Gathering Special Guests

We are pleased to announce that James Stevenson, Smiley and Craig Adams will be performing selections from their solo albums on the Saturday evening of The Gathering. They will be joined by Alarm keyboard player Mark Taylor and other special guests. JAMES STEVENSON – EVERYTHING’S GETTING CLOSER TO BEING OVER All I ever wanted to be was a sideman. My heroes were sidemen, not frontmen. I wanted to support the [read more]

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Ask Simon Facebook Chat

There will be an ‘Ask Simon Facebook Chat’ on Friday 23rd January at 6.30pm – 8.30pm (GMT). Simon is our Gathering Concierge and is available before and during the Gathering to ask ANY gathering related questions. The chat on Friday will be co-hosted with Gathering organiser Jules Peters. www.facebook.com/TheOfficialAlarm And here are some words from Simon….. What is a Gathering? According to the dictionary a gathering is “an assembly or [read more]

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Be part of documenting The Gathering

TAPE Community Music and Film is delighted by be linking up again with Mike Peters and The Alarm to document The Gathering 2015 and this time we want to enlist the help of three fans travelling to the event in Llandudno. We want footage and stories shot by you on your phone (or a flip camera provided by TAPE), to include in the edit of this year’s show. If you’d [read more]

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The Deportees to appear at The Gathering

Since their début album ‘Lost’ was released in 1995, The Deportees have spent the last twenty years playing live across the UK and beyond.  As well as establishing themselves as a festival favourite, they have also shared stages with the likes of Squeeze, The Proclaimers, Jah Wobble, Prince Buster, The Men They Couldn’t Hang and The Waterboys to name a few. Gritty songwriting is the foundation upon which The Deportees [read more]

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Gathering Fri/Sat Tickets Released

A limited amount of Friday and Saturday Night only tickets for local postcode holders have been released for this year’s Alarm Gathering 2015. The Gathering 2015 is going to be a complete sell out as the last few weekend tickets are expected to be sold by Monday at the latest and so in keeping with traditional Gathering practice, a small allocation of tickets have been held back for North Wales [read more]

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Order Your Custom Gathering T Now!

The brand new Gathering 23 / Strength 30th Anniversary Event T-shirt is available to order now, custom printed with your own name incorporated into the back print. The anniversary black cotton T-shirt features the new era Alarm Poppy merged into the classic stencilled Alarm Strength Logo which was created by illustrator Dan Shearn who also drew the iconic art for last year’s Declaration anniversary. The shirts are in the www.alarm.com [read more]

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BBC Weatherman Walking with MP

Mike Peters will appear on the popular BBC One Wales television program – Weatherman Walking hosted by BBC Wales Weatherman Derek Brockway this Friday at 1930. The program highlights some of the amazing places tucked just a stone’s throw from busy Welsh towns. Singer Mike Peters from The Alarm is Derek’s guide this week and  explains how he got involved in music and leads Derek over the hills to a spectacular [read more]

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Gathering Tickets In Post

The tickets for this years Gathering event which takes place at Venue Cymru in LLandudno, Wales on January 30/31 and 1st February 2015, are being sent out for delivery from Monday onwards, so if you are attending please keep a look out for your postman. All of us at www.thealarm.com are very excited about this years event and lots of things are happening behind the scenes to make this Gathering [read more]

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Gathering Januhairy Campaign

Throughout the month of January 2015, I will be growing a beard to support the By Your Side – ‘Januhairy’ fundraising campaign. If you are planning on joining me at this years’ Gathering and felt able to take part or sponsor me, then let’s get growing on January 1st and come together for a communal  ‘Shave Off’ at The Gathering in LLandudno, North Wales on Saturday 30th January 2015. In 1995, I was diagnosed [read more]

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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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Gathering Launch Event

Special Gathering Launch Event – Wednesday 14th May Venue Cymru – Llandudno We have a limited number of free invites to this event. ALL TICKETS ARE NOW ALLOCATED – SOLD OUT ONLY ORDER IF A TICKET IF YOU ARE SURE YOU CAN ATTEND You will be contacted by the MPO office before Wednesday 14th with more details. Lansiad Swyddogol The Gathering wedi’i arwain gan Mike Peters. Y Review, Venue Cymru [read more]

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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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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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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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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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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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My LHS Story – Dave Spragg

Many of you will be familiar with the series of ‘My Alarm Story’  and ‘My Love Hope Strength Story” I invite you to read Alarm fan and LHS volunteer, Dave Spragg’s story. Dave kicked off the Alarm Story series a few years ago with his own illuminating Alarm tale.  Dave has recently been diagnosed with cancer and is fighting the battle of his life. Dave is the flag bearer for [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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gathering 21 – Tickets Available

Tickets are now on sale for The Gathering 21. After another successful year, the buzz is already starting for next years event! Tickets can be purchased via clicking on this link to our store.

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Gathering 2011 DVD – Available Now

The brand new four disc DVD / CD set from The Gathering 2011 is out now. Exclusive to www.thealarm.com the brand new collection features the complete Alarm concert film on DVD & CD. A special features disc carries the Alarm ‘unplugged’ acoustic-in-the-round session plus never before seen footage of Mike and the band in rehearsals and an updated ‘Alarm Choir’ credit list. This unique four disc set features 2 concert [read more]

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Gathering 20 – Official Photos

We now have the official Gathering 20 photos available to view. If you had your photo taken by the MPO photographer, it should be here somewhere. The photos cover the whole length of The Gathering, from the setup and rehearsals, to the LHS walkathon and signing session on Sunday (there are still a few to be added!). If you are on one of the photos and wish to download it, [read more]

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G20:Through Jules’ Eyes

Please click here for a behind the scenes look at how The Gathering weekend comes together, courtesy of Jules’ iPhone Photo Diary & Personal Observations (requires facebook account).

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Vinyl Rocks Santa Barbara Film Festival

The fine people at Indie Film Guru saw Vinyl at the Santa Barbara Film Festival this weekend, and they loved it! Check out the review here. There is also a nice article about the movie from the Santa Barbara Independent here.

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The Gathering 20 Rocked!

A huge thanks to all who came to The Gathering 20 which is already being hailed as the best ever. Two monumental nights of music capped by a near 3 hour Saturday night electric set from Mike and the boys provided a fitting way to celebrate 20 years of The Gathering from 1992 – 2012. A full photo presentation of the weekend will be posted a.s.a.p. WATCH THIS SPACE!

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Full Gathering Itinerary

The full line-up and running order for the gathering is now available on the Gathering Itinerary page. With some amazing events, and one very special event not previously released, it really does promise to be an amazing Gathering.

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Gathering – SOLD OUT!!!

The Gathering is once again SOLD OUT. The past few weeks has seen a surge in orders for Gathering tickets. In such hard times, the MPO are amazed at the continued support of the fans. Rehearsals are going well. The addition of Vinyl to the weekend Itinerary will really make this year something special, and the Saturday promises to something quite special.

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Gathering Walkathon Hymnsheet

Please come and join Mike and the LHS team for our walkathon on Prestatyn Beach. The Hymn Sheet for this years sing-a-long is can be seen below. Please come and join us… More details can be found here.

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Special Guest – Joe Silva

Special Guest on Sat night, Alarm fan and USA Singer Songwriter, Joe Silva from The Threats. MPO is delighted to announce the Special Guest on Sat night, Alarm fan and USA SInger Songwriter, Joe Silva from The Threats. Joe will perform a half hour acoustic set on Sat before the main headline, TMTCH and The Alarm!  Make sure you get into the Red Poppy Arena on time to catch all the musical action! Joe [read more]

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Craig Adams & Smiley Album signings

Craig Adams and Smiley will both be available for album signings after the Guitar show on Saturday morning, which will be in the LHS lounge this year. The albums are available at the merchandise stall in the LHS lounge. Craig and Smiley have both released albums in the last few months. Craig’s  album, Demon King is the culmination of years of ideas which have been kicking around with nowhere to [read more]

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The Men They Couldn’t Hang – Interview

The MPO are pleased to announce that the latest special guests to be added to the Gathering 20 are The Men They Couldn’t Hang. For more information about the band, please see the The Gathering / Special Guests section of thealarm.com Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers, one half of The Men They Couldn’t Hang’s twin pronged vocal attack, spills the beans on the Alarm/TMTCH connection, record eating dogs and snotty hankies! 1. [read more]

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Gathering Mastermind – Who Is Mod?

Are you the ultimate Alarm fan? Find out by joining in the ultimate Alarm Quiz. You can Email Simon to register you team name. Or catch up with Simon on Friday and register then. Numbers may be limited. Who is Mod? Richard Jones (Mod) was born in Prestatyn in 1964 and is now forty-something(!) years of age. He first met Mike Peters at the age of thirteen and within twelve months [read more]

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LHSF UK – Gathering

Love Hope Strength Foundation UK are delighted to be again hosting a stall in the LHS Lounge at the annual The Alarm Gathering 20 at Prestatyn in North Wales. Please come along and visit the stall to find out about the exciting projects we have planned in 2012. ‘3’ ‘Rocks’ events in the UK in 2012 Due to popular demand, we are delighted to announce a new event for 2012 [read more]

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One Night Only – Auction Closed

Gathering Special – Be a Member of The Alarm for One Night Only! **** GATHERING UPDATE ***** One night only auction has raised just under a staggering £2,000 and it was decided that we would have two winners due to a strongly fought bidding battle to the end. We are delighted that an anon bidder has brought the prize for a friend who will told on the night of the [read more]

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Steve Norman – Special Guest

Steve Norman from Spandau Ballet to appear as Special Guest at the Gathering! We are thrilled that Steve can join us at The Gathering this year. Steve is multi-talented and has already appeared with Mike on the solo acoustic show in London late last year. Steve Norman was initially a guitarist in Spandau Ballet; he not only brought percussion to the mix, but also introduced the saxophone which has since become [read more]

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The man behind the (M)AskSimon

The man behind the M(AskSimon) The Gathering Concierge. You can ask him anything!! So who is this mysterious AskSimon? You send him a question about The Gathering and back comes an answer.  Is he real or just a very well designed App for the latest iphone?  Well he is in fact very real and quite normal.  Two arms, two legs, a body and a head and an Alarm fan.  Very [read more]

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Gathering Masterclass & Guitar Show

This year the guitar masterclass will feature the song ‘One Guitar’. Although not an alarm song, the band were the first to record the song by the amazing Willie Nile, and since it’s first outing (just like Rockin in the Free World) its been a firm favourite with the fans. The masterclass will run from 11am-12midday approx. Doors at 10am. Bring your guitar and learn to play the song Mike [read more]

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The Absolute Worst

We are pleased to announce ‘The Absolute Worst’ as special guests at The Gathering. The band feature a certain Will Peters who could be seen as a roadie on the last Alarm tour and band member of fictional band ‘The Single Shots’ who feature in the Vinyl film. The Absolute Worst have some tunes to listen to on their facebook page

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The Last Republic

We are very pleased to announce the latest Gathering 20 support act… tour favourites from last year… The Last Republic. The Last Republic proved favourites on The Alarm tour in May and we are very pleaed to have them join us in Prestatyn. Please check out our Special Guests section for more information about this great band

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Thursday Evening @ The Gathering

Would you to like stay on Thurs night at the Gathering….? For those of you wishing to stay at the Gathering on Thursday night, please book here…. Thurs night £10 per person + £1 booking fee

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G20 Tickets for North Wales residents

MPO is pleased to announce that 100 tickets have been released for ‘locals only’  (Local North Wales postcode). Fri Night Ticket (7pm Doors)  £35 + £1 Ticket Link Sat Night Ticket (7pm Doors) £35 + £1 Ticket Link Fri/Sat Weekend Ticket  (7pm Doors) £60 + £2 Ticket Link Lots of exciting news to be released next week re special guests at the Gathering!  Gathering 20 is shaping up to be [read more]

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Gathering – Simon Fowler appearing

Simon Fowler from Ocean Colour Scene announced as Special Guest at The Gathering!!! MPO is proud to announce that Simon Fowler from Ocean Colour Scene will be Special Guest at The Gathering Weekend! Simon is the voice of such British classics as The Day We Caught the Train, The Riverboat Song, The Circle and we look forward to welcoming him to The Gathering!! Simon Fowler appeared at Rhuddlan Castle Rocks and [read more]

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G20 Accommodation Makeover

The Gathering – Multi-million pound accommodation investment programme gets underway. The new owners of Pontins, Britannia Hotels, have this year started a nation-wide, multi-million pound refurbishment programme of Popular, Classic and Club apartments at their five coastal locations including Prestatyn. These apartments are only the first steps in a multi-million pound refurbishment programme. This ongoing investment will raise the standards across all their Holiday Parks with work being carried out [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 2010 Sold Out!

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