5/21/2000: Mike Peters, The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
An early start and short set due to a Sunday curfew. Mike was well & his voice was struggling but he completed the show without complaint. An excellent crowd reaction from Big Country & Alarm/Mike Peters fans alike.
Steve Grantly returned on drums after a couple of nights away from the tour playing for Stiff Little fingers.
MPO can confirm rumours that Mike Peters & the New Electric Band will be touring in May as Special Guest to Big Country on the “Final Fling Tour” (Big Country’s Farewell tour before splitting up).
Mike and the boys are very much looking forward to returning to the UK in
May. Mike will be playing with a full electric line up and for those of you
who witnessed the shows in December, you will know that this tour promises
to be really special!Set List
Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke?
Spirit Of '76
Mike's voice was totally shagged – spose 24hr dedication recording is taking
it's toll – still managed to give a Big performance though and dragged the
BC crowd into the same rousing response as from the clusters of ALaRM
(Dean Hill, Forrest Of Dean)
The reaction from the Big Country fans was amongst the best I've seen for
any support, and considerably more animated than at the previous
Wolverhampton show. Perhaps the farewell tour has dragged out a selection of
the older BC fans who also remember The Alarm along the way.
(John O'Donnell, Manchester)