On Thursday April 9th 2020, Mike Peters will present The Alarm – Hurricane of Change at Boston‘s landmark Wang Theatre Boch Center during a very special USA Alarm Gathering Week 2020 event that also features an evening at UCLA in Los Angeles on April 11th and at New York City‘s Sony Hall on Saturday April 18th.
The Boston concert on April 9th, will take place within the Marble Reception Hall (as featured in the movie American Hustle), at the Wang Theater Boch Center. This is also the home of the Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame which honours original American Music pioneers such as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, who were both huge influences on the early music of The Alarm.
Evening Concert tickets for Mike Peters presents The Alarm – Hurricane of Change are limited and will be on sale exclusively through The Alarm website from tomorrow morning at 9am [EST].
For those who would like to go behind the scenes and take part in a personalised walk and talk experience with Mike Peters, thealarm.com is also offering a very limited availability of Experience Gathering 2020 Boston Passes, which will allow fans into the main auditorium of the (then), Wang Center one hour before doors, to join Mike Peters as he recounts his personal memories and experience of the historic Alarm event that played out at this landmark venue when, on April 26th 1988 – The Alarm performed and recorded their late 1980’s mini-album Electric Folklore. Experience Pass Holders will also have the opportunity to ask Mike Peters about his life and times as a musician and songwriter and experience some intimate acoustic song requests.
All who attend the Boston 2020 event will be presented with a unique replica Alarm backstage pass from 1988, that can be used to enhance the collector value of The Alarm’s forthcoming Record Store Day Limited Edition LP release on April 18th 2020.
WANG THEATRE BOCH CENTRE – Venue for Mike Peters presents The Alarm – Hurricane of Change on Thursday April 9th 2020
This exciting Boston US Gathering Week 2020 event will be happening on Thursday April 9th at The Wang Theatre Boch Center, where Mike Peters will present full and complete performances of the trilogy of Hurricane of Change set lists that have already left an indelible mark on audiences in the UK.
Timetable for the Hurricane of Change, Wang Theatre Boch Center event will be as follows:
- 1800 – Experience Pass Holder Arrivals
- 1900– General Admission / Doors
- 1930 – Mike Peters presents The Alarm– Hurricane of Change (Act One – Downstream – Eye of The Hurricane)
- 2030 – Interval
- 2045 – Mike Peters presents The Alarm– Hurricane of Change (Act Two – Upstream – Change plus Act Three – Encore – Electric Folklore plus requests for Alarm songs from 1981-1990 – The timetable of Hurricane of Change)
- 2200 – Post-event signing and photo session with Mike Peters
Mike Peters presents The Alarm – Hurricane of Change USA 2020
Throughout the Hurricane of Change USA Gathering Week 2020, Mike Peters will honour The Alarm’s late ‘80s trilogy of iconic albums, ‘Eye Of The Hurricane’, ‘Electric Folklore’ and ‘Change’, and will feature intimate acoustic readings of some of The Alarm’s most famous songs such as Rain In The Summertime (1987 – international Top 20 hit which was recently covered by both The Killers and also by Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan at The Alarm’s Cleveland, Ohio show last August) and Sold Me Down The River (1989 – a US No.1 Rock Song), alongside a host of Alarm standards such as Rescue Me, Strength and Spirit of ’ 76 as captured on the 1988 live album ‘Electric Folklore’.
Thirty years ago, as Mike Peters undertook a creative songwriting journey through the heart of his home country – Wales – the Berlin Wall would fall and Europe and indeed, the rest of the world, would plunge into a period of enormous and seismic change. Caught in the middle of this political maelstrom, Mike Peters with his band The Alarm would record the albums ‘Eye of The Hurricane’ (1987), Electric Folklore (1988), and ‘Change’ (1989) each of which would, in their own way, capture the essence of these most turbulent times.
“I have always thought of these three albums as an Alarm trilogy”, says Mike. “A lot happened to the band and the world, during the writing and recording sessions from 1987-1990. As one decade bled into another, the themes of response and resolve to contend with uncertain times are running through the core of each and every album. Played together, these songs tell their own story and, with the tumultuous times Europe and the USA can expect to face in the coming months and years, are still as relevant today as when they were first written.”
The USA Gathering Week 2020 events will all be performed solo with a first set dedicated to Eye Of The Hurricane followed by a second performance of Change, with a third set based on songs from The Alarm’s classic live recording Electric Folklore, will also feature a request section, that will be based on Alarm songs written and performed between 1981-1990 (The timeline of Hurricane of Change), and so everyone attending these events is encouraged to bring a sheet of paper with their song request written on it, that can be held up during the third set in order to potentially have their request met by Mike Peters