Kauai Rocks


Come and Join Mike Peters in Hawaii for Kauai Rocks 2011 and celebrate 30 years of Mike Peters and Alarm history at a special Love Hope Strength Foundation concert on Tuesday August 23rd where Mike will be joined by such musical luminaries as Billy Duffy, John Oates, Donavon Frankenreiter, Shawn Colvin and more. Alarm fans who make the journey to Hawaii will have the opportunity to help choose the songs Mike performs throughout the day and take part in shaping an up close and personal performance event that will honour 30 years of Mike Peters and The Alarm songwriting history that began with 1981’s ‘Unsafe Building’ and continues to the anthemic signature tune ‘Love Hope & Strength’ of modern times.

Kauai Rocks, will be an event in which the entire community of Kauai will join in a celebration only Love Hope Strength can provide. 100% of all proceeds from this once-in-a-lifetime concert will benefit community cancer care on the island.

In the days following on from the concert there will be a host of opportunities to experience Kauai at it’s best including the KAUAI ROCKS – HANAKAPIAI FALLS HIKE: A phenomenal Mike Peters lead adventure to celebrate the finale of Kauai Rocks on Saturday August 27th. Hanakapiai Falls is a four-mile, strenuous hike from the Kalalau Trailhead in Ke’e Beach to Hanakapiai Valley on the Napali Coast. Figure at least 90 minutes of hardy hiking spiced with several jaw-dropping Napali vistas and then double that for the return trip. Hanakapiai Beach will appear along the trail about two miles in where some may choose to stay and relax while the rest of the hard core hikers carry on to the waterfall. The next portion requires some serious hiking. The trail meanders back and forth across a stream beginning about three-quarters of a mile in. You’ll be rewarded for your effort when a small pool below a three-tiered, 300-foot cascading waterfall comes into view. Take off your hiking shoes, get wet and relax in a setting that man can’t duplicate.


Mike Peters and friends will close out Kauai Rocks with a traditional Hawaiian feast and party – luau style! A Hawaii Luau is the celebration of the aloha spirit. All of the Kauai Rocks team will participate in local hula, singing and fire dancing on the 60-acre “Common Ground”, a showcase for sustainability serving the community through its programs, products, services and venue. Includes special performances by our Love Hope Strength musicians.

If you would like to attend, please email shannon@lovehopestrength.org for further details and to tailor your perfect travel / accommodation and fundraising requirements.


Kauai Rocks is a combination of the passions of Mike Peters and Donavon Frankenreiter. Mike, a 2-time Leukaemia survivor and now lead singer of 2 bands the Alarm and Big Country, met Donavon, a champion surfer and world renowned musician who calls Kauai home, when they summitted Mount Fuji together to raise money for Love Hope Strength(LHS). Donavon, after seeing firsthand the global impact LHS has had on cancer care, has extended the hand of friendship and invited artists from all over the globe to join Donavon and Mike on this magical island of Kauai, including Billy Duffy, John Oates, Shawn Colvin, Miles Zuniga (Fastball) and many more.


Cancer sees no color, race or religion. Hawaii, home to the most ethnically diverse population in the United States, is the perfect backdrop for our global fundraising efforts. The week will begin with incredible music-filled adventures and events that will highlight the native culture and island beauty and challenge you both physically and mentally. The proceeds from these events will benefit the Love Hope Strength foundations global cancer programs and initiatives such as our GET ON THE LIST campaign.

The week will include a concert in which the entire community of Kauai will join in a celebration only Love Hope Strength can provide. 100% of all proceeds from this once-in-a-lifetime concert will benefit community cancer care on the island.

The Hawaiian Islands are the Earth’s most isolated parcels of land lying in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean some 2400 miles from the nearest continental land mass of North America making access to modern cancer care limited at best. The Island of Kauai lacks such basic needs as a full-time resident oncologist. With limited resources on the Island, locals are left with the expensive option of traveling to Oahu or the mainland of the United States for advanced care.


Email: shannon@lovehopestrength.org