Mike Peter’s father dies in the UK while Dave Sharp is on a writing tour in NYC. While Dave is off in New York to write songs for what would become his first solo album, Mike Peters suffers a terrible tragedy when his father dies suddenly of natural causes.
7/25/1984: The Alarm, Lorelei Rock Festival in Lorelei, Germany Summary Press Release Set List Included: Third Light Across The Border Shout To The Devil Reason 41 What Kind Of Hell The Deceiver Blaze Of Glory Unbreak The Promise One Step Closer To Home Howling Wind The Stand 68 Guns This Train Is Bound For Glory Knockin’ On Heaven’s DoorBand Comments Fan Comments
The Alarm record a 4 song demo with their sound engineer Nigel Luby. They decide to boo ka short tour to test out their new songs and dispell break-up rumors.
7/25/1987: The Alarm, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, Wales Summary A massive stadium gig on U2’s Joshua Tree Tour. The Alarm were third on the bill, behind U2 and The Pretenders. The Silencers were opening act. (An interesting mix of acts, The Alarm having opened for U2 in 1983 and for The Pretenders in 1985. The Silencers were opening act for The Alarm earlier in 1987).Press Release Set List Strength Knife [read more]