The biggest Alarm gig ever. 25,000+ people witness one of the first live satellite worldwide broadcasts ever. Played live on MTV, but taped for some parts of the world. This show should have been the band’s big break. However, in-fighting would doom the band, and this would end-up their biggest ever highlight. Support gigs for Queen at Wembly stadium would also be great highlights, but in retrospect the Spirit Of ’86 was best remembered by the most people around the world.
‘For Freedom’ [3:25] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm Lead Vocals:Mike Peters Lyrics Take this song of freedom Put it on & arm yourself for the fight Don’t let them blind your eyes now Or listen to the devil liar Feelings growing getting stronger But even now my hands are tied I feel restricted I can’t cut loose This ball and chain that’s round my neck What can I say that’s not been [read more]
5/14/1983: The Alarm, Leeds University Summary Press Release Set List Shout to the devil Declaration For freedom Where were you hiding Reason 41 Up for Murder The Deceiver Blaze of Glory The Stand Tell Me Third light Across the border What kind of hell 68 Guns == Unsafe Building Lie of the Land Marching On (Nigel Peat)Band Comments Fan Comments My best gig ever, simply because it was the first [read more]
7/9/1988: The Alarm, Ottawa, Canada Summary The Alarm appeared as opening act to Bob Dylan.Press Release Set List Band Comments Fan Comments