TICKETS ON SALE NOW – USA GATHERING WEEK – April 2020 in Boston, Los Angeles and New York

From April 9th -18th 2020, Mike Peters will present The Alarm – Hurricane of Change at three very special east and west coast venues during USA Gathering Week 2020.

Tickets for Los Angeles UCLA and Boston Wang Theater Boch Centre events are on sale now exclusively at www.thealarm.com

Tickets for NYC event at Sony Hall are on sale here.

The first event will be held on Thursday April 9th at the Wang Theater Boch Center in Boston, Massachusetts with a West Coast event happening Saturday April 11th at The James Bridges Theatre on the campus of UCLA, Los Angeles, California, followed by a third event taking place on Saturday April 18th 2020 at New York City’s Sony Hall. Located at the Paramount Hotel on 46th St., Sony Hall is at the very heart of  New York’s famous theatre district. (The NYC date also coincides with Record Store Day 2020 which will feature a very special and unique Alarm limited edition release).

The Boston and Los Angeles events will take place at the very same venues where in 1986 and 1988 respectively, The Alarm performed the historic Spirit of ’86 Concert (April 12th 1986 UCLA), and two years later in Boston, recorded the legendary mini-album Electric Folklore Live (April 26th 1988) at the (then), Wang Center. The New York Gathering will take place at Sony Hall in Manhattan, exactly one year on from last year’s unforgettable Gathering NYC weekend.

At each of these unique USA Gathering Week 2020 events, 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 here in the UK.

The Boston event on April 9th, will feature limited standard ticket availability, and also enhanced Experience passes for those who would like to go behind the scenes and take part in a personalised walk and talk event with Mike Peters.

Experience Passes for the USA Gathering Week Boston event, will take fans, backstage and into, the main auditorium of the (then), Wang Center where (on April 26th 1988), The Alarm performed and recorded Electric Folklore Live. During this part of The Boston Gathering 2020, Mike will share his memories and personal experience of the historic Alarm event that played out at this landmark venue.

WANG THEATER BOCH CENTRE – Venue for Mike Peters presents The Alarm – Hurricane of Change on Saturday April 9th 2020

The Los Angeles event on Saturday April 11th, will also feature a US Premiere screening of  ‘The White Count’ documentary film, which will take viewers deep into the heart of the recording sessions and dramatic back-story behind the making of both ‘Equals’ and number one UK rock album ‘Sigma’.

James Bridges Theatre, UCLAVenue for Mike Peters presents The Alarm – Hurricane of Change on Saturday April 11th 2020

The New York event at Sony Hall, 46th St, New York on Saturday April 18th, will coincide with Record Store Day 2020 and news of a very special Alarm release will be revealed soon.

Sony Hall is the new premiere music venue in New York City focused on presenting world renowned performing artists across all music genres, and is located in the heart of New York’s Theatre District (at the Paramount Hotel).

Sony Hall is equipped with multi-dimensional audio technology that has been developed to create a spatial audio experience. The system uses approximately 30 speakers allocated throughout the hall to realise the music experience where the performance of the artist actually surrounds the audience, making it the best place possible to listen to the Hurricane of Change performance as created by Mike Peters.

SONY HALLVenue for Mike Peters presents The Alarm – Hurricane of Change on Saturday April 18th 2020

All USA Gathering Week 2020 event ticket holders will be presented with a unique replica backstage pass from 1988 that can be used to enhance the collector value of the forthcoming Record Store Day 2020 Limited Edition release.

Tickets for Los Angeles UCLA and Boston Wang Theater Boch Centre events are on sale now exclusively at www.thealarm.com

Tickets for NYC event at Sony Hall are on sale here.

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