Article: Mike Peters and Alarm 2000 Line Up West Coast Dates

Fans can choose exclusive acoustic track as part of 9-CD Alarm box set.
by Alexa Williamson
LiveDaily Staff Writer
LONDON–Alarm frontman Mike Peters and the Alarm 2000, a backing band
“playing tribute” to the original group, are to head out on a major tour of
America’s West Coast and Britain beginning in October. It will be the first
time that Peters–who originally formed the group in Rhyl, Wales, in 1981
with David Sharp, Eddie MacDonald and Nigel Twist–has played with a full
electric band in the U.S. since 1992.

The tour will support the recent release of “The Alarm 2000,” a 9-CD,
150-song box set which spans the group’s 10-year career from 1981-1991, and
also includes an exclusive acoustic song which is chosen by the purchaser,
then performed by Peters and added to the collection. Fans can only order it
online from the group’s official site.

The American leg of the tour is currently scheduled to kick off at
Hollywood’s Key Club on October 12. The confirmed, ten-date British tour
will begin in Glasgow, Scotland, on December 4 and end in London on December
15. A spokesperson for Mike Peters told LiveDaily that he and the Alarm 2000
are then expected to tour Germany in January, 2001, and America’s East Coast
in February.

Peters will be joined on the tour by guitarist James Stevenson
(Generation-X, Gene Loves Jezebel), drummer Steve Grantly (Stiff Little
Fingers) and bassist Richard Llewellyn (Jess, Cartoon).

Since the disbanding of the Alarm, which was known for hits including “68
Guns” and “Presence of Love,” Peters has pursued a solo career and released
three solo albums, as well as fronting Cult guitarist Billy Duffy’s band

Check for Mike Peters and The Alarm 2000 U.K. tickets.

[Note: The following tour itinerary has been provided by artist and/or tour
sources, who verify its accuracy as of 25-Aug-2000. Changes may occur before
tickets go on sale. Check with official artist web sites, ticketing sources
and venues for late updates.]

12 – Hollywood, CA – Key Club
13 – Santa Ana, CA – Galaxy Theatre
14 – Yucaipa, CA – Crossroads
15 – San Diego, CA – 4th and Broadway
16 – Santa Cruz, CA – Palookaville
17 – San Jose, CA – Cactus Club
19 – Portand, OR – Berbati’s Pan
20 – Seattle, WA – Ballard Firehouse
21 – Lewiston, ID – TBA
25 – Teton Village, WY – Mangy Moose
26 – Salt Lake City, UT – DV8
27 – Golden, CO – Buffalo Rose
28 – Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove

1 – Albuquerque, NM – Midnight Rodeo
2 – Phoenix, AZ – Cajun House
3 – Ventura, CA – Nicholbys
4 – San Gabriel, CA – Brave Bull

4 – Glasgow, Scotland – The Garage
5 – Newcastle, England – Newcastle University
7 – Leeds, England – Metropolitan University
8 – Wolverhampton, England – Wulfrun Hall
9 – Liverpool, England – The Lomax
10 – Sheffield, England – The Leadmill
12 – Cardiff, Wales – Cardiff University
13 – Nottingham, England – Rock City
14 – Manchester, England – Manchester University
15 – London, England – Shepherd’s Bush Empire