Dear Alarm Family, Wishing you all a happy and healthy rock’n roll 2012! Thanks for all your love hope and strength in 2011. Looking forward to welcoming some of you to our Gathering Family at the end of January in our hometown of Prestatyn, Love and life, Mike, Jules, Dylan and Evan xxxx (click on the image for larger image)
Happy Christmas and Season’s Greetings from all of us to all of you. Thanks for all your support throughout what has been a fantastic year and hope to see you all in 2012 at The Gathering and beyond!!!! Love, Hope and Strength xxxxx
Acoustic Tour of Norway 2011 What to do after 4 weeks of shows in the UK? Head to Norway for another 5 shows. Well it seemed like a good idea at the time. Day 1 Up at 3am for final pack and drive (type of transport = 1) to Manchester airport. There is always that feeling that you’ve forgotten something. Doubly so when you go on tour. Would be slightly [read more]
Mike Peters 30th Anniversary Handwritten Lyric & Bespoke Dedicated CD Recording Available To Order Now The Lyrics Due to public demand and to celebrate 30 years of Mike Peters’ words and music, 21st Century brings you an unprecedented opportunity to own a real and unique piece of Mike Peters / Alarm History. For a limited period only, Mike Peters will personally create for you a one off piece of A4 art [read more]
So…. where do I start? Today, December 15 2011 is my 28th year anniversary of seeing The Alarm for the first time and to mark that occasion it has come full circle as I look forward to seeing Mike play tonight in NY once again so many, many years later. If it wasn’t for my then 13 year old sister Dahlia, so passionately convincing me to see the band, this [read more]
All members of The Alarm Choir who were in attendance at last year’s Gathering and featured on the recording of The Alarm’s ‘Unbreak The Promise’ single are listed below as printed within the sleeve of ‘The Sound And The Fury’ album. However, since the album’s release, MPO has received a few messages from people who have informed us that somehow they were missed off the list. The good news is [read more]
James has recorded the famous CFC anthem Blue Is The Colour under the name Phil Daniels And The Cockney Alarm. The track features Alarm drummer Smiley and well known actor Phil Daniels on vocals. All proceeds go to Help A London Child. Download from iTunes To listen and donate to the charity Click Here
By Paul Miles Picture discs, gatefold sleeves, imports, coloured vinyl, white labels, shaped picture discs, limited editions, 12” singles, double singles, special editions, lyric sheets / sleeves, demos and the classic Flexi Disc are all rich in The Alarm’s history as various media was used to promote singles and albums, with the collector buying the same song a few times over. Now we live in the digital age and [read more]
Check out the trailer for Vinyl!! More news on Vinyl when we have it. You can view the trailer here on the H2O website
There are now photos from each of the UK tour shows. To see a slideshow from each section of the tours, click on the links below. Wrexham-Manchester-Brecon Derby-Keighley-Exeter Liverpool-Oxford-Birmingham London-Sheffield-Newcastle-Chester Worcester-Otley-Bristol-Cardiff
James and Jay Aston were very flattered to be invited on stage with The Smashing Pumpkins by Billy Corgan at their Brixton Academy gig on November 16 to perform the Gene Loves Jezebel song Stephen. James is currently on tour in Australia with The International Swingers for their first ever dates (see show dates below). The International Swingers features James, Glen Matlock on Bass, Clem Burke from Blondie on drums [read more]
Alarm drummer Smiley has recently launched a new on-line personal drumming service. Check out the video below, and find more info and contact details on the Sunshine Corner website. www.sunshinecornerstudios.co.uk
Mike Peters will continue the 30th Anniversary Alarm celebrations in the UK this October / November with the announcement of 20 exclusive ‘in person’ acoustic shows. Mike Peters will perform acoustic sets at all of these very special shows drawing material from each of the 3 decades since The Alarm began in 1981. Memories come flooding back…… Thurs 27 Oct – Wrexham Central Station Fri 28 Oct – Manchester Academy [read more]
Really good live review from one of the last pre-festival ‘vibe’ gigs from big country.
As you may have spotted from Facebook and Twitter we have a brand new Archive Clothing section in the alarm store. Please check out the range and enjoy the current special offer of free postage and reduced prices on all the archive T shirts! Click here to go to the archive section of the store
James Stevenson will be on tour in late October /early November with our good friend Willie Nile. He will also be on guitar duty for Gene Loves Jezebel when they support The Mission in Spain and Brixton! Willie toured as support to The Alarm in 2010 and gained a lot of UK friends. If you haven’t already caught one of Willie’s shows with a full band, you now have two reasons to! Thu [read more]
Alarm bassist Craig Adams sets out on The Mission XXV European tour today (Monday 10th October 2011). The tour is in celebration of last years 25th anniversary of the band, and as well as original member Craig Adams and Simon Hinkler, the London and Leeds shows will also feature Mark Thwaite, who was a long time Mission guitarist. In addition, there will be various support acts along the way including [read more]
The ‘Vinyl’ movie which is based on the ‘Poppy Fields’ saga is coming together and starting to create a buzz inside the movie industry. www.hollywoodreporter.com The movie is currently being colour corrected at studios in Hollywood. Watch this space…..
Wondering about going to the Mike Peters Acoustic Alarm in the UK tour this autumn…? Check out our timelapse videos from the Direct Acoustic tour. Audio taken from the Live in Glasgow CD.
LA / San Francisco Rocks! Jules (and the Peters family) american adventures roll onto San Fransisco… Jules San Francisco Rocks facebook photos Los Angeles Rocks! Mike Peters Acoustic Night at the El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept 4th Mike Peters Acoustic Night turned into a Mike Peters All Star Band night in Los Angeles. Mike delivered a special acoustic set, stepping off the stage at one point and [read more]
Introduction I was web master for http://thealarm.com for over 15 years. In that time, the web site has changed immensely: from a single page with news and rumors, to a fully dynamic web community. As I was writing this story, a couple thoughts occurred to me. Mike Peters and MPO had the foresight to get into the internet very very early. Their first site was also one of the first [read more]
Mike and the Big Country boys had an amazing time at V Festival in Chelmsford and Stafford this weekend. Sunny weather and responsive crowds generated a great festival vibe. Click here to see the photos.
This years Snowdon Rocks event – Go Green For A Day – was a huge success. Our start point for the walk was the Pen Y Ceunant Cafe and our lovely host Stephan providing early morning tea! Mike set the tone with a quote from George Mallory and a rendition of Without A Fight before we started our quest. With each step the skies cleared and the weather is the best [read more]
Mike Peters will take the 30th Anniversary Alarm celebrations to the USA this September with the announcement of 3 exclusive ‘in person’ acoustic shows. Sunday September 4th El REY THEATRE, Hollywood Tickets Wednesday September 7th The RED DEVIL Lounge, San Francisco Tickets Sunday 11th September B.B. KING’S, New York Tickets Mike Peters will perform acoustic sets at all of these very special shows drawing material from each of the 3 [read more]
James Stevenson’s interview in Record Collector.
To be honest, at first glance, the track listing for The Sound In The Fury looks well, odd. The songs, at least in the original form, do not have any real lyrical, structural, musical, or even thematic similarities across the board. At the same time, we’ve heard the a lot of original Alarm songs repackaged in other formats (Standards, The Best The Alarm And Mike Peters, The Alarm 2000 [read more]
Due to public demand in this Anniversary year the classic Alarm Red Poppy T-Shirt (Since 1982), is now back in stock. Available to purchase now in both Adult and Kids sizes…
We now how a few press articles and links to media from the Sound And The Fury Tour, including the 5 page Classic Rock magazine feature. The Alarm would like to thank everyone who came out to support the band on the Sound And The Fury tour. It was an amazing 21 shows!!! Thank you. Press Classic Rock Magazine Feature page 1 / page 2 / page 3 / page 4 [read more]
We have now restocked the very popular classic ‘Deceiver’ shirt, and the 30th Anniversary Wings Design Shirt in the new shop. Both these designs were our most popular in recent years, selling out at both The Gathering and on the recent Sound And The Fury Tour. We will be adding some ladies cut shirts very soon.
SNOWDON ROCKS V – GREEN FOR THE DAY. Come and join us on on Sunday, 14 August 2011 for our 5th trek to the top of Snowdon with Mike Peters. Love Hope Strength Foundation are delighted to announce that Snowdon Rocks will take place on Sunday, 14 August 2011 hosted by Mike Peters, co-founder of Love Hope Strength Foundation and lead singer of The Alarm, for the fifth fantastic year [read more]
KAUAI ROCKS WITH MIKE PETERS (CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF THE ALARM) 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 [read more]
We have the TV Advert being used to promote the Celtic Rock festival with Simple Minds on 29th July. Big Country on Radio Clyde’s Billy Sloan session this Sunday. “Stuart Adamson’s spirit still hovers over the stage. He’s mentioned affectionately and his legacy is heard in every guitar lick. But in Mike Peters, the Big Country fan who stepped up out of the audience to carry on his musical baton, [read more]
The Avebury Rocks event was a massive success raising in excess of £20,000. Nick Harper: “Avebury Rocks took inspiration from two great characters in my life, Mike Peters and my mum, Monica Weston. Their unbounded positive energy shows me the way I’d like to be. When taking part in Everest Rocks I felt as far away from home as I could be and said goodbye to my mum for what [read more]
Part 2 of the feature on The Alarm will be airing soon on Classic Rock Radio on following dates and UK Times: Classic Rock Radio’s Marilyn Michaels in Conversation with Mike Peters. 45 min feature of The Alarm music & interview segments in support of the new album The Sound And The Fury – on Classic Rock Radio – available globally via www.classicrockradio.eu Sunday July 3, Monday July 4, Tuesday [read more]
Thanks for all your interest in Sound and the Fury. Seems like everyone is using the new shop! Due to demand, the MPO is now introducing a Mobile MPO number: MPO Mobile 07548 716962 The MPO landline number 01745 571571 is currently undergoing a overhaul and will be back in use from July 12th onwards). In the meantime, please feel free to call or text us at MPO on 07548 716962. [read more]
Janice Long played ‘unbreak the promise’ on Radio 2 very early this morning. Select the link below and move the slider to 48:30. Please Note:: The tour dates mentioned are Big Country not The Alarm. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b0123wz8. Why not post a message to Janice here, saying ‘thanks’ and asking her to play some more alarm!!
30th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM / FILM EDITION & CD SINGLE The Sound And The Fury is the brand new album and film from Mike Peters & The Alarm and is available to order now from the 21st Century Shop. Released simultaneously with brand new single ‘Unbreak The Promise’ (featuring the sound of Alarm fans from all over the world – The Alarm Choir), The Sound And The Fury can be seen [read more]
Note From The Old “Webmaster” And The New “Content Editor”… welcome to the all new alarm.com website. The new website is easier to navigate and will allow us to add lots more news, features, photos and videos from the archive in the future. We’ve streamlined the information flow, and we have simplified how information is delivered, so you ,the loyal fan will be able to get to what you want [read more]
Here are some links to press coverage of The Big Country performance at The Isle Of Wight Festival. musicpics.co.uk gigwise.com absoluteradio.co.uk absoluteradio.co.uk (2) muzu.tv virtualfestivals.com walesonline.co.uk
Join us behind the scenes as The Alarm soundcheck at various venues around the UK on the 2011 Sound And The Fury Tour.
6th June 2011 – 30 years of The Alarm On the anniversery of 30 years of The Alarms first show at The Royal Victoria in Prestatyn, Mike Peters takes a tour of significant Alarm sites. Happy Birthday to The Alarm.
BIG COUNTRY – announce warm up and ‘vibe’ gigs in Scotland. Thu. 7th July : Glasgow, King Tuts SOLD OUT Fri. 8th July : T In The Park Mon. 11th July : Glasgow, King Tuts Tue. 12th July : Stirling, Tollbooth Wed. 13th July : Dundee, Doghouse Fri. 15th July : Fort William, BA Club Sat. 16th JULY : Inverness, Summer In The City Founder member Bruce Watson says, “We are doing [read more]
The Alarm Tour is rocking across the UK, receiving fantastic reviews far and wide. DJ Chris Evans from Radio2 has also been picking up on the positive vibes and playing Alarm songs and name-checking the band on his radio show. On Sun May 22nd, The Alarm will be staying at the brand new Bloc Hotel. For those of you travelling to the gig and in need of somewhere to stay, [read more]
Great Big Country review from the Scottish News Of The World.
A unique opportunity to be in The Alarm. Alarm fans are being given the unique opportunity to make their own mark on the Alarm’s Anniversary year, via a special internet charity auction, enabling winners to become an official member of The Alarm’For One Night Only’ for each date of the tour. Successful entrants will be invited on stage during the encore to become an honorary member of The Alarm. Funds [read more]
Due to popular demand!! The Brook in Southampton has been added to the upcoming tour schedule on Tuesday 10th May. www.the-brook.com Tickets: We Got Tickets
LOVE HOPE STRENGTH – Damien Hirst designs Squeeze instruments to auction for Love Hope Strength and the Teenage Cancer Trust Squeeze will play an exclusive set of instruments designed by Damien Hirst when they headline a charity concert later this month. The collection features two guitars and a drum kit, all of which have been hand-painted with the artist’s iconic spot design and signed by him. Squeeze will be joined by [read more]
THE GATHERING 2012: Friday 27th, Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th January 2012 The Gathering 20 : Twenty years of The Gathering 1992-2012 : Are you Gonna Be There? Following on from two successful Gatherings in Mike Peters’ home town of Prestatyn, the 20th Anniversary of the Gathering Weekend returns to Pontins Holiday Village, Prestatyn Sands, Prestatyn, North Wales . Weekend ticket price (including 2 nights accommodation/all concerts & daytime activities/Aftershow/Sunday [read more]
Mike and co have been recording at Aerial Studios in Wrexham, North Wales for the last few days. Capturing the punk rock spirit of 1977, the band have been blasting through a collection of songs to be used in the film soundtrack. We think the result sounds amazing, but you’ll have to wait until the film is released to find out! We would especially like to thank David O’Connor at [read more]
The Gathering 20 – Tickets On Sale Now CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS THE GATHERING 2012: Friday 27th, Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th January 2012 The Gathering 20 : Twenty years of The Gathering 1992-2012 : Are you Gonna Be There? Following on from two successful Gatherings in Mike Peters’ home town of Prestatyn, the 20th Anniversary of the Gathering Weekend returns to Pontins Holiday Village, Prestatyn Sands, Prestatyn, North [read more]
The Gathering 20 – Tickets On Sale Soon Gathering 20 Coming Soon! 27/28/29 January 2012 Tickets on Sale Feb 14th Please call 01745 571571 or order online at www.thealarm.com
Reunited band Squeeze will play an exclusive set of instruments designed by Damien Hirst when they headline a charity concert later this month. The collection features two guitars and a drum kit, all of which have been hand-painted with the artist’s iconic spot design and signed by him. Squeeze will be joined by The Feeling at the Teenage Cancer Trust gig on 22 March in London’s Royal Albert Hall. The [read more]
Pontins, Prestatyn Sands. 29-31 January 2010 Photos Rehearsal Days Friday – Supports – Solo – Feel Free – Dave Sharp Saturday Daytime – Events & Support Acts Saturday Night – Main Alarm set Saturday Late Night – Children of the Revolution Sunday – Love Hope Strength Walkathon Chalkboard – Crew – Signings – Gatherers Fan Videos Friday Night – Mike Peters Acoustic Friday NIght – Feel Free set Saturday – [read more]
The Gathering 19 – Photos now posted The Gathering 2011 is over. Here at the MPO we all thought that last years Gathering couldn’t be topped. But somehow, and with the help of 1500 Gatherers, it was!!! From Rusty Egan’s inspired DJing, skating event ‘Blades of Glory, The Legendary Glen Matlock to possibly one of the best Alarm shows ever…The Gathering 19 rocked from end to end. Photos: Setup and [read more]
Winkball – Loads of videos and interviews from The Gathering Check out the great videos from WinkBall ….are you on there???
The Gathering 2011 is now SOLD OUT. Tickets for the twentieth anniversary event will be on sale very soon.