FORWARDS – Chart positions, Tours, Gatherings, Castles and new dates for August! Read All About It Here!

FORWARDS – Chart positions, Tours, Gatherings, Castles and new dates for August!

What a time it has been since the momentous release of Forwards on June 16th.

The album shot straight into the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with a number 4 placing on the UK’s Official Rock Chart and a number 28 placing in the official UK album charts. In the USA, Forwards made it onto the Billboard official independent album chart at number 21 and Number 32 on the official current album chart.

It’s always incredible to see The Alarm in the charts and with the album still there on both sides of the Atlantic for a second week it is clear that Forwards is fast becoming the best selling Alarm album of modern times and continues the chart run started by Equals (Number 2 Rock album in 2018, Sigma (Number one in 2019), Omega (Number 8 in 2022) and now Forwards (Number 4 in 2023).

Forwards has generated seriously positive press coverage including album of the week at Louder Than War and receiving glowing reviews in many, many publications across the globe.

“Music that raises the spirits and stirs the soul. The Alarm are living proof what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” 9/10, Classic Rock 
“45 years in, still much to say'” UNCUT MAGAZINE
“Another top-table release….unashamedly celebratory, reflective and anthem-packed.”  VIVE LE ROCK

“Forwards is the album of Mike Peters’ life.” CURE MAGAZINE

“Forwards contains some of Peters’ most riveting, life-affirming lyrics to date…..” ROCK CELLAR

“This new album sounds gigantic…. like a return to what a big album should sound like. This is the type of album that can fill an arena….. ” REBEL NOISE
“Songwriting as anthemic as ever” WNYC / NPR
“The Alarm make a great leap forwards…..” HUSTLER
it’s astonishing” – UBER ROCK
“a triumph of both artistry and heart” – SCOTTISH MUSIC NETWORK
“Brimming with optimism and hope .” GLIDE MAGAZINE
Forwards is The Alarm’s songbook of hope” …. American Songwriter

FORWARDS is out now on CD / LP / Digital  and Dolby Atmos versions get your copy here:

MP @ Waterside Arts Theatre, Sale, Greater Manchester. Photo – Stuart Ling.

On the live concert front, The Alarm Acoustic UK Tour was a phenomenal success including an unforgettable night at the Union Chapel in London.

MP @ Union Chapel, Islington, London. Photo – Stuart Ling.

The New York Gathering was completely SOLD OUT in advance and featured film premieres, Mike Peters solo sets and 2 hour Alarm concerts each night, not to forget the beautiful Love Hope Strength Walk through Central Park with all present for an uplifting Mike Peters acoustic performance at the Strawberry Fields John Lennon memorial.

NEW YORK GATHERING 2023 – Photos by Stuart Ling

The band had to fly straight back to the UK to prepare for the massive Cardiff castle concert with The Cult and Alarm fans were out in force to see the band deliver on a very special evening with a great mix of songs from across the Alarm catalogue including a stirring performance of ‘Transition’ from Forwards.

MP @ Cardiff Castle, Cymru. Photo by Andy Labrow

Plans are underway for future dates at home and abroad (watch this space), although UK fans will be the first to see the band next when The Alarm appear at a one off headline concert at the Holmfirth Picturedrome on August 17th (get tickets here), followed by a special night at the 20th Anniversary Beautiful Days Festival in Devon on August 18th (SOLD OUT).

On the Friday night at Beautiful Days, The Alarm will be performing alongside the likes of  Suede, Johnny Marr, Justin Sullivan and Dean White (New Model Army), The Dirty South, The Levellers and many more……