Strength – An Oral History Updated [Part Eleven]

The Alarm live in concert from Marseille filmed during the band’s European Strength Tour on the 5th of February 1986.

With The Alarm back in the UK charts, ‘Spirit Of ‘76’ is about to be released in the U.S. with the full backing of IRS/MCA in an a move designed to expose The Alarm to a more mainstream audience, the band fly straight from the European dates to America to begin a massive arena tour as support to the AOR-friendly Pat Benatar Band.

February 6th 1986 The Alarm Toulouse, France

– Mike Peters Diary Entry

February 7th 1986 The Alarm Tours (see exclusive concert poster at
February 8th 1986 The Alarm Salle de la Cite in Rennes
February 10th 1986 The Alarm “4C+” France
February 11th 1986 The Alarm Paris, France
February 12th 1986 The Alarm Manhattan Club in Lueven, Belgium

– Mike Peters Diary Entry

February 13th 1986 The Alarm The Arena in Rotterdam, Holland

-Photo Mike Peters and Redeye (Nigel Luby in goal), Strength Tour Aftershow 5-A-Side Soccer.

February 14th 1986 The Alarm The Paradiso in Amsterdam, Holland

– Mike Peters Diary Entry

Come back to the tomorrow as the story of Strength – An Oral History continues……

Strength – An Oral History. Created by Steve Fulton and Mike Peters. ©2019

Strength Live ’85 is released on Saturday April 13th 2019 as an official part of Record Store Day 2019 and is available as a Double LP featuring a classic unreleased Alarm concert performance from 1985 at the `Orpheum Theatre, Boston.

The release of Strength Live ’85 also coincides with the New York Gathering at Irving Plaza, Tickets available here.