The biggest Alarm gig ever. 25,000+ people witness one of the first live satellite worldwide broadcasts ever. Played live on MTV, but taped for some parts of the world. This show should have been the band’s big break. However, in-fighting would doom the band, and this would end-up their biggest ever highlight. Support gigs for Queen at Wembly stadium would also be great highlights, but in retrospect the Spirit Of ’86 was best remembered by the most people around the world.
From Rolling Stone Online (June 14th, 2006) The Alarm End Fifteen-Year Hiatus Ending a fifteen-year hiatus, U.K. post-punks the ALARM drop their new album stateside on June 13th and perform a one-off gig on July 12th at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. The band hopes to embark on a full U.S. tour in support of Under Attack — which refers in part to frontman MIKE PETERS’ decade-long battle with leukemia — [read more]
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After the money disputes that led to the band breaking-up in 1986, the band agree to replace Ian wilson with Elliott Roberts as manager. The loss of Ian Wilson was not immediately felt, as Roberts was quick to use his influence to ge the Alarm on a support tour with Bob Dylan, and get them to meet some of their heroes like Neil Young. However, the effect of Wilson’s loss [read more]