THE ALARM – FOLLOWING NEWS OF THEIR GATHERING 2021 EVENT SELLING OUT LAST WEEK IN LESS THAN TWO MINUTES, MIKE PETERS & THE ALARM TODAY ANNOUNCE A VERY SPECIAL 40th ANNIVERSARY CARDIFF ST. DAVID’S HALL CONCERT FOR JUNE 5th 2021

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40th ANNIVERSARY CARDIFF ST. DAVID’S HALL CONCERT FOR JUNE 5th 2021

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As a prelude to The Alarm’s Sigma UK tour shows next month in Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and London, Mike Peters and The Alarm are proud to today announce a unique 40th Anniversary Celebration concert to be held at St. David’s Hall, Cardiff on June 5th 2021 (exactly 40 years to the day that the band performed their first ever gig as The Alarm, at the Royal Victoria Hotel, Prestatyn on June 5th 1981).

Tickets for the Cardiff St. David’s Hall 40th Anniversary gig will go on-sale 10am February 25th via http://www.thealarm.com

The St. David’s Hall concert in Cardiff will be the finale to The Gathering 2021 which gets underway in the band’s hometown venue of Rhyl Town Hall on May 21st/22nd 2021, with lead singer Mike Peters promising to take fans on an intimate acoustic journey through four decades of Alarm music and lyrics. Incredibly, the band’s The Gathering 2021 event completely sold-out in less than two minutes when tickets went on-sale last week.

On May 23rd, 2021 Mike Peters will also undertake Offa’s Dyke Rocks, an epic 177 mile / 12 Day Love Hope Strength fund-raising trek in support priority cancer projects. “By hiking the twelve-day, 177-mile journey to South Wales, I will literally be linking The Alarm’s past to the present,” says Mike Peters. “Walking from the site of our first ever show to St. David’s Hall in Cardiff, where we will celebrate our official 40th Anniversary from 1981-2021’.

 The first event of Mike Peters and The Alarm’s 40th Anniversary calendar year will take place in North Wales with the creation of The Alarm’s Love Hope Strength Sanctuary. “To mark the beginning of our 40th Anniversary year in January 2021, we will be holding a public ceremony and planting 40 trees at a secret location in North Wales”, reveals Mike. “I hope that the Sanctuary will become a lasting reminder of our time on Earth, a place for loved ones to gather, to celebrate and to remember the loved and the lost, and to give back to planet Earth. One tree for every event of The Alarm’s fortieth year, one tree for every year of The Alarm’s time on this planet, and one branch for every member of The Alarm Family.”

The Alarm’s Gathering 2021 40th Anniversary event, is the band’s only event planned for the UK for 2021 but there will be other unique ‘Alarm Gatherings’ taking place during The Alarm’s 40th Anniversary World Tour, ‘To The End of The Earth and Back’. The tour will take The Alarm to all seven continents where they will perform concerts in the Arctic Circle (Svalbard), a rock cruise and fundraiser in the Caribbean under the Love Hope Strength banner ‘Saving Lives at Sea’, followed by events in South and North America (including Patagonia and Hawaii), before venturing to Australia, Asia and Africa before an end of year run of Gathering weekends in Scandinavia, Italy, Holland, Germany and Belgium.

Before all that, The Alarm will be preparing the way for their fortieth anniversary year with a series of four UK concerts next month, beginning on Saturday March 20th in Manchester at the O2 Ritz, followed by The Garage in Glasgow on March 21st. The following weekend The Alarm will descend on Birmingham’s O2 Institute on March 27th) before a final concert at the Electric Ballroom in London on March 29th. These concerts will be the group’s only live appearances of 2020, bringing the curtain down on an incredible two years of creativity and touring that saw the band release two new studio albums in twelve months. The critically acclaimed = Equals was released in 2018 and followed exactly one year later, by the UK No.1 Rock Album Sigma, with each release attaining excellent chart positions on both sides of the Atlantic and receiving some of best reviews the band has ever had.

The Alarm will play the following live dates next month (tickets on-sale now via http://www.thealarm.com)

 

20 March        Manchester 02 Ritz

21 March        Glasgow Garage

27 March        Birmingham 02 Institute

28 March        London Electric Ballroom

 

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