TOUR NEWS : Legendary Welsh rockers THE ALARM finally get to celebrate 40th Anniversary as extensive spring 2022 British tour kicks off next month

The Alarm live portrait © Andy Labrow

THE ALARM

 WELSH ROCK LEGENDS FINALLY SET TO KICK OFF

EXTENSIVE SPRING 2022 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Welsh rock legends The Alarm are officially back on the road in the UK this March & April, finally getting to celebrate 40 years making music, and lead singer & songwriter Mike Peters cannot wait;

“The Alarm is all revved up and ready to go,” says Mike, speaking from Washington DC on the opening night of his first US show in over two years. “All through the lockdowns we have worked hard and kept ourselves primed for the return of rock’n’roll.

“I never once gave up hope that The Alarm’s music would sound again so, to stay focused, we held weekly internet broadcasts that allowed us to commune and share music with our fans around the world,” continues Mike. “We also invited small groups of people to visit our local village in North Wales where we performed intimate, Covid safe concerts in our Chapel Studios or went out live from the recording studio via the internet. I wanted to make sure that when this moment arrived, we could hit the ground running and be better than ever before”.

The Alarm will play the following 40th Anniversary British Tour live dates (with very special guest Dave Sharp), kicking off with two sold-out live shows in their hometown of Rhyl (tickets on-sale now via links below);

Friday 11 March                     Rhyl Town Hall *SOLD OUT*

Saturday 12 March                Rhyl Town Hall *SOLD OUT*

Thursday 17 March                Norwich Waterfront TICKETS

Friday 18 March                     Bristol 02 Academy TICKETS

Saturday 19 March                Birmingham Institute TICKETS (rescheduled date – all original tickets remain valid)

Sunday 20 March                   Hull Asylum TICKETS

Friday 25 March                     London Electric Ballroom *SOLD OUT* (rescheduled date – all original tickets remain valid)

Saturday 26 March                Liverpool Arts Club TICKETS

Sunday 27 March                   Southampton Engine Room TICKETS

Thursday 31 March                Newcastle Wylam Brewery TICKETS

Friday 1 April                          Leeds Beckett University (aka The Met) TICKETS

Saturday 2 April                     Glasgow The Garage *SOLD OUT* (rescheduled date – all original tickets remain valid)

Sunday 3 April                        Edinburgh Liquid Rooms TICKETS

Wednesday 6 April                Leamington Spa Assembly Rooms TICKETS

Thursday 7 April                     Exeter Phoenix Theatre TICKETS

Friday 8 April                          Sheffield Foundry TICKETS

Saturday 9 April                     Oxford 02 Academy TICKETS

Wednesday 13 April              Brighton Concorde 2 TICKETS

Thursday 14 April                   Cambridge The Junction TICKETS

Friday 15 April                        Manchester 02 Ritz TICKETS (rescheduled date – all original tickets remain valid)

Saturday 16 April                   Northampton Roadmender TICKETS

 

Fans will be able to see and hear the full power of The Alarm as they celebrate 40 years since their self-produced debut single “Unsafe Building” and the band’s iconic red poppy logo first appeared. 

 “This is the Year of the Red Poppy”, states Mike Peters. “40 years ago, the original symbol appeared on the sleeve of our second single “Marching On” and has been with us in one shape or another ever since – so I have commissioned a giant Red Poppy flag that will be displayed inside each venue we play on the tour for fans to sign with their name. It is my hope that this Red Poppy flag (which has become the symbol of our community), will collect the names and spirit of all those people who have lived and loved special moments with The Alarm’s music, and fly until it is blown away by the wind at The Alarm Sanctuary in North Wales.”

The Red Poppy Flag will be presented at each show starting from 11th March 2022 and appropriate writing materials will be supplied at each event for fans to add their names to the flag as it travels around the world over the course of the next calendar year.

“Through all our lockdown activities, I must have played every single one of the 400 plus songs in our armoury,“ says Mike. “This is the music that has kept us strong throughout and fans can expect to hear a huge amount of music from all the eras of our shared history. We have been in rehearsals since December and have a vast array of songs to choose from, so we are aiming to have over 30 songs in the set each night. Ranging from big hitters like “Sixty Eight Guns” and “The Stand,” touching on fan favourites like “Deeside” and “Majority,” to some of the new music recorded and released last year as captured in our new film ‘50 Days in Lockdown’ – fans can expect to hear it all!”

Mike Peters (The Alarm) recording in Crusader Studio © Andy Labrow

The new Alarm feature film ‘50 Days in Lockdown’ premiered this week in Washington DC and was Inspired by the real life events of January 6th 2021 when the US Capitol Building was occupied during the global lockdown.

‘50 Days in Lockdown’ captures the real time recording process of the new album by The Alarm, beginning with the occupation of the Capitol Building leading to the start of recording sessions in a caravan in North Wales.

Written and recorded in just 50 days, with songs presented live from the legendary Rockfield Studios, ‘50 Days in Lockdown’ tells the story of The Alarm’s lockdown and how a group of isolated musicians fed off each other’s virtual energy to create an album that ‘captures the zeitgeist’ of the global lockdown.

The Alarm are one of Wales’ biggest ever musical exports, selling over six million albums worldwide and scoring over 15 Top 50 UK hit singles.

The band’s lead singer Mike Peters is respected as a songwriter the world over and has shared the stage with U2, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, amongst others.

‘OMEGA,’ the new album from The Alarm will be released on June 17th 2022.