The Alarm

Hurricane of Change 30th Anniversary Acoustic Tour

Inc 15 November 2019 Gateshead Sage 2

 

Following the June release of The Alarm’s critically acclaimed No.1 UK Rock Chart album ∑ Sigma, the band’s much-loved frontman Mike Peters returns

from a hugely successful 40-date US tour to play all the hits and more on extensive 27-date run of UK live shows this autumn 2019 –visiting many British towns that have never previously featured on The Alarm’s touring itineraries

The Alarm’s lead singer & songwriter Mike Peterswill present The Alarm – Hurricane of Change 30th Anniversary Acoustic Tour via an extensive 27-date run of UK live shows this autumn 2019.

The tour will honour The Alarm’s late ‘80s trilogy of iconic albums, ‘Eye Of The Hurricane’, ‘Electric Folklore’and ‘Change‘, and will feature intimate acoustic readings of some of The Alarm’s most famous songs such as Rain In The Summertime (1987 – international Top 20 hitwhich was recently covered by both The Killersand also by Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan at The Alarm’s Cleveland, Ohio show last month), Sold Me Down The River (1989 – a US No.1 Rock Song) and A New South Wales(1990 UK Top 40 hit), alongside a host of Alarm standards as captured on the 1988 live album ‘Electric Folklore’. 

Thirty years ago, as Mike Peters undertook a creative songwriting journey through the heart of his home country – Wales – the Berlin Wall would fall and Europe itself would plunge into a period of enormous and seismic change. Caught in the middle of this political maelstrom, Mike Peters with his band The Alarm would record the albums ‘Eye of The Hurricane’ (1987), Electric Folklore (1988), and ‘Change’ (1989) each of which would, in their own way, capture the essence of these most turbulent times.

The Hurricane of Change 30th Anniversary Acoustic Tour will be performed solo with a first set dedicated to ‘Eye Of The Hurricane’ followed by a second performance of ‘Change,’ with a third set featuring songs from The Alarm’s classic live recording ‘Electric Folklore”. 

“I have always thought of these three albums as an Alarm trilogy”, says Mike. “A lot happened to the band and the world during the writing and recording sessions from 1987-1990. As one decade bled into another, the themes of response and resolve to contend with uncertain times are running through the core of each and every album. Played together, these songs tell their own story and, with the tumultuous times Europe can expect to face in the coming months and years, are still as relevant today as when they were first written.”

 

Tickets are on-sale now for the following UK live dates;

 

Mike Peters presents ‘The Alarm – Hurricane Of Change Tour 2019’

 

3 October                               Aberdare Coliseum

4 October                               Fleet – The Harlington [SOLD OUT]

5 October                               Colchester Arts Centre

10 October                            Carlisle The Brickyard

11 October                            Holmfirth Picturedrome

12 October                            Selby Town Hall [SOLD OUT]

18 October                            Crickhowell – Clarence Hall

19 October                            Crickhowell – Clarence Hall [SOLD OUT]

23 October                            Bromsgrove Artrix

24 October                            Swindon Arts Centre

25 October                            Kingskerswell Church[SOLD OUT]

26 October                            Newbury – Arlington Arts

31 October                            Tring – The Court Theatre

1 November                          Newbridge Memo

2 November                          Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

3 November                          Shrewsbury Theatre Severn – Walker Theatre [SOLD OUT]

8 November                          Derby – The Venue

9 November                          Darwen Library

14 November                       Bury Met

15 November                       Gateshead Sage 2

19 November                       Liverpool Epstein Theatre

20 November                       Leeds Brudenell

21 November                       Edinburgh – The Caves

22 November                       Aberdeen Lemon Tree

23 November                       Perth Joan Knight Studio

29 November                       Stowmarket John Peel Centre [SOLD OUT]

30 November                       Retford St Saviour’s Community Hall

 

 

For further information please check out www.alarm.com