Tag: The Alarm

The Alarm, members of The Damned, Blondie, Sex Pistols set for new David Bowie tribute LP

The Alarm, members of The Damned, Blondie, Sex Pistols set for new David Bowie tribute LP

Main Man Records this spring will release Hero: A Tribute to David Bowie, an ultra-limited white-vinyl LP — the label says just 300 copies are being pressed — that features The Alarm and members of Blondie, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Heaven 17 and more honoring the Thin White Duke. Full details right here.

Watch: Billy Corgan joins The Alarm for ‘Rain in the Summertime’ in Cleveland

Watch: Billy Corgan joins The Alarm for ‘Rain in the Summertime’ in Cleveland

he Alarm has been on tour in the U.S. this summer with contemporaries Modern English and Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel, a package that drew a high-profile guest in Cleveland last night: Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, who joined the Mike Peters-led band onstage to help perform its 1987 single “Rain in the Summertime.”

Premiere: The Alarm debuts video for ‘Thirteen Dead Reindeer’ off new album ‘Equals’

Premiere: The Alarm debuts video for ‘Thirteen Dead Reindeer’ off new album ‘Equals’

In late June, Mike Peters released the first album by The Alarm in eight years, an 11-song effort called Equals that features Billy Duffy of The Cult on one song. Now comes the music video for one of the album’s standouts: “Thirteen Dead Reindeer,” a driving rockers with some electronic flourishes.

This week’s new releases: The Alarm, David Bowie, Innocence Mission, Flaming Lips, Posies

This week’s new releases: The Alarm, David Bowie, Innocence Mission, Flaming Lips, Posies

A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s titles include new and reissued releases from The Alarm, David Bowie, The Innocence Mission, The Flaming Lips and The Posies.

This week’s new releases: Expanded reissues from The Alarm, new Yo La Tengo album

This week’s new releases: Expanded reissues from The Alarm, new Yo La Tengo album

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s titles include a series of expanded reissues from The Alarm, plus a new studio album from Yo La Tengo.

The Alarm to tease upcoming album with Record Store Day vinyl EP featuring Billy Duffy

The Alarm to tease upcoming album with Record Store Day vinyl EP featuring Billy Duffy

Mike Peters will tease the upcoming album by The Alarm with a special 8-song EP to be released for Record Store Day that will include three songs off the new record that’s expected this summer as well as a collaboration with Billy Duffy of The Cult on the song “Blood Red Viral Black.” Full details here.

Whoever’s running the TSA’s Instagram has pretty great taste in 7-inch singles

Whoever’s running the TSA’s Instagram has pretty great taste in 7-inch singles

Today was Record Store Day, and as one eagle-eyed Slicing Up Eyeballs reader alerted us, the Transportation Security Administration took to Instagram to relay an important message for traveling collectors: pack that fresh vinyl in your carry-on, not your checked baggage.

Watch: Trailer for ‘Man in the Camo Jacket’ — documentary about The Alarm’s Mike Peters

Watch: Trailer for ‘Man in the Camo Jacket’ — documentary about The Alarm’s Mike Peters

Mike Peters, frontman for The Alarm, and his battle with cancer are the subject of a new documentary titled “Man in the Camo Jacket,” which premieres at U.S. film festivals this week and will be shown later this month at a pair of bi-coastal gatherings for fans of the band.

Mike Peters addresses Big Country departure, will tour The Alarm’s ‘Declaration’ in 2014

Mike Peters addresses Big Country departure, will tour The Alarm’s ‘Declaration’ in 2014

Mike Peters last week addressed his departure from Big Country, thanking both the band and its fans “for a wonderful four years” without offering any reason for his split with the reunited group — which itself only has revealed to fans that “Big Country and Mike will now be parting ways” as it continues on as a four-piece.

Big Country announces it’s ‘parting ways’ with The Alarm’s Mike Peters after 3 years

Big Country announces it’s ‘parting ways’ with The Alarm’s Mike Peters after 3 years

In the fall of 2010, the surviving members of Big Country regrouped, tapped Mike Peters of The Alarm to fill in for late frontman Stuart Adamson and proceeded to tour the world, and record and release a new album called The Journey. Three years later, though, Peters is out of the band.

Big Country debuts ‘In a Broken Promise Land’ video, extends North American tour

Big Country debuts ‘In a Broken Promise Land’ video, extends North American tour

The reconfigured Big Country — with The Alarm’s Mike Peters filling in for late frontman Stuart Adamson — already has been on tour in the U.S. and Canada since early June, and has now extended that summer-long North American trek with dates that run through the month of August.

Mike Peters-fronted Big Country fleshes out North American summer tour schedule

Mike Peters-fronted Big Country fleshes out North American summer tour schedule

The reconfigured Big Country — with The Alarm’s Mike Peters filling in for the late frontman Stuart Adamson — has fleshed out its North American tour schedule, with at least 24 concerts now scheduled in the U.S. and Canada, beginning tonight in New Jersey and running through late July.

Stream: Big Country with Mike Peters, ‘Hurt’ — first single off upcoming ‘The Journey’

Stream: Big Country with Mike Peters, ‘Hurt’ — first single off upcoming ‘The Journey’

The reconfigured Big Country — with The Alarm’s Mike Peters filling in for the late frontman Stuart Adamson and the recent addition of original Simple Minds bassist Derek Forbes — is due to release The Journey, the band’s first new album in 14 years, next month, and is previewing the disc with first single “Hurt.”

Mike Peters-fronted Big Country to support ‘The Journey’ with U.S. tour this June

Mike Peters-fronted Big Country to support ‘The Journey’ with U.S. tour this June

The reconfigured Big Country — with The Alarm’s Mike Peters filling in for the late frontman Stuart Adamson and the recent addition of original Simple Minds bassist Derek Forbes — will tour the U.S. this June in support of the forthcoming ‘The Journey,’ with at least six dates on the two coasts already confirmed.