Tag: The Alarm

Big Country to release new album ‘The Journey,’ tour U.K., Europe and North America

Big Country to release new album ‘The Journey,’ tour U.K., Europe and North America

The reconfigured Big Country — with The Alarm’s Mike Peters filling in for the late Stuart Adamson and the new addition of original Simple Minds bassist Derek Forbes — will release a new album titled ‘The Journey’ this spring and embark on a world tour that will hit the U.K., Europe and North America.

Vintage Video: Big Country on ‘Rockpalast’ in 1986 — watch full 100-minute concert

Vintage Video: Big Country on ‘Rockpalast’ in 1986 — watch full 100-minute concert

For our latest installment of Vintage Video, we turn, yet again, to the fabulous archive of the German TV show ‘Rockpalast,’ this time for a full, 100-minute concert by Big Country that was filmed March 15, 1986, during the band’s tour ahead of the release of its third album, ‘The Seer.’

The Week in Rock: June 24-30, 2012

The Week in Rock: June 24-30, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about Dinosaur Jr, XTC, The English Beat, The Dream Syndicate, The Cure, Peter Murphy, The Stone Roses, The Replacements, Dead Can Dance, Elvis Costello and more.

The Alarm’s Mike Peters to play ‘Spirit of 76’ concert in New Jersey on Fourth of July

The Alarm’s Mike Peters to play ‘Spirit of 76’ concert in New Jersey on Fourth of July

He’s been busy of late fronting the resurgent Big Country at performances across the pond, but The Alarm frontman Mike Peters will make it to these shores for a special, one-off solo-acoustic show at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, N.J., on July 4 that’s being billed as a “Spirit of ’76 Independence Day Concert.”

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (December 2011)

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (December 2011)

This month’s mixtape includes new and previously unreleased music from Paul Weller, Peter Murphy, The Lucy Show and Hussey-Regan, featuring The Mission’s Wayne Hussey — plus some older favorites by the likes of The Wild Swans, Magazine, The Stone Roses, Orange Juice, Revenge and The Alarm.

Big Country’s ‘The Crossing: Deluxe Edition’ reissue to include 10 unreleased tracks

Big Country’s ‘The Crossing: Deluxe Edition’ reissue to include 10 unreleased tracks

The reunited Big Country today revealed the tracklist for its upcoming 2CD ‘deluxe edition’ reissue of its 1983 debut album ‘The Crossing,’ which will be released by Universal Music on Jan. 30 in the U.K. and be supplemented with seven B-sides and a second disc featuring 17 demos — 10 of which are previously unreleased.

Big Country to reissue ‘The Crossing,’ play 1983 album live in U.K., Germany

Big Country to reissue ‘The Crossing,’ play 1983 album live in U.K., Germany

The reunited Big Country — with The Alarm’s Mike Peters filling in for the late Stuart Adamson — will perform its 1983 debut album ‘The Crossing’ in its entirety during a tour of the U.K. and Germany early next year in conjunction with an upcoming reissue of the classic album ‘in various formats’ by Universal Music.

The Alarm’s Mike Peters sets acoustic 30th anniversary concerts in U.S., U.K.

The Alarm’s Mike Peters sets acoustic 30th anniversary concerts in U.S., U.K.

Mike Peters continues this year’s 30th anniversary celebration of The Alarm with a special solo-acoustic tour that hits the U.S. for just three dates beginning this weekend, followed by a run of 20 concerts in the U.K. later this fall.

Big Country releasing ‘Another Country’ — first single in 12 years — with Mike Peters

Big Country releasing ‘Another Country’ — first single in 12 years — with Mike Peters

With Mike Peters of The Alarm filling in for late frontman Stuart Adamson, reunited Scottish rockers Big Country next week will release their first single in 12 years — the Steve Lillywhite-produced ‘Another Country,’ the first step toward a brand-new studio album and a planned 30th anniversary tour next year.

The Alarm celebrates 30th anniversary with ‘The Sound and The Fury’ album, film

The Alarm celebrates 30th anniversary with ‘The Sound and The Fury’ album, film

Mike Peters is marking the 30th anniversary of The Alarm with ‘The Sound and The Fury,’ a 12-track collection of “brand-new recordings of songs that have been written at various stages throughout (his) songwriting history” that will come with a 90-minute making-of documentary.

The Alarm’s Mike Peters would really like his stolen lyric book back, please

The Alarm’s Mike Peters would really like his stolen lyric book back, please

Saturday night, following a U.K. solo-acoustic gig, The Alarm’s Mike Peters discovered someone had walked off with his lyric book. And he wants it back: ‘Mike has been using this book extensively… to play lesser-known songs requested by fans,’ according to a post on the Alarm’s site.

Big Country enlists The Alarm’s Mike Peters as lead singer for 30th anniversary tour

Big Country enlists The Alarm’s Mike Peters as lead singer for 30th anniversary tour

Largely sidelined by the 2001 suicide of frontman Stuart Adamson, Scottish New Wave rockers Big Country — immortalized by their iconic hit ‘In a Big Country’ — have drafted Mike Peters of The Alarm to take over as lead singer for a series of 30th anniversary concerts beginning New Years Eve.

The Godfathers to play 25th anniversary concert in London, plot full U.K. tour

The Godfathers to play 25th anniversary concert in London, plot full U.K. tour

Revived Brit rockers The Godfathers will play London this June on the exact date of their first gig in 1985, in addition to an extensive, just-announced 25th anniversary U.K tour set for late April and May and a string of summer festival dates.

The Alarm’s Mike Peters reschedules fall U.K. tour to April to care for his ailing wife

The Alarm’s Mike Peters reschedules fall U.K. tour to April to care for his ailing wife

Tweet The Alarm’s planned “Release the Pressure” tour of the U.K. this November and December has been bumped until April as frontman Mike Peters deals […]