Anniversary, Tour Dates — September 1, 2011 at 6:25 am

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

Frontman 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.

Dubbed “Acoustic Alarm in the U.S.A.,” Peters’ short stateside trek plays Los Angeles on Sunday, San Francisco next Wednesday and New York City on Sept. 11. That will be followed by “Acoustic Alarm in the U.K.,” which opens Oct. 27 in Wrexham and runs through Nov. 28 in Swansea (see full dates below).

Earlier this year, Peters — who lately also has been fronting Big Country — released 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 comes with a 90-minute making-of documentary. Tracks receiving a makeover on The Sound and the Fury include “Howling Wind,” originally on 1984 debut Declaration; “Shelter,” from 1987′s Eye of the Hurricane; and “Back Into the System,” Peters’ debut solo single, released in 1994. The set also includes a “new” song: “Strength to Strength,” an unfinished cut from Eye of the Hurricane.


Mike Peters tour dates:

Sept. 4: El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 7: Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco, CA
Sept. 11: B.B. King’s, New York City, NY

Oct. 27: Central Station, Wrexham
Oct. 28: Academy 3, Manchester
Oct. 30: Theatre Brycheniog, Brecon
Nov. 3: Flowerpot, Derby
Nov. 4: Gassienda, Keighley
Nov. 6: Cavern, Exeter
Nov. 10: O2 Academy, Liverpool
Nov. 11: O2 Academy, Oxford
Nov. 13: O2 Academy, Birmingham
Nov. 16: Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
Nov. 17: O2 Academy, London
Nov. 18: O2 Academy, Sheffield
Nov. 19: Stranglers Convention, London
Nov. 20: The Cluny, Newcastle
Nov. 21: Telford’s Warehouse, Chester
Nov. 24: The Marr’s Bar, Worcester
Nov. 25: Korks, Otley
Nov. 26: The Thunderbolt, Bristol
Nov. 27: The Glee Club, Cardiff
Nov. 28: The Garage, Swansea






  1. 3 US cities?? Come on. The Alarm were infinitely more popular than the Go-Go’s and they just did a huge US tour.

  2. That’s because he doesn’t want anything to interfere with his new band, Big Country. He’s even switched from army jackets to flannel shirts!

  3. “The Alarm were infinitely more popular than the Go-Go’s… ”

    Um… I’m not a fan, but c’mon, Craig. They had a #1 album, Grammy nominations, a half-dozen Billboard top 40 songs, Spin/Rolling Stone covers–really, it’s not even close–especially in the US. Their debut alone must have sold more records than all Alarm records combined.
    Again, I’m not saying they were a better band–but popular? Slam dunk.

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