The Alarm, who are currently engaged on a marathon 44-date tour of North America, will return to the UK for a winter tour of select city venues, including an opening night at ULU in central London on October 28th (see tour dates below). The band are also putting together a Midsummer Gathering at Cardiff University for June 29th 2019 that will celebrate 30 years since the recording of their landmark 1989/90 single ‘A New South Wales’. Morriston Orpheus Male Voice Choir (who also sang on the original recording), will reunite with The Alarm for this special event. Tickets go on-sale at the same time as the UK winter tour, with the full event bill to be announced at a later date.
“It’s always an immense honour for The Alarm to perform with the Morriston Orpheus”, says Mike Peters, “The times we have sung together in the past have been at some of the most profound moments in Alarm history, and the Midsummer Gathering in Cardiff on June 29th 2019 promises to be another one of those occasions”.
Since the June 26th release of new, acclaimed album ‘Equals’ put the band back in the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, The Alarm have been performing non-stop, including an impromptu Beatles-style rooftop concert from Live Nation’s New York City HQ on August 6th that was broadcast live on Facebook and attracted over 100,000 views. During the broadcast, singer Mike Peters announced that The Alarm would be taking part in the Love Hope Strength Foundation’s Rock The Canyons event this October 14th-21st, performing at a concert deep inside the Grand Canyon with special guests Billy Duffy (The Cult) and Robin Wilson (Gin Blossoms).
The Alarm have also announced plans for their third annual US Gathering which will take place at New York’s Gramercy Theatre and Irving Plaza over the weekend of April 12th-13th 2019. To coincide with all this activity, The Alarm’s record label The Twenty First Century Recording Company/InGrooves, will release ‘Equals’’ stand-out track, “Beautiful,” to UK radio stations with an official single release date of October 12th.
The band’s latest album, ‘Equals,’ continues to pick-up positive press and airplay with new single “Beautiful” already receiving extensive airplay at radio stations right across the USA where it is currently at No.8 on the Friday Morning Quarter Back US Radio Chart and at No.12 on the College NACC Radio Chart. The band’s North American Tour has just been extended from 27 to a mighty 44 dates as a result.
The US connection will follow The Alarm into the UK winter tour with the addition of Texan band Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts performing at all shows.
“I received a phone call from Little Steven of the E-Street Band/Underground Garage”, explains Mike Peters, “Asking if a band on his label ‘Wicked Cool’ – Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts, could open for The Alarm on the British dates. I was actually already a fan and needed no convincing. I had met Little Steven at E-Street shows over the years and was more than happy to help. It’s reassuring that people in his position in life still have the enthusiasm and commitment to helping young talents like Ryan Hamilton breakthrough.”
By the time of the London show at ULU on November 28th, Mike Peters and The Alarm will have been abroad for a long time and are excited to return to the UK to perform for their legion of British fans.
“The American Tour has been really exciting with lots of the shows sold-out in advance”, states Mike Peters, “Performing tracks from ‘Equals’ has brought a new energy to our concert performances and we can’t wait to bring it all home to the UK this winter”.
THE ALARM – 2018 UK WINTER TOUR
29th Nov PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms www.seetickets.com/event/the-alarm/wedgewood-rooms/1254436
1st Dec LIVERPOOL Arts http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F005504BDB426D1
2nd Dec BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 2 www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F005503DEC48BA6
7th Dec EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/3600550E90AF0F88
2019 Midsummer Gathering
Tickets on sale 9:00 am, Monday 20th August.