Mike Peters And The Alarm
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Mar
15
Mike Peters And The Alarm @ Iridium

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Feb
01
Mike Peters And The Alarm @ Venue Cymru

Llandudno, Wales, United Kingdom

Llandudno, Wales, United Kingdom

Jan
31
Mike Peters And The Alarm @ Venue Cymru

Llandudno, Wales, United Kingdom

Llandudno, Wales, United Kingdom

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Studio LP's

The Alarm EP 1983
Declaration 1984
Strength 1985
Eye Of The Hurricane 1987
Change 1989
Raw 1991
In The Poppy Fields 2003
Under Attack 2006
Counter Attack 2007
Guerilla Tactics 2008
Direct Action 2010
The Sound And The Fury 2011

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"Will Never Die” - Three words of intent from Mike Peters and The Alarm's evergreen 1983 single 'Sixty Eight Guns', which was at the epicentre of the band's worldwide hit album 'Declaration' which celebrates it's 30th anniversary in 2014.

A unique one man band 'Alarm' tour by lead singer / songwriter Mike Peters will present the album in a contemporary setting with performance, stories and images to highlight the impact this album had on the decade it was born in and it's ongoing relevance as Mike Peters continues his personal fight against cancer with the Love Hope Strength Foundation 'Saving lives - One Concert At A Time'.

Upon release in February 1984, Declaration debuted at number 6 in the UK charts achieving gold record status before becoming a top 40 hit in the USA. The Alarm's sound was powered by unique electro-acoustic guitars that no one had seen before prompting Rolling Stone Magazine to write "One of the best new live bands..., and they've put a lot of that power into their first album".

The album itself, was a pioneering mix of protest punk, folk, americana and stadium rock as described by US reviewer Jim Connely in 1984's Dead Air Diary "While a lot of bands have tried to combine the '60s and '70s, none of them have been as successful as The Alarm. Musically, their secret is that they draw on Punk and then temper it with an acoustic sound while avoiding the wimpiness usually associated with folk. Lyrically, it works because they avoid Punk nihilism and concentrate more on positive personal politics. This is rock and roll at its very finest and U2, R.E.M. and the rest are going to have to work very hard to top it".

Two times cancer survivor Mike Peters is emerging as one of the most visible advocates and activists for those living with and beating cancer around the world. Over the past three years, his Love Hope Strength organization has found over 600 bone marrow donor matches; built the first ever children’s cancer center in Tanzania; supported the Bhaktapur Cancer Center in Nepal with life saving equipment; and registered over 40,000 donors through it’s ‘Get On the List’ program. More than 9,000 international recording artists including Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Frank Turner and The Levellers now support the charity by allowing bone marrow registries at their concerts.

Although Peters, is once again facing the illness he recently performed for 3 months across the USA with his other adopted band Big Country. Peters is meeting with politicians, filming his second documentary, climbing mountains, performing at shows where donors are being registered, all while undergoing chemotherapy. Ultimately, Peters may indeed need his own marrow donor.

The idea to climb mountains and perform concerts came when Mike was in hospital in Wales going through his second battle with cancer. Peters said, "I could see Mt. Snowdon from my hospital window and thought to myself, 'When I recover, I'm going to march up that mountain as my symbolic climb back from cancer and raise money with my fans to support the cancer center that helped save my life.'"

After much petitioning by Peters and LHSF (in partnership with Delete Blood Cancer UK), for the first-time ever, Members of Parliament in the House of Commons had their cheeks swabbed inside Parliament. The symbolic drive illustrated the launch of the first cotton swab testing program, previously only available via blood donation, and an increase in eligible donor age limits from 30 to 55. "Half the people in Britain who need a lifesaving blood stem cell donor do not ever find a match and this initiative will open the registry to millions of new potential donors. Adding donors from the UK and US will not only save Brits and Americans but can save individuals from around the world" says Peters.

Since founding Love Hope Strength in 2007. Mike Peters has taken this message around the world, performing concerts atop some of the world's highest mountains such as Mt. Everest (chronicled in the documentary Everest Rocks), Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu, Mt Fuji, Pike's Peak, Mt. Snowdon, Ben Nevis and more.

"Thousands of people from around the world die every year simply because they can't find a match. The match is out there for everyone; they just have not been found. That is our life mission - seeing that everyone that needs a donor has one. It's that simple! Equally simple is the process - a simple cotton swab of the cheek - to get on the registry. In most cases, it is similar to donating platelets or plasma, but most don't know this and it is our job to get the message out to as many people as possible," said Peters.

Founded in 2007, Love Hope Strength Foundation is a UK and US based foundation saving lives through hosting a bone marrow peripheral blood stem cell international registry and fundraising campaign to establish cancer treatment facilities in underdeveloped areas around the globe. Over the past 3 years, LHS has conducted drives