The Alarm Announces A California Acoustic Tour And 40th Anniversary Re-Releases

Following a return to the U.S. in June with his sold-out two-night engagement in NYC and the release of his new album Forwards, Mike Peters is bringing The Alarm Acoustic Tour to California for a concert series across the state.

Leading The Alarm’s creative charge for over 40 years and following a dramatic year of severe health challenges in 2022, Peters oversaw the writing and recording of Forwards, the group’s fourth album since 2018. Like its charting predecessors Equals (#2), Sigma (#1), and Omega (#8), Forwards entered the UK Rock Chart at #4 and the Billboard Independent Artist chart at #21.

This month (August) also mark the 40th anniversary of their very first-ever television appearance on the TV program American Bandstand performing “The Stand.”

Mike Peters says:

It’s incredible to think that it’s forty years since The Alarm appeared on American Bandstand with Dick Clark. It only seems like yesterday that we were driving across the Bay Bridge in San Francisco on the way to our first US show with U2, and hearing Bono and The Edge on the radio interrupting the DJ and having him play ‘The Stand’ instead of their song ‘New Years Day.’

After the show, a fan came to us with a copy of The Alarm EP which IRS Records had quickly assembled from our UK singles and soon after we were invited onto US TV while still relatively unknown in the UK. The Alarm’s dream came true in America in 1983 and it’s still alive today in 2023. I can’t wait to connect with all the Californian Alarm fans this October.

To mark the occasion, the band is releasing their first four UK singles and classic 1983 US debut, The Alarm EP throughout August and September in support of the dates in October. Each release will feature the official single versions, b-sides and original artwork, beginning with the release of “Unsafe Building” on August 15th, “Marching On” on August 22nd, “The Stand” on August 29th, “The Alarm EP” on September 5th and finally “Sixty Eight Guns” on September 12th.

Subsequent singles will be announced upon reaching their 40th anniversaries in the near future.

Tour Dates:

  • October 18th Canyon Club, Montclair, CA Tickets Here
  • October 20th Wiens Winery, Temecula, CA Ticket Link Soon
  • October 21st Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA. Tickets Here
  • October 22nd Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA Tickets Here
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