Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Spear Of Destiny date change and Westworld confirmed

Spear Of Destiny have confirmed that they have had to cancel their upcoming SWANSEA date due to their promoter being unable to secure a licence for the venue in time. The CARDIFF date will now change to November 21st and tickets for the Swansea show will be valid for this show.

In further SoD news next years Westworld Weekend has been confirmed as taking place at The Box in CREWE on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th of March. Ticket info will be released soon.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Vinyl album news

"Vinyl" has finally been given the release date of 4th March in time for the release of the film on the 15th. It will feature a collection of new Alarm tracks composed specifically for the film and is described as being "a clutch of power pop punk songs which all clock in at under three minutes".

The album will be preceded by the "Free Rock & Roll" EP which features Phil Daniels singing alongside Mike...hopefully this may get some decent airplay...who's up for a fan radio request campaign nearer the time?

The Vinyl Tour 2013

As previously reported tickets are now on sale for next years Alarm tour which is now confirmed as being the vinyl tour. In addition the the dates we announced earlier this week the tour will also take in...

1st March CARDIFF University
9th March GLASGOW Oran Mor Theatre
18th March MANCHESTER Academy

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Stream "The Song That Changed My Life"

Mike is featured on "The Song That Changed My Life" and is now available to stream at the BYUtv web site HERE

It features various performances by Mike solo and with The Alarm, some great photos and clippings and interviews with both Mike and Jules. The programme may be under half an hour long but it is brilliant and insightful and a definite must see, it also has a share button so you can get everyone involved!

Monday, 15 October 2012

New Alarm Tour Dates!!!

After a quiet year on The Alarm front 2013 is looking good already! Not only do we kick the year off with The Gathering but we have a full band tour starting in February with tickets going on sale this Friday (19th October).

The dates we know so far are....

28th February 2013 - BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy
2nd March 2013 - LIVERPOOL O2 Academy 2
3rd March 2013 - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy 2
6th March 2013 - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
7th March 2013 - OXFORD O2 Academy 2
8th March 2013 - LEICESTER O2 Academy 2
10th March 2013 - LEEDS O2 Academy
13th March 2013 - BRISTOL O2 Academy
14th March 2013 - BIRMIMGHAM O2 Academy 2
15th March 2013 - LONDON Islington O2 Academy

More dates as we get them, be sure to check out The Alarm site for the official announcement in the coming day or so.....we will be at Islington - See you there!

Monday, 8 October 2012

James solo album update....

We couldn't wait for more info on James' upcoming solo album so we asked him for some more info to whet our appetites!

"All I can say is it's turning out better than I ever could have dreamed - mostly because producer Pete Walsh is a genius and fantastic contributions from Glen Matlock, Steve Norman, Pete Rizzo, Geoff Dugmore, Chris Bell, Criag Adams, Barriemore Barlow, Maggi Ronson, Tracie Hunter, Elizabeth Westwood and of course Mark Taylor who relentlessly kicked me up the ass to do it!"

Now if that doesn't get you excited I don't know what will!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

James names solo album!

The Gene Loves Jezebel site has reported that James has been in the studio finishing his much anticipated solo album tentatively named "Everything Is Closer To Being Over". More details such as track listing, personnel and the ever important release date when we can!

New Mike Peters Festival Date & Big Country do Hogmanay!

A couple of new dates for your diary.....

Big Country send the year out with a bang with a Hogmanay gig at the Red Hot Highland Fling in Inverness. This will be a free event and will feature the new line up which has Derek Forbes taking over the bass duties.

Then looking ahead to next year we have a Mike Peters solo date (by the look of things) at the Nantwich Jazz Blues & Music Festival which takes place over the Easter Weekend 28th March - 1st April 2013. A tentative line up includes Mike, The Blockheads, Marc Almond, Sad Cafe, Shakatak and Jive Aces. More info as we get it but for now you can check out the site at http://www.nantwichjazz.com/