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Lookin' After Number 1

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I know some of you will have seen Mike peters support Bob about 18 months ago - it was highly successful - I just want to let any Irish fans know that Mike is taking his interactive acoustic tour to Ireland in April. Belfast April 8th and Dublin April 9th.


Mike Peters will be taking his extensive Alarm repertoire out on the
road in the U.K. & Ireland for an 'all request' acoustic tour throughout the
month of April 2005.

As lead singer of The Alarm for over 21 years, The Alarm can lay claim
to a series of 16 Top 50 Singles, seven successful albums and over 5
million sales worldwide.

Mike Peters and The Alarm pioneered the use of acoustic guitars back in
the early eighties helping to create what is now known as the
electro-acoustic sound of today; the sound behind such memorable Alarm
hits as '68 Guns', 'Rain in the Summertime', 'Where Were You Hiding
When The Storm Broke?' and 'Absolute Reality'. Throughout Mike's
illustrious career, he has performed on stage with many of the 'greats'
of rock and roll , including Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Bono.

On this special tour, Mike Peters will be performing songs chosen
specifically by his dedicated following of fans who will have the
chance to dictate the content of the shows when ordering tickets
through the bands website www.thealarm.com or at the venue on the
night.

Mike and The Alarm have just performed at the 13th annual Alarm
event 'The Gathering' which completely sold out (1500 tickets: Jan
28-29) . 500 tickets have already been sold for next January's
Gathering 14! Mike Peters will use the tour to launch The Gathering DVD
Box Set Collection - an eight DVD set together with a unique
personalised filmed dedication disc. Mike will be filming dedications
live on stage during the tour and these performances will be included
in the individual box sets.

Mike Peters, who has just recently completed a 20 date UK Tour as
Special Guest to Status Quo has not performed a solo acoustic U.K.
tour since 2000, concentrating instead on the worldwide commitments of
The Alarm and the recent controversial chart success of '45
R.P.M.'/'The Poppy Fields'. (The Alarm scored a Top 30 UK hit in 2004).
The story of '45 R.P.M.' has become the inspiration for a major motion
picture which will be shot in the U.K. by 'Shrek' producer John H.
Williams and British film director Sara Sugarman.

Mike Peters and the Alarm will be creating the soundtrack for the film
and will be preparing a new studio album for release later in the year
2005. During the tour, Mike Peters will preview new material from the
proposed as yet untitled new album.


MIKE PETERS INTERACTIVE ACOUSTIC TOUR

FRI 8TH THE ROSETTA BAR BELFAST
ADVANCE TICKET PRICE : 10 Order now from www.thealarm or call 01745
571571
73-75 Rosetta Road Belfast BT6 0LR http://come.to/rosettabar
DOORS OPEN AT : 9pm 1am Curfew

SAT 9TH APRIL DUBLIN EAMONN DORANS
ADVANCE TICKET PRICE : 14 Order now from www.thealarm or call 01745
571571
TICKET LINE/WEBSITE : www.tickets.ie
DOORS OPEN AT : 8pm



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This isn't a blatant plug, is it? ;)


Have to say I laughed myself silly at the Poppyfields scam (he says, remembering The Alarm's old ragged poppy logo) - anyone with half a brain would have realised it was The Alarm...which absolves 99% of those working in the British music industry these days. And very satisfying it was to see it worked.


I can't say I was a big fan of the Alarm, although to be fair for a band that were sneered at as being first Clash clones, then Big Country/Runrig clones, their music & lyrics struck a chord where the London/Dunfermline/Stornaway lot failed to all too often, with songs like "Sixty Eight Guns", "Where Were You Hiding (When The Storm Broke)?", "Deeside", "The Spirit Of Seventy Six", "The Rock" & especially "A New South Wales" (one of the few songs that makes me cry).


They're well overdue more than just another 15 minutes of fame. Here's hoping the film gets more folk into discovering what a great band they were...or should it be are (that's for the future to decide...)




-- Edited by Mark Boyle at 18:10, 2005-03-28

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Lookin' After Number 1

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Well I laughed outloud at the music press - and I am so glad it worked - well done and why do we have to make sure we are not ruled by stupid commercial radio stations.


I'll definately be going to see Mike Peters on this tour and its kind of fun to ask for a request.


But I also want a reformation of the Rats too - my first ever gig was a Boomtown Rats gig at 1982 - what a way to start your gigs by.


 


 



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Lookin' After Number 1

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Will definately be checking out Mike on the upcoming tour.


I saw him support Bob in Wisbech, Cambs...which is in the middle of nowhere in the Fens. Strange location, but great gig.


Can't wait to hear my dedication by Mike played....when I think of one that is.


Cheers


Star


 


 


 



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There's a strong rumour circulating that this Autumns Dead Men Walking tour may well see Mike Peters sharing the stage with Mick Jones and Topper Headon. Mick has confirmed that he'll probably play "If Toppers up for it".


 


 Don't know who's more excited about that, Mike Peters or me?




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