Hurricane of Change UK Tour 2019

Beginning on October 3rd 2019, The Alarm lead singer and songwriter Mike Peters, presented The Alarm – Hurricane of Change 30th Anniversary Acoustic Tour throughout the UK, performing in many British towns that have never featured on previous tour itineraries!

30 years ago, as Mike Peters undertook a creative song-writing journey through the heart of his home country – Wales and across the UK, the Berlin Wall would fall and Europe itself, would plunge into a period of enormous and seismic change. Caught in the middle of this political maelstrom, Mike Peters and the Alarm recorded the albums ‘Eye of The Hurricane’ (1987), Electric Folklore (1988), and ‘Change’ (1989), each of which would, in their own way, capture the essence of these most turbulent times. The tour honoured this trilogy of iconic album’s, and featured intimate acoustic arrangements of some of The Alarm’s most famous songs such as Rain In The Summertime (1987 – International Top 20 Hit), Sold Me Down The River (1989 – Number 1 Rock Song in the USA) and A New South Wales (1990 UK Top 40), alongside a host of Alarm standards as captured on the 1988 live album ‘Electric Folklore’ including ‘Spirit Of ’76’ and ‘Blaze Of Glory’.

The Hurricane of Change tour was performed solo with a first set dedicated to ‘Eye Of The Hurricane’ followed by a second performance of songs from the ‘Change’ album then a third set featuring music from The Alarm’s classic live recording ‘Electric Folklore”.

3rd October 2019 : The Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare, Wales  
4th October 2019 : The Harlington, Fleet, England 
5th October 2019 : Arts Centre, Colchester, England   
10th October 2019 : Carlisle Brickyard
11th October 2019 : Holmfirth Picturedrome 
12th October 2019 : Selby Town Hall 
18th October 2019 : Crickhowell Clarence Hall 
19th October 2019 : Crickhowell Clarence Hall 
23rd October 2019 : Bromsgrove Artrix 
24th October 2019 : Swindon Arts Centre 
25th October 2019 : Kingskerswell Church 
26th October 2019 : Newbury Arlington Arts 
31st October 2019 : Tring The Court Theatre 

1st November 2019 : Newbridge Memo 
2nd November 2019 : Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms 
3rd November 2019 : Shrewsbury Theatre Severn 
8th November 2019 : Derby The Venue 
9th November 2019 : Darwen Library Theatre 
14th November 2019 : Bury The Met 
15th November 2019 : Gateshead The Sage Theatre
19th November 2019 : Liverpool Epstein Theatre 
20th November 2019 : Leeds Brudenell Social Club
21st November 2019 : Edinburgh The Caves
22nd November 2019 : Aberdeen The Lemon Tree 
23rd November 2019 : Perth Joan Knight Studio at Perth Concert Hall 
29th November 2019 : Stowmarket John Peel Centre 
30th November 2019 : Retford St. Saviours Church 

This tour presents a great opportunity to share The Alarm’s music in some new towns and many great new venues across the UK”. The Alarm have always had a tremendous rapport with people from all over Britain, and this time I’ll be making the journey to some of those places whose people normally have to travel to hear our music. Along the way I’m looking forward to playing in all kinds of auditoriums from theatres to churches, arts centres to music studios. I can’t wait. Mike Peters – September 2019

I have always seen these three albums as an Alarm trilogy. A lot happened to the band and the world, during the writing and recording sessions from 1987-1990. As one decade bled into another, the themes of response and resolve to contend with uncertain times are running through the core of each and every album. Played together these songs tell their own story, and with the tumultuous times Europe and the World can expect to face in the coming months and years, are still as relevant today as when they were first written.  Mike Peters – September 2019

The set list for set 1 and set 2 was “scripted and ran to the same order. The final set/encore would depend on the mood Mike was in each night and what suggestions would be shouted out from the crowd so added to that spontaneous feel after the more structured approach of the first two sets.

(Page updated 30/11/2021)

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