New Standards Tour 2020

In May 2020 a new tour was announced with the hope that Covid19 lockdown restrictions would be lifted by the end of the year. The tour ended up cancelled due to restrictions in the UK when the tour was due to happen. The tour was planned as mix of full band and solo acoustic shows, a flexible approach to what night be happening in the UK at the time with venues and sizes of audiences allowed. The full band dates would eventually occur in March/April 2022.

Press Release 23rd May 2020
Mike Peters and The Alarm announce NEW STANDARDS UK TOUR for 2020..

This October / November / December Mike Peters and The Alarm will charge back into the new life we are all dreaming of, with a post lockdown UK Tour entitled NEW STANDARDS. The tour will be a multi-dimensional rock and roll affair, capable of playing anywhere, anytime and in any situation.

“We are committed to being part of the movement that allows people, music fans, music venues and music promoters to get back to some kind of normality”, says lead singer Mike Peters. “Whatever the situation, we will bring the music. Through our vast experience of playing in the mountain regions of the world (via our charity Love Hope Strength), we are adaptable and ready to play at a moments notice, either stripped back to a one man band Mike Peters set and / or ready to play as The Alarm in both acoustic and electric environments.”

The New Standards Tour will play wherever and whenever the situation allows, and feature all the classic uplifting tracks from the band’s first ever chart topping 1990 compilation album STANDARDS which brought together iconic 1980’s singles such as Rain In The Summertime (1987 – international Top 20 hit recently covered by both The Killers and Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan), and a host of bonafide Alarm ‘Standards’ including Sixty Eight Guns, The Stand, Spirit Of ‘76 and Strength. Along with music from their recent UK Number One Rock Album SIGMA, the tour will also feature debut performances of songs from a brand new / soon to be released Alarm album entitled NEW STANDARDS that was written and recorded while the band has been locked down during the global isolation period.

Ever since the lockdown began, Mike Peters and the band have kept a steady flow of information running with their global audience by broadcasting the BIG NIGHT IN with The Alarm TV show online every Saturday night. Hosted by Mike and Jules Peters , the BIG NIGHT IN has attracted over 250,000 viewers and features acoustic sets, special guests, unseen videos, dedications, shout outs and chat that has seen the BIG NIGHT IN with The Alarm, featured on news programs such as CNN and BBC and on international publication websites like Billboard.

“The NEW STANDARDS UK Tour will take The Alarm and our audience into a new age”, says Mike. “The themes of response and resolve to contend with these unprecedented times are running through the core of each and every Alarm song written. Documenting the lives of every day heroes and heroines has become synonymous with The Alarm DNA, and when we play these songs out in the open again, we will unite and uplift our audience like never before.”

NEW STANDARDS TOUR 2020 UK DATES so far… (more to follow along with up to date ticket links etc.).
October 2020
02.10.2020 DERBY The Venue
15.10.20 HARPENDEN Halls
16.10.20 BLACKBURN Darwin Library Theatre
November 2020
05.11.2020 MANCHESTER The Ritz (The Alarm)
11.11.2020 NORWICH Madder Market Theatre
12.11.2020 ST. ALBANS The Horns
14.11.2020 LYME REGIS Marine Theatre
18.11.2020 STROUD Subscription Rooms
26.11.2020 YORK The Crescent
27.11.2020 PRESTON Ferret
December 2020
04.12.2020 LONDON Electric Ballroom (The Alarm) TICKETS HERE
06.12.2020 LEEDS Warehouse (The Alarm)
12.12.2020 GLASGOW The Garage (The Alarm)
13.13.2020 DUNFERMLINE PJ. Molloys
19.12.2020 BIRMINGHAM Institute (The Alarm)

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