Spirit Of ’86 in 2016 – 30th Anniversary Tour

Mike Peters Presents The Alarm
‘Spirit Of ’86 in 2016’ – 30th Anniversary Tour

Following on from the ‘30th Anniversary Strength World Tour’ of 2015 (which racked up over 18 sell out UK shows and 6 sold out nights on Broadway in New York), and culminated in what Classic Rock Magazine recently described as ‘A Career High Concert’ at Wales Millennium Centre – “Mike Peters presents The Alarm” one-man band concept has now firmly redefined the artist’s perception all over the globe.

In 2016, the ‘Spirit Of ’86 in 2016’ tour further presented the very best of the songs contained within both ‘Declaration’ and ‘Strength’ in a uniquely contemporary style, featuring performance, stories and images to honour the legacy the band left on the decade it helped define. There was also a new album in the works  at the time and so Alarm fans were also be treated to debut performances of brand-new material from the then soon to be released Mike Peters and The Alarm album that forms the soundtrack to a compelling 2016 documentary movie ‘Man In The Camo Jacket’ (Produced by Kaleidoscope Pictures in the USA), which charts the rise of The Alarm alongside Mike Peters’ inspiring cancer survival story.

Mike Peters presents The Alarm – Spirit Of ’86 Concert tour will feature the unique electro­-acoustic guitars that fuelled the music of both ‘Declaration’ and ‘Strength’, with a rock sound that paralleled both U2 and Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band in its scope and ambition. A sound that would see The Alarm break North America on a grand scale and peak with a live appearance at the famous Janss Steps on the UCLA college campus Los Angeles, before an audience of 26,000 fans at the ‘Spirit Of ‘86’ concert that was watched by millions around the world via MTV’s first ever live satellite broadcast.

The ‘Spirit Of ’86 in 2016 Tour’, featured a full recreation of the set list played 30 years ago on April 12th 1986 including all of The Alarm’s greatest hits of the time such as ‘The Stand, ‘Absolute Reality, ‘Sixty Eight Guns’, ‘Strength’, ‘Spirit Of ‘76’ and many more. A special anniversary concert at UCLA itself on April 9th 2016 highlighted the release of a brand new re­mastered DVD edition of the ‘Spirit Of ‘86’ concert together with a vinyl soundtrack LP released to coincide with the tour and Record Store Day on April 16th 2016.

30 years on from the original ‘Spirit Of ‘86’ concert Mike Peters still has so much to live for. After twenty years living with cancer his songs of love hope and strength have taken on greater meaning and the optimism in his words and songs ring ever true. “If a man can’t change the world these days, I still believe a man can change his own destiny”.

20th April 2016 Exeter, Cavern
21st April 2016 Worcester, Marrs Bar
22nd April 2016 Bournemouth, Old Fire Station
23rd April 2016 Kingskerswell, Parish Church
28th April 2016 Aberdare, Coliseum
29th April 2016 York, Duchess
30th April 2016 Chester, Live Rooms
04th May 2016 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
05th May 2016 Kendal, Brewery Arts
06th May 2016 Norwich, Waterfront
07th May 2016 Southampton, The Brook
12th May 2016 Preston, Continental
13th May 2016 Newcastle, Cluny
14th May 2016 Leeds, Brudenell
15th May 2016 Birmingham, 02 Academy
18th May 2016 Edinburgh, Caves
19th May 2016 Dublin, Academy
20th May 2016 Belfast, Voodoo
21st May 2016 Oxford. 02 Academy
26th May 2016 Liverpool, Cavern
28th May 2016 Sheffield, 02 Academy

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