U2 War Tour 1983 – (Tour)

In 1983 The Alarm were invited by U2 to support them on their world wide War Tour in the UK and then the USA dates, playing 6 dates in the UK and 18 dates in the USA. These USA dates were the first time The Alarm played live in the USA. The tour included the legendary “Red Rocks” show in Colorado, where U2’s “Under A Blood Red Sky” album and video were recorded, but the Alarm were unable to play on the day of the show due to bead weather. Mike Peters regularly joined U2 during their set to play “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” – the song that Mike taught Bono how to play

UK Dates :
13th March 1983
: Top Rank, Brighton, England

22nd March 1983 : Hammersmith Palais, Hammersmith, London W6, Englan
This is the night in which Mike Peters taught Bono how to play “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” and Bono joins The Alarm on stage to play it
Set List : Declaration, For Freedom, Marching On, The Stand, Blaze of Glory, We Are The Light, Tell Me, Third Light, Sixty Eight Guns. Encore :  Up for Murder, Maggie May

24th March 1983 : Tiffany’s, Glasgow, Scotland
Set List : Shout To The Devil, Declaration, For Freedom, Marching On, Blaze of Glory, The Stand, Reason 41, Third Light, Unsafe Building, Across the Border, Sixty Eight Guns

25th March 1983 : Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, England

26th March 1983 : City Hall, Newcastle, England
Set List : Declaration, For Freedom, Up for Murder, Marching On, The Stand, Blaze of Glory, Third Light, Across the Border Sixty Eight Guns Encore:  Unsafe Building, Marching On

29th March 1983 : Hammersmith Palais, Hammersmith, London W6, Englan
Mike Peters and Stuart Adamson of Big County join U2 onstage for Knocking On Heaven’s Door

USA Dates :

6/1/1983 San Francisco Civic Auditorium, San Fran., CA

“The first date of U2’s US “”War”” tour. The Alarm would play 18 dates on the tour.”

6/3/1983 Salt Lake City, UT

6/5/1983 Red Rocks, Denver, CO (Show cancelled due to rain)

“The Alarm’s opening set was cancelled due to rain, but U2 later went onstage and filmed their “”Under a Blood Red Sky”” video.”

6/6/1983 University Events Center, Boulder, CO

“The Alarm also joined U2 during their later set for an encore of Bob Dylan’s “”A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall”. The funny thing was that Bono decided to do the final verse on his own and told The Alarm to get off stage as they were no good at playing it ! But he did say they were the future of rock and roll !!”

6/7/1983 Wichita, KS

6/8/1983 Kansas City, MO

6/10/1983 Norman, OK

6/11/1983 The Meadows, Austin, TX

6/13/1983 Bronco Bowl, Dallas, TX Opening For U2

6/14/1983 Houston, TX

6/17/1983 L.A. Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA

6/21/1983 Jai Alai Fronton Hall, Orlando, FL

6/22/1983 Curtis Hixon Center, Tampa, FL

6/23/1983 Miami, FL

6/24/1983 Jacksonville, FL

6/25/1983 The Civic Center in Atlanta, GA

(Page updated 21/10/2022)

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