Whales based new wave/punk rockers The Alarm are certainly enjoying their summer. They are currently on tour with The English Beat and The Fixx on the Rockin The Colonies tour promoting their latest CD release entitled Guerilla Tactics. Back-up to 1981 when the band was formed by the talented guitarist and emotional lead singer Mike Peters. They had a strong following in the UK, but broke out nationally when Bono from U2 recommended they be their opening band on their upcoming War Tour. Since then, The Alarm has sold over 5 million albums worldwide and they continue to tour nationwide showcasing their power driven live shows.
The show led off with their new punk-driven song Three SevensClash, which has also started getting radio exposure. A few other news songs that showed great crowd reaction were AlarmCalling and Situation Under Control. They also did a few of their classics like Strength, Sixty Eight Guns, and 45 R.P.M which had the crowd at Cubby Bear rockin' to each beat. Mike Peters still has his incredible passionate yet fierce vocals on each song. His other band members include Craig Adams on bass, Steve Grantley on drums, and James Stevenson on guitar. The Alarm did not disappoint. Their energy was intense and each song was burning raw packed with emotion.
You will not hit snooze when The Alarm rings into your city on their current tour.
Story by Anita Maree Lande ©2008