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The Alarm

The Alarm

Brad Brooks

Fri, August 18, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$28 adv / $30 door

This event is all ages

The Alarm
The Alarm
Over 30 years in the rock and roll business, the story of THE ALARM is a continuing and ever unfolding drama that still commands worldwide attention since being formed in Rhyl, North Wales and is still fronted by lead singer and guitarist MIKE PETERS.
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"What is the lasting legacy of a rock and roll band that has broken up and left the collective public conscience?
What if one or more of the band's founding members continues down a path in the spirit that the band created when it was together?
For a band like The Alarm, that legacy can be hard to ascertain because they meant many things to many different people.

To some, they were the greatest live band to ever take the stage in a dingy club, theatre, or football arena.
Others found solace in the lyrics, latching on to themes of inspiration, hope, spirituality and friendship. Still others enjoyed the camaraderie among fans, and the genuine affection the band showed towards them.

The one thing that tied all of things together was the music. From adrenaline- filled acoustic rock played with a vengeance, to deft rock n' roll played from the heart, the Alarm's songs were something special with lasting significance.
That significance cannot be measured in Gold records or critical acclaim because the band won none of the former and very little of the latter.

What can be measured is The Alarm's affect on their fans: a fiercely loyal rabble that to this day, continues to support the band and the various solo efforts spawned by its members.
The popular-press music journalism has-beens and wannabes with their clever quips and scathing reviews may never have "got" what The Alarm stood for, but the fans sure did.
To them Alarm music was a unique treasure, and the band was nothing short of legendary".

The Alarm can lay claim to a series of 15 Top 50 UK singles, including their classic hits, "68 GUNS", "SPIRIT OF 76", "RAIN IN THE SUMMERTIME", "STRENGTH" "45 RPM" and of course "THE STAND".
Ten successful albums and over 5 million sales worldwide, The Alarm's pioneering use of acoustic guitars brought the band into direct contact with the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and U2, all whom have appeared and sung on stage with The Alarm.

In 2004 The Alarm returned to the singles charts with 45RPM, the first single released from the bands album, "IN THE POPPYFIELDS".
The story of how the band released the single under a pseudonym, appearing to be a brand new musical act, complete with a group of 21 year olds appearing in the video for 45rpm to help complete the scam, became an international controversial news story and elevated the bands profile to new heights and a major motion picture titled VINYL based on the story began filming in the summer of 2010 and is now in production.

In late December 2005, singer Mike Peters revealed he has been diagnosed with a form of cancer called chronic lymphocytic leukemia, but it was diagnosed in its early stages and his prognosis is favourable. This came after he had been in remission from cancer previously that he had fought in the 1990s. Indeed the 1996 solo album Feel Free has a song titled "Regeneration" in which he discusses his diagnosis and subsequent alternative medicine that he believes help cure him.
In 2007 Mike launched the 'Love Hope Strength' foundation which sets to raise funds and awareness in fighting cancer.
For more information on the foundation, please visit: www.lovehopestrength.com

In April 2010 The Alarm released their latest full length album "Direct Action" Mixed by Gilby Clarke ( Guns N' Roses) and embarked on the extensive "Release The Pressure" UK Tour followed by Summer Festival appearances at The Isle of Wight, Beautiful Days and the Electric Picnic.
The band followed straight on to the Direct Action tour of the U.S. and Canada tour in the Autumn followed by Mike Peters Direct Acoustic tour which has spanned over 3 months in the UK.

The first half of 2011 looks to be another jam packed year for The Alarm with Mike Peters having been invited to take on the vocals for Big Country and will be touring the UK in January and April.
The 30th Anniversary of The Alarm begins at The Gathering 19 which will be held in Prestatyn on January 28-30th.
The month of May brings an extensive tour of the UK celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the band.
Details to follow...
Brad Brooks
Brad Brooks
Brad Brooks is that rare quadruple threat of writer, player, singer, and performer. His songs combine the melodic sensibility of Elvis Costello, the best instincts of Wilco and Brian Wilson, along with the orchestral sophistication of Queen. Brooks is rooted in a kind of Victorian California romanticism, and with the release of his record "Harmony Of Passing Light" he joins his peers with the best work of his career.

His gift for melody and his soaring vocals remain the most immediately impressive traits of his music. Brooks' voice can wail like a blue-eyed soul singer, whisper plaintively, croon with just a touch of twang, or soar through the most demanding melodic acrobatics,...Brooks has found the essence of his own unique voice, and been one of the Bay Area's best-kept secrets for years.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com