Alarm sounds heard in the Forum’s Attic

PUBLISHED: 09:32 30 September 2010 | UPDATED: 14:11 30 September 2010

Mike Peters of the Alarm

Mike Peters of the Alarm


THE Chant has almost begun! The unmistakable gravelly voice of Mike Peters, the singer from Welsh group The Alarm, can be heard in the Forum tonight (Thursday).

In the 80s, The Alarm had hits with sloganeering anthems 68 Guns, Spirit of ’76, Rain in the Summertime and The Chant Has Just Begun.

The alternative band from Rhyl in North Wales toured alongside the likes of U2, but never quite scaled the heights of their Irish contemporaries chart-wise.

However, singer Mike Peters is used to scaling new heights with his music.

As well as beating cancer twice, he has performed an unplugged charity concert 18,500ft up Mount Everest and another atop the summit of Kilimanjaro in Africa.

Founder of rock and roll cancer charity Love Hope Strength Foundation, the Alarm frontman is still touring and brings his Direct Acoustic show to the upstairs Attic at the College Lane venue this evening.

He told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “You can expect a fantastic journey through 30 years of Alarm history.

“I’m looking forward to playing in Hatfield.

“One guitar, one voice, sharing stories of my times with Bob Dylan, Neil Young and U2.”

Tickets cost £10 and the show starts at 7pm.

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