WELSH cult band The Alarm has confirmed its 40th anniversary tour across the UK in spring 2022.

The rockers, who created the Wales football anthem for the Euro 2020 tournament this summer, will return to live shows on the back of brand new compilation album, ‘The Alarm History Repeating 1981–2021’ this autumn.

The BBC will also air a new radio documentary about Mike Peters & The Alarm’s 40th Anniversary to coincide with the album’s release.

“This is the news all of us in The Alarm community have been waiting for,” said frontman Mike Peters. “The return of The Alarm to UK stages has been long awaited and it’s exciting to announce these new dates at such an exciting time as we come together to celebrate The Alarm’s 40th Anniversary.”

The Alarms 40th Anniversary Tour poster.

The Alarm's 40th Anniversary Tour poster.

The band has already confirmed sold-out shows at Rhyl Town Hall on January 14-15 and at St David’s Hall in Cardiff on January 21. Other stops on the tour include Liverpool Arts Club, Manchester Ritz, Leeds Becket University, Southampton Engine Room and London Electric Ballroom.

In the meantime, fans can watch the band’s Virtual 40th Anniversary Concert from Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil on Saturday, June 5 exclusively live via the band’s new platform The Alarm Central from 11pm.

The Alarm are one of Wales’ biggest ever musical exports, selling over six million albums worldwide and scoring over 15 Top 50 UK Hit singles, while lead singer Mike Peters is respected as a songwriter the world over, and has shared the stage with U2, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

Earlier this month that the band wrote and recorded the Wales FA’s official Euro 2020 football anthem ‘The Red Wall Of Cymru’, to be released Friday, May 28. Recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios, ‘The Red Wall Of Cymru,’ is released as part of a three-track Alarm EP available on CD, stream & download on Friday, May 28. A limited-edition seven inch vinyl will also be released for this year’s Record Store Day on Saturday, June, the same day Wales face Switzerland in their opening game of the Euros.

Written by Mike Peters and celebrating the contribution of the nation’s football fans, the recording process involved Mike travelling to eleven locations across the country meeting Red Wall supporters and including their contributions as part of the track. The single also features the spoken word voices of Wales’ global superstar footballer Gareth Bale and Wales’ female captain Sophie Ingle.

Mr Peters said: “As a passionate and lifelong Wales supporter, I have always wanted to write a song that might in some way, capture the passion and commitment of the Welsh fans. I hope that ‘The Red Wall of Cymru’ can find its way into the hearts and minds of our nation during these difficult times when (unlike 2016), we will all have to show our support from home rather than alongside the team in Europe.

“By involving the fans in the recording, I hope the music will lift the spirits of our players as they take our Welsh hopes and dreams into the empty stadiums of Euro 2020 and know that we are all there with them in spirit"

Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 28, alongside the official release of ‘The Red Wall Of Cymru’.

For more information visit www.thealarmcentral.com