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The Alarm's Mike Peters Faces New Cancer Battle, Postpones Tour Dates

With this announcement, the band's U.S. tour Live Today, Love Tomorrow has been postponed.

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Source: Jules Peters

Mike Peters shared a statement about his health.

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Legendary Welsh rockers the Alarm have shared the news that frontperson Mike Peters' cancer has returned, which will require immediate attention. With this announcement on April 29, the band's U.S. tour Live Today, Love Tomorrow, which was set to begin on May 1 through to July 7 with support from Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel and Belouis Some, has been postponed. Their appearance at the Cruel World festival in Pasadena, Calif. on May 11 is also affected.

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The Alarm – James Stevenson, Mike Peters, Jules Peters and Smiley Barnard – will be postponing their U.S. tour until further notice.

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"On Sunday morning April 21st, I awoke with a large swollen gland on the left side of my neck," Peters began in a statement. "The early results have determined that my Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) has undergone a transformation into a High Grade Lymphoma.

"I am still reeling from the consequences of this new and completely unforeseen diagnosis and doing my best to process what is happening. I'm grateful for the love and understanding of everyone affected by the tour postponement and hoping and praying with all that I have, that this is just a pause in the story of my life, and that normal service will be able to resume soon. Cancer has been chasing me for 29 years now, and in all that time, I have managed to outrun the disease and stay alive. My focus and resolve remain the same, and I’m determined to keep running even harder to stay one step ahead and resume my life as a husband, father, and musician as soon as possible.

"Thanks for all your understanding, and I will endeavour to keep you updated as soon as I know what the doctors have in store for me and the life steps I will have to take to get back on the front foot."

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Source: Jules Peters

Jules Peters hosts a retreat for women affected by breast cancer in North Wales.

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Peters' initial cancer diagnosis in 1995 spurred him to create the Love Hope Strength Foundation with wife, bandmate and Breast Cancer survivor Jules Peters to help build awareness and fight against cancer through advocacy and bone marrow drives. Jules hosted the inaugural "Love Hope Strength Treat: Retreat," a free weekend event in the U.K., which provided an opportunity for women affected by breast cancer the opportunity to rest, relax, regroup, recuperate, and heal. Attendees are accepted via a nomination process and another retreat in North Wales is expected in 2025. The form for nomination, whether for yourself or someone else, can be found here.

Source: ℗ © Warner Chappell Music/The Alarm/YouTube

The Alarm - The Man Who Sold The World [Official Music Video]

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The Alarm had announced in March the release of Music Television, an homage and tribute to the bands who benefited from the breakthrough channel's omnipresent influence in the 1980s. The 11 tracks cover everything from the very first video played on MTV in the U.S. (The Buggles' "Video Killed The Radio Star") to the first video played on MTV Europe (Dire Straits' "Money For Nothing") to a redrawing of Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" and The Blow Monkeys' "Live Today, Love Tomorrow."

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Source: Jules Peters

Mike Peters during the production of 'The Man Who Sold The World' video shoot.

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At the moment, the vinyl version of Music Television in either yellow or purple vinyl is sold out at their official store. However, the CD version is available here.


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