Also on that tour a little Welsh band called the Alarm were on the road with Bono and the boys ...
The two bands became good friends and the Alarm got other support slots in the UK and USA in the 80's...
Why well they came from the same background of a celtic country, and the lyrical contents often covered similar subjects with passion and drive ..
Well until U2 hit the road in the US next year and you want some rock and roll with heart and integrity why not go see the Alarm in November ..
THE ALARM MMIV - BACK IN THE USA
11 November 2004 - The Downtown, 190 Main Street, Farmingdale NY 11735. Tel: (516) 293-7700
12 November 2004 & 13 November 2004
The Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard Street, New York City , NY 10013 Tel: (212) 219-3132
15 November 2004
Middle East, 472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Boston, MA 02139 Tel: (617) 864-3278
16 November 2004
North Star, 2639 Poplar St, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Tel: (215) 684-0808
17 November 2004
Club Otto, 2549 N. Howard St. Baltimore, MD 21218 Tel: 410-662-0069
18 November 2004
The Abbey, 3420 W. Grace St. Chicago, IL 60618-4215 Tel: 773/463-5808 or 773/478-4408
19 November 2004
Galaxy Theatre, 3503 S Harbour Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92704 Tel:714.957.0600 www.galaxytheatre.com
20 November 2004
Spaceland, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039 club phone 323.661.4380 club fax 323.661.5423
booking phone 323.662.7728 booking fax 323.662.8181
The Alarm line up these days is
Founder member Mike Peters on Vocals and guitar
Craig Adams on bass (also of Mission, Cult & Sisters of Mercy)
James Stevenson on lead guitar (also of Gene Loves Jezebel, Chelsea and Generation X)
Steve Grantly on drums (also of Stiff Little Fingers)
For more info look at http://www.thealarm.com