Alberta Cross Headlining Tour


"The seismic guitars and high vocals look to My Morning Jacket, Kings of Leon and Crazy Horse... but Alberta Cross sets aside those American bands' redemptive undercurrents of blues and gospel; instead it plunges into the very English despair of bands like Pink Floyd." — The New York Times

"Channeling Neil Young... the sound of deliverance." — Esquire

Alberta Cross
Alberta Cross kicks off a nationwide tour this January. Supported by San Antonio-based folk-rockers Hacienda, Alberta Cross will be headlining venues such as Bowery Ballroom in New York, Schubas in Chicago and Troubadour in Los Angeles. They are touring in support of their much-anticipated ATO Records debut, Broken Side of Time, which is receiving widespread acclaim. The New York Times applauds their "British take on Southern rock," and NPR declares them "...familiar and refreshing ...Alberta Cross has taken incredible strides to earn global recognition." Likewise, they were recently featured as a Breaking Artist in Rolling Stone, which praises them for "combining wind tunnels of bent guitar riffs and distorted power chords with the haunting melodies of rural American music. It's all topped by Ericson Stakee's sweet, high-lonesome voice, which recalls both Jim James and Neil Young."

Broken side of Time arrives on the heels of their acclaimed EP The Thief & the Heartbreaker, which earned the band U.K. touring slots with Oasis, The Shins and Bat For Lashes, and widespread critical praise, including PopMatters, which declared, "The seven-song EP is one of the best you'll be lucky enough to pick up, resembling a full album's quality but leaving one wanting a lot more." It also follows a summer of festivals and U.K. dates, including noteworthy performances at Bonnaroo, Coachella, Glastonbury and more.

Tour Dates
11/25/09 Wed Gaswerk Winterthur, SWI
11/26/09 Thu Le Botanique Brussels, BEL
11/28/09 Sat Rotown Rotterdam, NL
11/29/09 Sun Magnet Berlin, GER
12/01/09 Tue Molotow Hamburg, GER
12/02/09 Wed Vox Hall Arhus, DK
12/03/09 Thu John Dee Oslo, NO
12/04/09 Fri Debaser Malmo, SE
12/05/09 Sat Debaser Stockholm, SE
12/27/09 Sun Higher Ground (Ballroom) Burlington, VT (w/ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals)
12/28/09 Mon Higher Ground (Ballroom) Burlington, VT (w/ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals)
01/11/10 Mon Casbah San Diego, CA
01/12/10 Tue Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, CA
01/14/10 Thu The Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
01/15/10 Fri Muddy Waters Santa Barbara, CA
01/16/10 Sat Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA
01/18/10 Mon Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
01/19/10 Tue Chop Suey Seattle, WA
01/23/10 Sat The Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
01/27/10 Wed 400 Bar Minneapolis, MN
01/29/10 Fri Schubas Chicago, IL
01/30/10 Sat The Basement Columbus, OH
02/02/10 Tue Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA (w/ Tea Leaf Green)
02/03/10 Wed Black Cat Washington, DC
02/04/10 Thu Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
02/05/10 Fri The Khyber Philadelphia, PA

For more on Alberta Cross see our exclusive feature/interview here.

[Published on: 11/25/09]

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