Their latest album, Broken Side of Time arrives on the heels of their EP The Thief & the Heartbreaker, which earned the band U.K. touring slots with Oasis, The Shins and Bat For Lashes.
Founded by guitarist/vocalist Petter Ericson Stakee and bassist Terry Wolfers, Alberta Cross took shape when the two began jamming together in London’s east end. Stakee, from London by way of Sweden, and Wolfers, a Brit himself, moved to New York City in 2008 in pursuit of renewed creative energy and new challenges. Broken Side of Time is born of the struggles and setbacks the band faced along the way. The album serves as Alberta Cross’ official introduction to the U.S.
As Stakee explains, “It’s kind of a desperation album, a darker album; it’s definitely angrier. We’ve been in a crazy place during the whole album and you can hear that.”
Led by Stakee and Wolfers, Alberta Cross is rounded out by guitarist Sam Kearney, drummer Austin Beede and keyboardist Alec Higgins. Broken Side of Time was recorded in Austin, TX and produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Dead Confederate, Heartless Bastards). John O’Mahony (Depeche Mode, Coldplay, Kasabian) mixed the album at Electric Lady in New York City.
Tour Dates ^ with Dave Matthews Band
02/16/10 Tue Congress Centrum Hamburg, GER ^
02/17/10 Wed Tempodrom Berlin, GER ^
02/19/10 Fri Gasometer Vienna, AUS ^
02/20/10 Sat Zenith Munich, GER ^
02/21/10 Sun Kiff Aarau, SWI
02/22/10 Mon PalaSharp Milan, IT ^
02/23/10 Tue Palalottomatica Rome, IT ^
02/24/10 Wed Locanda Atlantide Rome, IT
02/25/10 Thu Palasport San Lazzaro Padova, IT
02/27/10 Sat ZAKK Dusseldorf, GER
02/28/10 Sun Palladium Cologne, GER ^
03/01/10 Mon Lotto Arena Antwerp, BEL ^
03/02/10 Tue Tivoli Utrecht, NL
03/03/10 Wed Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam, NL ^
03/04/10 Thu Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, GER ^
03/06/10 Sat O2 Arena London, GB ^
03/07/10 Sun Manchester Apollo Manchester, GB ^
03/08/10 Mon Auntie Annies Belfast, GB
03/09/10 Tue The O2 Dublin, IR ^
03/11/10 Thu SECC Glasgow, GB ^
03/12/10 Fri Night & Day Manchester, GB
03/14/10 Sun Shepherd’s Bush Empire London, GB
03/15/10 Mon Dingwall’s London, GB
04/01/10 Thu Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON *
04/02/10 Fri La Tulipe Montreal, QC *
04/03/10 Sat House of Blues Boston, MA *
04/05/10 Mon 9:30 Club Washington, DC *
04/06/10 Tue Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) Philadelphia, PA *
04/07/10 Wed Mr. Small’s Theatre Pittsburgh, PA *
* with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
^ with Dave Matthews Band
Fore more on Alberta Cross see our exclusive feature/interview here.
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