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Alberta Cross announce European & UK tour dates (2012)

Alberta Cross

Story by Jack Foley

ALBERTA Cross have just announced their European tour dates including two UK shows at Reading and Leeds in August.

The dates will come in support of their sophomore album, Songs of Patience, which is being released on Ark Recordings on September 3, 2012.

The album’s anthemic opening track, Magnolia, previews the album as a single release on 7”/download on July 30.

Alberta Cross are Petter Ericson Stakee (vocals/guitar) and Terry Wolfers (bass), a Swede and a Londoner with Brooklyn as their home. Having met in an East End pub seven years ago, when Wolfers saved a young and let’s say “over-confident” Ericson Stakee from some angered locals, they have since embarked on what Ericson Stakee calls “a long and wild road”.

The success of their acclaimed 2009 debut, Broken Side Of Time, saw the band tour the world, criss-crossing America more times than they’d care to count, playing headline shows and festivals like Sasquatch and Bonnaroo, and earning the patronage of bands like Them Crooked Vultures, Oasis and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, with whom they toured.

The European tour dates are (all August 2012):

10 – Oyanatt @ Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
11 – Way Out West (Stay Out West), Sweden
16 – Pukkelpop Festival, Belgium
17 – Lowlands Festival, Netherlands
18 – Area 4 Festival, Germany
19 – Highfield Festival, Germany
20 – Paradiso, Amsterdam
21 – Noorderzonfestival, Netherlands
24 – Leeds Festival, UK
25 – Rock En Seine, Paris
26 – Reading Festival, UK