Alberta Cross is a New York-based band, formed by Petter Ericson Stakee (vocals, guitar) & Terry Wolfers (bass). Despite their different upbringings - Stakee travelled from an early age between Sweden and England with his singer-songwriter father, whilst Wolfers was brought up in London's East End - they formed what would later become Alberta Cross. The band is now based out of Brooklyn, New York.
Alberta Cross has toured extensively in the US, UK and the rest of Europe, performing with bands such as Them Crooked Vultures, Oasis, Neil Young, The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Mumford And Sons, The Shins, Bat for Lashes, Simian Mobile Disco, and Findlay Brown on the Latitude tour in 2007. They have sold out venues in Chicago, New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, and many other cites through the US and Europe. During October 2008, Alberta Cross supported Oasis on their UK arena tour, playing at both Bournemouth and Cardiff. During 2009, the band appeared at the Coachella Valley Music Festival in April, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee in June, and the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, Illinois and much more.
The band embarked on their first headlining tour in the United States in early 2010, selling out shows in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Francisco. When the Santa Barbara venue oversold the show, the band offered to play two sets to account for those who were asked to leave the venue. During the spring and early summer of 2010, Alberta Cross also toured with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Ben Harper and the Relentless 7, and American Bang. They also opened for Them Crooked Vultures in Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Windsor, Indianapolis, Indiana and Chicago.
The band played several international festivals in the summer of 2010, including the Malmo Festival in Sweden, the Parkenfestivalen in Norway, the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, and the Splendour in the Grass Festival in Australia. Alberta Cross also played several shows in Australia, including two with Mumford & Sons. On September 3, 2010, the band played at the Gorge, Washington to re-unite with the Dave Mathews Band and open for them. Throughout the rest of September, the band toured the US with Dead Confederate for 21 dates.
The band's first full-length album, recorded in Austin, Texas, Broken Side of Time was released on 22 September 2009. Their new album 'Songs Of Patience' is out on the 17th of July in the US and 3rd of September in the UK and Europe and the rest of the world.