Alberta Cross announce new EP; tour with Portugal The Man

Article Contributed by mike | Published on Thursday, September 8, 2011

Alberta Cross have announced their highly-anticipated new album, The Rolling Thunder EP, will be released on September 27th via ATO Records. The EP was recorded at world famous studios Electric Ladyland in New York City and Sunset Sound in Los Angeles. It was inspired by time spent across the globe - from a cottage in Wales to the haunting seclusion of the North Carolina woods. Thelimited edition EP will only be available at the band’s concerts and indie retail stores, satiating fans until the release of an entirely new full-length album in early 2012.

Alberta Cross will support their new EP this fall on an extensive national tour with psych-folk buzz act Portugal. The Man, launching September 28th in Santa Clara, CA. The band will also perform at the Virgin Mobile Free Fest in Maryland and the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. They will be playing new songs, recently perfected during residencies at The Casbah in San Diego andVelvet Jones in Santa Barbara, but will also be digging into their back catalog for long-time fans. Scroll down for the full list of the band's upcoming tour dates.

Ketel One Vodka has recently announced a major partnership with Alberta Cross, as the band and their new hit "Money For The Weekend" is featured in the brand’s prominent TV, radio and digital ad campaigns throughout 2011. Acclaimed director David O. Russell (The Fighter, I Heart Huckabees, Three Kings) shot an exclusive Ketel One performance video series with Alberta Cross which is available for viewing on the band's facebook page.

The Rolling Thunder EP is the follow up to Alberta Cross' critically-acclaimed album Broken Side of Time. Their breakthrough release earned praise from major outlets such as Rolling Stone who called the band "A breaking artist", Esquire Magazine who called the record "as electrically dark as it is electrifyingly determined", and Billboard who called Broken Side of Time "a step forward in cementing the band's place in American blues-rock".  For more information on Alberta Cross and their upcoming EP/tour, please check out the band's website.   

Tour Dates 
9/9 - 9/11 - Columbia, MD @ Virgin Mobile Free Fest
9/23 - 9/24 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Dates w/ Portgual. The Man
9/28 - Santa Clara, CA  @ Avalon
9/30 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/1 - Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon
10/2 - Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
10/4 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
10/6 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Outdoor
10/7 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
10/11 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
10/12 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
10/13 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/14 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
10/15 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/16 - Detroit, MU @ St. Andrew's Hall
10/18 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/20 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/22 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
10/25 - Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
10/26 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater 
10/27 - Charlotte, NC @ Nieghborhood Theater
10/28 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
10/29 - Oxford, MS @ The Lyric