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The Vasco Era join Alberta Cross on Australian tour

Written by John Ritchie on July 12, 2010

The Vasco Era join America’s Alberta Cross for a trifecta of Splendour sideshows later this month in Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne.

From the press release:
Lead by the enigmatic Petter Ericson Stakee, Alberta Cross have quickly become THE band’s band, with musicians from all walks of life requesting their presence on stage. Fans Mumford & Sons invited Alberta Cross to come on board with them for their select Australia headline shows. They’ve also toured the UK at the request of Oasis, Coldplay, and others.

Alberta Cross also grace the stage of major festivals the world over including Reading and Leeds in the UK, Coachella in the US and, of course, our Splendour In The Grass. Have a taste of their live show here: [youtube BRFzmcd0Q4o ]

The Vasco Era burst onto the scene some five years ago in an arrival that was difficult to ignore. The noisy Apollo Bay natives presented a range of musical conundrums: a surf coast band fuelled by a furious racket; a three-piece that made as much noise as a whole festival; a band that seemingly ran alongside the other entrants in the new rock race and yet outran them all. The country sat up and took notice, and their 2006 debut, “Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside”, chronicled their journey to that point. Their sophomore album, “Lucille” came out of an intense 3-week studio session with Scott Horscroft and expanded their musical horizons. The Vasco Era has just wrapped up a national tour with Gyroscope and are set to fire up the stage with Alberta Cross.

Similarly, Sydney powerhouse trio support act Cabins join this impressive line up. Having recently toured with Children Collide, The Mess Hall, and The Soft Pack, Cabins know how to turn it up. Their debut album “Bright Victory” has been receiving props from aficionados around the country.

Labelmates Alberta Cross and Mumford & Sons kick off the tour in just TWO weeks! Catch Alberta Cross at any one of their headline shows for your chance to win a trip for two to Melbourne to see them both at the sold out Palace show Thursday July 29. Visit for details.

Tour Dates:

Saturday, July 24th: Annandale Hotel, Sydney
Tickets from venue (02) 9550 1078 or

Sunday, July 25h: Reverb’s 4th birthday – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Additional acts to be announced
Tickets from Moshtix, Ph 1300 GET TIX (438 849),

Tuesday, July 27th: The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Tickets from 57 Swan St, Richmond, (03) 9427 9198 or


Debut album “Broken Side of Time” out now through Dew Process/UMA

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