Finish Hard Rockers Santa Cruz Plot Return To America To Open For Fozzy

The “debaucherous and flamboyant” (Rolling Stone) hard rock quartet SANTA CRUZ – whose raucous new album Bad Blood Rising recently debuted at #5 in their native Finland – will make their long-awaited return to America in early 2018, when they will take part in Fozzy’s “Judas Rising” U.S. tour. The trek – which also features Through Fire and Dark Sky Choir – kicks off in New Orleans on Feb. 28 and wraps up in Hampton Beach, N.H. on April 8. The complete itinerary for the tour appears below. The group expects to announce additional North American live dates in the near future.

Says vocalist/guitarist Archie Cruz, “We can’t wait to finally be back on U.S. soil! And what better way to do this than with an awesome band like Fozzy! Let’s kick sum ass muthafuckas!”

SANTA CRUZ is a Scandinavian modern hard rock band formed with the mutual aspirations of playing their rear ends off and kicking people’s derrieres. Inspired initially by the likes of Motley Crue and Guns N’ Roses, the young group initially developed a buzz through strong live shows and two well-received albums on Spinefarm Records, where they took their throwback hard rock sound and combined it with elements of modern rock, punk and metal, put it in their own special blender, then iced the mix with blinding energetic performances and a healthy dash of bad attitude. Bad Blood Rising, the band’s M-Theory Audio debut, is out now digitally and on CD and limited-edition colored vinyl. A music video for the album’s anthemic opening track, “Young Blood Rising,” can be seen below.

SANTA CRUZ – who  previously toured America alongside the likes of Amaranthe, I Prevail and Sebastian Bach, in addition to playing the Rock On The Range festival in 2015 – is currently in the midst of an extensive European tour, the 12-date UK leg of which kicks off tomorrow (5) in Nottingham. See below for more information.

 

SANTA CRUZ European tour dates:

05.12 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
06.12 Milton Keynes, UK – Crauford Arms
07.12 Grimsby, UK – Yardbirds
08.12 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
09.12 Birmingham, UK – The Flapper
10.12 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
12.12 Manchester, UK – Academy 3
13.12 London, UK – Underworld
14.12 Chester, UK – The Live Rooms
15.12 Swansea, UK – Sin City
16.12 Bournemouth, UK – Anvil
17.12 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
19.12 Hamburg, Germany – Indra
20.12 Cologne, Germany – MTC
21.12 Bochum, Germany – Rockpalast
22.12 Lichtenfels, Germany – Paunchy Cats

SANTA CRUZ on tour with Fozzy:

2/28  New Orleans, LA – House of Blues (Parish Room)
3/1    Houston, TX – Scout Bar
3/2    Dallas, TX – Canton Bar
3/3    Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
3/4    El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock
3/7    Tucson, AZ – Club X’s
3/8    Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater
3/9    San Diego, CA – House of Blues
3/10  Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
3/11  Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
3/13  San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
3/15  Portland, OR – Dante’s
3/16  Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
3/27  Milwaukee, WI – Turner Ballroom
3/28  Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
3/29  Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
3/30  Detroit, MI – Shelter
3/31  Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
4/2    Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
4/3    Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s
4/4    Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
4/5    New York, NY – Gramercy
4/6    Philadelphia, PA – Foundry
4/7    Portland, ME – Aura

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