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SANTA CRUZ to tour America in early 2018 in support of 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 here.

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 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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