On the heels of the April release of their new single Changing of Seasons, the hard rock group SANTA CRUZ has confirmed several high-profile live performances in the coming months. The group’s new lineup, which sees founding guitarist/vocalist Archie Cruz joined by lead guitarist Pav Cruz, bassist Ero Cruz and drummer Toxy Cruz, will make their live debut on June 2, when they will perform alongside BON JOVI at the 75,000-capacity Song Festival Grounds in Tallinn, Estonia. “Bon Jovi has been my biggest influence and source of inspiration since I picked up the guitar,” Archie says. “To say that getting to open for them is a dream come true would be a huge, huge understatement! I am forever grateful for this opportunity and will treasure it until the day I die. Blood on blood!”
The following month – after the group performs at two major Finnish festivals and supports rock legends Whitesnake in Koln, Germany – SANTA CRUZ will join forces with STEEL PANTHER and Alestorm on July 11 in Saarbrücken, Germany for what will surely be a raucous rock show. In America, meanwhile, SANTA CRUZ was recently announced as one of the performers at Aftershock 2019, California’s largest annual rock festival. Taking place in Sacramento from October 11-13, the event will see the band play alongside some of the genre’s biggest names, including Slipknot, Tool and Rob Zombie. Aftershock takes place just two weeks after SANTA CRUZ will perform at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky, where they will play alongside the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed and Godsmack. Additional shows in America and Europe will be announced shortly.
Changing Of Seasons – which was co-written and produced by Kane Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch) – is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and other digital platforms. A lyric video designed by Rafael Ortega of Ecliptic Visions is out now:
The song provides the first taste of SANTA CRUZ’s new album, which will be released in the fall. More information about SANTA CRUZ’s new album will be revealed in the coming weeks.
SANTA CRUZ live (more dates TBA):
June 2 Tallinn, Estonia – Song Festival Grounds w/ Bon Jovi
June 7-9 Hyvinkää, Finland – Rockfest
June 27-29 Seinäjoki, Finland – Provinssirock
July 7 Köln, Germany – Palladium w/ Whitesnake
July 11 Saarbrücken, Germany – Vorplatz der Congresshalle w/ Steel Panther, Alestorm
July 12-13 Tampere, Finland – Sauna Open Air Festival
Sept. 27-29 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
Oct. 11-13 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock 2019