SANTA CRUZ TURMOIL

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Finnish rockers SANTA CRUZ appear to have imploded in the middle of their tour of the United States of America as the support act for FOZZY.
The quartet kicked off its first U.S. tour in support of the “Bad Blood Rising” album earlier in the month in Houston and was scheduled to perform two dozen shows alongside FOZZY, THROUGH FIRE and DARK SKY CHOIR. However, those plans have now been derailed, with SANTA CRUZ announcing over the weekend that it was canceling the remaining dates on the trek.
In an Instagram post explaining why the rest of the tour was called off, SANTA CRUZ frontman Arttu “Archie Cruz” Kuosmanen claimed that his bandmates — guitarist Joonas “Johnny Cruz” Parkkonen, bassist Mitja “Middy Cruz” Toivonen and drummer Tapani “Tazzy Cruz” Fagerström — kicked him “out of the bus on the street like a pariah” and told him they were no longer members of the group. “I would’ve loved to do [the rest of the tour], but what can you do,” he wrote.