“Santa Cruz fans, we regret to inform you that we had to cancel our remaining shows on the U.S. Tour. If you purchased tickets for our headline shows (March 20th, 22nd, 23rd or 24th), please contact the appropriate venue for information on refunds.”
Speculation is circulating that after three full-length studio albums, Santa Cruz has now disbanded, due to social media posts of the band members’ official pages announcing their departure. At the moment of this writing, Wikipedia states the band has disbanded.
Frontman Archie Cruz posted the following on his personal, official Instagram page.
“To all ya’ll wondering why the rest of the US gigs got cancelled, the guys kicked me out of the bus on the street like a pariah and told me they’re in Santa Cruz no more. I would’ve loved to do ’em, but what can you do. And as far as I know, I am alive & well atm, so all good. Love to all ya’ll ❤️”
The band’s guitarist Johnny Cruz announced his, Middy Cruz‘s, and Taz Cruz‘s departure from the band on his personal Instagram page:
“I’m very sorry to inform that I’m leaving Santa Cruz and so are Middy and Taz. We faced issues that we cannot solve even thou we tried everything that we could to make this tour and band happen. I can’t stay in a situation anymore where I have to be scared if somebody does irreversible harm to themselves or somebody else. That’s why I’m leaving. I never thought I’d be in this situation, but I have no more options to use. I’m sorry. Peace and Love ❤️ -Johnny”
Middy Cruz, the band’s bassist, also used his personal Instagram page to announce his departure from Santa Cruz:
“I am sorry to inform but from this day on it is impossible for me to continue as a member of Santa Cruz. I wanna thank everyone who has been there for me during But most of all I wanna thank all the fans and great people along the way. Life goes on. -Middy”
As of this moment, the official current status and future of the band remains publicly unknown.
Santa Cruz formed in 2007 in Helsinki, Finland and released two EPs and three studio albums.
Check out footage of one of their last shows of their U.S. tour, at the House Of Blues, in San Diego, CA on March 9, 2018.