CRUZADOS Announce European Tour and the Release of a New EP

CRUZADOS Release Second Video from New EP “Land Of The Endless Sun” and Announce New Live Album “Live From Marseille”

The Cruzados announced the release of their new EP “Land of the Endless Sun” last week in advance of their European tour that stops in Spain, France, Belgium and Germany. As a bonus this week the band releases a special live album recorded in Europe on the band’s 2022 tour. “Live from Marseille” is a full-length live album that contains performances of Cruzados band classics and some new tunes from 2022-2023.

Listen to the CRUZADOS “Live From Marseille” –

“After performing in Marseille, France on our 2022 Cruzados tour I knew we were on fire on that special night and I’m thrilled to say we captured it all on our new album “Live From Marseille”. The collection contains many of our classic Cruzados songs, hits from movies as well as all of our favorites from our previous release “ She’s Automatic”. I love hearing how the tracks went down live with an amazing audience on this spring night. It’s raw, loud and If I can speak for the band , Ron, Loren, Mark, Rob and myself this was one hell of a night to remember from our amazing European Tour.” — Tony Marsico Cruzados co-founder/ bassist.

“Playing in Marseille, France is always a highlight when we tour the EU. Cherrydon, where we recorded the album, is a great venue. We always shine there and the fans are always so warm and receptive. I’m glad we got to capture one of those great nights.” — Ron Young Lead Singer/Cruzados

CRUZADOS 2023 European Tour

27/04/2023 Verviers-Belgium @ Spirit Of 66
28/04/2023 Besançon- France @ Bar De L’U
29/04/2023 Dortmund-Germany @ Blue Notez
01/05/2023 Girona-Spain @ Sala la Torrentera
03/05/2023 Madrid-Spain @ Rockville
04/05/2023 Zaragoza-Spain @ Rock & Blues
05/05/2023 Aviles-Spain @ Sala Malecón
06/05/2023 Cangas-Spain @ Salason
07/05/2023 A Coruña-Spain @ Mardi Gras
08/05/2023 Leon-Spain @ Babylon
11/05/2023 Orihuela-Spain @ La Gramola
12/05/2023 Castellon de la Plana-Spain @ Sala Because
13/05/2023 Barcelona-Spain @ La Textil
14/05/2023 Vitoria-Spain @ Urban Rock Concept
16/05/2023 Marseille-France @ Cherrydon
17/05/2023 Chambéry-France @ Brin De Zinc
19/05/2023 Kufstein-Austria @ Fufa
20/05/2023 Lauchhammer-Germany @ Real Music Club
22/05/2023 Norderstedt-Germany @ MusicStar
23/05/2023 Bremen-Germany @ Meisenfrei
26/05/2023 Krefeld-Germany @ Kulturrampe
27/05/2023 Fürth-Germany @ New Orleans Fest (Open Air)

Track listing

1- She’s Automatic
2- Nine Million Tears
3- On The Tilt A Whirl
4- Bed Of Lies
5- A Wing And A Prayer
6- Rising Sun
7- After Dark
8- Across This Ghost Town
9- Son Of The Blues
10-Don’t Throw Stones
11-Long Black Car
12-Let Me Down
13- 54 Knockouts
14- Motorcycle Girl
15- House That Love Built
16- Have Love Wil Travel

Recorded at Cherrydon (club) in Marseille France, April 11, 2022
Mixed by Bruce Witkin
Mastered by Dave Schultz at D2 Mastering

Ron Young: Lead Vocals
Tony Marsico: Bass, Vocals
Rob Klonel: Drums
Mark Tremalgia: Guitar, Vocals
Loren Molinare: Guitar, Vocals


The Cruzados attracted national attention in the ‘80s with their stormy, Latin-inflected brand of post-punk hard rock. Signed to Clive Davis’ Arista Records, the quartet issued two albums, Cruzados (1985) and After Dark(1987). They also made a high-profile screen appearance in the 1989 cult classic Road House. However, familiar rock ‘n’ roll pressures capsized the band in 1991; guitarist Marshall Rohner died in 2005, and drummer Chalo “Charlie” Quintana died in 2018.

In the intervening years, Marsico worked on the debut album by Plugz and Cruzados singer-guitarist Tito Larriva’s band Tarantula, today based in Austin. He also carved out a notable career as a top session musician and touring sideman with such artists as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Roger Daltrey, Marianne Faithfull, and Willie Nelson. The bassist’s studio and road stories are collected in two books, Late Nights with Bob Dylan (2009) and I’m Just Here for the Gig! (2020).

With the onset of the pandemic in 2020 and the enforced solitude that followed, Marsico began to contemplate a new project under the Cruzados handle.

“Being penned up with the pandemic at home for a year, I started questioning my mortality,” he says. “I felt like I got shortchanged with the Cruzados. We never got to put out a third album, due to a lot of crazy circumstances that cropped up. I wanted to do the band justice and go out on a high note. That was my goal, and to pay tribute to Chalo and Marshall.”

Material for a new Cruzados release came quickly. It didn’t take long for Marsico to decide on the right musicians to carry on the Cruzados’ legacy in the studio: He turned to singer Ron Young and guitarists Loren Molinare and Mark Tremalgia of Little Caesar, who were also active on the L.A. scene in the late ‘80s as a Geffen Records act. The core lineup was completed by drummer Ron Klonel, who has collaborated with Little
Caesar in recent years.

“The Little Caesar guys were Chalo’s best friends – they were pals from back in the day,” Marsico says. “I had to find the best guy to be the lead singer. My tastes have changed a little – the influences are blues and rock ‘n’ roll. I knew that Ron Young from Little Caesar loved blues, and we got to talking and we hit it off with the same style of music. I knew that he could pull this off and get behind it.

“Loren Molinare was in the great ‘70s L.A. band the Dogs, of course, and I loved the Dogs, and Mark Tremalgia is a new guy I’ve been working with for a couple of years now. Rob Klonel is a great, solid rock ‘n’ roll drummer. It was really important for me to get someone who hit ‘em hard like Chalo. They were a perfect combination of guys, and they had a lot of enthusiasm.”

With Bruce Witkin engineering and producing, the new Cruzados set up shop at Unison Studios in L.A. Marsico recalls, “We did it all “old style “– we just set up in a room all together, like we used to do records before they started putting everybody in isolation booths and all that crap. We got the band together and rehearsed, and we went into the studio a week later. Before we knew it, we had the album. All live, no click tracks. We all played in our own little area, with our masks on. Set up, play, cut the songs, boom. It felt great to rock with a bunch of like-minded guys. With our special guests, half of them came to the studio, and half recorded their parts at home.”

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