"After many years of having Art Cruz with us we have decided its best for both parties involved to go our separate ways," states vocalist Johnny Plague. "Art is a great drummer and I'm sure he will be back behind the drums one way or another soon."
Art Cruz adds, "I'm very thankful for the experience. I love those dudes. I will continue to play drums and on the business side, I am currently pursuing artist management. To keep up with what I'm doing, follow me on twitter at twitter.com/artimusplague."
Without missing a beat, Winds Of Plague is currently holed up in the studio working on the follow-up to their album Against The World.
"We just finished recording our new album in which we recruited long time friend Brandon Gallindo to record as well as fill in for The All Stars Tour starting this week! See you soon!!!"
The All Stars Tour kicks off on August 3rd. A full list of dates is below.
The All Stars Tour dates:
3 - Phoenix, AZ - Nile Theatre
4 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
5 - Fresno, CA - Blackbeards Park
6 - Sacremento, CA - Ace Of Spades
7 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
8 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
9 - Reno, NV - The Knitting Factory
10 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
11 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
13 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
14 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian
15 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
16 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
17 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
18 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
19 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
20 - Richmond, VA - The National
21 - Virginia Beach (Norfolk), VA - The Norva
22 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
24 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
25 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
26 - Dallas, TX - The Palladium
27 - Mission, TX - Pharr Events Center
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