UPDATE: According to Ultimate Classic Rock, Santa Cruz’s Archie Cruz has since claimed that the incident was a publicity stunt. He said the following on his Instagram story:
“Pro-tip: fuck up a track live on purpose & get a shit-ton of free publicity. Y’all fucking bought that shit.”
SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk has taken to social media to call out Santa Cruz for allegedly using pre-recorded tracks during their April 6 show at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. You can find various posts from him below, along with some fan-filmed footage from the concert that shows frontman Archie Cruz stepping away from the microphone as vocals continue to play.