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BACK IN THE USSA: Leonid and Friends Arrive in America


LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The ROCK JUSTICE AWARDS™ is thrilled to announce that Leonid and Friends,  a remarkable 11-piece miracle band from Moscow has arrived in America for their SOLD OUT Debut American Concerts on January 11, 12, and 13 at the legendary Village Studios in L.A.  

Leonid and Friends. An 11-piece Moscow based band arrived in America to receive "The Chicago Award" at the ROCK JUSTICE AWARDS™ to be held next week in Los Angeles. The top musicianship award recognizes the Russian group's achievement in replicating spot-on versions of beloved hits made famous by the American rock super-group, Chicago.

In just three short years, Leonid and Friends has blown the minds of fans with their uncanny ability to capture the spirit, musicality and fire of American super-group Chicago. The group has not seen Chicago perform live, yet replicates the band's complex arrangements amazingly note for note. "Chicago has never been in Russia and none of us have attended their concerts," said Leonid Vorobyev, a multi-instrumentalist and the band's leader.

Leonid and Friends has become an internet phenomenon with over one million followers hooked by the group's 20 spot-on versions of beloved hits by Chicago. Videos like "Beginnings", "25 or 6 to 4", and "Feelin' Stronger Every Day" have been viewed over 40 million times! From a grassroots level, American fans have demanded that the group find its way West.

The group will honored with the "Chicago Award" for its display of the best musicianship on the planet. Bennett Zimmerman, Creator of the ROCK JUSTICE AWARDS, remarked, "We have always known that the rock group Chicago set the standard as we set out to find the world's best musicianship in a band.  The fact that this feat has been accomplished from Russia points to an important tipping point in world relations where we indeed are able to listen and sing with each other."

The band's official debut will take place at the Village Studios, recording home to Elton John, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Lady Gaga and now Leonid and Friends. Leonid notes with humility and also some playfulness, "We are super excited, a bit nervous, yet honored to play for our extremely loyal fans and friends who we finally get to meet and hug for the first time. It will also be fun to blow them away and bounce them around a bit. Our horns are loud. Very loud!" Here's how the band sounds live: "Leonid and Friends LIVE".

The L.A. shows will be recorded from the famous 84-track Fleetwood Mac Studios at the Village. Leonid and Friends' first stop is for a musician's convention and a preview date in New York. The Debut American Concerts in Los Angeles will be followed with performances in Chicago, Florida and Texas.



Scott Schwebke: PR, The Fourth Way World Productions

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Bennett Zimmerman: The Fourth Way World Productions, The ROCK JUSTICE AWARDS

1-310-617-4180; email:

Leonid and Friends are available for media interviews from New York as of January 2 and from Los Angeles on January 9.

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SOURCE The Fourth Way World, LLC

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