World famous band from Russia «Leonid and Friends» began its U.S. tour in new York

Russian band «Leonid and Friends» («Leonid and Friends»), which became wildly popular in the United States through the performance of cover versions of rock band of the 70-ies of «Chicago» began its first U.S. tour. And the point of departure was new York!

History this group started not so long ago — only four years ago, when the choir from Moscow Leonid Vorobyev is 60 years old. At this age, people in Russia often think about retirement, but the composer still did not see my future without music, and therefore did not want to think about the end of a career. That’s why he got in touch with familiar musicians to record the song «Brand New Love Affair» group «Chicago» — your favorite song Vorobyov.

But what happened next none of them could not expect! After the video of their performance appeared on YouTube, it quickly began gaining thousands of views.

«Two weeks later it was on the official website of «Chicago»,» Leonid told PIX11 News. Then other musicians began to ask them to do covers of other songs. Since they can no longer stop.

Now «Leonid and Friends» in the aggregate more than 15 million views and the video with the song «25 or 6 to 4» 1970, the year I got 1.2 million views — that’s more than the latest original live version of this song «Chicago».

«I don’t know how to explain it, — said Sergey Kashirin, guitarist and vocalist. Is magic!».

4 years later after the sudden and striking emergence of the group «Leonid and Friends» has finally got to US. They decided to start their tour in new York, because I believe that Big Apple is perfect for it.

«Because new York is new York — said Leonid Vorobyev. — This beautiful, amazing city with a great story!»

We made a stop in New York City and we didnt expect that we have so many friends there! ❤It’s amazing It was an unforgettable…

Posted by Leonid & Friends on Thursday, January 10, 2019

Their first performance was held January 8 in Sony Hall. In recognition of the musicians themselves, for them it was an unforgettable experience and incredible emotions. Tomorrow, January 11, and then another 2 days in a row, they will play to the public in Los Angeles, and then travel into the city, which to some extent became for them fatal… of course, this is Chicago!

Posted by Leonid & Friends on Thursday, December 20, 2018