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Leonid & Friends: Chicago Tribute World Phenom
210 Live
Highwood, IL
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Leonid & Friends: Chicago Tribute World Phenom

The Wait Has Ended

With over 15 million views of their videos and over a million fans worldwide, Leonid & Friends is launching their first American tour THIS JANUARY! In less than 4 years this band that started as a fun studio project amongst friends in Moscow has become an international phenomenon.

What do they do that fans are raving about? L&F plays the music of the band Chicago, a multi-platinum album band from Chicago, Illinois originally called Chicago Transit Authority. But they dont just play the music of Chicago, they play it with the energy and spirit of the original band, enough to make fans of Chicago want to travel to Moscow to see them!

But now American fans can see them where Chicago had its rootsin Chicagoland! 210 Live is proud to present Leonid & Friends in Highwood, Illinois, a growing dining and entertainment district just north of the city.

This unbelievable 11-piece tribute band has over 122,000 followers on Facebook and has had over 15 million video views. Their fans have become passionate

Leonid Vorobyevs goal was a studio project in dedication to the popular 70s American group Chicago under the motto musicians for musicians. Their first video went viral, a wonderful surprise, but it all just blew up when Chicago itself published the video Leonid & Friends on its official website.

In March 2017, the album Chicagovich was released, followed by tens of thousands of reposts, likes and comments. As American music critic Phil Treinor said, no one expected that Russians could perform our music better than our musicians.

Leonid Vorobyev: "That was my crazy idea  2014 fall Ive reached a pension age - (60 in Russia) but I didnt retire from business, I just decided to make something special to celebrate the date. The best way is to gather my friends for recording one of my favorite songs. I didnt expect such effect. Every musician have a job and lack of time. But they are my friends and I was strongly determined to drive the nail home. Ive started to make it just for myself and partly for my peers-musicians to encourage them, but later I saw everybody love it more and more. Step by step... and in the end it seemed good enough to call two guys with camera and shoot the video. When the first video (Brand New Love Affair) got so warm reception every participant told me  lets do the next one. What have I gotten into? I said Okay, Make Me Smile is the next! Now we have seven songs finished and four more songs in progression. So its just started over."

Doors open 5pm.
Food concessions will be available at the venue.
All ages!

THE 210 LIVE EXPERIENCE: 210 Live is not just a music venue. It's not just a bar. It truly is an experience. People walk in and feel the energy in the place. It's something special...some even say magical. It's a place that people fall in love with, and want to return to again and again.

VENUE: 210 Live offers the best live entertainment and nightlife on the North Shore Wednesday through Sunday. The urban chic ambience creates a perfect setting for live music and private parties, with clear site-lines and great acoustics throughout. Free Valet. Located at the Highwood Metra stop.

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210 Live
210 Green Bay Road
Highwood, IL 60040
United States


Music > Pop & Top 40
Music > Rock

Minimum Age: 0
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: 210 Live
On BPT Since: Feb 04, 2018
210 Live

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