ZFG

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May

The Next Generation of Toto: ZFG Feat. Sons of Lukather and Porcaro

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ZFG will tour with Toto Summer 2019 in support of new single “Special”
 
Serendipitous is an adjective that describes accidentally being in the right place at the right time, like bumping into a good friend in some unusual location, or finding a hundred dollar bill on the ground. The word could also be used well in describing the inception of the band ZFG. Within its ranks you'll find seasoned songwriters and performers of which you may be familiar, but sometimes the sum of the parts is beyond expectations and lends itself to being genre defining.
 
“You guys are better musicians than KISS will ever be and you sound like you could be the next QUEEN.” - Gene Simmons
 
Based in Los Angeles, ZFG consists of Trev Lukather (son of legendary guitarist Steve Lukather and founding member of Toto), bassist Sam Porcaro (son of original bassist for Toto, Mike Porcaro), drummer Josh Devine of One Direction, and stellar vocalist Jules Galli.
 
The members were close friends in different projects, but decided to get into the studio for fun with a new approach in mind, making music with no rules or boundaries. “Zero F**ks Given” is what they called their first day in the studio, which led to their band name ZFG. After writing and recording together on day one, the chemistry was undeniable, so the decision was made to forge their individual projects into one. By melding anthemic, hook-filled melodies within funk rock guitar riffs and groove rock beats, the band shows their ability to compact a vast array of influence and experience into a signature sound with substance, style, and soul.
 
“Having released two songs already, 'Holehearted' and 'Special' it is now apparent just how good that chemistry is. Funk rock grooves and infectious backing vocals are just the first things to jump out at you. These guys can play. Of course when you carry the last name of rock royalty (Lukather and Porcaro) or come from a massive band like One Direction (Devine), people expect good things. These guys deliver that in spades.”
 
As serendipitous as the making of the band may have been, ZFG runs with a different mindset when approaching the music they write by not restricting themselves to purely rock-style songs. ZFG's music is infused in alternative, pop, R&B and a hybrid of other styles.
 
ZFG's radio campaign recently launched for their single “Special” and was officially released on April 26th on Spotify and all platforms via Cleopatra Records. “Special” landed #2 MOST ADDED spot on the Billboard (BDS) Mainstream Rock Indicator Chart and grabbed the coveted #1 MOST ADDED spot on the Foundations (SMR) Chart. “Special” lands among the Top 10 Greatest Gainers on BOTH the Billboard Indicator & Foundations Chart!
 
The band is currently on their first tour with Adelitas Way and The Winery Dogs. Fans can get a taste of their upcoming EP with the release of a lyric video for their single, “Special.”
 
Watch the lyric video for “Special”: https://youtu.be/Q50Zjwpt2M4
 
 
 
ZFG Summer 2019 tour dates:
June 25 - Opera Lesna - Sopot, Poland With Toto
June 27 - Budapest Arena - Budapest, Hungary With Toto
June 29 - Boerderij - Zoetermeer, Netherlands - Headline
June 30 - Hedon - Zwolle, Netherlands - Headline
July 02 - Tollwood Festival - Munich, Germany With Toto
July 03 - Piazza Degli Scacchi - Marostica, Italy With Toto
July 04 - Auditorium Cavea - Rome, Italy With Toto
July 05 - Piazza Napoleone - Lucca, Italy With Toto
July 06 - Baladin Open Garden - Piozzo, Italy
July 10 - Mtc - Koln, Germany - Headline
July 11 - Nochtwache - Hamburg, Germany - Headline
July 12 - Musik And Frieden - Berlin, Germany - Headline
July 13 - Blues Garage - Isernhagen, Germany - Headline
July 14 - Gelsenkirchen Amphiteater - Gelsenkirchen, Germany With Toto
July 16 - Z7 Summer Nights Open Air - Pratteln, Switzerland With Toto
July 17 - Barockgardent - Fussen, Germany With Toto
July 18 - Schloss Open Air - Salem, Germany With Toto
 
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Fri
15
Mar

ZFG Launches New Single "Special"; Announce Tour Dates This Spring

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Introducing ZFG – the next generation of rock stars…
 
"Special" landed among the Top 10 Greatest Gainers on BOTH the Billboard Indicator & Foundations Chart!
 
Serendipitous is an adjective that describes accidentally being in the right place at the right time, like bumping into a good friend in some unusual location or finding a hundred dollar bill on the ground. The word could also be used well in describing the inception of the band ZFG. Within its ranks you’ll find seasoned songwriters and performers of which you may be familiar, but sometimes the sum of the parts is beyond expectations and lends itself to being genre defining.
 
Based in Los Angeles, CA, ZFG consists of Jules Galli on vocals, Trev Lukather on guitar, Sam Porcaro on bass and Josh Devine on drums. The members were close friends in different projects, but decided to get into the studio for fun with a new approach in mind, making music with no rules or boundaries. "Zero Fucks Given" is what they called their first day in the studio, which led to their band name ZFG. After writing and recording together on day one, the chemistry was undeniable, so the decision was made to forge their individual projects into one. By melding anthemic, hook-filled melodies within funk rock guitar riffs and groove rock beats, the band shows their ability to compact a vast array of influence and experience into a signature sound with substance, style, and soul.
 
As serendipitous as the making of the band may have been, ZFG runs with a different mindset when approaching the music they write by not restricting themselves to purely rock-style songs. ZFG’s music is infused in alternative, pop, R&B and a hybrid of other styles. ZFG's radio campaign recently launched for their single "Special" and landed #2 MOST ADDED spot on the Billboard (BDS) Mainstream Rock Indicator Chart and grabbed the coveted #1 MOST ADDED spot on the Foundations (SMR) Chart. "Special" lands among the Top 10 Greatest Gainers on BOTH the Billboard Indicator & Foundations Chart!
 
The band will embark on their first tour Spring 2019 with Adelitas Way and The Winery Dogs (dates below). Fans can get a taste of their upcoming EP with the release of a lyric video for their single, "Special"
 
 
ZFG's new EP is tentatively set for an April 2019 release and the band will hit the road in full
support worldwide.
 
ZFG playing “Special” for Gene Simmons:
 
 
ZFG w/ Adeltias Way "What it Takes" Tour Dates:
4/17 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
4/19 Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live
4/20 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
4/24 Heath, OH @ Muddy Creek Saloon
4/26 Tucson, AZ @ Pima County Fair
4/27 Easton, PA @ One Centre Square
4/28 Buffalo, NY @ Iron Works
5/1 Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse
5/2 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
5/3 Battle Creek, MI @ Music Factory
5/4 Joliet, IL @ The Forge
5/5 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
5/8 Chippewa Falls, WI @ Every Buddys
5/9 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
5/10 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
5/11 Denver, CO @ Marquis
5/12 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
 
ZFG w/ The Winery Dogs "Who Let The Dogs Out" Tour:
5/25 Las Vegas, NV - Vamp’d
5/28 Sacramento, CA - Crest Theater
5/29 Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theater
5/30 Anaheim, CA - The Grove
5/31 Beverly Hills, CA - Saban Theatre
 
 
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