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GRAMMY AWARD WINNING MEXICAN ROCK BAND ZOË CELEBRATE THEIR 20TH ANNIVERSARY
WITH A 2018 U.S. TOUR
Premieres new single and video "AZUL" already with more than two million views just days of release!
The music video was recorded in Tokyo, the Caribbean, and Mexico City of the future!
Los Angeles, March 2018. Two-time GRAMMY award winning Mexico City alternative rock band ZOË celebrate their 20th career anniversary with tours in the U.S., Mexico, South America, & Spain.
With more than 1.5 million records sold, band members: Jesus Baez ( Keyboards), Sergio Acosta ( Lead Guitar), Leon Larregui ( Vocals), Rodrigo Guardiola ( Drums) , Angel Mosqueda ( Bass) one of Mexico’s premiere Latin Alternative groups embark on a world tour to celebrate their musical history which has been a soundtrack to the lives of their fans.
ZOË released their new single entitled "Azul" a song penned by León Larregui, arranged by ZOË and produced by Craig Silvey who has worked with artists such as: Arcade Fire, Kasabian, Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher, and Florence and The Machine, to name a few. The song was recorded in Panoram studios in Mexico City, mixed by Craig Silvey at Toast Studios in London, and mastered by Greg Calbi (Blondie, Fleet Foxes, Deep Purple, Arcade Fire, Foster The People) at Sterling Sound in New York.
The video for “Azul", narrates a futuristic and apocalyptic love story. It was recorded in Tokyo, the Caribbean and "Mexico City of the future." León Larregui is the creator of the script and the concept as well as director. The executive producer was Pradip Romay; the director of photography was Miguel López; Hector "Carry" Iruegas did the production design. the direction of animation was done by VFX, compositing was in the hands of Diego Vargas, and the styling was done by Margaret Truck. The video is already available on the official channel of the band on Vevo and on digital platforms.
Video “Azul”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grq_h8S_UlE
ZOË’s music evokes praise from both fans and music critics.
“Drinking from the well of Brit Pop, they have fashioned a mix of faux-naif tunes, irony-laced lyrics, and richly textured music sometimes sounding like a movie score, that makes them a distinctive voice on the Latin America music scene, winning a Best Song Latin Grammy for “Labios Rotos” and Best Alternative Album for “Música de Fondo.” (Variety 2017)
ZOË’s musical influences are eclectic and classic.
"I think we all started with The Beatles, Donovan, Bob Dylan, classical music. And then in the ’80s and ’90s we heard a lot of English music like The Cure and Pink Floyd and Talking Heads." L.A. Times ( 2012)
ZOË has performed at the most important festivals and stages around the world such as: Foro Sol in Mexico City, Vive Latino (Mexico City), Lollapalooza (Argentina & Chile), Estrereo Picnic (Colombia), Rock in Rio (Spain), Austin City Limits (USA), Village Underground (UK), Pepsi Music Fest (Argentina) & Coachella (USA).
Their 2011-2014 tour was witnessed by 2.5 million people . Their last tour included 100 concerts with 40,000 people attending their closing night at Foro Sol ( Mexico City).
Last year they premiered their film “Zoe: Panoramas” along with its soundtrack. The film ‘Panoramas’ premiered earlier this year in movie theatres in 20 U.S. cities. This rockumentary was screened at
some of the important film festivals such as: FICG ( Guadalajara, Mexico), GIFF ( Guanajuato, Mexico), FICCI ( Cartagena de Indias, Colombia), DTLA Film Festival ( USA), Hola Mexico Film Festival ( USA).
ZOË: Panoramas The Movie
MTVLA Award for Best Rock Artists 2009
Latin Grammy ‘Best Rock Song” ( 2011) Labios Rotos
Latin Grammy Best Alternative Music Album ‘Musica de fondo /Mtv Unplugged ( 2011)
Discography + Mexico Album Certifications
2005 The Room
2006 Memo Rex Comander
2008 281108 Platinum + DVD Platinum
2008 Reptilectric Double Platinum + Gold
2009 Reptiletric revisitado
2011 MTV Unplugged /Triple Diamond
2013 Programaton/Triple Platinum + Gold
2015 081115 Gold
2017 Panoramas Soundtrack
Videos: Labios Rotos: Watch
25 El Paso, TX Plaza Theatre
26 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theatre
27 McAllen, TX McAllen Performing Arts Center
29 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
Houston, TX House Of Blues
3 New York, NY Irving Plaza
4 Washington DC The Fillmore
7 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
9 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
11 San Francisco, CA Masonic
12 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
15 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
16 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
17 Riverside, CA Riverside Auditorium