THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 – LIVE MUSIC, CELEBRITIES, FOOD TO HIGHLIGHT ZO2’S ROCK ASYLUM BENEFIT AT HIRO BALLROOM Proceeds to Provide Free Rock Concerts to Schools
(NEW YORK, NY) — Rock singer, Broadway star, and American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis will be among the celebrities walking the purple carpet at ZO2’s ROCK ASYLUM benefit concert on Thursday, October 13 at the Hiro Ballroom.
Other expected celebrities include former Journey frontman Steve Augeri, retired NFL defensive tackle Warren Sapp, musician Zach89 of Team Blackout and comedian Big Jay Oakerson.
Rock Asylum will feature performances by ZO2 and some of the hottest bands around: Daredevil Squadron, Stoned Fire, All Pointz West, Our Black Friday and Queen V.
Celebrity Top Chef contestant Danny Gagnon will provide hors d‘oeuvres in the VIP Lounge.
The benefit will raise funds for the Rock Asylum non-profit organization (501 aa. D-(c) (3) pending), which provides free rock concerts to schools around the country with the goal of inspiring young people to succeed in their education and become creative well-rounded adults. The concerts are performed by the Z Brothers, a highly acclaimed kid’s band and alter-ego of ZO2. ZO2 is a Brooklyn, NY-based power rock trio featuring brothers Paulie Z (vocals, guitar) and David Z (vocals, bass) along with their close friend Joey Cassata (drums, vocals). Their debut independent release, “Tuesdays & Thursdays” won the band surprising attention. Within weeks of its release, ZO2 was on the main stage opening for Kiss and Poison on their entire 40 city national VH1 sponsored “Rock the Nation” tour. Shortly after that, the band released its second album “Ain’t It Beautiful” and landed a TV series called Z Rock which was a semi-scripted comedy that aired for two seasons on the IFC channel. ZO2’s third album “Casino Logic” produced the singles Painted Lady and No Way Out along with their respective music videos, which were in heavy rotation on Music Choice TV. They recently released four new singles on iTunes including the song, That’s What’s Up! Rock Asylum’s Purple Carpet Event will take place 7:30 p.m. at the Hiro Ballroom, 88 9th Ave., New York City.