The Effect band 2024

The trio features sons of Toto, Genesis members

The Effect [Michelle Weber]

With 2024 continuing to bring new highlights and opportunities for Los Angeles rockers The Effect, the trio comprised of Trev Lukather (son of Toto’s Steve Lukather) on guitars, Nic Collins (son of Genesis drummer/vocalist and solo hitmaker Phil Collins) on drums, and newcomer Emmett Stang on vocals have partnered with musical legend Steve Perry of Journey to record a cover of Journey’s “It Could Have Been You.” The song comes from Journey’s 1986 album, Raised On Radio. The idea to work together came from a conversation between Trev and Steve and the rest of the band jumped at the chance to work with Perry. The song was produced by Trev Lukather and the music video marks the return of director Madison Leigh Lukather – who has directed all of the band’s videos – and features styling by The Sisters Closet.

Perry had this to say about the collaboration:

In 1986, the Journey Raised on Radio record was released and in it was a song I’ve always felt was a diamond in the ruff. I’ve known Trev Lukather since he was 9-years old, and he is a very gifted musician. One day we were talking about his new band, The Effect. He surprisingly mentioned, “It Could Have Been You,” is one of his favorite tracks from that record. I told him I felt the same. I then said, ‘Why don’t you record it?’ He asked if I would sing on it if they did, I said, ‘Of course, my most precious!’ I must say, singing on their powerful track brought out a vocal experience from years ago! So now – releasing on May 7 on all socials and streaming is a powerful reimagined version of ‘It Could Have Been You’ by The Effect.  Have a listen!

Steve Perry

After the success of their first-ever live show last October and the response to their debut song “Unwanted,”the follow up “Something Wrong” and most recently “Toxic Envy,” The Effect have done a lot to develop their brand in less than 8 short months. The band has recently found mainstream attention with media partners like People Magazine, American Songwriter, Ultimate Classic Rock, Loudwire, and others all talking about the newcomers and their unique sound. The band even had the video for “Unwanted” reach #1 on the season finale of AXS TV’s flagship music program on Thursday nights – The Power Hour. The Effect has done a few shows opening for Steel Panther and most-recently with Evan Stanley. They recently announced some dates opening for Billy Idol in the United States and will be taking their music to Europe this June where they will open for Toto on a bunch of dates along with festival and headline shows. The band was recently added to the prestigious Isle of Wight Festival 2024, where they will be performing on the River Stage on June 21.

The Effect 2024 Tour Dates

May 10 – Flagstaff, AZ – Pepsi Amphitheater #
May 11 – Tucson, AZ – AVA Amphitheater #
May 14 – Catoosa, OK – Hard Rock #
May 16 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl #
May 19 – Gary, IN – Hard Rock #
June 8 – Puilacher, FRA – Coop Live Festival 2024
June 14 – Hoofddorp, NLD – venue Duycker
June 15 – ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NLD – Willem Twee poppodium
June 16 – Zoetermeer, NLD – Cultuurpodium Boerderij
June 21 – Isle Of Wight Festival 2024 
June 24 – Munich, DEU – Tollwood Music Festival *
June 25 – Hamburg, DEU – Stadtpark *
June 27 – Haltern am See, DEU – Seebad Haltern *
June 28 – Büren, DEU – Almeauen Park *
June 29 – Zwickau, DEU – Freilichtbühne Zwickau *
June 30 – Bruchsal, DEU – Castle of Bruchsal *
July 2 – Berlin, DEU – Spandauer Zitadelle *

#with Billy Idol
*with Toto

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