Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and government restrictions, the rest of our shows for March 2020 are postponed. All tickets will be valid for the rescheduled shows which will be announced soon. We hope you understand and we look forward to playing for you again as soon as is possible.
Mettavolution has taken home the Grammy Award for ‘Best Contemporary Instrumental Album’ at the 2020 awards!
We are incredibly thankful. This is quite a moment for us. We are grateful for this opportunity to share this Grammy with our families and fans all over the world, with a big hug and also to our potential fans!
After 20 years, and having played all over the world, even for President Obama in The White House, there was something missing — a Grammy. We finally got it. Rodrigo and I are people that care about many of the challenges that we are facing as a species. Mettavolution is an album about change and growth. Through music, we truly believe that we can share, at an emotional level, healing and to bring about ideas that might help to solve a lot of those challenges. We wanted to create something as unique as possible. It is important for us to feel that we are contributing something with our music. The way we perform, the way we write and produce our albums; it has been a lot of years of hard work and it feels great. A special start to the new decade, it will make us even more inspired. This is the cherry on the cake. Thank you to the Academy. Winning a Grammy will help give us a louder voice to reach more people. Thank you to our management, label partners all over the world. Keep connected everyone, we are connected with you through our music. ~ Gab
The most amazing part of winning a Grammy is the huge sense of happiness that goes around between people we love and people that love us. I hope to go beyond the recognition itself to use it for something positive that can transform as many stories as possible. To all the fans around the world for supporting our music – we love you all and we can’t wait to go back to work to keep making music that inspires you. ~ Rod
Watch the moment the winners were announced: grm.my/2DVWsLk
Mettavolution has been nominated for the Grammy Awards’ Best Contemporary Instrumental Album!
It feels GREAT to know that our album Mettavolution has been nominated for a Grammy, thanks to the Academy for the nomination and thanks to all our fans, it is an honor to share this music with you. RyG
Announcing the Mettal EP – A Limited Edition Record Store Day Release
Rod & Gab pay tribute to the icons of thrash metal
Three previously unreleased metal covers, shedding light on some of Rodrigo Y Gabriela’s favorite foundational metal tunes. Limited run of 2,500 units.
“Holy Wars” (Megadeth cover)
“Battery” (Metallica cover)
“Seasons in the Abyss” (Slayer cover)
The 12″ vinyl is released on 29th November 2019 via independent retailers. For details of participating record stores visit www.recordstoreday.com.
Today, Rodrigo y Gabriela release a brand-new Amazon Original song, “Gamma State,” available on Amazon Music. Originally a demo from the sessions for Mettavolution, Rod and Gab returned to the studio to flesh out the song into an intense and exhilarating guitar-centric sprint.
Speaking of the song Rod said, “The first sketches of this song started a couple of years ago, when we started writing for the new album. We road-tested it on tour in Australia last year and it went down well with our fans there. However, as we zoomed in on recording Mettavolution with Dave Sardy in Los Angeles, it became apparent that it didn’t quite sit with the rest of the songs on the record, So we are very happy that ‘Gamma State’ is now finally coming out into the world.”
Rodrigo y Gabriela have announced new US live dates for the fall, beginning in Sugar Land, TX, on November 15, and ending in Miami Beach, FL, on December 6, with a slew of dates throughout the midwest and southeast in between.
Rodrigo y Gabriela have been bringing their incendiary stage performance to fans across the globe in support of their latest album, METTAVOLUTION. The acoustic duo’s first album in five years, METTAVOLUTION marks the most ambitious music of Rodrigo y Gabriela’s remarkable two-decade career and was one of NPR’s top 6 albums of the week upon release. Three years in the making, the LP embraces the duo’s passionate interest in Buddhism, the history of human evolution and the liberation of the potential we have as a species, all expressed through the medium of two acoustic guitars.
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA
FALL TOUR 2019
15 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
16 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall
17 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly
19 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
20 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
22 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
23 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Paramount Theater
24 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
26 – Joliet, IL – Rialto Square Theatre
27 – Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts-Brown Theatre
29 – McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theater
30 – Harrisburg, PA – The Forum Auditorium
2 – Durham, NC – Durham Perfomring Arts Center
3 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Civic Center Auditorium
4 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Gallard Center
6 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
Special Pre-sale – Wednesday 18th September – 10am local time.
Pre-Sale password = Echoes
Tickets on general sale Friday 20th September at 10am local time.
Available on vinyl for the first time. Released September 27th 2019.
Rodrigo y Gabriela Live in Japan captures Rod & Gab making their live Japanese debut, at Tokyo’s Duo club on March 30th 2008.
The show had been sold out for weeks; such was the level of anticipation from their Far East fanbase. ‘Live In Japan’ mixes tracks from Rodrigo y Gabriela’s self-titled album with older live favourites, and also included a new track – ‘OK Tokyo’ as well as Rod & Gab’s legendary solo jams recorded for the first time.
The album is available on 2 LP viny here for the very first time. This immaculate pressing has been remastered from the original source audio by John Webber at Air Studios, London and is pressed on heavyweight red vinyl.
New shows announced in Europe
2nd October – Die Kantine, Cologne, DE
5th October – Forum, Liege, BE
7th October – Gruenspan, Hamburg, DE
8th October – TivoliVrendenburg Ronda, Utrecht, NL
9th October – Kaufleuten, Zurich, CH
11th October – Les Docks, Lausanne, CH
13th October – La Laiterie, Strasbourg, FR
26th October – La Cartonnerie, Reims, FR
27th October – De Roma, Antwerp, BE
Tickets for newly announced shows on sale tomorrow 29th May at 10am CET.
Utrecht on sale Friday 31st May at 10am CET.
Get Tickets For All European Tour Dates Here
Rod and Gab joined host Felix Contreras for an in depth chat on NPR’s Alt Latino.
On this episode of Alt.Latino, they take a deep dive into their musical DNA to get a more complete picture of how their disparate musical influences come together to create a sound that is immediately identified as “Rod y Gab.”
They asked Rodrigo y Gabriela to bring in a handful of songs that have influenced them. As musicians say of one another, they have “big ears,” meaning they listen to a wide variety of genres and styles. Punk, jazz, funk and, of course, metal. Now that they mention it, yeah… I can hear it all.
Listen to the interview below and check out Rod and Gab’s Alt Latino playlist here.
Rod and Gab will return to France in October 2019 for nine French shows. They will play Montpellier, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes, Marseille, Lille as well as three shows at Le Trianon, Paris.