Five years since their last album, Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are ready to embark on the next chapter of their remarkable story, with the release of the most ambitious music of their twenty year career together. Three years in the making, Mettavolution brings together Rod and Gab’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.
Conceived and composed in their studio in Ixtapa on the Mexican Pacific Coast, then road-tested in South America and the USA in 2017, before more fine tuning and further tweaks on their Australian tour of 2018, a long list of new material has been distilled down to six new Rodrigo y Gabriela compositions and one audacious, jaw-dropping cover version.
Rodrigo y Gabriela have shared a first taste of the album in the form of “Echoes”, a cover of the Pink Floyd track, which takes up the whole of the second half of Mettavolution. Long-time Floyd fans, Rod and Gab lovingly pay homage to the ‘Meddle’ era prog-classic, while at the same time weaving their own golden threads into its timeless textures, to create something exciting, contemporary and unforgettable.
Exclusive access to a pre-sale for the European headline tour dates (excluding French dates and Warsaw) before they go on general sale will be available for anyone who preorders ‘Mettavolution’ from the official artist store. Fans who preorder the album before 8.59am GMT on 7th February will be eligible to access the tour pre-sale. The 48 hour priority ticket access window will open at 9am GMT on Wednesday 6th February and end at 8.59am GMT on Friday 8th February.
Sunday 14th April – Warsaw – Progresja
Monday 15th April – Berlin – Columbia Theatre
Wednesday 17th April – Bourges – Printemps de Bourges
Thursday 18th April – Luxembourg – den Atelier
Friday 19th April – Brussels – Cirque Royal
Sunday 21st April – Dublin – Olympia Theatre
Wednesday 24th April – London – Roundhouse
Thursday 25th April – Paris – Olympia
Saturday 27th April – Chamonix – Musilac Mont Blanc
Tickets go on general sale Friday 8th February at 9am GMT