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.
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.
Following their recent sold–out Roundhouse show, and with their new album Mettavolution released this week to much critical acclaim, Rodrigo y Gabriela have announced news of an extensive UK tour in late September and early October, including a performance at London’s Eventim Apollo. Additionally, the band have shared a visually arresting video to the album’s title track, of which they say: “It was wonderful to work with director George Mays on this video. And once again we worked with visual designer Joshua Pierce who also designed the Mettavolution album cover. His ethereal landscapes bring a sense of otherworldly nature to the video. With this video we were trying to balance the energy of the track with a meditative calm where we are at one with our surroundings.”
Rodrigo y Gabriela are soon to embark on a huge US tour with dates running throughout the Spring and Summer, before returning to the UK in September for the below live dates:
Five years since their last album, 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. 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 of Pink Floyd’s Echoes.
The next track from the upcoming album Mettavolution is out now. The song is titled Terracentric and speaking of the idea behind the music Rod and Gab said,
“Sometimes we need to be self centered in order to be the best version of ourselves for us and for others. Meditation is a good example of an individual practice that in fact is the most compassionate action we can do for everyone. Clearing the mind is not only for your own benefit but for the benefit of all living beings. Terracentric is an invitation to look inward, to be a little bit “selfish” for a minute and do what you can for your own sake. If we all did the same this world would be a very different one. Terracentric is the connection with this earth. Reconnecting with the so called reality of our human existence.”
Rodrigo y Gabriela have shared the title track from their upcoming Album Mettavolution.
“Metta” is a Sanskrit word for the meditative condition that produces compassion and benevolence. It is also a “practical state of mind”, according to Gabriela, “something you practice like an instrument to become a better citizen, in a more evolved place.”
13 – Munich, GERMANY – Technikum
15 – Berlin, GERMANY – Columbia Theater
17 – Bourges, FRANCE – Printemps de Bourges
18 – Luxembourg City, LUXEMBOURG – den Atelier
19 – Brussels, BELGIUM – Cirque Royal
21 – Dublin, IRELAND – Olympia Theatre
24 – London, ENGLAND – Roundhouse
25 – Paris, FRANCE – L’Olympia
27 – Chamonix, FRANCE – Musilac Mont Blanc
4 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
15 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
17 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
18 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
23 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
24 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
1 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
2 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
4 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
5 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion
7 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap Filene Center
8 – Cleveland, OH – LaureLive
7 – Montreal, QC – Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
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