Rodrigo Y Gabriela to play double Dublin shows in July
Rodrigo Y Gabriela have just announced details of two headline shows this July.
On Saturday July 15th the band play a fully seated performance at The National Concert Hall, followed by a standing show at The Academy on Sunday July 16th where fans can experience duo’s show up close and personal.
Taking a break from writing new material for their next record, Mexican acoustic rock-maestros Rodrigo y Gabriela are heading out on tour this June and July , as they celebrate the tenth anniversary re-release of their classic self-titled break-out album.
Originally released in Ireland in 2006, the album topped the charts ahead of Johnny Cash and the Arctic Monkeys, and a US release on ATO Records followed in 2007. “Rodrigo y Gabriela” was produced by Rodrigo and Gabriela with John Leckie, best known for his work with Radiohead and The Stone Roses. Affectionately known to fans as “the Crocodile album”, the record has gone on to sell 750,000 copies worldwide.
The global success of the album, together with endless touring, established Rod & Gab as one of the most popular acoustic instrumental artists in the world, with a string of sold out tours of America, UK, France and Japan, including multiple nights at the Royal Albert Hall, Hammersmith Apollo, Le Zenith (France), Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Radio City Music Hall (NYC) and the Hollywood Bowl.
Speaking of the Rodrigo y Gabriela album Rodrigo said, “We are busy at work on our new record, but looking back at this album, it’s good to be reminded of how far we’ve come in ten years. We’re looking forward to playing those songs this summer”.
In 2016 alone, Rodrigo y Gabriela played in 25 countries around the world, including their debut tour of South America. The re-release of “Rodrigo y Gabriela” includes the newly remastered album, plus two bonus tracks, plus a live album and DVD recorded at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin in 2006. Rodrigo y Gabriela (Deluxe Edition) will be released on 5th May 2017.
Tickets priced from €30 go on sale at 10am this Friday, 7 April – buy yours here.