Mexico’s breathtaking acoustic guitar duo, ‘Rodrigo y Gabriela’ are returning to play to Australian fans in January 2010 – for the 3rd time after stunning sold out audiences here in 2006 and 2008.
This time, their tour will include appearances at the Falls Festival in Victoria and Tasmania, Sunset Sounds in Brisbane and Southbound Music & Arts Festival in Western Australia – plus theatre side shows at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Sunday 3rd January and the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on Tuesday 5th January.
One of the great word of mouth success stories of recent times, Rodrigo y Gabriela have taken the mainstream media and music lovers the world over by storm as they showcase their blistering original songs and famous cover versions in their live set on Spanish guitars.
The pair is heading to Australia to support their new studio album, entitled ’11:11’ released in September on Rubyworks (through Shock in Australia and NZ).
The long awaited follow up to 2006’s ‘Rodrigo y Gabriela’, which has so far enjoyed worldwide sales in excess of half a million albums, 11:11 features completely self-written compositions for the first time. The album is Rod and Gab’s personal thank you to the musicians who have inspired them along the way, including Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Al Di Meola, Astor Piazzola and more.
Live in concert, Rodrigo y Gabriela are nothing short of thrilling. “Gobsmackingly proficient and inventive,” says Time Out London, while Acoustic Magazine UK reported, “their energy, impeccable timing and the passion that comes through their music makes them the most exciting and intoxicating live acoustic performers on the planet.”
In performance, fan favourites include riveting versions of ‘Orion’ by Metallica, Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ plus a host of jazz standards and world music classics featuring their unique blend of heavy metal heroics, Spanish guitar and intoxicating Latin rhythms.
Make no mistake, Rodrigo y Gabriela are a MUST-SEE experience for lovers of amazing live music. Speaking about their upcoming tour, Gabriela said, “We’re prepared, and we really want to do a great show. We have a few surprises, and it will be a very focused show!”
So, it looks like Rodrigo y Gabriela are prepared. Are you?
MARION BAY TAS
Falls Festival – Wed 30 Dec
Falls Festival – Thu 31 Dec
Enmore Theatre – Sun 3 Jan
www.ticketek.com.au 132 849
Palais Theatre – Tue 5 Jan
www.ticketmaster.com.au 136 100
Sunset Sounds – Wed 6 Jan
Southbound Music & Arts Festival – Fri 8 Jan