“In your face acoustic rock guitar sex” — Clash Music
“… a night that has been filled with nothing but the highest standard of musicianship, and is as entertaining as it is impressive.” — The Line Of Best Fit
“Their music and their energy, particularly in a live show, make you want to forget everything…”
— Straits Times
“The Mexican duo both play acoustic guitar, a close-knit fusing of knotty rhythmic riffing and percussive slapping, with leaping melodies. Most of these super speedy new songs run and thrum, spiral and twirl” — The Independent on Sunday, 4 stars
Two years on from their last Australian tour, celebrated Mexican instrumental virtuosos RODRIGO Y GABRIELA return to Australia to play national theatre shows in March 2018. Making their debut appearance at WOMADelaide on Friday 9th March, the duo will take in Melbourne’s Forum on Saturday 10th March, Perth’s Astor Theatre on Tuesday 13th March, Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Thursday 15th March and Brisbane’s The Tivoli on Friday 16th March.
One of the most critically acclaimed acoustic instrumental bands in the world, Rodrigo y Gabriela have sold in excess of 1.5 million albums globally, and have packed out iconic venues around the world, from the Hollywood Bowl and Royal Albert Hall to the Sydney Opera House, Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Paris’ Le Zenith.
2014’s 9 Dead Alive was praised by music critics and fans the world over. Unmistakably Spanish in sound, the duo also showcases influences as diverse as metal to rock to world music. “… they fuse it together to create energetic, lively and often unpredictable acoustic guitar music”, said The Line Of Best Fit. While NPR wrote, “Rodrigo y Gabriela return to their roots, reminding listeners why they fell in love with the Mexican duo in the first place. The album finds them at the peak of their musical flexibility.”
In January of this year, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their self-titled breakthrough release, Rodrigo y Gabriela reissued a newly remastered version of the album, together with a never-before-released 2006 live record. Originally released in Ireland, the album is affectionately known to fans as the Crocodile Album, and topped the charts ahead of Johnny Cash and the Arctic Monkeys on release in 2006.
Known for their dynamic live performances, and with roots busking in Dublin before extensive touring and a great word of mouth buzz carried them forward, Rodrigo y Gabriela are without doubt one of the most captivating live acts in the world.
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RODRIGO Y GABRIELA | 2018 TOUR DATES
Presented by Gaynor Crawford & Chugg Entertainment
Friday 9th March – WOMADelaide
Saturday 10th March – Forum Melbourne (18+)
Tuesday 13th March – Astor Theatre (18+)
Thursday 15th March – Enmore Theatre (All Ages)
Friday 16th March – The Tivoli (18+)