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Rodrigo Y Gabriela announce only UK show of 2008

Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Story by Jack Foley

RODRIGO y Gabriela return to London this summer for their only UK gig of 2008, at The Roundhouse in Camden on June 25, 2008.

The date will follow sold out tours in Australia, America and Japan – where Rodrigo y Gabriela’s are currently one of the most successful international acts – and their first ever gig in their homeland Mexico. Tickets on sale on Wednesday, April 9.

Instrumental music has never sounded so good and the acoustic rock guitarists deliver a crowd-pleasing 5 star-rated show with their dexterity and virtuosity never failing to impress and thrill. Their third, and self titled, studio album has now sold in the region of half a million copies worldwide.

Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero grew up in Mexico on a diet of rock and metal music and met whilst playing in the thrash band Terra Acida. The band had some domestic success but to make ends meet Rod & Gab entertained tourists and the like playing their favourite songs on acoustic guitars – think Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Testament.

Relocating to Europe the duo took this acoustic-metal to the streets busking their way around the continent. They settled in Dublin where Damien Rice heard them playing on the street and asked them to support him on tour.

A record deal followed and now, four CDs later, they have earned a reputation as one of the most impressive and talented live bands.