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Rodrigo Y Gabriela announce Roundhouse show in support of Mettavolution (2019)

Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Story by Jack Foley

RODRIGO y Gabriela have announced news of a headline European tour in April, including a London Roundhouse show, to celebrate the release of their new album, Mettavolution.

Exclusive access to a pre-sale for the European headline tour dates (excluding French and Polish dates) before they go on general sale will be available for anyone who pre-orders Mettavolution from the official artist store.

Fans who pre-order the album before 8.59am GMT on February 7 will be eligible to access the tour pre-sale. The 48 hour priority ticket access window will open at 9am GMT on Wednesday, February 6 and end at 8.59am GMT on Friday, February 8.

The album can be ordered via the official artist store here. Tickets will go on general sale for all shows including Olympia, Paris and Progresja, Warsaw at 9am GMT Friday, February 8 from the band’s website.

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 20 year career together.

Entitled Mettavolution, the band’s new LP will be released on April 26, 2019, via Rubyworks / BMG and will available as 180g vinyl and as a casebound CD, while exclusive bundles will be available on the artist store.

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.

Photo credit: Ebru Yildiz

The European tour dates are (all April 2019)…

13 – Munich, Technikum
14 – Warsaw, Progresja
15 – Berlin, Columbia Theater
17 – Bourges, Printemps de Bourges (festival appearance)
18 – Luxembourg, den Atelier
19 – Brussels, Cirque Royal
21 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
24 – London, Roundhouse
25 – Paris, Olympia
27 – Chamonix, Musilac Mont Blanc (festival appearance)