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Rodrigo Y Gabriela announce UK tour (2007)

Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Story by Jack Foley

RODRIGO Y Gabriela, the fast-fingered guitar-picking-and-pounding duo, return from slaying America to play their largest UK tour to date this spring.

Starting on May 23 with two consecutive nights at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire, Rodrigo y Gabriela will play in Bristol, Liverpool, Norwich, Nottingham and Newcastle before their final date in Glasgow on June 4.

Having been embraced by UK fans, Rodrigo y Gabriela are now on the road to becoming a household name the US following a hat-trick of high profile TV performances (Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno).

Three Stateside tours have also seen their album sales soar and Rod & Gab confirmed as the cool rock / alternative guitar heroes on the block.

Prior to returning to Europe they will be completing their headline US tour as well as appearances alongside the likes of Bloc Party, The Shins and Rage Against The Machine at SXSW and the prestigious Coachella festival.

Rodrigo y Gabriela have reinvented the rules for acoustic guitar reshaping its landscape using lightning speed, dynamic range and irresistible rhythmic invention. Constantly refining and redefining their craft , their third and eponymous album has taken their metier to a wider audience and greater artistic acclaim.

The UK tour dates are as follows:

23 & 24 – Shepherds Bush Empire
27 – Bristol Academy
28 – Liverpool Academy
30 – Norwich UEA
31 – Nottingham Rock City

3 – Newcastle Academy
4 – Glasgow Barrowlands

All tickets cost £12.50 except Bristol (£13.50) and London (£15).