Rodrigo y Gabriela celebrate 10-year anniversary with European tour (2017)
Story by Jack Foley
RODRIGO y Gabriela are heading out on tour this June and July (2017), as they celebrate the tenth anniversary re-release of their classic self-titled break-out album.
Originally released in Ireland in 2006, the album topped the charts ahead of Johnny Cash and Arctic Monkeys, and a US release on ATO Records followed in 2007.
Rodrigo y Gabriela was produced by Rodrigo and Gabriela with John Leckie, best known for his work with Radiohead and The Stone Roses. Affectionately known to fans as the Crocodile album, the record has gone on to sell 750,000 copies worldwide.
The global success of the album, together with endless touring, established Rod & Gab as one of the most popular acoustic instrumental artists in the world, with a string of sold out tours of America, UK, France and Japan, including multiple nights at the Royal Albert Hall, Hammersmith Apollo, Le Zenith (France), Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Radio City Music Hall (NYC) and the Hollywood Bowl.
Speaking of the Rodrigo y Gabriela album Rodrigo said: “We are busy at work on our new record, but looking back at this album, it’s good to be reminded of how far we’ve come in 10 years. We’re looking forward to playing those songs this summer.”
Rodrigo y Gabriela will play the following shows in Europe this summer (all June and July 2017)…
24 – Festival Free Music, Montendre, France
27 – Roundhouse, London, England
28 – Bataclan, Paris, France
1 – Les Nuits de L’Erdre, Nort-sur-Erdre, France
6 – World Music Festival, Merano. Italy
8 – Pohoda Festival, Trenčín, Slovakia
9 – WUK, Vienna, Austria
11 – Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland
13 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Tickets for the Roundhouse, London and Albert Hall, Manchester shows go on sale on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10am.