Guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela announced a short U.S. tour for this spring. The 12-date trek will begin May 4th at Melody Theater in Austin, where the duo will perform a set for Austin City Limits Live. The guitarists will then make their way up the East Coast, capping off the tour with a June 8th set at Cleveland’s LaureLive festival.
Rodrigo y Gabriela will release their first album in five years, Mettavolution, on April 26th. The pair are known for their dueling style of acoustic guitar playing, influenced in equal parts by rock, metal, and flamenco music.
The new album, produced by Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem), will feature nods to the duo’s thrash-metal upbringing in Mexico City. It will also include a cover of Pink Floyd’s classic “Echoes,” taken from the band’s 1971 album Meddle. Rodrigo y Gabriela also revealed a Floyd-inspired video for the 19-minute tribute, which is available to stream on YouTube.
Rodrigo y Gabriela US Tour Dates
May 4 — Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
May 15 — Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
May 17 — Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
May 18 — New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
May 23 — Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
May 24 — Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
June 1 — Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
June 2 — Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
June 4 — Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
June 5 — Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavilion
June 7 — Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap Filene Center
June 8 — Cleveland, OH @ LaureLive