Tour Includes Performances at Jazz Aspen + Montreal International Jazz Fest
9 Dead Alive Out Now
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Where does musical inspiration come from? Remembering where you started while simultaneously keeping in mind where you are going - which for Mexico's Rodrigo y Gabriela is back on the road this June, performing in large theaters and festivals across the United States.
Rodrigo y Gabriela's latest album 9 Dead Alive is an intimate one, recorded as if the band were playing a live gig in your living room. The closest in playing to their breakout 2006 self-titled album, it is also the band's highest Billboard career debut to date, at #22 on the charts. Recorded at their Pacific Coast hideaway in late summer, the album captures the warmth and spontaneity of two great musicians riffing and jamming together; perfectly distilled into nine new songs teeming with desire, elegance and gusto.
But just because Rodrigo y Gabriela know how to properly rock out in a living room doesn't mean they haven't also have played for presidents, toured the world many times over, written soundtracks for Hollywood block-busters, and sold over 1.5 million albums. This success and confidence will certainly come across at their upcoming June shows with opener Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, a mother-and-son duo whose musical expertise also lies in virtuoso acoustic guitar playing. Also including a stop at Montreal's International Jazz Festival, the full list of upcoming dates is below.
6/17 - Reading, PA - Santander Performing Arts Center%
6/19 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre%
6/20 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion%
6/23 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre%
6/24 - St. Louis, MO - Pageant Theatre%
6/25 - Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Theatre%
6/27 - Taos, NM - Taos Solar Music Festvial
6/28 - Aspen, CO - Benedict Music Tent
6/30 - Montreal, QC - Montreal International Jazz Festival
8/14 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
8/15 - Salina, KS - Stiefel Theatre
8/17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden
9/6 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap
9/17 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
% - with Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear