Rodrigo y Gabriela Embark on More U.S. Tour Dates This October
Watch + Share Rod y Gab Perform Live with Metallica's Robert Trujillo
October 15th Performance at Houston's Bayou Music Center To Stream on Yahoo! Live
Documentary Film For Those About To Rock: The Story of Rodrigo y Gabriela To Screen Mill Valley Film Festival + Performance with Members of Metallica
First and foremost, Rodrigo y Gabriela's new album 9 Dead Alive is a FEEL record, and their highest Billboard career debut to date at #22. The closest relative in the RyG canon to 2006's self-titled breakout album, the playing is intuitive, the sound is intimate, and the results are spectacular: bursting with melodic energy and rhythmic invention.
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.
It is this gusto that Rod y Gab bring not only to this album but all of their music, as is shown in the new documentary For Those About To Rock: The Story of Rodrigo y Gabriela. The AC/DC-inspired title is appropriate as the duo originally bonded over their love of heavy metal and added in their variety of influences from there, creating a sound that doesn't neatly fit into one musical genre. Fans can screen the film for the first time at the Mill Valley Film Festival on October 5th and 7th. Ticket info can be found HERE. Rod y Gab will also be a part of a rare performance with members of Metallica at the festival that attendees will not want to miss!
But where does the inspiration for this luminous, unadulterated music come from? Remembering where you come from; remembering your gifts are slender compared to the sacrifices of others. Each of the songs on 9 Dead Alive is a personal celebration of individuals who have passed on, but through their deeds and words still resonate in the 21stcentury.
Going as far back as Eleanor of Acquitaine (1122 - 1204) to Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997), and including a tribute to one of Rod & Gab's enduring touchstones - animals and nature. The nonet celebrated in this diverse and fascinating list will strike a chord with anyone familiar with the duo's passion for human rights, literature, history and philosophy.
Rodrigo y Gabriela left Mexico at the end of the millennium. Since then they have played for presidents, toured the world many times over, written soundtracks for Hollywood block-busters, and sold over 1.5 million albums. Watch them perform "The Soundmaker" on Late Night with David Letterman HERE as 9 Dead Alive sees them bring their timeless music all the way back home. Head below to see when Rodrigo y Gabriela are bringing the music of their home to yours!
10/8 - Miami, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach
10/9 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
10/11 - Charleston, SC - Southern Ground Music & Food Festival
10/12 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
10/15 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
10/16 - Austin, TX - Moody Theater at ACL Live
10/18 - Grand Prarie, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
10/21 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
10/22 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre
10/24 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
10/25 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
10/27 - Burlington,VT - Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
10/28 - Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre
10/29 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre