What songs will Rodrigo Y Gabriela play in concert?
Rodrigo Y Gabriela has a very streamlined setlist they run through, with only about 10 songs in total. Through this stripped down setlist they bring forward some of their most approachable yet whimsical material to date.
The group is touring on their more rock focused fourth studio release, 9 Dead Alive, and they perform “Torito” and “The Soundmaker” off this record. The latter track is both the set opener as well as the opener to the album it is contained in.
The pair plays nothing from their debut record, which released in 2002, a full four years before second record. The follow-up, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, contains two of their most representative tracks. “Tamacun” closes out the show and “Diabo Rojo” (or the red devil) is positioned in the middle of the set, and sometimes moves to the main set closer before the encore.
Few bands can successfully get away with covering both Radiohead and Metallica in the same setlist. This audacious pairing could have gone terribly wrong with other performers, but Rodrigo Y Gabriela accomplish it magnificently.
Both covers make it onto most sets, but sometimes they are played back to back towards the end or split up within the internal body of the setlist. Either way, the group manages the indie credibility and unique Latin flavor to do something unique with Radiohead’s “Creep.” Yet they also acquire and possess the showmanship to give justice to Metallica’s riveting and complex “Orion” from 1988’s And Justice For All.
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How long is a Rodrigo Y Gabriela concert?
The setlist appears as if it is only an hour long show, but the band manages to get long legs out of this 10 song selection by playing for closer to 100 minutes. The songs really take their own form in a very improvisational style. Rodrigo manages to pull out an extended solo which can go on for well over ten minutes. A few of their bigger hits are extended considerably, helped by a powerful backing band that propels the backbone of the tracks.
Who is opening for Rodrigo Y Gabriela?
Bobby Long is a solo musician with wonderful stage presence. He is currently touring on his album, Bedroom, released in 2013 and shares the same label as Rodrigo Y Gabriela- ATO Records.
Long has a short career in music, but he is possibly, one of the most prolific artists in the entire industry. He released two albums almost every single year since he began in 2009. His first two albums were self released, which is even more impressive considering that he is already at a point where he is opening for large acts.
Who is Rodrigo Y Gabriela publicist and press contact?
Lastly, you can reach out to the group’s record label, ATO Records, through their official website.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Rodrigo Y Gabriela’s tour?
There aren’t many ways to obtain presale tickets for the group on this recent tour. This may have to do with them being primarily based in Ireland. Either way, the safest bet is to review the American Express platform to see if your selected show is being featured there and you need an American Express card to make the purchase.
The group also infrequently announces presales through their official Facebook website, but it cannot always be relied on for every show. Some local affiliates, such as KCRW and CBS, pick up presales infrequently. If you lack an American Express card, this may be the most effective option.
“Rodrigo y Gabriela occupy a space unlike any other in the world-music spectrum, a previously uncharted intersection of metal, Mexican folk, flamenco and fusion jazz, with touches of raga, blues and even psychedelia. Sanchez busted out an electric guitar for “Hanuman,” his rich, ringing melody paying homage to Carlos Santana. On “11:11,” he had Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour in his sights as he flipped the interstellar-overdrive switch on a lap-steel guitar.” – Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune
“To provide room for both the mind-bogglingly complex solos and verses that embodied the core of their songs, and the opportunity for their backing band to offer their own contributions without over the center stage, Rodrigo y Gabriela’s songs have now been expanded into extended jams, with remarkable solos from the lead pair as well as some of the C.U.B.A. members themselves.” – Jonathan Pirro of Spinning Platters
“Echoes from one of my favorite concerts in recent memory, Rodrigo y Gabriela‘s 2007 Halloween gig at the Paramount Theatre, still populate my subconscious. Hundreds of collective minds were blown that night. Halloween costumes undulated in and out of focus. Rodrigo’s lightning-fast guitar picking surged. Gabriela’s booming guitar percussion popped. They played like warrior poets and their peerless musicanship dictated why 2007 was their year.” – JB Bonifacio of KEXP Seattle
Rodrigo Y Gabriela 2013
Tour Opening Acts: Zack Heckendorf
Started May 12, 2013 in Napa, California | Ended August 4, 2013 in North Bethesda, Maryland
Rodrigo Y Gabriela 2012
Tour Opening Acts: Phil Manzanera, Alex Skolnick
Started April 3, 2012 in Seattle, Washington | Ended September 3, 2012 in Snowmass Village, Colorado
Rodrigo Y Gabriela 2011
Tour Opening Acts: Tierra Acida
Started May 14, 2011 in San Francisco, California | Ended August 13, 2011 in Hollywood, California
Rodrigo Y Gabriela 2010
Tour Opening Acts: The Alex Skolnik Trio
Started February 28, 2010 in Washington, DC | Ended October 24, 2010 in Vienna, Virginia
Rodrigo Y Gabriela 2009
Tour Opening Acts: Rocco Dulca
Started June 13, 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee | Ended October 19, 2009 in Dallas, Texas
Rodrigo Y Gabriela 2008
Tour Opening Acts: David Gray
Started February 9, 2008 in San Francisco, California | Ended August 24, 2008 in San Francisco, California
Rodrigo Y Gabriela 2007
Tour Opening Acts: Wallis Bird
Started January 26, 2007 in West Hollywood, California | Ended October 18, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania