The Vail Valley Basis on Friday introduced Rodrigo y Gabriela will play the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater on Sept. 3. Right here’s extra data from the VVF:
“We’re happy to announce the sensational duo of Rodrigo y Gabriela might be returning to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater Sept. 3, 2021,” Vail Valley Basis spokesman Tom Boyd stated in an electronic mail. “A lot of you’ll recall that they performed our thirtieth Anniversary occasion in August of 2018 and the present was an enormous success.”
With profession album gross sales now in extra of 1.5 million worldwide, Mexican acoustic-rock duo Rodrigo y Gabriela gained the GRAMMY® for Greatest Modern Instrumental Album on the 2019 62nd GRAMMY® Awards ceremony. The award was given for Rodrigo y Gabriela’s most-recent album METTAVOLUTION, their sixth studio album and first in 5 years. The award is simply one of many current profession highlights for Rodrigo y Gabriela, who’ve undoubtedly established themselves because the planet’s preeminent acoustic guitar duo, incomes worldwide acclaim and a fervent fan following with their awe-inspiring mastery of their devices in addition to a really distinctive strategy to melody, power, and rhythm.
Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have been enjoying collectively for the reason that mid-nineties once they have been members of Mexican thrash-metal band Terra Acida. Each have been raised on a musical feast of traditional rock, together with The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, however the eureka second got here once they first heard Metallica’s ‘Grasp Of Puppets’, which was their gateway to the quick and livid world of Megadeth, Slayer and Pantera.
When Terra Acida cut up, Rodrigo and Gabriela determined to go travelling, with only a suitcase and two acoustic guitars for firm. They arrived in Eire on the flip of the Millennium, having heard the nation was “a superb place for musicians”. Talking no English, they quickly ran out of cash, and took to busking on Dublin’s Grafton Avenue to make ends meet. Right here they met Damien Rice, himself embarking on his solo profession, and he invited them to open at considered one of his key early headline reveals.
From this starting, their repute as killer musicians – Rodrigo with the faster-than-lightning lead guitar and Gabriela together with her distinctive, rhythmic, strumming-and-drumming model – began to unfold throughout the nation. Following a profitable reside album in 2004, their debut self-titled studio album, produced by John Leckie of Radiohead and Stone Roses fame, was launched by Rubyworks in February 2006 and charted at # 1 on the Irish nationwide charts, preserving the Arctic Monkeys off the highest spot.
Having established themselves of their adopted residence, the duo began to unfold their magic throughout the remainder of the world. They headlined the Jazz World stage at Glastonbury in 2007, which was broadcast reside on BBC TV. The ‘Rodrigo y Gabriela’ album went on to promote over 100,000 information within the UK.
Via relentless touring and terrific word-of-mouth help, Rodrigo y Gabriela have established themselves as an in-demand reside act, notably in America, the place they bought out the Hollywood Bowl (two nights) and the Purple Rocks Amphitheatre as just lately as summer season 2018. They’ve additionally bought out a number of nights on the Royal Albert Corridor in London, Le Zenith in Paris and Radio Metropolis Music Corridor in New York, to not point out venues in Australia, Japan and Europe.
In 2010, Rodrigo and Gabriela have been invited by President Obama to carry out at a reception he hosted for the President and First Woman of Mexico. Rod and Gab have additionally contributed to the musical soundtracks of ‘Puss In Boots’ (2011) and ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ (with Hans Zimmer) in the identical 12 months.
METTAVOLUTION offered essentially the most bold music of Rodrigo y Gabriela’s exceptional two-decade profession. Three years within the making, the album embraced the duo’s passionate curiosity in Buddhism, the historical past of human evolution, and the liberation of the potential we’ve got as a species, all expressed by way of the medium of two acoustic guitars. Conceived and composed of their studio in Ixtapa on the Mexican Pacific Coast, the music of METTAVOLUTION was road-tested around the globe on tour in 2017 and 2018 earlier than being recorded late final 12 months in Los Angeles with a number of GRAMMY-winning producer Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, A Excellent Circle, Band of Horses) behind the board.
The METTAVOLUTION world tour was reduce brief because of COVID-19 restrictions. Rodrigo y Gabriela have been very energetic in lockdown on their social channels with weekly reside periods, together with unique cowl variations, AMA exchanges with followers and even mindfulness and cooking courses. Embracing the chance to discover new areas of music, Rod & Gab launched interpretations of songs by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Armando Manzanero and a exceptional collaboration with soccer legend Pele to have fun his 80’s birthday. Reveling of their new discovered eclecticism, Rodrigo y Gabriela ready to launch a JAZZ EP (together with music composed by Kamasi Washington and Snarky Pet) in Spring 2021; a companion piece to 2019’s thrash-metal tribute METTAL EP.
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