Cork Opera House... Saturday May 7th.... Doors 7.30 p.m.
Tickets from 22 euro. Bookings at Cork Opera House Box Office 021 - 4270022
From the Rodgab.com news board...
A new date for Cork has been announced at the Opera House on May 7th. You can buy tickets from their box office or at 021 4270022.
For refunds from the canceled show @ The Everyman Palace
please contact them directly on 021 4501673/ 021 4503077
All credit card purchases have already been refunded
We are working on a replacement gig, so if you want to keep updated, please email email@example.com to be added to the mailing list.
Mexico’s finest musicians return to Ireland this spring to play a series of dates around the country. 2004 was a hectic year for the duo as they released their new album ‘Live Manchester & Dublin’ & toured extensively throughout the UK & Ireland. The album became a Top Ten Hit, thanks to their legions of fans & their ever-growing new recruits. The Irish tour was a complete sell-out including two nights in Vicar St., so tickets for this tour are sure to in high demand, so hurry up & grab yours.
The much beloved musicians have become something of an institution in Ireland with a rapidly growing fan-base & their latest album ‘Live Manchester & Dublin’ going Gold. The dynamic Duo blend Latin flavours with every genre from funk to flamenco and a touch of salsa mixed with Metallica to produce the most exquisite and dramatic sound! Originally from Mexico's urban rock scene, they settled in Dublin in the 90s and were discovered by Damien Rice when they were busking on Dublin’s streets. Rice invited them to support him on his tour and the rest, as they say, is history. To date, they’ve supported everyone from Courtney Pine to Will Young & released three albums - Foc, Re-Foc and their current album ‘Live Manchester & Dublin’.
“ The new album could be called Setting the Place on fire, since it neatly encapsulates the incendiary chemistry between these two hot-blooded, nimble-fingered Latin troubadours.” Irish Times
“Inspirational, 5/5” Total Guitar
Due to phenomenal demand Rodrigo y Gabriela are delighted to announce a series of new dates starting in Cork Opera House on Sunday 26th March.* It’s been an incredible year so far for Rodrigo y Gabriela. Their new self titled album debuted at No.1 in the Irish album charts (the first instrumental album to do so) and they had a successful Irish tour.*
Ireland has been the couple's home away from home for the last five years since they moved from Mexico. There they were part of the country's rock fraternity, serving up a mash of metal and rock.* With a deal on the table and fame on the game plan, Rodrigo and Gabriela simply bailed out at the last moment and set sail for Europe where no one - least of all Rodrigo y Gabriela - were prepared for what was to happen next.
Busking on the streets of Dublin's city centre, they soon started to make a name for themselves on the Irish live scene, easily winning audiences over with their virtuoso guitar playing. Two albums Foc and Re-Foc followed, with the help of critically acclaimed Dublin singer Damien Rice.* Sell out shows and contributions to movie soundtracks have all helped build a solid following in Ireland and the UK. *
Rodrigo y Gabriela has reinvented the rules for acoustic guitar. They have reshaped its landscape using lightning speed, dynamic range and irresistible rhythmic invention. Constantly refining and redefining their craft, 2006 sees them rising to meet the challenge of taking their craft to a wider audience and greater artistic acclaim.
Gabriela gives the music scale and rhythm, while Rodrigo, meanwhile, conjures spiky, free-wheeling notes and rapid-fire jazz riffs. - The Irish Independent.
Without a shadow of a doubt, two of the most gifted instrumentalists of our time.
On low its delightful back-ground music and high its kick-ass stomping metal-
Their unique combination of sensual Latin melodies and brilliant, metal-inspired guitar playing have made Rodrigo y Gabriela a phenomenon in their adopted Ireland - Hotpress
Musically, Rodrigo y Gabriela almost defy description. Heavy metal riffs lurk in there somewhere, but they’re laced together with Latin rhythms, flamenco ruffles, jazz meanderings and classical fingerwork - Irish Times
A stomper that switches to a sound almost reminiscent of Floyd.
Infused and fuelled by passion. A phenomenal job in capturing their live sound* - Entertainment Ireland
Their playing is a single passionate weave, an exocet of flamenco riffs and jerking melodic shifts. – HotPress
These are the dudes I was telling ya about. You and nanda would love their stuff I'd say
i was thinkin u were on about them sean. they're class alrite, especially live, altho nanda says they're quite average by spanish standards & if she really wanted good flamenco & spanish guitars she'd listen elsewhere....
as for me, i just need some tasty percussion thrown with it in & i'm hooked...!