Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Chicago Theatre
175 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601
United States
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Guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela are thrilled to announce plans for a major American tour that includes a downtown performance at The Chicago Theatre on Friday night, May 24. Show time is 7:30pm. Reserved seats ($82.29/$72.29/$62.29/$52.29/$42.29) become available on Friday, February 15 and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster.com, in person at The Chicago Theatre box office or by phone at 800-745-3000. Each ticket purchased includes a digital download of the band’s forthcoming new album.

 

The upcoming world tour celebrates Rodrigo y Gabriela’s hugely anticipated fifth studio album, METTAVOLUTION, out on Friday, April 26. Their first album in five years, METTAVOLUTION marks the most ambitious music of their remarkable two-decade career. Three years in the making, the LP embraces the duo’s passionate interest in Buddhism, the history of human evolution and the liberation of the potential we have as a species, all expressed through the medium of two acoustic guitars. METTAVOLUTION gathers six white-hot new Rodrigo y Gabriela compositions – much of which acknowledge the duo’s thrash-metal roots back in Mexico City – as well as an inspired, side-long cover of Pink Floyd’s “Echoes,” audaciously reimagined for two acoustic guitars. 

 

With career album sales now in excess of 1.5 million worldwide, Rodrigo y Gabriela have undoubtedly established themselves as the planet’s preeminent acoustic guitar duo, earning international acclaim and a fervent fan following with their awe-inspiring mastery of their instruments as well as a truly distinctive approach to melody, energy and rhythm.