Rodrigo y Gabriela & C.U.B.A. - Area 52
New studio album recorded in Havana with 13 piece Cuban orchestra out now worldwide.
On 'Area 52' Rodrigo y Gabriela revisit nine of their compositions and reinterpret them in a new and dramatic fashion, this is Rodrigo y Gabriela as they have never been heard before.
The album was arranged by Rodrigo y Gabriela working closely with Switzerland based pianist Alex Wilson, who did the Cuban arrangements for the orchestra. He has worked with Courtney Pine, Ernest Ranglin and Mali Latino. Recording took place during the summer at Abdala Studios in Havana and later at Lumbini Studios in Ixtapa, Mexico. Guests on the album include Anoushka Shankar on sitar, rock drummer John Tempesta (The Cult, White Zombie, Testament) on two tracks, jazz bass player Carles Benavent (Miles Davis, Paco De Lucia, Chick Corea) on two tracks, Palestinian group Le Trio Joubran and Samuel Formell Alfonso from Los Van Van. See www.RodGab.com for more.
North American Tour with C.U.B.A.
Apr 3 - The Paramount, Seattle, WA :
Apr 4 - Arlene Scnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR :
Apr 5 - Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA : Tickets
Apr 7 - Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA :
Apr 10 - 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, CO :
Apr 12 - Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL :
Apr 13 - Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI :
Apr 14 - Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI :
Apr 16 - Massey Hall, Toronto, ON, CANADA :
Apr 20 - Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY :
Apr 21 - Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA :
Apr 23 - Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA :
Apr 25 - Warner Theatre, Washington, DC :
Apr 26 - NTELOS Wirelss Pavillion, Charlottesville, VA :
Apr 28 - The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA :
May 1 - The Filmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami Beach, FL :
May 4 - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA :
May 5 - Stubb's, Austin, TX :
Rodrigo y Gabriela Live in France - New Album out 25 July
Rodrigo y Gabriela are riding high on the global success of their Hans Zimmer collaboration on Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; which has just enjoyed the biggest global opening weekend in the history of the movies.
Summer's here and the time is right for Rod & Gab's first love: wowing crowds in the big fields across Europe. To coincide with their tour dates, Rubyworks is set to release 'Live In France', recorded at various venues around the Fifth Republic on the 11:11 world tour.
It's a very different live document to 2008's 'Live In Japan', which marked the end of Rod & Gab's seated performances. Their live shows are constantly evolving and the 11:11 tour mixed deft acoustic dexterity with an electrifying shred-fest of white hot duelling guitars. No chairs then, but plenty of FX pedal hopping and feet on the monitors rocking. The album captures this fusion framed by rapturous receptions from their fanatical legion of French followers.
Rodrigo y Gabriela play the following shows this summer:
27th July Blue Balls Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland
29th July Le Theatre Romain, Vienne, France
30th July WOMAD Festival, Malmesbury, UK
31st July @ The Park, Marlay Park, Dublin
3rd August Theatre Jean Deschamps, Carcassone, France
5th August Rock Oz'Arenes Festival, Avenches, Switzerland
6th August Dranouter Festival, Belgium
7th August The Big Chill (headline), Ledbury, UK
12th August The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (with the LA Philharmonic)
13th August The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (with the LA Philharmonic)
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES
SOUNDTRACK TO FEATURE FIRST TIME COLLABORATION WITH HANS ZIMMER AND RODRIGO Y GABRIELA.
SOUNDTRACK SET FOR RELEASE ON WALT DISNEY RECORDS MAY 17th
Rodrigo Y Gabriela are proud and excited to announce a new musical venture. After months of hints and rumours they can now confirm that one of the summer’s most highly anticipated blockbuster movies, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” will features original music by Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer and Rod and Gab.
The score for Pirates of the Caribbean 4 brings together one of the most respected and sought-after composers (an Academy Award winner with a further eight additional Oscar nominations for films such as Gladiator, Inception, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins to name but a few) and the premier guitar playing duo in the world – Rodrigo Y Gabriela.
Speaking on the creative process Zimmer recently said, 'The way we’re working, the three of us are sitting in a room, I play average keyboards and they play brilliant guitars and we’re writing cues together. There’s a force, a ferocity, about their sound.'
You will be able to hear the fruits of their labours when Walt Disney Records release the soundtrack for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides on May 17, 2011.
The movie, once again starring Johnny Depp as captain Jack Sparrow, joined for this outing by Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush and Ian McShane, will follow in theaters on May 20, 2011.
Rodrigo y Gabriela release new album and tour dates. > Download press release
Rodrigo y Gabriela's new studio album, entitled “11:11”is available on Rubyworks now.
“11:11” was recorded in Ixtapa, Mexico. The album has been produced by Rodrigo y Gabriela, with John Leckie co-producing two of the tracks. The album was mixed in Wales and London by Colin Richardson, best known for his work with Slipknot and Trivium.
Comprising 11 new self-written compositions, “11:11” is Rod & Gab’s personal “Gracias” to a first XI of musicians, both past and present, who have inspired them along the way. Alex Skolnick of metal gods Testament guests on the album, as do widely respected acoustic veterans Strunz & Farah.
“11:11” is the long awaited follow up to 2006’s “Rodrigo y Gabriela”, which has so far enjoyed worldwide sales in excess of half a million albums.