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MCD Presents
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
The Olympia Theatre
Wednesday 18th September 2019 - EXTRA SHOW ADDED
Thursday 19th September 2019 - SOLD OUT

**Tickets onsale NOW for 18th Sept**

Following their recent sold–out Olympia Theatre show, and with their new album Mettavolution released to much critical acclaim, Rodrigo y Gabriela have announced news of an extensive UK & Irish tour in late September and early October, including a performance at The Olympia Theatre Dublin on Thursday 19th September.

Due to demand, they have announced a second Olympia date on Wednesday 18th September.

Tickets priced from €34 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy on sale NOW for 18th Sept via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.

The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult. Standing tickets are recommended only for those over 14 years of age. Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. 

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Doors open 7pm.
Support 8p.m.
Rodrigo Y Gabriela - 9p.m.

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Additionally, the band have shared a visually arresting video to the album's title track, of which they say: “It was wonderful to work with director George Mays on this video. And once again we worked with visual designer Joshua Pierce who also designed the Mettavolution album cover.  His ethereal landscapes bring a sense of otherworldly nature to the video. With this video we were trying to balance the energy of the track with a meditative calm where we are at one with our surroundings.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g-Z13qTcBA

Rodrigo y Gabriela are soon to embark on a huge US tour with dates running throughout the Spring and Summer, before returning to the UK and Ireland in September.

Critical acclaim for Mettavolution, out now via Rubyworks / BMG:

Mettavolution will undoubtedly intensify the love that this Mexican duo already inspire… The pair continue to impress with their ability to shift through a variety of Latin, folk and rock styles without ever taking the easy routes.” Uncut – 7/10

“Their most ambitious set to date, featuring some of the most bravura psychedelic guitar playing you’re ever likely to hear.” Songlines – 4 stars ****

“The Mexican guitar duo return at full pelt, the first half of their fifth studio album racing by, a blur of nimble fingers and frills.” MOJO

“With a relentless and thought-out counterpoint of rhythm and melody that renders percussion (and vocals) unnecessary, Rodrigo and Gabriela’s signature acoustic sound, grounded on heavy metal influences, is virtuoso rock’n’roll.” Billboard

“Their most ambitious yet… Krotana Days and Terracentric are noisy, funk–fuelled slices of acoustic thrash–metal, Rodrigo essaying lightning guitar lines over Gabriela’s rhythmic strum and thrum.” HiFi Choice – 4 stars ****

“Founded on ‘a selfless understanding of reality’, and armed with their acoustic guitars, the vivacious pair reconfigure the tones of global fractiousness through charged instrumentation tempered with stirring chords on this commanding record.” Irish Times

Following their recent live on Jimmy Kimmel appearance, Rodrigo y Gabriela performed on a number of UK TV shows including Andrew Marr, Sunday Brunch and the One Show. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgjqKxutSs0&feature=youtu.be

Three years in the making, Mettavolution brings together Rod and Gab’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. Conceived and composed in their studio in Ixtapa on the Mexican Pacific Coast, then road-tested in South America and the USA in 2017, before more fine tuning and further tweaks on their Australian tour of 2018, a long list of new material has been distilled down to six new Rodrigo y Gabriela compositions and one audacious, jaw-dropping cover version.

Deep-rooted fans who discovered Rod and Gab through their 2006 self-titled breakout album have long recognized the Mexicans’ mastery of their instruments. And Rodrigo’s shimmering, hummingbird flourishes hovering over Gabriela’s extraordinary engine room rhythm section are present and correct on ‘Mettavolution’; but what sets this new record apart is the laser-guided focus on melody, energy and beat. There is not an ounce of excess baggage on the fresh, dynamic tunes that Rod and Gab present here.

Through relentless touring and terrific word-of-mouth support, Rodrigo y Gabriela have established themselves as a hugely in-demand live act, particularly in America, where they sold out the Hollywood Bowl (two nights) and the Red Rocks Amphitheatre as recently as summer 2018. They have also sold out multiple nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Le Zenith in Paris and Radio City Music Hall in New York, not to mention venues in Australia, Japan and Europe. With career album sales well in excess of 1.5 million worldwide, Rodrigo y Gabriela have established themselves as globally successful artists who are eager to write new chapters in their already illustrious story.

Mettavolution is out now via Rubyworks / BMG and is available to purchase here

Rod Y Gab

 

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