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)
‘Live In France’ is released by Rubyworks on July 25th on CD and download.