The Kent weekender keeps getting bigger.
Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have announced details of a forthcoming UK tour.
The newly announced dates kick off in Liverpool on Sunday 22 September 2019 before heading to Bath, Gateshead, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and London.
Last Friday the duo released their brand new fifth studio album Mettavolution.
Three years in the making, the record is Rodrigo y Gabriela’s first release in five years. The concept of the album was conceived in their studio in Ixtapa on the Mexican Pacific Coast, before being road tested on tour across the US, South America and Australia.
After fine tuning which songs would make the cut, Rodrigo y Gabriela travelled to Los Angeles to record with producer David Sardy, who has also worked with artists such as Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, A Perfect Circle and Fall Out Boy.
Alongside the six original tracks recorded for the album, the LP also includes a cover of the classic Pink Floyd track Echoes.
The pair recently shared a black and white performance video for the track Terracentric, taken from the new record. Watch the visuals below:
Breaking through in 2006 with their self-titled debut album, Rodrigo y Gabriela are widely considered to be masters of their instruments.
The duo have released five albums in their career so far, with sales of over 1.5 million copies worldwide.
A hugely popular live act, the Mexican’s recently performed two nights at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and in the UK have sold out shows at venues such as The Roundhouse and the Royal Albert Hall.
Rodrigo y Gabriela will be coming to the UK on tour later this year, performing tracks from their new album Mettavolution.
Here are the dates:
22 September 2019 – O2 Academy Liverpool
24 September 2019 – Forum, Bath
25 September 2019 – Sage, Gateshead
26 September 2019 – O2 Academy Glasgow
28 September 2019 – O2 Academy Leeds
29 September 2019 – Albert Hall, Manchester
30 September 2019 – O2 Institute Birmingham
4 October 2019 – Eventim Apollo, London
Tickets for the newly announced shows will be available from Friday 3 May 2019 through Ticketmaster.co.uk