Rodrigo Y Gabriela added to Sligo Live

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Mexican guitar maestros Rodrigo Y Gabriela are the newest additions to the Sligo Live line-up this October.

MUSIC: Rodrigo y Gabriela will play at Sligo Live in October.
MUSIC: Rodrigo y Gabriela will play at Sligo Live in October.

The two will perform on Friday, October 28 at 8pm in the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo. Tickets are €36.50 plus service charge. A limited number of Tiered Seated Tickets are available at €39.50.

Ticket sales for this exciting show will commence at 10.30am today, Thursday, September 1 from www.sligolive.ie from Ticketmaster.ie and from the Hawk’s Well Theatre box office on 071-9161518. There is a limit of 8 tickets per order.

Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have established themselves as extraordinary musical storytellers, their skill and dexterity with guitars more voluble than any lyric sheet. The virtuoso acoustic guitarists started out playing heavy metal back in Mexico City before moving to Ireland as buskers.

They recently stormed the Hollywood bowl where they performed a set of classic Rod y Gab compositions, transformed with brand new orchestral arrangements. They were accompanied for much of the show by the Hollywood bowl Orchestra.

They were also joined on stage by Megadeath guitarist Marty Friedman for a blistering run through of Astor Piazolla’s “Oblivion” and by Metallica bassist Robert Trullo for a medley of classic Metallica songs.

After finishing the successful “Area 52” album in Cuba, and taking it on the road with Cuban musicians, Rodrigo y Gabriela decided to downsize and re-discover the joy of playing face to face, guitar versus guitar, rhythm and melody.

Their new album “9 Dead Alive” harks back to their 2006 self-titled break-out album. The playing is intuitive, the sound is intimate, the results are spectacular: bursting with melodic energy and rhythmic invention.

Recorded at their Pacific Coast hideaway in late summer, the album captures the warmth and spontaneity of two great musicians riffing and jamming together; perfectly distilled into 9 new songs teeming with desire, elegance and gusto.

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