Rodrigo y Gabriela Tour Starts This Week & Additional Fall dates

Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela have announced additional North American tour dates this October in support of their recently released album 9 Dead Alive, the highest charting release to date of the duo’s career as musicians. They kick off their July/August run later this week with an appearance at the XPoNential festival on Friday, July 25th. The summer tour culminates with a performance at the renowned Red Rocks Amphitheater on August 17th, and includes a visit to The Late Show With David Letterman on July 29th. The complete list of confirmed dates is below.

Watch a PBS “Live From The Artist Den” performance of “Torito” on YouTube.

“In their newest album, 9 Dead Alive, Rodrigo y Gabriela return to their roots,” writes NPR Music, reminding listeners why they fell in love with the Mexican duo in the first place. The album finds them at the peak of their musical flexibility.”  Consequence Of Sound praised their “remarkable guitar chops and their outright refusal to rest on their laurels.” While Relix noted that “production of the album lets their guitars have full effect, with each note hitting a nerve.”

Stream “The Soundmaker” on SoundCloud

Recorded at their Pacific Coast hideaway in Ixtapa, Mexico, 9 Dead Alive captures the warmth and spontaneity of two great musicians riffing and jamming together; perfectly distilled into nine new songs teeming with desire, elegance and gusto. Representing their first collection of new material in 5 years, each of the songs on the album are a personal celebration of individuals who have passed on, but through their deeds and words still resonate in the 21st century. Going as far back as Eleanor of Acquitaine (1122 – 1204) to Viktor Frankl (1905 – 1997), and including a tribute to one of Rod and Gab’s enduring touchstones – animals and nature.

Upcoming Rodrigo y Gabriela Tour Dates:


25 – Camden, NJ – XPoNential Music Festival – Wiggins Park

26 – Cockeysville, MD – Believe in Music Festival

27 – Newport, RI-Newport Folk Festival

30 – New Brunswick, NJ-State Theatre w/ Kishi Bashi (solo)

31 – Vienna, VA-Filene Center At Wolf Trap w/ Kishi Bashi (solo)


02 – Bridgeport, CT-Gathering of the Vibes Festival

05 – Wilmington, NC-Greenfield Lake Amphiteater w/ Milow

06 – Charlotte, NC-The Fillmore Charlotte w/ Milow

08 – Nashville, TN-Ryman Auditorium w/ Milow

09 – Atlanta, GA-Chastain Park Amphitheatre w/ Quiet Hounds

10 – Louisville, KY-Iroquois amphitheater w/ Heather Maloney

13 – Grand Rapids, MI-Meijer Gardens w/ Heather Maloney

14 – Milwaukee, WI-Riverside Theater w/ Heather Maloney

15 – Minneapolis, MN-State Theatre w/ Zach Heckendorf

17 – Morrison, CO-Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Nathaniel Rateliff


08 – Miami, FL-The Fillmore Miami Beach

09 – Clearwater, FL-Ruth Eckerd Hall

11 – Charleston, SC-Southern Ground Music & Food Festival

12 – Birmingham, AL-Iron City

15 – Houston, TX-Bayou Music Center

16 – Austin, TX-Moody Theater at ACL Live

18 – Grand Prairie, TX-Verizon Wireless Theatre

21 – Indianapolis, IN-Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

22 – Madison, WI-Orpheum Theatre

24 – Chicago, IL-Chicago Theatre

25 – Detroit, MI-The Fillmore Detroit

27 – Burlington, VT-Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

28 – Northampton, MA-Calvin Theatre

29 – Boston, MA-Orpheum Theatre