Internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela make their debut Central Coast performance, bringing their unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music to California’s premier beachfront concert venue, the Avila Beach Resort. Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have been playing together for more than 15 years – first as young thrash metal fans in their native Mexico City, then as innocents abroad and street musicians in Dublin, Ireland at the turn of the millennium, and finally as the globe-straddling, film-scoring, record-breaking artists they are today. Known for exhilarating live shows, Rodrigo y Gabriela have won the hearts of music lovers from the haciendas of Cuba to the Hollywood Bowl and festival fields of Europe, as they continue to weave their unique six-string magic. The extraordinary interplay between Sanchez’s fiery lead lines and Quintero’s phenomenal rhythmic battery is truly universal. The duo has reloaded their arsenal following the April 2014 worldwide release of 9 Dead Alive, their first studio album in five years. The songs are intimate, the playing intuitive, and 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 nine new songs teeming with desire, elegance and gusto. With career sales in excess of 1.5 million albums, blockbuster movie scores, and sold-out tours worldwide, Rodrigo y Gabriela have certainly made their mark. Their appeal is boundless, their scope limitless, and the music timeless; clearly, we have only begun to see what this duo is capable of.
With reserved theater-style Table Seating, Balcony Reserved and General Admission Lawn tickets available for sale, this will be an evening concert: gates open at 5PM and the show will start at 7PM. In the style of any great outdoor venue, you will be able to enjoy your favorite libation (adult beverages and premium beer and wine will be available for sale), snack (upgraded concert snacks available for purchase), and watch world-class entertainment under the evening Summer sky with your backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.
Tickets are available at all VALLITIX outlets including Boo Boo Records in San Luis Obispo; on-line at www.vallitix.com or by phone at 1 888 825-5484. All Ages – age 7 and under admitted free in Lawn Seating only when accompanied by paid adult (one child per one paid adult.) Rain or Shine. Please no outside food or beverages. No pets. No umbrellas. Low-backed lawn chairs (2’ maximum back height) and blankets allowed in Lawn Seating only. No high-backed chairs will be allowed in venue. Paid parking available on-site.