Rodrigo y Gabriela w/ Ryan Sheridan
Friday, June 24th
@ College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
$36.00 - $56.00 / 7pm Doors / All Ages
Tickets on sale NOW: http://ticketf.ly/1PmQT2a
Manic Productions and Premier Concerts Present:
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are back on the road again in 2015, bringing their unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music to audiences all over the US.
Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have been playing together for more than fifteen 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 new 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 9 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.
Ryan Sheridan, a multi instrumentalist, came from the busking streets to a centre stage headline act in less than a year. A gifted and inventive guitarist, he has combined his six-string skills with percussive attack to create a unique sound that has thrilled packed houses worldwide. A born entertainer, this passionate singer with a gift for storytelling is a commanding stage presence; and his acoustic-driven, anthemic songs, connects with audiences wherever he is seen and heard.
His Irish debut hit - ‘Jigsaw’ - was a massive airplay record in his native land, and helped drive his first album to platinum status at home. Packed arena shows followed with Bryan Adams, The Script and Taylor Swift, and Ryan's international reputation started to spread.
The following years saw international deals done with Universal Music in Europe and Australia, and the album climbed to the top of the German charts. Extensive touring followed, and much of 2013 / 14 was spent thrilling European audiences with his high-octane live shows, together with high-profile TV and radio spots.
With a teenage apprenticeship on Broadway NYC, it is no surprise that live performance underpins the ability of Ryan Sheridan. High-energy explosions such as 'Stand Up Tall' are now balanced with haunting ballads like 'Stay' and ‘Home’.
Ryan Sheridan’s debut US album release, simply entitled ‘Ryan Sheridan’ is released through A.D.A. Music / Warners on Friday 19th August. Lead-off single ‘I’m Alive’ is currently at radio.