Acoustic Guitar Maestros

Taking a break from finishing their next record, Mexican acoustic rock-maestros Rodrigo y Gabriela are heading on tour and bringing their unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music to the Grand Theatre in Reno. Fans can expect to get the first taste of songs from Rodrigo y Gabriela’s forthcoming studio album as well as classic tracks from their extensive back catalogue.

Rodrigo y Gabriela have established themselves as one of the most popular acoustic instrumental bands in the world. They have sold in excess of 1.5 million albums worldwide, and have sold out venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Radio City New York, Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Le Zenith in Paris on numerous occasions. Their film work includes the soundtracks to ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ and ‘Puss In Boots’, and they have collaborated onstage and on record with artists as diverse as Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Al Di Meola, Zack De La Rocha (Rage Against The Machine) and Anoushka Shankar. In 2010 Rodrigo y Gabriela played at The White House in Washington for President Obama.

From humble beginnings as buskers on Dublin’s Grafton Street, endless touring and a great word of mouth buzz carried the band forward until their international break out with the release of their self-titled 2006 album, which spawned the hits "Tamacun", "Diablo Rojo" and their cover of "Stairway To Heaven". The duo appeared on Jools Holland, BBC TV’s Glastonbury coverage, plus Letterman and Jay Leno in America. 11:11 followed in 2009, and the band went to Cuba in 2012 to record with local musicians for Area 52. The band’s last studio album release was 2014’s 9 Dead Alive.

Come and experience the magic and power of these acoustic virtuosos in the luxurious surrounds of the elegant Grand Theatre.

With Amy Stroup

The Grand Theatre is delighted to welcome classically trained pianist, guitarist and indie-pop singer/songwriter Amy Stroup to the stage for this night of musical brilliance.