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New studio album 'Area 52'
9 ORIGINAL SONGS RECORDED IN HAVANA WITH 13 PIECE CUBAN ORCHESTRA
"'Area 52' travels many steps further: It utterly reconstructs the Rodrigo y Gabriela template, and morphs it into something worldlier, bigger, less formulaic and more surprising" - NPR

“The Mexican guitar heroes have moved on, in style. An impressive departure. 
*****." THE GUARDIAN
Cover ArtATO Records is excited to announce the release of the new studio album by Rodrigo y Gabriela. Entitled 'Area 52,' the record was produced by the legendary Peter Asher and is out today, January 24. 'Area 52' contains nine of Rod and Gab's favorite songs from their own catalogue re-arranged and recorded in Havana with a 13-piece Cuban orchestra comprised of some of the country's finest young players. This spring, Rodrigo y Gabriela will be bringing the band C.U.B.A. on the road to showcase the thrilling and dynamic hybrid of metal, Latin and jazz featured on the album in a live setting. It will mark the first time in their careers that Rodrigo y Gabriela have toured and performed with a backing band.

Cover Art'Area 52' was mixed by Rafa Sardina, one of the leading studio musicians in the Latin music world, and arranged by London-based pianist, composer and arranger Alex Wilson. Recording took place in the Miramar district of Havana, Cuba, at Abdala Studios, founded by the Cuban folk hero Silvio Rodriguez, as well as at Rod and Gab's studio in Ixtapa, Mexico. Other players on the record include: drummer John Tempesta (The Cult, White Zombie), sitarist Anoushka Shankar and drummer Samuel Formell (Los Van Van).

» Stream 'Area 52' on Soundcloud...«
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2012 TOUR
Check out Rodrigo y Gabriela's spring 2012 tour dates with C.U.B.A.
- their first-ever tour with a backing band!

April 3
@ Paramount Theatre

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April 4
@ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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April 5
@ Fox Theater

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April 7
@ Hollywood Palladium

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April 10
@ 1stBank Center

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April 12
@ The Chicago Theatre

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April 13
@ Riverside Theater

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April 14
@ Royal Oak Music Theatre

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April 16
@ Massey Hall

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April 20
@ Radio City Music Hall

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April 21
@ Tower Theatre

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April 23
@ Orpheum Theatre

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April 25
@ Warner Theatre

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April 26
@ Charlottesville PAC

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April 28
@ The Tabernacle

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May 1
@ The Fillmore Miami Beach

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May 4
@ New Orleans Fairgrounds

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May 5
@ Stubb's

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