Rodrigo Y Gabriela To Tour With Backing Band C.U.B.A.

posted January 11, 2012

Rodrigo Y Gabriela To Tour With Backing Band C.U.B.A.

ATO Records is excited to announce Rodrigo y Gabriela's spring 2012 tour dates in support of their soon to be released album Area 52 (January 24th). Area 52 contains nine of Rod and Gab's favorite songs from their own catalogue re-arranged and recorded in Havana with legendary producer Peter Asher and 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 in order 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. In addition to the coming tour, Rodrigo y Gabriela were recently confirmed to perform on the upcoming 38th season of the long running tv series Austin City Limits.

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, Testament, White Zombie), sitarist Anoushka Shankar and drummer Samuel Formell (Los Van Van).

Rodrigo y Gabriela - Juan Loco (feat. CUBA) by ATO Records

Video: Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A. - Area 52 Album Trailer

Upcoming Tour Dates Below:

Rodrigo Y Gabriela - 2012 North America Tour Announcement
Ticket pre-sales start Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 10am venue time. Public on-sales start Friday, January 20, 2012.


  • 03 - Seattle, WA - The Paramount Theatre
  • 04 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
  • 05 - Oakland, CA - The Fox Theatre
  • 07 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Palladium
  • 10 - Broomfield, CO - 1STBANK Center
  • 12 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre
  • 13 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
  • 14 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre 
  • 16 - Toronto, CA - Massey Hall
  • 20 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
  • 21 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
  • 23 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre 
  • 25 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
  • 26 - Charlottesville, VA - Charlottesville Pavilion
  • 28 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle


  • 01 - Miami, FL - The Fillmore
  • 04 - New Orleans, LA - Jazz Fest
  • 05 - Austin, TX - Stubb's