On Tuesday evening, Mexican classical guitar fusion duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela brought their unique sound to Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a thrilling performance of “Mettavolution”, the title track from their forthcoming album, due out on April 26th via ATO Records.

For their Kimmel spot, Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero brought along a group of six dancers and plenty of extra prop guitars for a beautifully choreographed routine to add visual allure to their always-enthralling instrumental performance. You can check out Rodrigo Y Gabriela’s Kimmel performance below:

Rodrigo Y Gabriela – “Mettavolution” – Jimmy Kimmel Live!

[Video: Jimmy Kimmel Live]

The pair has released a number of exciting previews ahead of the release of Mettavolution, their first new album in five years which, according to a press release, “brings together Rod and Gab’s passionate interest in Buddhism, the history of human evolution and the liberation of the potential we have as a species all expressed through the medium of two acoustic guitars.”

Once such pre-album release was their incredible, nearly-19-minute rendition of Pink Floyd‘s “Echoes”. As the duo explained of their Pink Floyd tribute, “We are big Pink Floyd fans. That track, especially the live in Pompeii version means a lot to us, we even made a huge visual reference in our video for ‘Hanuman’. Besides that, the lyrics are even more relevant now than they were 45 years ago, the search for knowledge about ourselves, it’s becoming a key element for survival these days, that’s what evolution is all about at the end of the day.”

Listen to the impressive, nearly 19-minute interpretation of “Echoes” below:

Rodrigo y Gabriela – “Echoes” [Pink Floyd cover]

The two will hit the road for a run of global tour dates this spring beginning on April 13th in Munich. The North American leg of their 2019 tour is scheduled to start on May 4th in Austin, TX, and continue into the summer months before wrapping on July 9th with a performance in Bayfield, WI. You can check out a full list of upcoming dates below, or head over to Rodrigo Y Gabriela’s website for more ticket info to all their upcoming shows.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela 2019 Tour Dates

13 – Munich, GERMANY – Technikum
15 – Berlin, GERMANY – Columbia Theater
17 – Bourges, FRANCE – Printemps de Bourges
18 – Luxembourg City, LUXEMBOURG – den Atelier
19 – Brussels, BELGIUM – Cirque Royal
21 – Dublin, IRELAND – Olympia Theatre
24 – London, ENGLAND – Roundhouse
25 – Paris, FRANCE – L’Olympia
27 – Chamonix, FRANCE – Musilac Mont Blanc *

4 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
5 – Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival *
15 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
17 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
18 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
23 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
24 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre

1 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
2 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
4 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
5 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion
7 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap Filene Center
8 – Cleveland, OH – LaureLive *
9 – Grand Rapids, MI – Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater

3 – Montreal Jazz Fest – Montreal, Canada *
5 – Ottawa Bluesfest – Ottawa, ON *
9 – Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua – Bayfield, WI
13 – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery – Woodinville, WA
14 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater
16 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield Amphitheater
18 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavillion
21 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theater
26 – Reno, NV – Harrah’s Reno, The Plaza
28 – Denver, CO – Denver Botanic Gardens


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