GRAMMY®-Award-winning guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela have shared a new song from their soon-to-be-released METTAVOLUTION LIVE, an all-new double album recorded during last year’s METTAVOLUTION World Tour. The 13-track collection arrives as a 2LP, 2CD, and digital download via Rubyworks/ATO on Friday October 2; pre-orders are available now. The song, “Electric Soul,” premiered earlier today with a Q&A on American Songwriter
METTAVOLUTION LIVE was heralded in July with the release of an awe-inspiring, 20-minute-plus live version of Pink Floyd’s epic “Echoes,” audaciously reimagined for two acoustic guitars.
The release of METTAVOLUTION LIVE comes in the wake of a deeply creative period that Rod and Gab are continuing to experience in these pandemic days at home in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. One of the world’s most in-demand live acts, the duo had planned to spend this summer celebrating METTAVOLUTION and their historic GRAMMY® Award triumph with an eagerly awaited world tour. Instead, they performed an extremely popular NPR Tiny Desk (Home) performance in April, and have been releasing their daily Lumbini Sessions with inspired live versions of their favorite metal songs, film themes, jazz tunes, RyG album cuts as well as covers of Motorhead, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Dave Brubeck, Van Morrison, Lil Nas X, Radiohead and more. Most recently, Rod and Gab just launched their new Patreon
, “Music From The Field,” where they will be sharing previously unreleased tracks, new Patreon-only audio and video, plus regular AMAs, Metta talks, exclusive merchandise offers and more.
THE “MUSIC FROM THE FIELD” TRAILER
NPR’S TINY DESK (HOME) PERFORMANCE
THE LUMBINI SESSIONS
“Hearing this recording is to be able to reconnect with our marvelous fans from our live gigs during 2019,” say Rodrigo y Gabriela, “the year we got to promote our METTAVOLUTION album all over the world. That was the very moment we felt truly complete as artists and musicians.”
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RODRIGO Y GABRIELA
RELEASE DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2