We already ran a ticket giveaway for this show, but we held one pair back to give to another lucky winner as the show date approaches. Yes, one of the greatest live shows that you’ll ever see is coming to The Ryman as the metal influenced latin duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have routed their world tour through Nashville on August 8th. And, just announced recently, Belgian singer-songwriter, gone international superstar Milow will be opening things up for them.
If you still need reasons to go to this show, read on below for more info and some tunes. Scroll to the bottom to enter to win tickets before Thursday August 7th at noon for a chance to win a pair of tickets. We are using a new software widget for our contest this time, so give it a shot, and let us know at [email protected] if you are having any problems. Of course, if you are not in the gambling mood or don’t want to figure out how to enter, go ahead and grab tickets here.
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA
We’ve gone on and on about the Mexican native duo, who found fame after busking on the streets in Dublin. Their unique take on flamenco and latin style music interspiced with tid bits from their love of metal. It’s an interesting idea, a fun listen, and is absolutely incredible to see live. If you’ve never seen them, but have ever heard or better yet used the term “jaw dropping”, then this is a not to miss show for you. Touring in support of their fourth LP, 9 Dead Alive, the dynamic duo has taken on more songwriting chops to accompany their obvious virtuosity with their guitars. The theme of the new album are songs written to bring to life influential figures that have inspired their musical lives. It’s really quite the interesting read, and the album is quite the listen. Check out the first single, “The Soundmaker”, which is dedicated to Antonio de Torres Jurado, who is essentially the father of the Spanish (and accordingly acoustic) guitar below.
Breakout Belgian star Jonathan Vandenbroeck has recognized success in his home county since his self-released debut, The Bigger Picture, in 2006, and it only took a couple of years for the rest of Europe to take note of the rising star. His sophomore release, Coming Of Age, was repackaged and rereleased under his current moniker of Milow in 2009, and the rest of the world was running to keep up with the bandwagon. This in large part to a completely stripped down cover of the 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland single “Ayo Technology”, which went platinum and gold in numerous European nations. 51+ million youtube views later on that track alone, and it appears that Milow is ready to bring his unique songwriting and comforting style to America. Have a listen to the breakout single below, and find out why you probably want to get there early (and take a cold shower later).
You can enter to win tickets by filling in the first name and last name fields along with your email address below. After you have entered, there will be the option to share this contest via your social media. For each person that you refer to the contest, you will receive an additional entry. So, be loud and proud of your desire to see this show to improve your chances. If you have any trouble with the new contest widget, or have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected]. Good luck!
Rodrigo y Gabriela and Milow will perform Friday August 8, 2014 at The Ryman Auditorium. The show is All Ages, begins at 8pm, and tickets are available to purchase for $35-$45.