Rodrigo Y Gabriela to Collaborate on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Soundtrack

Rodrigo Y Gabriela have certainly landed themselves a sweet gig. The guitar duo is collaborating with Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer on the score for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides . Zimmer recently described the collaboration.

“The way we are working, the three of us are sitting in a room, I play average keyboards and they play brilliant guitars and we’re writing cues together. There’s a force, a ferocity about their sound.”

Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack on May 17, 2011. The movie comes out in theaters on May 20, 2011.

Rod and Gab will tour Australia, New Zealand, and the US during April and May. Contrapuntist and I saw them last summer, and it was a tremendous show (read our review here). Tour dates are as follows:

April 17     West Coast Blues and Roots Festival, Fremantle, WA, Australia   Tickets
April 19     Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia Tickets
April 20     Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia Tickets
April 22     Blues Fest, Byron Bay, Australia Tickets
April 24     Grassroots Festival, Aukland, New Zealand Tickets
May 30     Sasquatch Festival, George, WA, USA Tickets

The duo will also perform on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13 at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Buika and Javier Limón will join Rod and Gab to add some Spanish flair on both shows.  Visit the Hollywood Bowl website for ticket information.

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