RODRIGO Y GABRIELA ROCK THE WHITE HOUSE
Congratulations to Noone Casey client Rodrigo y Gabriela who played The White House in Washington DC last night (Wednesday 19th May) for the President and Mrs. Obama; and their guests the Mexican President Felipe Hinojosa and the First Lady of Mexico Margarita Zavala. This is only the second state dinner the Obama’s have hosted at The White House; and is another extraordinary achievement for the Mexican acoustic rockers; sharing the stage on this occasion with Obama favourite Beyonce.
The intimate black tie gathering of around 200 guests was a dramatic contrast with Rod & Gab’s recent sell out Radio City Music Hall gig to 6,000 raucous punters. Drawing on material from their new album “11:11” and their previous self-titled long player, they rocked 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in their own inimitable fashion.
This exclusive by-invitation-only performance comes at the end of Rod & Gab’s current US tour; and happily coincides with the news that global sales for their record releases to date have just topped one million albums worldwide; which is a remarkable achievement for the band, their management and network of label licensing partners.
Rodrigo y Gabriela are now taking a short, well-earned break to cheer Mexico on in the World Cup, before returning to Europe for festival shows at the end of June.