- $19 for one ticket to 89.9 KCRW Presents Rodrigo y Gabriela: 9 Dead Alive Tour (up to $54 value)
- When: Wednesday, May 7, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Hollywood Palladium
- General-admission standing
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the venue layout.
89.9 KCRW Presents Rodrigo y Gabriela: 9 Dead Alive Tour
- Their sound: a one-man, one-woman guitar act that incorporates elements of metal, jazz and world music
- Their breakthrough: after busking in Dublin, Ireland, they began opening for the likes of Damien Rice and David Gray
- Since then: they've sold over 1.2 million albums, performed sold-out shows across the world, played at the White House for President Obama, and scored the blockbuster films Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Puss in Boots
- Their latest album: 9 Dead Alive, which sports a rock-heavy sound and a high concept
- That concept: as Rodrigo y Gabriela described on Twitter, "each track is a personal celebration of individuals who have passed on, but through their deeds and words still resonate in the 21st century"
- A few of those individuals: Harriet Tubman, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and 19th-century Spanish guitar-maker Antonio de Torres Jurado
On Halloween 1940, hundreds of couples clad in suits and cocktail gowns flooded into a brand-new concert hall. Bas-relief pillars and crushed-velvet curtains flanked a bandstand that today would seem comically small, its curves echoed in a series of sweeping, backlit circles rippling across the ceiling and ending in a wrap-around balcony where guests could look down on the sea of elegantly coiffed heads. But most importantly, there was lots and lots of room to dance.
That’s remained true in the many decades since the Hollywood Palladium’s grand opening. Over the years, the venue has hosted everyone from Black Flag and The Ramones to The Offspring and Jay-Z, and though a flashy modern light and video system now fills the stage, it still looks out on a massive dance floor lit by anachronistic chandeliers. Of course, guests might well guess at this blend of modern spectacle and old-school panache just from the venue’s façade, whose enormous neon letters, powered by the motor of a 1955 Cadillac, tower above the marquee’s list of the big names on deck that week.
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