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Rodrigo y Gabriela set for the Vic on 10th ann. tour / Chicago Sun-Times

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When Mexico City guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela make their return to Chicago this weekend to perform consecutive nights at the Vic on June 3-4, it will not doubt feel like a homecoming. That's because Chicago was one of the first stops the duo made during their U.S. touring debut almost a decade ago. Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero spent many of their early days as a band touring throughout Ireland and Europe. But when they started performing in the states, it pushed their momentum to new heights. People started flocking toward their eclectic and adventurous style of playing. "Chicago was one of the first cities we were exposed to when we first played America," recalls Sanchez, during a recent phone interview. "It was one of the first places we played after playing so long in Europe."

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