Rodrigo y Gabriela will go back on the road to support their new album, Area 52, due out January 23rd, 2012. The album represents the first time the couple with the dueling guitars has enlisted the help of other musicians for their records – C.U.B.A., a 13-piece Cuban orchestra, features on the upcoming release. Says Rodrigo:

“The album is called Area 52 because we felt like Mulder and Scully approaching this—it was just a crazy idea, to see if a big Cuban band could play our music, a step in the dark. We knew it was out there, everyone has heard of Area 51, but we wanted to take it a little further.”

Rodrigo y Gabriela’s 2012 tour dates (buy tickets):

4/03 – Seattle, WA – The Paramount Theatre
4/04 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
4/05 – Oakland, CA – The Fox Theatre
4/07 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium
4/10 – Broomfield, CO – 1STBANK Center
4/12 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
4/13 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
4/14 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
4/16 – Toronto, CA – Massey Hall
4/20 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
4/21 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
4/23 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
4/25 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
4/26 – Charlottesville, VA – Charlottesville Pavilion
4/28 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
5/01 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
5/04 – New Orleans, LA – Jazz Fest
5/05 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s

Watch the trailer for the couple’s next album, Area 52, below: