March 23, 2007 21:42

Rodrigo Sanchez of Rodrigo Y Gabriela cleared for visa

US Homeland security finally allow Mexican musician in

Rodrigo Sanchez of Rodrigo Y Gabriela cleared for visa
Rodrigo Sanchez of Ireland-based Mexican duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela, has finally got his working visa at the American Embassy in Mexico City, after being refused entry to the US while on tour.

The United States Embassy suspended his already approved P-1 Entertainer Visa to confirm he is not an individual with a similar name who is barred from receiving a visa.

Sanchez was detained in Mexico leading to the cancellation of half a dozen US shows including a scheduled appearance at last week’s South By Southwest festival in Austin.

Sanchez had previously entered and exited the US without any problem.

He is now officially clear to continue Rodrigo Y Gabriela’s US tour beginning on April 14 in Los Angeles.

They will play:

Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre KCRW Sounds Eclectic Evening (April 14)
New York, NY Webster Hall (16)
Boston, MA Roxy Theatre (17)
Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory (18)
Washington, DC Grosvenor Auditorium (20)
Portland, OR Berbati's Pan (22)
Portland, OR Aladdin Theatre (23)
Seattle, WA Showbox Theatre (24)
San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom at Regency Center (26)
Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst (27)
Indio, CA Coachella (29)
Denver, CO The Ogden Theatre (May 1)
Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre (4)
Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival (June 14)
Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery (27)
New York, NY Central Park Summerstage (July 1)

--By our New York staff.
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