AFI, Rodrigo y Gabriela coming to the Ritz Ybor
It's been a bit of a dry spell for concert announcements at the Ritz Ybor, so it's good to see a couple of new shows crop up today: Hardcore/emo heroes AFI are coming to the club on March 16, according to their Web site. And cult Mexican troubadours Rodrigo y Gabriela will be there on March 21
The Ritz was one of the biggest success stories in the Tampa Bay concert scene in 2009, but their calendar is a little light so far for 2010. There are some very solid shows lined up (Gov't Mule Jan. 21, Flogging Molly Feb. 14, Dropkick Murphys March 5), but only one real blockbuster (the sold-out Owl City show on Feb. 3).
However, looking at their concert calendar, about a half-dozen dates say "venue booked," so perhaps the AFI and Rodrigo y Gabriela shows are the start of a slew of annoucements. As always, keep an eye out here for more.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo by Matthew Welch.