Legendary Rodriguez to tour SA in 2013

The original Sugar Man, Rodriguez, will return to South Africa for live shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town.  The two performances are scheduled on Friday 15 February at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City Johannesburg and Wednesday 20 February at the Grand Arena, GrandWest Cape Town. The Mexican-American singer-songwriter known simply as, “Rodriguez" had been working on his music career in Detroit since the early 1960s. He recorded an album in 1969 that many believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. Instead, Cold Fact bombed and the Rodriguez seemingly disappeared into obscurity, even being subject to rumours that he had committed suicide by setting himself on fire onstage and other imaginative tales. The album took on a life of its own when a bootleg recording found its way into our own South Africa. Banned by the Apartheid government, the album became a nationwide phenomenon over the next two decades, and the soundtrack to a resistance movement of liberal African youth. The tour will be produced by Big Concerts, and presented by Talk Radio 702, 567 CapeTalk and M-Net. Tickets and tour details are available from www.bigconcerts.co.za.