Rodriguez heading back to SA in 2016

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The legendary Rodriguez will be returning to South Africa to perform in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town in January and February 2016. 

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 9am from Computicket and www.bigconcerts.co.za.

Rodriguez, the legendary singer-songwriter began performing in bars and clubs around the city of Detroit in the 1960s, and it was there that he recorded two studio albums, Cold Fact in 1969 and Coming from Reality in 1971. 

These compositions went unnoticed in the US and Rodriguez eventually turned his efforts elsewhere, earning a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Wayne State University, running for political office and working construction and factory jobs to support his family.

Rodriguez was unaware that he had reached legendary folk-rock super stardom status in South Africa, where mistaken rumours circulated that he had perished. In the late 1990s, South African fans finally sought him out, leading to the unanticipated renaissance of his music career. Their story is told in the 2012 Oscar award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugarman, which has given Rodríguez a new measure of fame worldwide.

He has perhaps one of the most unique true stories of fleeting fame finally realised. Rodriguez is enjoying the collective heartfelt dream of a musician, beating the odds and finding a place in music history. With a music career that has withstood the test of time; the story of Rodriguez is one of sweet success.

Tour Information:

Johannesburg
Friday, January 29, 2016
The Ticketpro Dome
Tickets: R395 – R680

Durban
Sunday, January 31, 2016
ICC Durban Arena
Tickets: R340 – R625

Port Elizabeth
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Outer Fields
Tickets: R480

Cape Town
Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6, 2016
Grand Arena, GrandWest
Tickets: R395 – R680

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Nikita Ramkissoon

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Nikita is a Journalism and Education lecturer by day and music Jedi master by night. She can be seen in the photography pit or stage left with her Wookie husband. She can also be found trying to source corn dogs. If you see her, buy her a corn dog. She loves corn dogs.