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2013-01-11 08:59
Cape Town – Big Concerts announced that another Cape Town show has been added for legendary singer-songwriter Rodriguez's tour in South Africa in February.

With three sold-out shows so far in Cape Town, the extra performance was added due to an overwhelming demand and will be taking place on Saturday, 9 February. This will also mark the first performance for Rodriguez in Cape Town.

Tickets for the extra show are on sale via Big Concert's website, or at any Shoprite, Checkers or Computicket store.

Rodriguez is also scheduled to perform at the Big Top Arena Carnival City on 12, 13, 15, 16 and 18 February in Johannesburg. All tickets for these shows have been sold out.

Folk hero

The Mexican-American singer-songwriter, known simply as Rodriguez, has been forming his music career in Detroit since the early 1960s.

It was also during this time that he launched his debut album Cold Fact. The album had been banned by the then apartheid government, but a bootleg recording of the album found its way into South Africa and became the official album for the young liberal resistance.

For the next two decades it was a nationwide phenomenon.

Yet, back in Detroit, Rodriguez had no idea that his music had made him a household hero for many in South Africa.

After rumours that Rodriguez had committed suicide, two South African fans set out on a journey to find out what really happened to their hero.

This eventually led to the making of the documentary Searching For Sugar Man, which achieved great success at this year's Sundance Festival in Utah.

The film has also been nominated for Best Documentary at the 2013 Oscars.

Rodriguez tour itinerary and prices:

Johannesburg - Presented by Talk Radio 702 and M-Net

12, 13, 15, 16, 18 February
Big Top Arena Carnival City
Tickets all sold out!

Cape Town - Presented by 567 Cape Talk and M-Net

9, 10, 20, 21 February
Grand West Arena
Tickets still available for the 9 February show priced from R310 - R520

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