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2012-10-31 13:50
Cape Town – Big Concerts announced on Wednesday that an extra Cape Town show has been added for legendary singer-songwriter Rodriguez's tour to South Africa in 2013.

With three sold-out shows so far, the extra performance was added due to an overwhelming demand and will be taking place on Thursday, 21 February 2013, a day after the initial show on 20 February.

Tickets for the extra show are on sale via Big Concert's website.

Rodriguez is also scheduled to perform at the Big Top Arena Carnival City on 15 and 16 February in Johannesburg.

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 secured him as 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 a documentary, Searching For Sugar Man, which achieved great success at this year's Sundance Festival in Utah.

The movie is still showing at selected Ster-Kinekor cinemas nationwide.

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