Big Concerts adds 4th CT Rodriguez show

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


Comments

  • christopher.laurenz.5 - 2013-01-11 09:43

    Brilliant. And well done to the makers of the documentary. So beautifully shot and also creating that 70's feel footage, and well edited together with the old footage. You have to win the Oscars!! All the best!

  • christopher.laurenz.5 - 2013-01-11 09:46

    Ps; Come to Durban!!

  • stuart.scully.31 - 2013-01-11 09:56

    Once again Durban misses out!

  • les.silverstone - 2013-01-11 10:11

    Heart rending story and excellent film . Recognition of this singer poet,songwriter way overdue. His humility is very touching too.Credit to the local lads , who did the sleuthing!

  • cheryl.dormer - 2013-01-11 10:16

    What about Durban???????????????? This is soooooooo not cool...

  • mark.burton.1213 - 2013-01-11 10:44

    WHAT ABOUT DURBAN????????

  • donovan.marais.98 - 2013-01-11 10:51

    "This will mark the first performance for Rodriguez in Cape Town." Weird because I went to his concert in Cape Town about 10 years ago...

      mike.bundy.73 - 2013-01-11 12:30

      It's poorly written, I think they meant that the extra concert date is actually earlier than the existing three, therefore the first concert of this tour.

  • peteralr - 2013-01-11 10:55

    The manner in which Big Concerts snubs Durban is a disgrace. Big Concerts you should be ashamed. I can only hope an outfit that has the entire countries best interests at heart can be born to rival the selfish Big Concerts attitude towards Durban.

  • vernor.koopman - 2013-01-11 13:17

    My favourate,SUGARMAN

  • richard.young.1253236 - 2013-01-11 16:26

    Do Durban, but also Wilderness/Knysna - that's where his daughter lives as well as where he did a gig on his first South Africa visit. I hope he makes up alot of those lost earnings from the 70s and 80s and doesn't get ripped by anyone ever again.

  • micky.kerfox - 2013-01-16 10:17

    Durban tickets will sell out if we had a Rodriguez concert here. They just expect Durban people to travel to C.T and JHB all the time to sell out there seats, but why can't JHB people travel to Durbs for a change to help sell out our concert if they think it will not sell out?

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