Big Concerts is bringing the legendary Rodríguez back to South Africa to perform in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town in January and February 2016.
Sixto Rodriguez, the legendary singer-songwriter popularly known as Rodríguez, began performing in bars and clubs around Detroit in the 1960s. It was here that he recorded two studio albums, Cold Fact in 1969 and Coming from Reality in 1971. These compositions went unnoticed in the US. 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.
Rodríguez 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 unexpected renaissance of his music career. This story is told in the 2012 documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, which has given Rodríguez a new measure of fame worldwide. Watch the Oscar® winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, on M-Net Movies Showcase at 15:00 on Tuesday 26 January, and at 16:32 on Friday 29 January.
Rodríguez has perhaps one of the most unique true stories of fleeting fame finally realised. Rodríguez 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 stood the test of time, the story of Rodríguez is one of sweet success.
His last tour to South Africa sold out in minutes, performing to over 40 000 fans across 9 shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
M-Net Movies has a limited number of tickets to give away to the following Rodríguez concerts:
29 January, Johannesburg
1 February, Durban
3 Feruary, Port Elizabeth
6 February, Cape Town
All you need to do, to stand a chance of winning is fill out the form below.
Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
E-mail confirmation will be sent to the entrants to confirm their ticket allocation.
The competition closes on Wednesday 27 January 2016.
Entry is only open to residents of South Africa.
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