42 years has passed since the release of his debut album Cold Fact, and finally, Rodriguez is getting the recognition and success he deserves. His last tour in Australia in 2010 saw Rodriguez sell out multiple shows in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as selling out his show in Adelaide and two show-stopping appearances at Bluesfest.
Now – an award-winning documentary on the ‘Mystery Man’ has launched Sixto Rodriguez into a global spotlight. ‘Search for Sugarman’ – the story of two South African fans and their search over three decades to discover their hero - claimed two awards at the Sundance Film Festival, the Best Documentary Award in Moscow and the Audience Award at the Melbourne, Los Angeles and Durban Festivals.
It’s a fairy-tale story of an amazing musician, extraordinary wordsmith and talented performer, his two albums,‘Cold Fact’ and ‘Coming From Reality’ and the wonderful songs like ‘I Wonder’, Crucify Your Mind’ and the enduring anthemic ‘Sugar Man’.
“…One of the greatest, and most moving documentaries ever made” - Ali Catterall
Onstage with Rodriguez on his Australian Tour will be surf rock band The Break who comprise of the three founding members of Midnight Oil, Rob Hirst, Martin Rotsey and Jim Moginie as well as Brian Ritchie, of US band Violent Femmes, and Jack Howard from Hunters and Collectors. The quality ofthis melding of these talents is unique
The Break will also perform a support set but please note – these sideshows are strictly limited.
Come and stand shoulder to shoulder with new and old fans alike.
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