The Legendary Rodriguez Returns To SA In 2016

If you missed out last time, don’t delay in securing your spot to see Rodriguez live in concert in South Africa.

The legendary singer-song-writer will be performing in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town at the end of January and beginning of February 2016.

Rodriguez started performing back in the 1960s, where he featured at a number of bars and clubs in the city of Detroit in the USA.

He went on to record two albums, ‘Cold Fact’ and ‘Coming from Reality’, but they did not light up the charts in the USA and he decided to study philosophy before following different career paths to provide for his family.

In this time, his music had given him star-status in South Africa – and he reportedly even managed to outsell the ‘King’, Elvis Presley, in the country.

However, rumours in South Africa had led many to believe that Rodriguez had committed suicide, until fans managed to make contact with him in the 1990s.

This sparked his music career back to life and the incredible story was told in the Academy Award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man.

His last visit to South Africa was sold out in minutes, as he went on to perform his hits to over 40 000 fans in nine shows held in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

His 2016 tour of South Africa starts on 29 January 2016, at the Dome in Johannesburg. He then heads to Durban for two shows at the ICC Durban Arena on 31 January and 1 February.

A show at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium follows on 3 February before his final two appearances, which take place at the Grand Arena in Cape Town on 5 and 6 February.

For more details on the shows, check out the event page on Big Concerts’ official website.