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Rodriguez will return to South Africa again in 2016.


Singer-songwriter Rodriguez just can’t stay away. The legendary musician will visit South African again next year, for a fourth tour here.

His last tour to South Africa, in 2013, sold out in minutes and he performed to over 40 000 fans across 9 shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

The musician, known only by his surname, began performing in bars and clubs around the city of Detroit in the 1960s, and it was there that he recorded two studio albums, Cold Fact (1969) and Coming from Reality (1971). These compositions went unnoticed in the U.S. and 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.

Rodriguez 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 unanticipated renaissance of his music career.

The musician put a face to the myth when he performed here in 1998, returning in 2012 and 2013.

The story of the quest to find Rodriguez is told in the 2012 Oscar award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugarman, which has given Rodríguez a new measure of fame worldwide.

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 8th July at 9am from www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket.

Tour Information


Friday 29th January 2016 at The Ticketpro Dome

Ticket Prices: R395 – R680


Sunday 31st January 2016 at the ICC Durban Arena

Ticket Prices: R340 – R625

Port Elizabeth

Wednesday 3rd February 2016 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Outer Fields

Ticket Prices: R480

Cape Town

Friday 5th February and Saturday 6th February 2016 at Grand Arena, GrandWest

Ticket Prices: R395 – R680

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