COMPETITION! Win tickets to Rodriguez concert

2015-12-09 06:00
: Rodriguez during a concert in Johannesburg in 2013.  photo: Denzil Maregele

: Rodriguez during a concert in Johannesburg in 2013. photo: Denzil Maregele

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THE legendary Rodriguez will be returning to South Africa to perform in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town in January and February 2016.

He will be performing at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium outer fields on Wednesday, February 3.

Rodriguez, the legendary singer-songwriter 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 in 1969 and Coming from Reality in 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.

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

He has perhaps one of the most unique true stories of fleeting fame finally realized. Rodriguez 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 withstood the test of time; the story of Rodriguez is one of sweet success.

His last tour to SA sold out in minutes performing to over 40 000 fans across nine shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Tickets can be bought from Computicket.

Win! Win! Win!

We have five double tickets to give away to the Rodriguez concert in PE.

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