Singer- songwriter Rodriguez will play shows around Australia in addition to the BluesFest gig at Byron Bay.Rodriguez, who recorded his debut album ‘Cold Fact’ 40 years ago, has shows planned for Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide on this upcoming visit.
Sixto Rodriguez is somewhat of an enigma in the music industry. He has only even made two studio albums. The second album ‘Coming From Reality’ was released in 1971.
The two albums had little impact in their day but when Sydney radio broadcaster Holger Brockman began playing Rodriguez on his 2 Double J program in the mid 70s, Rodriguez became a cult star in Australia.
Rodriguez came out of obscurity and toured Australia in 1979 and 1981.
In 2002, his song ‘Sugar Man’ was included on David Holmes mix album ‘Come Get It I Got It’ and Triple J got behind him once again. The song was also included in the 2006 movie ‘Candy’ starring Heath Ledger.
As well as BluesFest (April 1- 5), other Rodriguez dates are:
Rodriguez - Tour Dates
The Tivoli, Brisbane - Tuesday 31/03/2010 Tickets on sale through Ticktek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au
The Basement, Sydney - Monday 05/04/2010 and Tuesday 06/04/10 Tickets on sale through Box Office (02) 9251 2797 or www.thebasement.com.au
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne - Thursday 08/04/2010 and Friday 09/04/10 Tickets on sale through Box Office (03) 9427 9198 or www.cornerhotel.com
The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Adelaide - Saturday 10/04/2010 Tickets on sale through VenueTix (08) 8225 8888 or MoshTix 1300 438 849
The Factory Theatre, Sydney - Sunday 11/04/2010 Tickets on sale through Box Office (02) 9550 3666 or www.factorytheatre.com.au or Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au