Legendary singer-songwriter Rodriguez will tour New Zealand this October prior to his Australian tour; playing in Wellington (Wednesday 15 October).
A self-taught guitarist, Rodriguez is outspoken about his fondness for playing to antipodean audiences. He played here in 2013 to longtime fans and more recent converts thanks to the success of 2012's Oscar Award winning documentary ‘Searching for Sugar Man’. It tells the story of Rodriguez’s history that began with him playing in bars and clubs around Detroit in the 1960s, and ultimately saw him reach legendary folk-rock super stardom status in South Africa.
Along the way, Rodriguez recorded two studio albums in Detroit, ‘Cold Fact’ (1969) and ‘Coming from Reality’ (1971).