One of the biggest documentary successes of 2012 was festival favourite Searching For Sugar Man, a terrific musical detective story which followed a couple of avid South African fans as they attempted to track down what happened to their favourite musician, Rodriguez. The Detroit-based singer-songwriter has since been thrust into the limelight following decades of obscurity, earning some much-deserved acclaim for his two great albums — 1970’s Cold Fact and 1971’s Coming From Reality — and appearing on the likes of Letterman and Leno late last year. Sixto Rodriguez is now embarking on a world tour that includes two New Zealand dates in March, which will mark his first appearance in the country.
Check out the dates and ticketing details for Rodriguez below:
March 16, 2013. Wellington Town Hall, Wellington
March 17, 2013. The Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
Tickets available from Ticketek from January 29.
Watch Rodriguez perform ‘Crucify Your Mind’ on the Late Show with David Letterman below.
Watch the trailer for Searching For Sugar Man below.