Rodriguez Australian Tour Announced

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Singer-songwriter Rodriguez, whose life was profiled in the award-winning documentary Searching For Sugarman, will tour Australia in October and November playing Brisbane (Convention Centre, October 19), Sydney (Sydney Opera House, October 21 and 23), Melbourne (Palais Theatre, October 25), Adelaide (AEC Theatre, October 29) and Perth (Kings Park & Botanic Garden, November 7). Tickets are on sale on Thursday August 28 at 12pm local time. (Pre-sale tickets go on sale Tuesday August 26 at 12pm until Wednesday 27 August at 5pm).

Rodriguez first toured Australia in the late ’70s, returning in 1981 when Midnight Oil joined him for some shows. His two studio albums Cold Fact (1969) and Coming from Reality (1971) were popular in Australia and South Africa but generally overlooked in the USA.  Rodriguez eventually left music, 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. It wasn’t until the late 1990s that South African fans finally sought Rodriguez out, leading to the unanticipated renaissance of his music career.

Rodriguez now tours extensively in South Africa, Australia, Europe, and the U.S (he appeared at this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Rodriguez Australian Tour Dates:

Sunday October 19 – Brisbane – Convention Centre

Tickets: Ticketek, www.ticketek.com.au, 132 849

Tuesday October 21 – Sydney – Opera House

Thursday October 23 – Sydney – Opera House

Tickets: Opera House Box Office, www.sydneyoperahouse.com, 02 9270 7111

Saturday October 25 Melbourne – Palais Theatre

Tickets: Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com.au, 136 100

Wednesday October 29 Adelaide – AEC Theatre

Tickets: Ticketek, www.ticketek.com.au, 132 849

Friday November 7 Perth – Kings Park & Botanic Garden

Tickets: Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com.au, 136 100

 

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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