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Cult singer-songwriter Rodriguez will return to London in 2015 to make his Royal Albert Hall debut. This 2015 show will be Rodriguez’s first performance at London’s most iconic venue and follows sell-out concerts at prestigious venues around the world.
Rodriguez’s rise to international fame is one of the most fascinating stories in music. After the release of two little-sold albums in the early 1970s, his music became hugely successful in South Africa, Australia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, unbeknownst to him.
Years later a group of loyal South African fans set out to establish what had happened to their hero, only to discover he was still alive! Their successful journey and Rodriguez’s life-story and body of songwriting were retold in 2012’s BAFTA and Academy Award-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man.
Rodriguez first appeared on the Detroit music scene in 1967 when he released 'I'll Slip Away' on the Impact label, which was incorrectly credited to "Rod Riguez". In 1969 he went back into the studio and the 'Cold Fact' album was completed and released in March 1970 on the Sussex label.
Although Rodriguez' second album, 'Coming From Reality', was recorded in London and released two years later with high hopes, both albums soon disappeared off the US radar due to financial problems with his label.
Tickets for Rodriguez at the Royal Albert Hall go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 1 October 2014
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