RODRIGUEZ To Perform at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

Mar 18, 2013

BROOKLYN (March, 18, 2013) – Resurgent troubadour Rodriguez – the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man – is performing at Barclays Center on Wednesday, October 9. The concert at Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center continues one of the most remarkable musical comebacks in recent memory on Rodriguez’s wildly popular U.S. tour itinerary.

Tickets for Rodriguez at Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center- go on sale Friday, March 22 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center, located at 620 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, starting Monday, March 25 (if still available).

At the dawn of the 1970s, singer-songwriter Sixto Rodríguez, the Detroit-bred son of Mexican immigrants, released the albums Cold Fact and Coming from Reality, filled with uncompromising yet graceful folk-rock songs depicting poverty, missed opportunities, and inner-city life. The albums gained little attention at the time, and Rodriguez eventually drifted away from music.

Unbeknownst to Rodriguez, bootleg copies of his albums had made him a platinum-level star in South Africa, where his raw, topical songs made him a folk hero in the fight against apartheid—as well as the subject of numerous rumors, including one that he'd committed suicide.

Two South African fans, eager to separate fact from myth, embarked on an investigation to find out what really happened to Rodriguez. Their search became the foundation for Searching for Sugar Man, which has won international acclaim from critics, film festivals and from viewers, who have embraced Rodriguez's unique songs and inspirational story.

Rodriguez's surprise resurgence has inspired a return to live performance for the artist, who has played to rapturous concert crowds in several major cities, as well as on The Late Show with David Letterman, Tonight Show with Jay Leno and in feature stories on his unlikely comeback on 60 Minutes and CNN.

Read the New York Times story here
Watch the film trailer here

Visit online: www.rodriguez-music.com 

Wed, October 9, 8 p.m. Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center
Tickets: $49.50, $69.50, $79.50, Ticketmaster/ On Sale 3/22 @ 10 a.m.