RODRIGUEZ, with JENNY O at the Masonic Temple Detroit located at 500 Temple St., Detroit, MI 48201.
Detroit Legend Rodriguez to play at Masonic Temple Theater.
Saturday, May 18th, 2013. 8pm Doors. Tickets $35/ $45
Presented by the Crofoot Ballroom.
Sixto Rodriguez, acclaimed singer/songwriter and subject of the Oscar
winning “Searching for Sugarman” returns to Detroit with his first
post-Oscar show. He will take the stage at Detroit's famed Masonic
Temple Theater, which has hosted Jimi Hendrix, the Who, David Bowie,
the Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Neil Young, the White Stripes, and
With the Oscar for “Searching for Sugar Man” as Best Documentary film,
Rodriguez has experienced an explosion of interest. A sold out show
at Pontiac's Crofoot Ballroom in November, an appearance at the Ann
Arbor Folk Festival, and several high profile TV appearances,
including 60 Minutes, Late Show with David Letterman, a CNN feature
story, and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, have reinforced Rodriguez
status as cult icon.
Sixto's story is a fairy tale come true, his album is one of the lost
classics of the '60s, a psychedelic masterpiece drenched in color and
inspired by life, love, poverty, rebellion. The album is Cold Fact,
and what's more intriguing is that its maker - a shadowy figure known
as Rodriguez - was, for many years, lost too. A decade ago, he was
rediscovered working as a day laborer in Detroit, Michigan. He was
unaware that his defining album had become not only a cult classic,
but for the people of South Africa, a beacon of revolution.
Tickets are $45 for Main Floor; $35 for Balcony, and go on sale
Friday at 10 am at TicketMaster outlets.