A Rodriguez Australian Tour 2014 has been announced, with the legendary singer-songwriter returning for a full-scale run of national dates.

The enigmatic, one-of-a-kind musician will perform in venues in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, and two special concerts at the Sydney Opera House this October and November, courtesy of Niche Productions.

Tickets on sale on Thursday 29th August 28 at 12pm local time. Niche members will have access to a pre-sale on Tuesday 26th August at 12pm. For further details or to sign up to the mailing list please visit www.nicheproductions.com.au.

These are Rodriguez’ first Australian shows in nearly two years, since playing as part of the Bluesfest 2012 lineup and a series of headline shows, off the back of Oscar-winning 2012 documentary Searching For Sugar Man. 

The film tells the amazing story of Rodriguez, that began with the self-taught guitarist playing in bars and clubs around Detroit in the 1960s, and ultimately saw him reach legendary folk-rock super stardom status in South Africa.

Along the way, Rodriguez recorded two studio albums in Detroit, Cold Fact (1969) and Coming from Reality (1971). These albums went unnoticed in the U.S. and Rodriguez eventually turned his efforts elsewhere, 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.

In the mid-1970s, Rodriguez’s music gained airplay in Australia and New Zealand and he toured here finding limited success in the late 70s, returning in 1981 when Midnight Oil joined him for some shows.

Unbeknownst to Sixto Rodriguez, South African anti-Apartheid activists and musicians alike were inspired by Rodriguez’s counterculture lyrics and he reached super stardom status in South Africa. However due to unsubstantiated rumours that he had died, 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., where he takes thoughtful appreciation in greeting long-time fans, and a new generation of listeners who find common ground in his music.

Don’t miss your chance to have an audience with this unique musical figure, on the Rodriguez Australian Tour 2014.

Rodriguez Australian Tour 2014

Tickets on sale on Thursday 29th August 28 at 12pm local time. Niche members will have access to a pre-sale on Tuesday 26th August at 12pm.

Sunday October 19 Brisbane – Convention Centre
Tickets: www.ticketek.com.au, 132 849

Tuesday October 21 Sydney – Opera House
Thursday October 23 Sydney – Opera House
Tickets: www.sydneyoperahouse.com, 02 9270 7111

Saturday October 25 Melbourne – Palais Theatre
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.au, 136 100

Wednesday October 29 Adelaide – AEC Theatre
Tickets: www.ticketek.com.au, 132 849

Friday November 7 Perth – Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.au, 136 100

More info at www.rodriguez-music.com and www.nicheproductions.com.au