Due to an overwhelming demand from the Wellington public, promoters of the Rodriguez show in Wellington have decided to move the performance on Saturday the 16th of March from the Wellington Town Hall to TSB Bank Arena.
Peter Noble from Bluesfest Touring has said "It would be so unfair for the wealth of fans who have missed out on tickets for the sold out Town Hall show. On Rodriguez’s first visit to New Zealand it is incredible to find such a large and enthusiastic audience. We are pleased to have Rodriguez agree to staging his one and only performance in Wellington at the TSB Arena".
The seating configuration as purchased for the Town Hall will be mirrored in the TSB Bank Arena layout with seats held for existing patrons.
Tickets will be exchanged for seats in the new venue. Ticketek will be in touch with current ticket holders either via email or phone to arrange replacement tickets. For all enquiries relating to tickets purchased phone 0800 TICKETEK.
Plain and simple, Rodriguez spits the cold facts. He drops acute humanistic observations gleamed from a Detroit-born and -bred existence. And though this talented singer-songwriter’s primary recorded output reaches back to the late sixties and early seventies, its enduring legacy has manifested itself in the most unexpected, far reaching, and mind-blowing of ways. While heads have been passing Rodriguez LPs around for a number of years in the American underground, a wave of mainstream acceptance in Australia and South Africa dating back to the 1970s has opened up new fragments of reality for the man born as Sixto Diaz Rodriguez...
Searching for Sugarman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Uvp46Z43h0):
The award-winning documentary has launched Sixto Rodriguez into a global spotlight. ‘Searching for Sugarman’ - the story of two South African fans and their search over three decades to discover their hero - claimed two awards at the Sundance Film Festival, Best Documentary at the Moscow Film Festival and the Audience Awards at Melbourne, Los Angeles and Durban Festivals.
It’s a fairy-tale story of an amazing musician, extraordinary wordsmith & talented performer.
“...One of the greatest, and most moving documentaries ever made” 5 STARS - Ali Catterall Q Magazine
“Cold Fact” “****” - MOJO
“It is one of those rare lost albums that turns out to be a genuine classic.” - Joe Tangari, Pitchfork
“A buried treasure worth its weight in gold.” - AllMusic