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Details of Rodriguez and the Ticket Luck value
Rodriguez, also referred to as Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, is a Detroit-based folk musician who is best known for recent albums Coming from Reality, Cold Fact and Searching for Sugar, all three of which were released in 2012 and made it on peak charting position across Sweden, New Zealand, Norway, The Netherlands, France, Denmark, Belgium, Australia and the Unites States. He began his career in the early seventies with the release of two barley successful albums, followed by brief touring across Australia. Though his work as an artist was apparently short-lived near him at the time, he had no idea about the success and influence of his songs in South Africa, even though he was rumored to have committed suicide in that country. By the nineties, dedicated fans from South Africa managed to seek him out and contact, leading to an unforeseen revival of his career in music. This incredible story has been narrated in a winning documentary film called Searching for Sugar Man, which won a 2012 Academy Award. This happening in itself brought the artist quite some fame in his native lands. Given his moving story, it is no surprise to see why Rodriguez tickets are such sought-after treats among folk rock fans.
Rodriguez issued his first single in 1967, called I’ll Slip Away on small time record company, Impact. For the next three years, he did not produce another song until he had singed a deal with Sussex Records, which were a spin-off of Buddah Records. After he relocated to Sussex, he changed his professional title to its current form and recorded two albums; Coming from Reality and Cold Fact, released in 1971 and 1970, respectively. Since this albums failed to produce any major success, the artist was soon dismissed form the label, which itself wrapped up a few years later. At the time he was released from the record deal, he was already close to completing his third album that was released only recently. Sixto then left the idea of making music and remained in Detroit where he worked in quite a few industries, pursuing manual labor work like demolition, still living in poverty. Since he was politically inclined to improve the living conditions of the working class in the city, he registered and stood for city council. In 2013, the artist revealed that he had written thirty new songs, and was working out a plan with his producer, Steve Rowland.
All this time, though Rodriguez was certain that he had failed in America, he had yet to discover of his popularity in South Africa, Australia, New Zealnd, Rhodesia and Botswana where his songs were gaining attention on airplay. When Sussex albums’ copied finished in Australia, one of their labels purchased rights to the album by mid seventies, soon releasing two offerings alongside a compilation album. The latter included unreleased editions of his 1973 recordings with songs Can’t Get Away and I’ll Slip Away. With an all new buzz about his tunes, Sixto toured across Australia in 1979 with Mark Gillespie Band. Again unbeknownst to him, his compilation album called At His Best had gone platinum in South African lands where at one point had become the main disc-press interest selling his music around the globe. He was frequently being compared to the renowned likes of Bob Dylan. Simultaneously, some of his music was played in the spirit of anti-Apartheid anthems, impacting the works of many other musicians who were protesting against their government. All of this did not travel to the artist until 1998 which is when his daughter came across one of the websites dedicated to his music.
Today, Rodriguez’s music has won many followers in America where he is touring currently, playing at such festivals as Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival, England’s Glastonbury Festival, and Primavera Sound Festival in Spain and Portugal. His upcoming concerts are only one of kind with one of a kind dedicated fan base. So grab some Rodriguez tickets and be part of a purely loved folk rock performance.