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February 11, 2013

Rodriguez the Sugar Man live in Cape Town: Photos and Video

The legendary Sugar Man himself, Rodriguez, performs live in Cape Town this February. Photo courtesy of Big Concerts

It’s a Cold Fact, Rodriguez fans: the legend himself rocked the Grand Arena at the Grand West Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 February, 2013.

The first in a series of comeback concerts planned for  70-year-old Sixto Rodriguez, following the phenomenal success of his Academy Award-nominated  and 2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, which was partly shot in sunny Cape Town, this weekend’s performances once again established just why this unassuming singer is such a fantastic performer.

Singing along to some of Rodriguez’s greatest hits including I WonderInner City Blues, I’ll Slip Away and more, the rapt audiences just couldn’t get enough of the mysterious recording artist. Some ardent fans took to social media platforms to quote the quirky sayings of their idol:

“Best Rodriguez quote for me? After singing "I wonder", he said to us "I DO wonder  but I really don't wanna know!" #RodriguezCPT” Pearl Gaitskill ‏@pearlgaitskill

Tickets for the concerts on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 February, 2013 are available at Computicket.

Check out the video and images of the Rodriguez’s concerts in Cape Town below:

"Amazing night with #RodriguezCPT #latergram" – capejason. Photo courtesy of capejason

A whole family of  Rodriguez fans at his concert at the Grand West Arena in Cape Town. Photo courtesy of Big Concerts

The guitarist for Rodriguez feels the vibe during the Cape Town performance! Photo courtesy of Big Concerts

Stay informed of all of the Rodrguez concerts details by joining the Big Concerts Facebook fanpage, or follow the conversation on Twitter.

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