Rodriguez Tour 2013

With the success of the Oscar-nominated documentary Searching for Sugar Man, and his recent high-profile booking at the Coachella Music Festival, it seems Detroit native and South African cult figure Sixto Rodriguez was well poised to make the following announcement: He’s working on his third studio album. The artist popularly known as the mono-monikered Rodriguez hasn’t released a record since 1971’s Coming From Reality (although two live albums, Rodriguez Alive and Live Fact, were subsequently released in ’81 and ’98, respectively). But with the recent buzz surrounding Sugar Man – which tells the tale of the singer’s Elvis-like popularity in South Africa, and how he lived in total ignorance of the fact for decades – 70-year-old Rodriguez is understandably striking while the iron is hot and kickin’. Click here for Rodriguez Concert Tickets, Concert Dates In addition to playing the biggest music festival of the ample bunch, Rodriguez will also headline New York’s famed Beacon Theatre. It’s a pretty brief tour the singer intends to make of the US, although he does have a slew of (naturally) South African concerts coming up in mid-February. In addition to the Beacon on April 8, Arizona’s Orpheum Theatre (4/18) and Denver’s Ogden Theatre (4/30) are also part of the spring bill. For those into spoilers/who lack the DVD player to watch Searching for Sugar Man, we’ve written up a brief outline of the doc and Rodriguez’s bizarre career trajectory on our Coachella post. To see the myth-turned-mortal in person, we’ve also included a host of discount ticket links below. Be sure to check back here if/when Rodriguez adds to his US tour – or even if he decides to tack on a few more South African dates.

Rodriguez Concert Tickets

Rodriguez Concerts


4/8/2013 New York NY Beacon Theatre
4/10/2013 New York NY The Town Hall
4/12/2013 Massachusetts MA Somerville
4/14/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field (Coachella 2013)
4/18/2013 Phoenix AZ Orpheum Theatre
4/19/2013 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre
4/21/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field (Coachella 2013)
4/23/2013 San Francisco CA The Warfield
4/29/2013 Salt Lake City UT The Depot
4/30/2013 Denver CO Ogden Theatre
5/25/2013 Barcelona SP El Parc del Forum (Primavera Sound)

Rodriguez Avg. Ticket Prices

CityStateVenue NameDateAvg. Price

New York NY Highline Ballroom 8/31/2012 $175.00
Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom 11/3/2012 $50.00
Ann Arbor MI Hill Auditorium 1/25/2013 $147.80
New York NY Town Hall 4/10/2013 $211.98
Somerville MA Somerville Theatre 4/12/2013 $543.47
Indio CA Empire Polo Field 4/19/2013 $487.89
San Francisco CA The Warfield 4/23/2013 $92.35
Denver CO Ogden Theatre 4/30/2013 $127.33

Rodriguez Discography


1970 Cold Fact
1971 Coming From Reality
1981 Rodriguez Alive
1998 Live Fact

Rodriguez Past Setlist

Main Set


1 I Wonder
2 Climb Up On My Music
3 Jane S. Piddy
4 Like Janis
5 Can’t Get Away
6 Crucify Your Mind
7 Rock & Roll Medley
8 I Think of You
9 Street Boy
10 Establishment Blues
11 Redneck Wonderland
12 Inner City Blues
13 Rich Folks
14 Only Good For Conversation



1 Save the Best Til Last/What the World Needs Now is Love
2 Sugar Man
3 Forget It

Rodriguez Videos

Rodriguez: “Sugar Man”

Rodriguez: “Cause”

Rodriguez: “Can’t Get Away”