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Cult singer-songwriter Rodriguez to perform in Italy

Milan, Bologna hosting star of 'Searching for Sugar Man'

03 December, 15:13
Cult singer-songwriter Rodriguez to perform in Italy (ANSA) - Milan, December 3 - Cult American singer-songwriter Rodriguez, featured in the 2013 Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man, is coming to Italy in 2014. In March the Detroit native will perform two concerts, one in Bologna on the 22 and in Milan on the 23, playing songs from his 1969 album Cold Fact and 1970 follow-up Coming From Reality.

Once praised by critics as "better than Dylan", Rodriguez fell into obscurity after the commercial failure of both albums, except in South Africa, where his songs became anthems of cultural rebellion during apartheid. The film documents how only recently did Rodriguez come to know he was a household name in that once-isolated country, even more famous than the Rolling Stones by some accounts. Rodriguez's music has been enjoying a revival since the film's debut, sparking a worldwide tour and high-grossing record sales.