When Sixto Rodriguez recorded his debut album Cold Fact in 1969, he dreamed of pop stardom. But, far from the epicentre of the late ’60s folkie scene, the Detroit-based son of Mexican immigrants found that his defining statement was criminally overlooked. Over time though, Cold Fact was rediscovered in the strangest places, despite its fans presumed its creator dead. By ’98 he was playing a series of sold-out arena shows in South Africa and Australia.
The film Searching For Sugar Man, released at the end of this month, celebrates his extraordinary body of legendary songwriting – and now he returns to the UK for a series of special concerts.
All London shows at Roundhouse and Royal Festival Hall are now sold out.