Rodriguez, the now-legendary rock guitarist and songwriter lifted from decades of obscurity in a story revealed by the Oscar-winning documentary “Searching for Sugar Man,” will perform Feb. 23 at Fort Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse.
Tickets for the concert, put on by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and AEG Presents, cost $33-$73 at ParkerPlayhouse.com and Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954-462-0222; and at the Parker Playhouse and Broward Center box offices.
Released in 2012, “Searching for Sugar Man” tells the story of self-taught musician Rodriguez (first name Sixto), a Mexican-American resident of Detroit who returned to construction work after two albums released in the early 1970s went unappreciated by critics and unsold at record stores. But the albums became hugely popular in South Africa, where a group of fans tracked him down on the internet in the 1990s and brought him to the country for a triumphant concert tour.
Now 75, Rodriguez’s subsequent career renaissance has included performances at Radio City Music Hall, Coachella, the Newport Folk Festival and the Glastonbury Festival in England. His two original albums, “Cold Fact” and “Coming From Reality,” were re-released by Light in the Attic Records in 2009. “Searching for Sugar Man” is available on DVD and a variety of streaming sources, including Netflix.
For more information, visit Rodriguez-Music.com.