30th October 2006
RODRIGUEZ CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT
Underground cult figure and musical icon Rodriguez will be making his highly anticipated return to the London stage when he plays the Shepherds Bush Empire on Thursday 23 November 2006.
This one-off appearance follows last years first ever UK shows at the Forum - where this reclusive artist was enthusiastically received by the expat South African and Aussie communities.
He literally stepped out of the Detroit shadows and filled the Kentish Town Forum with adoring and ecstatic fans.
He also made a significant impact on an informed London music audience, who had been tipped off to the Rodriguez experience, and were recent converts to his still-astonishing album "Cold Fact".
Released in 1970, these spooky tales of social alienation, drug induced paranoia and doomed relationships still sound so compelling today, making "Cold Fact" both a landmark album and an undiscovered gem.
At the age of 65 Rodriguez cuts a cryptic and mysterious figure in a musical world populated by mass exposure and instant information - yet he still maintains a strange, almost religious hold over those who know his music
"THE SINGER WHO CAME BACK FROM THE DEAD"
How the UK music press is discovering RODRIGUEZ for the first time:
"REMARKABLE AND SLYLY SUBVERSIVE" TIME OUT - LONDON
"I'D NEVER HEARD ANYTHING QUITE LIKE IT"
DAVID HOLMES - DJ & COMPOSER
"PITCHED SOMEWHERE BETWEEN BOB DYLAN AND LOVE"
"ONE OF MICHIGAN'S FORGOTTEN SONS" MOJO
"AN AUTHENTIC AMERICAN ICON" THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
All questions about this London gig should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org