RODRIGUEZ full UK Tour Winter 2012, SELLS OUT Royal Festival Hall and The Roundhouse – extra London date added
To see Rodriguez live is to see a Phoenix risen from the ashes. British fans of the cult performer and subject of critical smash movie Searching For Sugar Man (soundtrack out now, DVD will be available Nov 19th) now have a chance to catch a rare performances this winter across the UK.
Rodriguez’s recently rediscovered back catalogue is packed with social commentary, brilliant tunes and, in the case of his 1970 album Cold Fact – a genuine psychedelic classic. These live dates will see them performed by the man himself, backed by full band – and he’s never sounded better.
Fri 16 Nov The Roundhouse, London – http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/productions/rodriguez
Sat 17 Nov The Royal Festival Hall, London – SOLD OUT
Sun 18 Nov The Roundhouse, London – SOLD OUT
Thu 22 Nov The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool – http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/event_ate_15437a.html
Sat 24 Nov The Sage Gateshead – http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/home_rodriguez.html
Sun 25 Nov The Usher Hall, Edinburgh – http://www.usherhall.co.uk/whats-on/rock-and-pop/2922/5623/rodriguez.html
Tue 27 Nov The Button Factory, Dublin – http://www.ticketmaster.ie/artist/1300544
Wed 28 Nov The Empire Music Hall, Belfast – http://www.ticketmaster.ie/event/1800491FE3645BE1?artistid=1300544&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=2
Fri 30 Nov The Dome, Brighton – http://www.brightondome.org/events/RODRIGUEZ—Searching-for-Sugar-Man/4951
Sat 1 Dec The Colston Hall, Bristol – http://www.seetickets.com/Event/RODRIGUEZ-PHANTOM-LIMB/Colston-Hall/663370
Sun 2 Dec The Academy, Manchester – http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/home_rodriguez.html
Catch his recent performance on David Letterman here:
Rodriguez’s label LIGHT IN THE ATTIC (http://lightintheattic.net/) will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary this October in style with shows, Road Trips and special 7″ series including one from Iggy Pop! Hit back for more info, they also have another mighty fine release lined up for you all this November…
RAY STINNETT ‘A Fire Somewhere’ released 12th November on Light In The Attic – http://lightintheattic.net/releases/755-a-fire-somewhere
“I used to be accused of being ahead of my time, so I took some time off.” Ray Stinnett
Summer of ’69. Ray Stinnett, original guitarist in Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs (“Wooly Bully”), finds himself leaving Memphis for the Morning Star Ranch in Northern California. In keeping with the zeitgeist of the times, he tunes in and drops out. Fast forward to ’71 and Ray is back in Memphis recording his masterpiece for A&M at the legendary Fame and Ardent Studios with assistance from Booker T. and co-mixer/engineer Richard Rosebrough (Chris Bell, Big Star). A&M shelves the album and 41 years just slide by. That’s the story and here’s where it ends up. Over 40 years in the making, A Fire Somewhere is an album oozing with swampy Southern charm. A perfect melding of Memphis soul and San Francisco psych-rock.