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Tickets for RODRIGUEZ at the Masonic Temple Go On Sale Tomorrow

Detroit Legend Rodriguez to play at Masonic Temple Theater. 
Saturday, May 18th, 2013 (Same day as a derby bout).
8pm Doors. Tickets $35/ $45
Presented by the Crofoot Ballroom. 

Sixto Rodriguez, acclaimed singer/songwriter and subject of the Oscar winning “Searching for Sugarman” returns to Detroit with his first post-Oscar show. He will take the stage at Detroit's famed Masonic Temple Theater, which has hosted Jimi Hendrix, the Who, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Neil Young, the White Stripes, and more. 

With the Oscar for “Searching for Sugar Man” as Best Documentary film, Rodriguez has experienced an explosion of interest. It's not surprising that he's now being booked at the Masonic Temple Theater. It's a big upgrade from when he played he Crofoot Ballroom just this last November (even though it sold out), and an astronomical difference from when he was playing a VFW Hall back in 2009. An appearance at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival, and several high profile TV appearances, including 60 Minutes, Late Show with David Letterman, a CNN feature story, and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, have reinforced Rodriguez status as cult icon.

Sixto's story is a fairy tale come true, his album is one of the lost classics of the '60s, a psychedelic masterpiece drenched in color and inspired by life, love, poverty, rebellion. The album is Cold Fact, and what's more intriguing is that its maker - a shadowy figure known as Rodriguez - was, for many years, lost too. A decade ago, he was rediscovered working as a day laborer in Detroit, Michigan. He was unaware that his defining album had become not only a cult classic, but for the people of South Africa, a beacon of revolution.

Tickets are $45 for Main Floor; $35 for Balcony, and go on sale Friday at 10 am at TicketMaster outlets.