'Sugar Man' Star Rodriguez Booked for Coachella, Glastonbury

Rediscovered Detroit singer-songwriter to grace big stages

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Rodriguez, the Detroit singer-songwriter at the center of the Oscar-nominated documentary Searching for Sugar Man, will perform at the Coachella, Glastonbury and Primavera festivals this year, Billboard reports. Rodriguez, now 70, released a pair of albums on Clarence Avant's Sussex records in the early Seventies. The records failed to catch on in the U.S. but made Rodriguez a massive figure in South Africa, unbeknownst to him. He returned to tour South Africa in 1998, and in 2008, Light in the Attic records re-released his two albums, Cold Fact and Coming From Reality.

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Rodriguez will tour South Africa and Australia before his festival appearances, starting February 9th in Cape Town. Coachella is set for April 12th-14th and 19th-21st. Primavera is set for May 22nd-26th, and Glastonbury is scheduled for June 26th-30th. For more information, visit Rodriguez's website.

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