Rodriguez – Tickets – Plaza LIVE Orlando – Orlando, FL – February 25th, 2018


Produced by AEG PRESENTS



Sunday, Feb 25, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$29.50 - $65.00

This event is all ages

Rodriguez, the legendary singer-songwriter known only by his surname, is a self-taught guitarist. He
began performing in bars and clubs around the city of Detroit in the 1960s, as the city suffered postindustrial
urban decay. It was there that he recorded two studio albums, Cold Fact in 1969 and Coming
from Reality in 1971 released on Sussex records. These recordings went unnoticed in the U.S. and
Rodriguez eventually turned his efforts elsewhere, earning a bachelor's degree in philosophy from
Wayne State University, running for political office and working construction and factory jobs to support
his family.
In the mid-1970s, his music gained airplay in Australia and New Zealand. He has since toured there
several times, to play festivals, arenas & theaters. He released “Rodriguez Rocks – Live In Australia “ in
2016 on Light in the Attic Records and has just completed a multi-city tour of Australia in
November/December of 2016.
In the late 1990s, South African fans finally sought him out, leading to the unanticipated renaissance of
his music career. Their story is told in the 2012 Oscar award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar
Man, directed by Malik Bendjelloul , which has given Rodriguez a new measure of fame in the U.S. with
his music and story now reaching audiences worldwide. The film has been aired multiple times on PBS
and public TV worldwide and is available on DVD and streaming TV.
Rodriguez was unaware that he had reached legendary folk-rock super stardom status in South Africa,
where mistaken rumors circulated that he had perished. As it turns out, South African anti-Apartheid
activists and musicians alike were inspired by his counterculture lyrics. At the beginning of 2016 he went
on a multi-city tour of South Africa, often playing multiple nights in arenas.
Rodriguez now tours extensively in South Africa, Australia, Europe, Canada and the U.S., where he takes
thoughtful appreciation in greeting longtime fans, and a new generation of listeners who find common
ground in his music. His albums, Cold Fact and Coming from Reality have been re-released on Light in
the Attic Records and the Searching for Sugar Man soundtrack is available on Sony Legacy. International
media attention, awareness and accolades have since been bestowed upon both the documentary -
Searching for Sugar Man and Rodriguez’s music.
He has perhaps one of the most unique true music business stories of fleeting fame finally realized.
Rodriguez is enjoying the collective heartfelt dream of a musician, beating the odds and finding a place
in music history. With a music career that has withstood the test of time; the story of Rodriguez is one of
sweet success.
Victory's music is a fusion between Soul music and Folk Music. Whether Victory is performing classics or original compositions, she has a way of tailoring each song with her voice and guitar to fit her unique style. Some people say that Victory is in the lane of Tracy Chapman, Roberta Flack, and Nina Simone. But beyond those three, Victory brings an entirely new youthful element to the music world, an indescribable spiritual depth mixed with her youthful interpretation of sound influencing her artistic expressions. Moreover Victory colors a lot of her musical arrangements with rich jazz chords as she is rooted and grounded in Jazz tradition.