RODRIGUEZ CANCELS HIS APPEARANCE AT PRIMAVERA SOUND AND WILL GIVE A CONCERT ON THE 8th JULY IN BARCELONA

For reasons beyond the control of the festival, Rodriguez has decided to cancel his concerts at Primavera Sound scheduled for Saturday 25th May in the Parc del Fòrum of Barcelona and Friday 31st May in the Parque da Cidade of Porto. According to the communiqué released by the artist: “After many months of tour, Rodriguez has had to make the difficult decision to cancel and reschedule the first week of his European tour in an attempt to preserve his well-being and stamina and therefore will not be able to perform at Primavera Sound”.

The Detroit musician will however perform on the 8th July in the Poble Espanyol in Barcelona.

Those of you who have a day ticket for the Saturday 25th May in Barcelona or Friday 31st May in Porto and who in the light of Rodriguez’s cancellation no longer want to go to the event will be able to exchange their day ticket for a ticket valid for his concert on the 8th July in Barcelona. In order to do so you will have to send an email from Monday 20th until Friday 24th May to portal@primaverasound.com with the subject “ Rodriguez concert”. After this deadline you will receive a ticket that you will have to present on the day of the concert along with the corresponding unused day ticket. If your ticket has been used to get into the festival you will not be allowed into the concert.

Those of you who have a full festival ticket or a day ticket for Saturday 25th May in Barcelona and who decide to attend the festival anyway, will have the opportunity to buy a ticket for the Rodriguez concert at the price of 5€. These tickets will only be on sale on the Saturday 25th at the festival ticket offices from midday until 10 pm or until they sell out. It will only be possible to buy one ticket per person on presentation of a full festival card or day card and correctly worn bracelet.

At the Barcelona edition the recently reformed band Chucho, fronted by Fernando Alfaro, will substitute the American singer songwriter on Saturday 25th May in the Parc del Fòrum. We will shortly be announcing who will substitute the artist on Friday 31st May at Optimus Primavera Sound in Porto.

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In the second coming of Rodriguez, a Passover parable | The Times of Israel

Rodriguez performs at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, in September, 2012 (Photo credit: Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)
Rodriguez performs at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, in September, 2012 (Photo credit: Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)

An elderly man in a black fedora and heavy sunglasses shuffles hesitantly along a Detroit sidewalk. The wrong side of 70, his eyesight poor, the man’s sloped shoulders suggest decades of hard labor.

His name is Sixto Rodriguez, and he has indeed spent most of his life struggling to provide for his family by taking poorly paid jobs on local building sites. But he’s also a rock star — at times “bigger than Elvis” in Australia, New Zealand and especially South Africa, where he’s sold hundreds of thousands of records — and has been since the 1970s.

Makes no sense? Welcome to the modern Cinderella story of Rodriguez, an extraordinary saga whose singer-songwriter protagonist was denied a lifetime of fame and adulation through a combination of inadequate communication, some likely financial cynicism, and plenty of unfortunate geography. Meet the poet who moved a generation of young people more than 40 years ago but enjoyed their acclaim only when they and he had passed middle age.

Read more at In the second coming of Rodriguez, a Passover parable | The Times of Israel.

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