Rodriguez to play at Detroit's Masonic Temple Theater

Published On: Feb 25 2013 05:34:13 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 26 2013 07:00:17 AM EST

Sixto Rodriguez, acclaimed singer/songwriter and subject of the Oscar winning "Searching for Sugar Man," will return to Detroit with his first post-Oscar show on Saturday, May 18.

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.

Read: Detroit's 'Sugar Man' wins at Oscars

"This is a happy occasion for us. We're presenting a Detroit legend at a legendary venue, at a time when the world is watching Rodriguez closely,” says Dan McGowan, of the Crofoot Presents, the promotion company behind the event.

With the Oscar for “Searching for Sugar Man” as Best Documentary film, Rodriguez has experienced an explosion of interest. A sold out show at Pontiac's Crofoot Ballroom in November, 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.

Tickets are $45 for Main Floor; $35 for Balcony, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Ticket Master outlets. Doors are at 8 p.m. May 18.

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