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Rodriguez leads more Bluesfestsideshows

Bluesfest have announced sideshows for Rodriguez, Tedeschi & Derek Trucks, Trombone Shorty and Joan Armatrading to tide us over while we wait with bated breath for the greatest announcement in the history of the festival.

With interest in his work piquing since the film Searching for Sugar Man was released earlier this year, legendary folk musician Rodriguez will play sideshows in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane when he returns to Australia next March. Last here for Bluesfest in 2010, FL was at his performance in Sydney: “The music transformed him into the mythological sugar man that continues to find new ears, nearly forty years after his last studio outing.“ Rodriguez will be supported by The Break, who are set to release the follow up their debut Church Of The Open Sky early next year.

Rodriguez and The Break tour dates:

Friday, March 22 – Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Sunday, March 24 – The Gov, Adelaide
Monday, March 25 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Monday, April 1 – Tivoli, Brisbane

Husband and wife team Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks will lead their 11-piece Tedeschi Trucks Band through a night of soul standards, with support from New Orleans funk master Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews at sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne.

Tedeschi Tucks Band and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue tour dates:

Tuesday, March 26 – Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Sunday, March 31 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Legendary blues singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading will play four additional shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Penrith and Melbourne while in Australia for Bluesfest. Throughout her 40-year career Armatrading has released 17 studio albums that have spawned countless hits including: ‘Love and Affection’, ‘Show Some Emotion’, ‘Drop The Pilot’, ‘Willow’ and’ Me Myself I.’

Joan Armatrading tour dates:

Saturday, March 23 – The Forum, Melbourne
Sunday, March 24 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Monday, March 25 – EVAN Theatre, Penrith Panthers, Penrith
Wednesday, March 27 – Tivoli, Brisbane

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VegetableLasagne said on the 25th Oct, 2012

would seriously consider. cold fact is a truly fantastic, even timeless, album.


MorningAfterboy said on the 6th Nov, 2012

Haven't seen this mentioned anywhere: Wanda Jackson Sydney show!


grattan said on the 19th Dec, 2012

Bluesfest - JUST RELEASED...NOT 1 - BUT 2!! NEW RODRIGUEZ SIDESHOWS! Following Rodriguez's sold out shows - Bluesfest Touring are pleased to announce a 2nd Brisbane & 2nd Melbourne


MorningAfterboy said on the 19th Dec, 2012

Sydney's still not sold out. C'mon now!


grattan said on the 14th Feb, 2013


Due to the overwhelming public demand, a third and final Sydney show has been added to the RODRIGUEZ Bluesfest Sideshows. Tickets for the Oscar Nominated artist’s 3rd show on Tuesday 19th March (making the third show, the first Sydney show) will go on sale Friday 15th February.

[URL=""]3 in Sydney (1 sold out), 2 in Melbourne (both sold out), 2 in Brissie (1 sold out), and an Adelaide show (sold out). Yep, even sold out in Adelaide!

Guess that doco kinda raised his profile, eh?