Love him or hate him, what’s undeniable is Hoodie Allen’s 42k+ Twitter followers, 106k+ Facebook likes and his millions upon millions of Youtube hits. By taking the DIY route Hoodie has single handedly managed to build an impressive legion of fans, achieved through hard work and taking true grassroots approach; extensive touring, interacting heavily via social media, creating clever and engaging content and by sharing his music with fans freely online.
He has sold out the main room at Webster Hall and regularly packs 1k+ capacity venues across North America, all by word of mouth and thanks to the dedicated loyalty of his fans across the country. In a business of uncertainty, what Hoodie has respectfully managed to create is a solid community of fans brought together by a mutual love of Hoodie’s music, videos and personal messages to his supporters.
“Make every word count” has long been the mantra of New York based rapper and songwriter Hoodie Allen. With a penchant for candid storytelling and witty punch lines, Hoodie has always been an emcee who understood the importance of connecting with the audience through his lyrics. After his 2010 summertime single “You Are Not A Robot” crushed the HypeM popular charts and took the blog world by storm, it was clear Hoodie was on to something.
In September of 2010, Hoodie dropped “Pep Rally”, a mix tape filled with summer time anthems and sing along choruses. The album took over the internet and proliferated throughout the blogosphere racking in over 300,000 downloads as well as features on Mashable, Billboard.com, College Humor and over 200+ music blogs.
Hoodie then went on to tour nationwide opening for the likes of B.O.B., Cee-Lo, Matt & Kim and The Cataracs, whilst also unleashing his most recent mix tape to the masses – “Leap Year” which gained an enormous groundswell of support, far outpacing that of “Pep Rally”.
Aside from completeing his first national headlining tour, with sold out shows in Boston, Chicago, and the coveted Main Room at Webster Hall, Hoodie also joined Chiddy Bang on the road this past winter, then locked himself away in the studio to record his his highly anticipated debut EP ‘All American’ due April 10th, 2012.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
4.20 • Greenville, SC – Furman University (w/ Tinie Tempah)
4.21 • Birmingham, AL – Birmingham Southern College
4.23 • Washington, DC – Howard Theater*
4.24 • New York, NY – Highline Ballroom*
4.25 • Boston, MA – Royale*
4.26 • West Chester, PA – The Note*
4.28 • Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar
4.29 • Poughkeepsie, NY – Marist College (w/Mike Posner)
4.30 • Detroit, MI – The Shelter*
5.01 • Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge*
5.03 • Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater*
5.05 • Dallas, TX – Profit Bar*
5.06 • Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock*
5.08 • Phoenix, AZ – Martini Ranch*
5.09 • Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre*
5.10 • Oakland, CA – New Parish
5.12 • Portland, OR – Peter’s Room
5.13 • Seattle, WA – Crocadile
5.16 • Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
5.17 • Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose
5.18 • St. Louis, MO – Gramophone
5.20 • Philidelphia, PA – Northstar Bar