Hoodie Allen - The 2014Tour
Hoodie Allen is back in action, hitting the tour trail and visiting every corner of
North America over a jam packed, 3 month summer tour that is definitely heading to a town near you. Do not miss Hoodie Allen
as he heads to: Salt Lake City, Utah; Laramie, Wyoming; Tampa, Florida; Plano, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania; Washington, D.C.; Toronto, Ontario; Cleveland, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Kansas City
and St. Louis, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; Boise, Idaho; Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; San Francisco and Los Angeles,
California; Phoenix, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Detroit, Michigan; and New York, New York.
Whether he's playing
some of the most exciting festivals across the country (Suburbia Music Festival, Big Guava Festival) or the most iconic venues
(Roxy Theatre Los Angeles, The Shelter in Detroit, Bowery Ballroom in New York) do not miss your chance to see one of the
biggest up and coming hip hop artists in the game.
About Hoodie Allen
Born Stephen Markowitz, 1988, in
New York City, Hoodie Allen would spend his younger years growing up on Long Island. He would pick up the nickname Hoodie,
and would later use that name in a play on words to form his stage name "Hoodie Allen", in reference to fellow chosen celebrity
Woody Allen. He would attend and graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, then start working for Google while simultaneously
laying the groundwork for his recording career.
Eventually Hoodie saw the opportunity to follow his passion and quit
Google to start touring and performing live. Hoodie Allen would originally consist of Steve as well as long time friend Samuel
Obey doing production; Obey would later move on. Steve would continue to create music under the moniker Hoodie Allen, instead
utilizing the production prowess of collaborator RJ Ferguson. Hoodie would continue to build hype with original tracks and
mixtapes throughout 2010, with each subsequent release gaining more and more hype. After his third mixtape he would headline
his very own North American tour, packing venues at 15 different cities across the continent.
Hoodie would expand his
horizons via collaborations with different artists and through different mediums. He created material with cartoon band Your
Favorite Martian, and would become a semi-regular on CollegeHumor's Jack and Amir show, as well as Zak Downtown's The Rock
Show. He would also host a Ustream titled Hoodie Allen Mondays, later Hoodie Hang.
Allen would hit the music airwaves at a slow and steady pace, starting with his 2009 debut release Bagels and Beats EP then
later Making Waves mixtape. Both albums would receive attention, primarily with college crowds via online blogging sites.
He would start to gain major recognition with his first hit single "UPENN Girls". He would go on to sample Marina & the
Diamonds hit "I Am Not A Robot" for his own rendition cheekily titled "You Are Not A Robot". Hype Machine would chart Hoodie's
single as hitting #1, a huge accomplishment for Hoodie who at the time was still trying to make his way into the mainstream.
next mixtape would be titled Pep Rally, sampling major acts such as Death Cab for Cutie and Two Door Cinema Club. Hoodie's
biggest release yet would come in July 2011 with the mixtape Leap Year, reaching over 200,000 views within a week on music
broadcasting site SoundCloud. Leap Year would lead Hoodie to his first major North American tour, packing venues from New
York to San Francisco.
In 2012 Hoodie would go on to release the single "No Interruption" for his forthcoming album
All American, accompanied by a music video. "No Interruption" coupled with the next single "No Faith In Brooklyn" would propel
All American to the #1 album on iTunes on its release. Hoodie's tour schedule would continue to heat up as he kept hitting
success after success, culminating in his first overseas show in the UK in June of that year.
Hoodie Allen's next release
would be Crew Cuts released for free online in 2013. As he grew more popular, Hoodie would constantly be collaborating with
more varied and well known artists, including G-Eazy, Shwayze, and Chiddy Bang. The same year he would follow up with Americoustic,
which would debut as the #4 album on iTunes even though it was released for free via his website.
has yet to release a full length album, but expects one out soon - sources say he's shooting for summer 2014.
has a strong bond with his fans, often releasing special fan only tickets and asking fans to collaborate in promoting his
shows. This culminated in the #GetHoodieAllenOnFallon social media blitz, an attempt to get Hoodie onto Late Night with Jimmy
Hoodie will often hold Google+ hangouts and live YouTube streams before big events, giving fans a chance to
interact with Hoodie and ask questions.
The Hoodie Allen Concert Experience
There are few live performers
on the scene today that can put on a show with as much energy and flavor as Hoodie Allen. A unique mix of talent and passion
is concocted by Hoodie's devotion to his fans and an ever growing dynamic catalog of songs. Whether he's dropping original
beats produced by Hoodie and his collaborators or sampling your favorite song, a Hoodie Allen performance is an unforgettable
event for die hard fans and the uninitiated alike.