Hobo Johnson is a vocalist and songwriter who works as a frontman for his band, Hobo Johnson and the LoveMakers. He primarily deals in spoken word performances rather than traditional singing, but elements of hip-hop are infused in many of his productions.
From Homeless to Hip-Hop
Born Frank Lopes Jr., Hobo Johnson hails from California. He began performing hip-hop when he was just 15, but he did not pursue music as a career until a few years later. Lopes Jr. had occasional disagreements with his father and lived in his car for a stretch of time. The artist says that he got the inspiration for his stage name during this period, and this is reflected in the fact that he named his debut album after his car. Both the album debut and a series of live recordings he released online helped to raise Johnson's profile in the music world and gain a following. He has been playing at venues of all sizes to huge crowds ever since.
Where can I buy Hobo Johnson tickets?
StubHub is one of the best places you can buy tickets to see Hobo Johnson perform without hassles or worries. At StubHub, you'll be able to see any upcoming Hobo Johnson tours and purchase the tickets or passes for the events that work best for you.
Who plays in Hobo Johnson's band?
Although Hobo Johnson performs many spoken word acts by himself, he is often accompanied by his band, The LoveMakers, during live performances. Some of Johnson's tracks involve beats or tunes that are enhanced with instrumentals thanks to his backing band. Hobo himself takes care of the production aspect of the shows and is the lead vocalist, but he may play the guitar or keyboards during live performances as well. Derek Lynch, Jordan Moore and the artist Jmsey also play guitars, and Moore sometimes adds his talents on the keyboard. Ben Lerch takes care of the drums, and David Baez-Lopez works the bass guitar. You should see all of these performers at a Hobo Johnson live show.
Is Hobo Johnson touring now?
Yes. You can catch Hobo Johnson and his band at dozens of events across North America on the current tour circuit. Hobo has already been a part of major festivals such as Bonnaroo this year. You can see a complete listing for the entire Hobo Johnson schedule at StubHub and track his tour progress while looking for suitable dates.
Will the band visit a city near me?
With so many stops in the US and Canada, it is certainly possible that Hobo Johnson is coming to a city near you soon. The Hobo Johnson concert lineup includes performances in cities such as Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, New York, Baltimore and Anaheim, just to name a few. You'll find each city and ticket information on StubHub. Some of the venues you can choose from include the Vogue Theatre Vancouver and the Rams Head Live.
What is a Hobo Johnson setlist like?
Hobo Johnson's discography includes two studio albums. Johnson's second studio album was also released again under the same title but with different tracks and new sounds. Fans of his work may hear a combination of songs from each of these releases. The complete collection includes Hobo Johnsons 94 Corolla from 2015 and The Rise of Hobo Johnson from 2016 - released once more in 2017 with other tracks. A companion album, The Fall of Hobo Johnson, is slated for an autumn release and may feature in any of his shows after that point.
What are some popular songs from the group?
Hobo Johnson's recent work has spawned a few singles that have made it into various music charts. "Typical Story" peaked at No. 30 on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart. Other singles that you may hear as part of a live show include "February 15th" and "Peach Scone."Back to Top