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Artist: Hobo Johnson

After being kicked out of his house in Sacramento, Califonia, Frank Lopes in Sacramento, Califonia started writing lyrics and performing them after taking up the name Hobo Johnson in 2015. A year later he and backed by his bandmates The Lovemakers started recording live sessions called Live from Oak Park. In 2016 Hobo Johnson released his first self produced album The Rise of Hobo Johnson, which was re-produced and changed in the following year (2017) with a different tracklisting. Sometime after that they signed with Reprise Records and won four Sacramento Area Music awards; Artist of the Year, Best Hip-Hop/Rap, Best Emcee and Best New Artist

When Hobo Johnson and The Lovemakers released a music video/performing video for Peach Scone for the Tiny Desk Contest on YouTube on March 7th 2018, it only took a couple of weeks for their views to hit over 14.6 million both on Facebook and YouTube. Causing The Rising of Hobo Johnson to hit #8 on the Billboards Hitseekers chart.

In 2018 they set out on a world wide tour and on june 21st they released a new single, Typical Story. This fall you can hit them up on tour in the US (for which you can get VIP upgrades) and hopefully this year or the next they’ll come back to Europe.

Tickets on sale now:
Oct 09 – Seattle, WA at Showbox So
Do Oct 10 – Vancouver, BC at Vogue Theatre
Oct 11 – Portland, OR at Crystal Ballroom
Oct 13 – San Francisco, CA at The Warfield
Oct 14 – Los Angeles, CA at The Wiltern
Oct 16 – Anaheim, CA at House of Blues
Oct 18 – Las Vegas, NV at House of Blues
Oct 19 – Phoenix, AX at The Van Buren
Oct 21 – Dallas, TX at House of Blues
Oct 22 – San Antonio, TX at The Aztec Theater
Oct 23 – Austin, TX at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Oct 24 – Houston, TX at House of Blues
Nov 02 – Orlando, FL at House of Blues
Nov 03 – Atlanta, GA at Tabernacle
Nov 04 – Charlotte, NC at The Fillmore Charlotte
Nov 06 – Baltimore, MD at Ram’s Head Live
Nov 07 – New York, NY at Playstation Theater
Nov 08 – Philadelphia, PA at The Fillmore
Nov 10 – Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom
Nov 11 – Boston, MA at House of Blues
Nov 13 – Toronto, ON at Danforth Music Hall
Nov 14 – Royal Oak, MI at Royal Oak Music Theatre
Nov 15 – Cleveland, OH at House of Blues
Nov 17 – Cincinnati, OH at Bogart’s
Nov 19 – Indianapolis, IN at Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Nov 20 – Louisville, KY at Mercury Ballroom
Nov 22 – St. Louis, MO at The Pageant
Nov 23 – Kansas City, MO at The Truman
Nov 24 – Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue
Nov 26 – Denver, CO at Ogden Theatre
Nov 29 – Sacramento, CA at Ace of Spades

My personal opinion is that I really do like Hobo Johnson and The Lovemakers, I feel like Frank writes really well and out of personal experiences and worries instead of the general Hip Hop lyrics where everyone is cool and rich. It makes me connect to the things he says and I like their raw approach like with Romeo & Juliet and Peach Scone. I feel like their show would be a lot of fun and I look forward to ever being able to see them perform live.


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