Hobo Johnson ‘won’t do a shoey’ on his upcoming Australian headline tour

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Hobo Johnson ‘won’t do a shoey’ on his upcoming Australian headline tour

Hobo Johnson
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Hobo Johnson, the alternative hip-hop artist from Sacramento, is set to embark on a headlining tour in Australia this October. He’ll be bringing his iconic tracks, crafted during his time living in his trusty Toyota Corolla, to Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, and Adelaide, following the success of his sold-out 2020 tour.

Catch him when he heads to The Croxton on October 17.

Hobo Johnson Australian tour

  • October 11 – Princess Theatre, Brisbane
  • October 12 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
  • October 14 – Yours and Owls Festival, Wollongong
  • October 17 – The Croxton, Melbourne
  • October 18 – Fat Controller, Adelaide

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After being kicked out of his parents’ house, he found himself living in his ’94 Corolla, which inspired his artistic journey. With a diverse background consisting of Azorean Portuguese, Mexican, and Native American heritage, Lopes has captivated audiences with his grassroots style. Combining elements of spoken word, punk, folk, and rap, he fronts his band The Lovemakers, creating a genre-defying sound that is both nostalgic and futuristic.

Hobo Johnson’s rise to prominence was propelled by his participation in NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest. Although he didn’t win, his entry went viral, accumulating an impressive 25 million streams to date. Bursting with sincerity and raw emotion, his music resonates with fans, leading to a dedicated following. His self-released debut album, aptly titled The Rise of Hobo Johnson, became a sensation, selling out shows and amassing over 65 million cumulative U.S. streams.

With over 90 million streams across his entire catalogue, Hobo Johnson’s impact on the music industry is undeniable. Notably, his hit single “Peach Scone” gained significant traction, further cementing his reputation as an artist to watch.

It all goes down on October 17 at The Croxton. Grab your tickets by heading here.