Hoodie Allen returned to Milwaukee Saturday night, as the Long Island native brought his headlining The Hype World Tour to The Rave, with support from Myles Parrish and Luke Christopher.
And while it seems like it’s been awhile since Hoodie blessed the stage for his Wisconsin fans, the ‘No Interruption’ rapper is no stranger to The Rave. Allen has performed a number of memorable shows at the infamous venue, including visits for his People Keep Talking Tour, his Cruisin’ USA Tour and of course his 2012 co-headlining tour with G-Eazy.
Having just kicked off The Hype World Tour days ago, Hoodie’s Milwaukee fans got an early taste of the tour and were some of the first in the world to hear cuts from Allen’s brand new and self-released album, where the tour gets its name and which dropped just a couple weeks ago on September 29th.
Throughout the night, Hoodie Allen performed a perfect mix of tracks, both from his new album and his biggest singles and fan favorites from his previous albums and EPs, including records like ‘Know It All’, ‘Sushi’ and ‘All About It’ to name a few. What made the selection of tracks so perfect was likely the fact that the fans themselves chose the setlist for the show, when Hoodie gave fans the opportunity to play a role in the tour by creating an online poll for each night’s setlist. Although time wouldn’t allow Allen to perform every single song he has ever recorded, you can bet that everyone in the crowd left as a happy camper.
It wasn’t just the songs that made last night so great, as Hoodie Allen delivers an exceptional amount of energy into his live performances. You may not find the production level that a high budget arena tour may offer, but Hoodie Allen works the crowd like none other. And what better cherry on top, than to bring a inflatable raft onto the stage and float throughout the packed crowd?
From start to finish, Hoodie Allen gives his all to his fans on stage and off, so it’s no surprise that Milwaukee and The Rave continue to embrace Hoodie Allen throughout the years.
Check out our photos from last night’s performance below, and get your tickets for the remaining dates of the The Hype World Tour here.
Don’t think just that summer is over that great live music also has to end. As the festivals wrap up and the leaves fall in the Windy City, the concerts move indoors to some of the best venues and arenas in Chicago. And October especially is a great month to catch a concert or two in Chicago, with stars and legends like Katy Perry and Janet Jackson set to visit and artists like Hoodie Allen, Jon Bellion and the A$AP Mob scheduled to tear up the stage with headlining shows of their own.
Check out our list of the 9 can’t miss concerts in Chicago this month!
Just minutes ago People Keep Talking rapper, Hoodie Allen, said his goodbyes to the Windy City after a memorable performance at The Riviera Theatre. Bringing his Happy Camper Tour to Chicago, IL tonight, fans in attendance saw a great opening performance from ‘Keep It Real’ rapper Kyle and an energic headlining set from Hoodie himself. Touring in support of his new LP,similarly titled Happy Camper, which released just last month and features both Kyle and Blackbear (who was not able to perform tonight), Hoodie has gathered quite the fan base due to his music’s broad appeal that transfers over to his live performances.
Up first for the night was Ventura native Kyle. Kyle’s set was full of crowd surfing (and we mean that in the most literal way possible), a lightsaber fight, a Pikachu cameo and wild energetic performances from some of his best songs from his latest album, Smyle, and his 2013 project, Beautiful Loser. There is nothing quite like a Kyle show, and with his DJ and right-hand-man SuperDuperBrick helping hype up the crowd, Kyle always delivers.
It was not long after Kyle’s set before it was time for Hoodie Allen to step on stage. The University of Pennsylvania graduate who worked at Google before quitting his job to pursue music, Hoodie Allen is smarter than your average rapper, and certainly smart enough to know that you may attain fans by making great music but you keep those same fans by putting on great performances. Not a moment went by where the energy levels were low, and the Chicago crowd sang along with Hoodie song-after-song. Highlights of his set included his memorable performances of ‘No Faith In Brooklyn’, ‘All About It’ and ‘Champagne and Pools’. Despite performing for a big theatre, Hoodie puts on an intimate performance that is still full of production value. As the confetti fell from the ceiling near the end of the night, The Rivieria Theatre had seen one of it’s best performances in quite sometime.
Check out our photos from tonight’s show below and see if Hoodie & friends are coming to a city near you on one of their remaining 18 stops on the Happy Camper Tour.
Chicago is bar none one of the best cities for live music, not only in the U.S. but in the world. Whether you are seeing an intimate performance at the Concord Music Hall, a packed show at some of the city’s most historic venues like the Chicago Theatre or the Aragon Ballroom, one of the cities awesome music festivals, or even a huge production at the United Center, Chicago has something for everyone.
And right now, even in the middle of winter, it’s a great time to catch a show in the Windy City. This month alone fans can check out some performances by the dabbing rap trio Migos, hard rock’s legendary band AC|DC, country music’s Dustin Lynch, and a whole bunch of big name rappers including Future, Fetty Wap and Hoodie Allen, just to name a few.
Migos @ The House of Blues (2/28)
The ‘Versace’ rapping trio Migos is bringing the dab to Chicago this month as the group will be performing at the House of Blues on February 28th at 5:00PM (performance begins at 6:30). Expect the crowd to go crazy at the group plays their hit single ‘Look at My Dab’, as well as other cuts off their YRN 2 mixtape. Get your tickets now at LiveNation.com for only $25, that’s less than $9 per Migo!
AC|DC @ The United Center (2/17)
Legendary rockers AC|DC will be back in black at Chicago’s United Center on February 17th this month. Tickets are unfortunately all sold-out, but if you managed to get some in time, then definitely consider yourself more than lucky because the guys are expected to put on one hell of a performance for their Rock Or Bust tour.
Hoodie Allen @ The Riviera Theatre (2/27)
Hoodie Allen is just one of many rappers that are coming to Chi-town this month, and he is bringing some great company with him, as his Happy Camper tour features rapper Kyle and singer Blackbear. The show will take place on February 27th at the Riviera Theatre, and you definitely don’t want to miss out. This one is all ages, tickets cost just $30, and you can get your tickets now before they sell-out at Jam Productions‘ official website.
Future @ The Aragon Ballroom (2/18)
In just a few days, DS2 rapper Future is bringing The Purple Reign tour to the Windy City. Going down on February 18th at the Aragon Ballroom, Future will be joined by rapper Ty Dolla $ign, and each by their own are worth the price of admission. This one is sold-out, so only re-sale tickets are available on Ticketmaster.com, but whether you have tickets or not, the Aragon will definitely be the place to be this Thursday.
Fetty Wap & Post Malone @ The House of Blues (2/17)
A day before Future’s sell-out performance at the Aragon Ballom, another can’t-miss rap concert is coming to Chicago, this time with Fetty Wap and Post Malone’s Welcome To The Zoo tour. Both rappers have catapulted into the rap world in the past year, Post Malone with his track ‘White Iverson’ and Fetty Wap of course with his smash hit ‘Trap Queen’. The performances will take place on February 17th at the House of Blues, and this one is sold-out so get your re-sale tickets now while you still can.
Keith Relief Benefit Concert w/ Dustin Lynch @ Joe’s On Weed St. (2/22)
We covered Dustin Lynch’s recent Chicago tour stop and now the country singer is already on his way back and for a great cause, to help alleviate the financial and emotional burdens of families and individuals dealing with medical crises. Headlining the Keith Relief benefit concert, a charity ran by Chicago Blackhawks superstar Duncan Keith, Lynch will surely give his all for the sold-out crowd of hockey fans and country music fans alike. This one is taking place on Monday, February 22nd at Joe’s on Weed St., so if you have your tickets you’ll surely be treated to a great night for a great cause.
Dirt Nasty & Mickey Avalon @ The Bottom Lounge (2/26)
Last but not least is probably the most unique concert on our list. Taking stage at the Bottom Lounge on February 26th, actor/rapper Simon Rex (“Dirt Nasty”) and ‘Jane Fonda’ rapper Mickey Avalon have squashed their beef and will make a stop in Chicago on their new Married to the Game tour. The two are more than entertaining, Dirt’s raps are absolutely hilarious, their song ‘My Dick’ is a 10 out of 10, and together the two make a great team. Tickets are still available so don’t miss out!