Hoodie Allen to perform Oct. 24 at Purdue

August 17, 2015  


West Lafayette, Ind. – Hip-hop artist Hoodie Allen will perform with Natalie La Rose at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Purdue University's Elliott Hall of Music. This performance is presented by the Purdue Student Concert Committee with support from the Student Fee Activities Board.

Without a label or management, Hoodie Allen's 2012 EP "All American," landed in the top 10 of Billboard's Top 200, eventually moving over 100,000 units. In addition to sold-out worldwide tours of his own, Allen has also played shows alongside everybody from Passion Pit to Macklemore. His latest album, "People Keep Talking," was released last fall.

"On some level, the album is a commentary on the fact that there's always going to be constant noise and communication in the world we live in," Allen said. "Being a musician, you get instant feedback on social media. Staying true to that same idea, I wanted to send out the message that you should do what makes you happy and follow what you're passionate about regardless of whether or not other people support you. Regardless if you're loved or hated, do what you do and be true to yourself."

Contemporary R&B vocalist Natalie La Rose's debut single, "Somebody," was a low-key club track in the vein of Tinashe's 2014 hit "2 On." "Somebody" featured Jeremih.

Ticket information

Students: $30. General public: $35. There is a limit of six tickets per person.

Student group presale: Students may place group orders, for groups of 10 or more, by calling 765-494-3933 by 5 p.m. Aug. 21. Orders will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis until tickets are unavailable.

Campus: Tickets go on sale to Purdue and Ivy Tech Lafayette students and Purdue faculty, staff and retirees with a current identification card at 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at the Stewart Center box office or at 765-494-3933. Purdue students will receive an email on how to buy tickets online.

General Public sale: Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 through convocations.org/tickets or by phone at 765-494-3933.

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations is among the oldest collegiate performing arts presenters in the United States. Convocations brings a diverse array of world-class performances and intellectual encounters, connecting them to our academic, local, and regional audiences through engaging educational opportunities. 

Contact: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-5405, aeeddy@purdue.edu 

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