Cody Simpson's story began like many exciting stories do: On summer break. In the summer of 2009, still fantasizing about record contracts and sold-out tour dates, Simpson began recording performances of hit songs, including "I'm Your's" by Jason Mraz and "Cry Me a River" by Justin Timberlake. He also posted videos of original songs "One" and "Perfect" before being discovered by record producer Shawn Campbell. Simpson's first single, "iYiYi" was released on May 15, 2010, and features Flo Rida. After being signed to Atlantic Records, Cody Simpson moved to Los Angeles in June of 2010 to begin recording. Just a month after recording began, Simpson toured on his first concert schedule on the Camplified 2010 Tour, which played shows at various summer camps. After heading back to Los Angeles to record, Simpson's first EP, 4 U, released on December 21, 2010, shortly after the completion of a national middle school tour. Cody hassle also recorded a cover of The Strangeloves' "I Want Candy" for the 2011 film Hop.
With the recent success of his EP, Cody Simpson is showing up on YouTube more and more; only this time, it's his fans that are making the videos about how much they love him. The adoration has built since Cody Simpson finished his recent 2011 tour dates with Greyson Chance. Simpson is currently playing tour dates on a mall tour of Australia, with additional US tour dates added to his concert schedule. Beginning on June 4, Cody Simpson will play a few tour dates at minor league baseball stadiums along the east coast. There are only four tour dates, ending at Toyota Park in Chicago on June 11. Fans hoping to attend these Simpson tour dates in 2011 -- and catch a ball game -- will have to act fast, as they are rapidly approaching. With the tremendous accomplishments Cody Simpson has achieved in such a short time, fans can look forward to even more great things from this Queensland sensation.