Hansonstage’s policy on ticket sales

With tour coming up fast a lot of people are looking to buy tickets and a lot of people are looking to sell tickets. We are happy to help connect those buying and selling but please note that hansonstage is not responsible for the outcome of any transactions.

We will only be posting about tickets through our twitter account @hansonstage (not on the site, blog or facebook)

If you are looking to buy or sell tickets, tweet us and let us know what you are looking for / have for sale and we will retweet it.

We prefer if you include us on the original tweet and don’t ask us to look at your previous tweets to find the right one to retweet and it’s always easier if your account is public so we can easily retweet.

If you could also let us know when the tickets have been sold or you have found tickets to buy so we can delete the tweets from our feed to avoid any confusion.

Thanks for your cooperation!


(Yes we will post about BTTI spots as well)

Roots & Rock ‘N’ Roll Tour Setlist / Ticket sign up!

It’s that time again – we are looking for people to sign up to keep track of the setlists for the upcoming tour shows as well as submit images of their tickets for the site.  Any tickets submitted before the shows will not be posted until after the show and we will edit out any personal information (ie. names) that are printed on the tickets.

If you are interested in keeping track of the setlist, let us know. We have a few ways you can do it:

-Let us know your twitter name and tweet the setlist (or tweet it “@hansonstage” so we won’t miss it) Feel free to tweet every few songs or song by song or catch us up at the end of the show with everything at once.

-Text us the setlist to (908) 2-HANSON / (908)-242-6766 once again text every song, every few songs or catch us up at the end of the show

-Email the setlist to blog@hansonstage.com – as with the other options email everything at the end or as the show is going on

-Through our form http://blog.hansonstage.com/submit-a-setlist/
Basically we don’t care how we get it just as long as we get it :) We would prefer a heads up on how you’ll be sending it and how often if possible just so we know what to be on the look out for!
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As usual, we’ll be looking for 3-5 people per show that we will not be attending in the event that phones die, certain phones don’t have service, etc.

Show tickets photos/scans/screen caps can be emailed to tickets@hansonstage.com  or through our form http://blog.hansonstage.com/submit-a-ticket/

(Click the post title to see the full sign up list)

August 28 livestream recap

In case you missed it, tonight’s live stream will be streaming all weekend on Hanson.net until 9am CT Monday morning!

Here are the highlights…

They are going to play a song they didn’t pen and a song that Zac had to look up the lyrics to that they did write. He’s not sure if he should be proud or ashamed.
Roots & Rock N Roll EP is the new EP
The new EP was recorded under water – it’s a mystery.

Video of Making the EP
The Darkness “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” – Zac lead
Bee Gees “Too Much Heaven”

Performance – Dancing in the Streets

When playing the drums you can’t dance in the street.
The last time they did the song was on the SIO tour.

The new EP is featuring cover songs – songs not by Hanson
Songs that will make it to the shows or have made it to shows before and capture record quality performances
Share their influences and stretch their musical muscles
EP will be available right now for pre-order
Available physically this fall at the shows
Some old school R&B “roots”
I Want To Take You Higher – Sly and the Family Stone
Hold On I’m Coming – Sam & Dave
Finally decided to do Michael Jackson
The bar is high, it’s a big deal to do a MJ song
The Darkness record has some of the best guitar tones
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Making of videos give you a rough idea of what will be on the EP

Story about Remember the Time making of.

Performance of Got a Hold On Me

Shows are getting close to selling out
Talk about the Vine poll for after the stream

Is there a cover song that you find challenging to perform?
I want you to want me – 1 or 2 moments – layers of guitar parts
Best performance was when Rick and Bun E Carlos joined them in Chicago
The ones they dont choose to do are challenging – billy joel

What is your favorite cover song you have done?
Right now – Zac – MJ
Extra breakdown on single version that they came across
His rhythmic tendencies, importance of pocket,in the DNA of their songwriting
Other favorite song is In A Little While by U2
Higher is one of Isaac’s favorites now (I Want To Take You Higher)
He only likes it because of the boom lacka lacka part (according to Zac)

How did you narrow down the song choice?
Origin of the EP – started as a hey we have cover songs we play we could record a bunch really well and it would be fun
A lot of songs were considered
There are songs you do and there are songs that have influenced you
The Darkness is not iconic but its a great song from a great record and represents epic rock riffs
The man from Milwaukee of the EP
Between Queen and glam rock but a little ACDC quality
A new chant that came from the EP. They would like to have their own – SAUCE! SAUCE!

Is the R&R Album available on tour?
The original intent was to have it ONLY on tour but knew there were a lot of fans who didn’t live near the city on the tour or out of the US so they wanted to make it available
If you preorder you should get it right when the tour is starting – you can jam on it on the way to the shows!

Any special instruments coming along for the covers show?
Glockenspiel, Glockenspork, a very large fork that resonates like a tuning fork
At the moment no special instruments – unless you count bag pipes
There will probably be some sort of electronic keyed instrument
Tuba solo

Zac are you done with your bluebird project?
Stop motion animated project and he hasnt finished it because they were working on the EP.
cel based animation and claymation. He wrote a song for it but hasnt finished the video yet
Its super fun and takes so long to do. 1400 frames is only a couple of minutes
Zac and the inanimate objects
Zac is an inanimate object.

Before the 2nd show in each city they will be doing a walk
Video – making the megaphone
Take the Walk Takes Root

Performance of Lucy

Zac scared Taylor’s inner child
What if they gave themselves a new name and played all Hanson covers

Only going to 10 key cities on this tour
One of their favorite places – an extra – Forbes 30 under 30 in Philly
Unofficial first show of the fall
A really cool gathering, a lot of love to Philly
Get to play because Zac is still under 30.
They’ve done a lot of things before they were 30, so when they are 50 they can still play it

Next month – September 25th at 6pm CT.

Homework :  Vote for the vine
(they would love to sing Dangerous)

Taylor wonders if human muzzles exist.




New HANSON music available for Pre-Order now in the Hanson.net Store


Get ready for the Roots & Rock ‘N’ Roll Tour with the new tour merchandise!

HNET Newsletter Aug 28, 205


The Take The Walk campaign will get a shot of energy this fall with barefoot walks in each tour market on this fall’s Roots and Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour. One lucky walk host is going to get a one of a kind megaphone painted by Zac. Let’s Walk!


All week long we have been looking forward to tonight’s Alive Tonight stream. We have been working on a brand new EP with all different styles of music and we are finally ready to share all the details, tracks, when you can get it and video from the making of. It’s been a really fun project to make and now we get to send it out into the world. We hope you will join us live and enjoy a little live music, ask questions on twitter and Hanson.net, but even if you can’t join us, the stream will be looping through the weekend. TGIF!

Isaac, Taylor and Zac


Get ready for the Roots & Rock ‘N’ Roll Tour with the new tour merchandise!


Join HANSON live from 3CG Studios for aLive Tonight streaming TONIGHT, Friday, Aug 28that 6PM CT. aLive Nightcap for Fan Club Members immediately following.

During the Stream next Friday, HANSON will be answering some of your questions! Here’s how you’ll be submitting questions.

Alive Tonight!
During the public stream, you can tweet your questions to HANSON by using the hashtag #AskHANSON.

Alive Nightcap
During the members part of the stream, questions will be taken using PMs (private messages) toAskHanson. Members can go ahead and start asking questions now and throughout the stream.

Topics for questions should fall into one of these categories:

Cover songs
Music in general

The stream will be looping all weekend until 9am on Monday morning.

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Throwback Thursday


No One Direction? A look at 9 other boy bands that fanned teens’ hearts

The Star

After five years of simultaneously entertaining teenagers and violating the eardrums of anyone over 25 in equal measure, One Direction has lost its way.

Zayn Malik jumped ship in March to live while he’s young, and The Sun newspaper reports the U.K. X Factor finalists will split in March 2016.

1D are far from being the first darlings of the adolescent teenybopper crowd to top the charts for a prolonged period of time despite their cheesy song lyrics and occasionally questionable musical talent.

From Rollermania in the 1970s to the lost Directioners in 2015, here are nine boy bands whose posters once adorned the walls of teenagers across the globe.

5. Hanson

From: Oklahoma, U.S.

Members: Zac, Isaac and Taylor Hanson.

Years active: 1992 onwards.

Biggest hits: MMMBop (no. 1 U.S., Canada, U.K., and just about everywhere else), Where’s the Love (no. 27 U.S., no. 2 Canada, no. 4 U.K.), I Will Come to You (no. 9 U.S., no. 11 Canada, no. 5 U.K.).

Distinctive feature: That blond hair.

Worst ear-insulting tune: I Will Come to You.

Most cringe-worthy lyrics:

“Plant a seed, plant a flower, plant a rose. You can plant any one of those. Keep planting to find out which one grows. It’s a secret no one knows.”


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Avicii, Lindsey Stirling, Hanson Headline Forbes Under 30 Music Festival, Under 30 Summit’s Finale


Charity Concert in Partnership with Global Citizen to Be Held on Philadelphia’s Festival Pier on Tuesday, October 6

8,000 Tickets to Be Given Away Free to Those Who Take Actions to Help End Extreme Poverty

The headliners will also speak at the Forbes Under 30 Summit

NEW YORK (August 25, 2015) – Forbes announced today that Avicii, Lindsey Stirling and Hanson will headline the Forbes Under 30 Music festival on the evening of October 6, 2015 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. The festival will close the second annual Forbes Under 30 Summit, a three-day gathering of approximately 2,000 of America’s most influential and accomplished young entrepreneurs and game changers.

Forbes is producing the concert in partnership with Live Nation and The Global Poverty Project, the organization behind the annual Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park.

“We’re excited to once again bring together an incredible line-up of talent in Philadelphia to close the Forbes Under 30 Summit,” said Randall Lane, Editor of Forbes magazine.  “The Summit is all about results, and the Forbes Under 30 Music Festival will channel the talent of our headliners to drive the actions and awareness that will help end extreme poverty.”

“I can’t wait to play my new music from Stories for some of the most innovative and creative people in the world who will be at the Forbes Under 30 Summit this year,” said Avicii.

After Labor Day, 8,000 free tickets to the Forbes Under 30 Music Festival will be distributed to Philadelphia residents who register with Global Citizen to take action in the fight against extreme poverty. Beginning August 28th at 10am, a small number of VIP tickets will be sold via Live Nation/Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com with all proceeds going to Global Citizen and to underwrite the direct costs of the Festival.

“Getting a new generation of global citizens engaged in ending extreme poverty is something we are really excited about. Last year’s Forbes Under 30 event was a huge success and we can’t wait to partner again this fall,” said Justine Lucas, Global Director of Programs, The Global Poverty Project.

The lineup for the Festival, which will run from 7 pm to 11 pm, is below:

  • Hanson,the group of brothers that brought the world “Mmmbop” and embodies the 30 Under 30 ethos as well as anyone. Performing together for 23 years, Hanson has sold more than 16 million albums and launched its own 3CG Records, a charitable foundation focused on AIDS and poverty relief in Africa and even its own beer company, home to the award-winning Mmmhops Pale Ale.
    • Lindsey Stirling, a 28-year-old electronic violinist whose use of big beats and animation has landed her over 6.8 million YouTube subscribers, over 1 billion views on her YouTube channel and sold out tours worldwide. Her most recent release, “Shatter Me,” debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s album chart and has sold over 280,000 copies in the U.S. alone.
    • Avicii, a Grammy nominated producer/DJ who ascended to the musical firmament with his genre-defying debut album, True. The record spawned the 4x-platinum guitar-laden stomper “Wake Me Up,” which hit No. 1 in 81 countries—and racked up 2.5 billion international streams while becoming the most streamed song of all time on Spotify. Avicii’s new album, Stories, is set for release later this year.

ABOUT THE FORBES UNDER 30 SUMMIT: Forbes’ Under 30 Summit, which will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and other venues acrossPhiladelphia, will feature panels, TED-style presentations and a $1 million global contest for young social entrepreneurs.Speakers include: Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes, Musician Sara Bareilles, Co-founders of Genius Tom Lehman and Ilan Zechory, Ipsy’s Michelle Phan, Professional Boxer Mike Tyson, Half.com Founder Josh Kopelman, Global Health Corps Co-founder Barbara Bush, Founder and CEO of Box Aaron Levie, ‎Founder and CEO of Imgur Alan Schaaf, Dr. Ruth, Co-Founder of the Malala Fund Shiza Shahid, Founder and CEO of Glossier Emily Weiss, fashion blogger for Style Rookie Tavi Gevinson, plus-sized model Ashley Graham, Investor Board Member for Venture for America Sarah Kunst, Co-Founder of Dannijo Danielle Snyder, CEO of Datto Austin McChord, Founder and CEO of Vênsette Lauren Remington Platt, venture capitalists Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the founders of Sphero (creators of the Star Wars BB-8 rolling “ball droid”), among many others.

Presenting sponsors for Forbes’ Under 30 Summit include AT&T and The Macallan Rare Cask; Partners include Baume & Mercier and the City of Philadelphia; Supporters include CAA, Mayo Clinic and TPG.



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The first putt-putt hole in Australia they called the “creepy rabbit hole”

In an Australian interview – why did Hanson say they couldn’t cover Katy Perry?