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Looking for ticket images #MOETour #Hanson25

By | March 20, 2017

With hard tickets beginning to arrive, we are going to start asked for pictures of the tickets for the site. No images will be posted until after the show has passed.  Since tickets can get lost, ruined, or even autographed after the show we are asking now to try and get as many images as we can get.  Tickets can be scanned or photographed or in the case of etix, screencapped.  We will remove out any personal information (ticket buyers name, etc) before posting them on the site.

This list will be updated periodically with a strike through for images we already have – we are trying to get both etix and hard tickets where available for each show and either for after party tickets.  If you can help, please fill out the form below.  Thanks!

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Hanson Day 2017 Schedule

By | March 8, 2017

Hanson Day 2017 will take place May 18-20 in Tulsa, OK.

RSVP by May 7th on the calendar page on Hanson.net in order to attend.
(To cancel your RSVP, go back to the calendar page and click “attending” to change it back to “RSVP” to remove your RSVP)

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Summerfest’s U.S. Cellular Connection Stage headliners include Frankie Ballard, Bebe Rexha, Hanson

By | April 24, 2017

Journal Sentinel

ast year’s country rebrand of Summerfest’sU.S. Cellular Connection Stage continues in 2017, with Frankie Ballard,High Valley,LOCASH and Lauren Alaina set to headline.

But the country-heavy stage will also host a range of pop acts, from up-and-comers like Bebe Rexha, to Hanson, the band of brothers behind ’90s megahit “MMMBop.”

This is the last year to feature the current U.S. Cellular stage. It will be demolished after this year’s Summerfest and replaced with a new, larger stage next year bearing the same name.

Summerfest officials will conclude daily grounds stage headliner announcements Wednesday. All but one show at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater (formerly the Marcus Amphitheater) have been announced.

General admission tickets are $13 for weekdays before 4 p.m. and $20 for weeknights and weekends, available at the gate during Summerfest, and in advance at summerfest.com. Three-day passes for $48 and 11-day passes for $90 are available on Summerfest’s website.

General admission tickets do not include access to the amphitheater shows, but amphitheater ticketholders will have access to the Summerfest grounds on the dates of applicable shows.

The U.S. Cellular Connection Stage headliner schedule is as follows:

June 28: Frankie Ballard (10 p.m.)

June 29: Hanson (10 p.m.); Berlin featuring Terri Nunn (5:30 p.m.); Tommy Tutone (4 p.m.)

June 30: Jerrod Niemann (10 p.m.); Chris Hawkey (8 p.m.)

July 1: Bebe Rexha (10 p.m.); Hey Violet (8 p.m.)

July 2: Lauren Alaina (10 p.m.); Dylan Scott (8 p.m.)

July 4: High Valley (10 p.m.); LANco (8 p.m.)

July 5: James Arthur (10 p.m.); Gnash (8 p.m.)

July 6: William Michael Morgan (9:30 p.m.); Tucker Beathard (8 p.m.)

July 7: Ben Rector (10 p.m.); Michelle Branch (8 p.m.)

July 8: LOCASH (10 p.m.); Michael Tyler (8 p.m.)

July 9: Walk Off the Earth (10 p.m.); Lauv (8 p.m.)

Summerfest, celebrating its 50th edition this year, is closed July 3.



Coming Around Again Podcast: Remembering Hanson’s ‘MMMBop’ 20 Years After Its Single Release

By | April 20, 2017

Billboard

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Hanson photographed in 1997.

Welcome to the Coming Around Again podcast, the new member of the Pop Shop family, where host Andrew Unterberger and a variety of guests will be discussing notable anniversaries being celebrated in the music world.

This week, Coming Around Again takes on Hanson‘s iconic pop smash “MMMBop,” which was released as a single 20 years ago last Saturday (April 15). With its mercilessly catchy chorus and sunny power-pop production, the song rocketed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, and cemented the trio of teenage brothers (Taylor, Zac and Isaac) as one of the biggest new acts of 1997.

Third Eye Blind

Billboard contributor Dan Weiss calls in to Coming Around Again first this week to discuss two pieces he wrote for the extended Billboard family commemorating Hanson’s anniversary: a 20-years-later remembrance of the song for Stereogumand a list of the band’s 11 best non-“MMMBop” songs for Billboard. Dan shares his Hanson-related memories with the pod, and discusses why “MMMBop” was both a darker and more alt-rock-rooted jam than we might remember two decades on.

Then, Spin writer Anna Gaca stops by to talk about her experiences interviewing the band at South By Southwest back in March. Anna talks about the band’s evolution over the years, how their grooming habits made them stand out from the pack at SXSW, and how the Hanson-branded Mmmhops IPA has been received within the beer community.

Hanson photographed in London in 1997.

Listen below, and be sure to check back every Thursday to see which classic artists, albums and songs are Coming Around Again!

 



HNET Newsletter – April 20, 2017

By | April 20, 2017


WEEKLY PIC

We’re busy rehearsing for the Middle of Everywhere Tour this week. Look forward to seeing everyone at a show!


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

The Middle Of Everywhere World Tour is a little over a month away from starting and if we needed any confirmation, this week we started rehearsals for the tour.  We are only a few days in, but things are already getting exciting as we try to craft a set list that brings together highlights from all the albums and a lot more.  It is a big task, but it is one we are enjoying.  The songs already feel tight, but give us another two weeks and we should have them so polished you can see your face.

It’s finished! Mixing and mastering are now complete and the 2017 H.net Members EP is on its way to be manufactured.  If you are joining us this May in Tulsa for the 2017 HANSON Day weekend, be sure to pickup your copy of the In Color EP up early at registration*.  You can get a taste of all the new music on the In Color EP by tuning in for the Members Only stream every Friday at 6pm CT from now until HANSON Day weekend.  It seems like every time we go into the studio for one of these EPs we stumble upon something special and 2017 is no exception.  The music on In Color took us all over the spectrum.  We wrote songs in styles that we had never explored before; looking back now at what we created, we can’t help looking forward to doing it again soon.  We hope you enjoy discovering these new songs as much as we did.

Last week we announced the topic for the 2017 HANSON Day Lecture.  In the spirit of looking back and sharing more music than ever, we will be hosting the 2017 HANSON Day lecture in the form of an acoustic Storytellers.  We will be talking about songs and the stories behind them and the records they were a part of.  Where did Johnny Go? Where exactly is Albertane? Who Is Lulla Belle? We just might have an answer for all of those.

Between the Middle Of Everywhere Tour, HANSON Day, Hop Jam, Back To The Island, or for that matter our soon to be announce plans for Finally It’s Christmas, we will be traveling all over all the world all year long celebrating our anniversary. Please join the celebration – after all twenty-five only comes once!

Isaac, Taylor & Zac

*Members must have renewed or joined for 2017 (Expiration in 2018) to receive the In Color Membership EP at HANSON Day. Confirm you will receive it by checking your orders page within my account to see if your membership order contains the In Color 2017 Membership product.


HDAY LECTURE: ACOUSTIC STORYTELLERS

We are excited to announce the HANSON Day Lectures will be taking the form of a special Acoustic Storytellers.  Isaac, Taylor and Zac will be exploring music old and new from throughout their twenty five year career and sharing stories from along the way.  Where is Albertane? Why will they never remix Broken Angel and where on earth did Johnny Go?… They just might spill the beans at the HANSON Day Acoustic Storytellers.

MAKING OF 2017 MEMBER’S EP IN COLOR

Fan Club Exclusive: Join HANSON for the Making Of In Color stream beginning at 6pm CT. These new streams will cover the process of creating the songs for this year’s Fan Club EP.


RENEWAL REMINDER

It’s 2017! We wanted to remind you to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2017.  You can find your current expiration date by going to your My Account page.


Members Only EP – In Color

By | April 20, 2017

Hanson’s 2017 Members Only EP, “In Color” is set to be released over Hanson Day weekend to current Hanson.net members.  If your Hanson.net membership expires in 2018 you will be able to pick up your EP at registration if you are attending Hanson Day in Tulsa and will be mailed to all other members shortly after the event concludes.  If your membership does not expire in 2018 but you wish to pick up the EP or have it mailed to you after HDay simply renew your membership before May to add 1 year of membership to your current expiration date. (if you would rather not renew early it will be mailed shortly after you do renew for 2017).  All new Hanson.net Members joining in the calendar year of 2017 will receive In Color.

Track listing for the EP s as follows:

1. Somebody That Wants To Love You
2. Ghostwriter
3. Reach Out For My Hand
4. I Don’t Want To Go Home
5. I Lift You Up



What the Ale: Hanson Brother Beer Co. set to release a new brew, plan events

By | April 19, 2017

Tulsa World

The Hanson brothers will be very busy this May with lots events for their Hanson Brothers Beer Co.

Starting May 1, during Tulsa Craft Beer Week, the brothers will host a pint night at Mixed Company at Third Street and Denver Avenue at 6 p.m.

Then on Monday, May 8, they are hosting a beer dinner to help the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. This is a partnership with The Hop Jam beer and music festival that the Hanson brothers founded. At this event you can join Taylor, Zac and Isaac Hanson at the Food Bank for an evening featuring four Hanson Brothers beers paired with a four-course meal from Executive Chef Jeff Marlow.

Each paired beer will be served in a unique souvenir glass for patrons to take home.

“Since the first Hop Jam festival we have been proud to partner with the phenomenal team at the Food Bank to help impact hunger in Oklahoma through the funds raised with our one-of-a-kind Hop Guitar,” said Taylor Hanson. “This year we are excited to host a special gathering, to further galvanize support for this great cause.”

The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres and a beer cocktail. The evening’s beers will include Hop Jam Festive Ale, a spiced farmhouse ale; Redland, an amber ale; Mmmhops, pale ale; and Tulsa Tea, an imperial stout.

Tickets for the event are $150 and are available on the Food Bank’s website http://okfoodbank.org.

If you miss the Food Bank’s event you can simply go to McNellie’s South City, 7031 S. Zurich Ave., on Monday, May 15 at 5 p.m. for the official release of their new Redland Amber Ale. The beer is described as a smooth and earthy amber ale with roasted American and British grain, balance by a medley of floral hops.

“Redland is true to its unpretentious roots as a working class beer found in the corner pub, augmented by an American yeast to bring it back home,” according to the makers. “Known for its red and caramel color and earthy flavor profile, we were inspired to name this delicious beer ‘Redland’ as an homage to the iconic style and the rich red earth of our home state of Oklahoma. The beer has a six percent alcohol by volume.”

And don’t forget Hop Jam! Seriously this is one of the best beer festivals in the region. The Hop Jam takes place on May 21st with more than 65 brewers and more than 200 beers and a ton of great music to go along with it. For tickets to that event, go to  https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1451130



Tuesday Trivia

By | April 18, 2017

TuesdayTrivia

Everything on the Play EP is supposed to sound like kittens!

During the making of streams, what was Zac disgusted about being boiled in water?



Do you have a Hanson trivia question you'd like to submit for consideration for our Tuesday Trivia question?  Send the question & answer to blog@hansonstage.com

Throwback: Hanson’s ‘MMMBop’ is officially 20 years old

By | April 15, 2017

Fox23

TULSA, Okla. – Hanson, the Tulsa-based band of brothers, released its debut single 20 years ago Saturday.

‘MMMBop’ was released in April 1997 and probably hasn’t left your head for the last two decades.

The song catapulted the trio to superstar status when it debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 just a few weeks later at No. 16. It was the No. 1 song in America by the end of May.

Hanson capped off their big year with an appearance as the musical guest on the Dec. 13, 1997, episode of “Saturday Night Live.”

In the years since, the band created its own record label in Tulsa, started a brewery and is about to headline its fourth annual Hop Jam Beer & Music Festival in the Brady Arts District.

The band will go on its 25th anniversary tour this year.