HNET Newsletter- June 14, 2018

By | June 15, 2018


Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson recording the Animal Instincts Members EP 2018.


Time is flying by.  It is hard to believe it has already been a week since our concert in San Diego, but I guess that is the nature of being busy.  We are nearing the end of basic tracking for String Theory, the big element that is yet to be recorded is… you guessed it, the symphony. It is hard to put into words the excitement we are all feeling about getting in the room with the symphony and hearing everything come together live for the first time, but you can’t get too far ahead of yourself, just take it one step at a time.  More announcements for String Theory will be coming next month in July, you have been warned 😉

It’s Friday and it’s June so that means more content from the making of the 2018 Member EP, Animal Instincts.  There are new blog videos up now and a stream that will start tonight at 6PM CT and loop all weekend long.  If you have a busy Father’s Day weekend planned, just pop in and watch when you can.

Isaac, Taylor and Zac


Fan Club Exclusive: Watch HANSON behind the scenes writing/recording the member’s EP, Animal Instincts. There will be a total of 4 streams, one each Friday from June 8th through June 29th and looping throughout each weekend. Member streams begin at 6pm CT.


It’s 2018! Remember to renew your membership for 2018.  You can find your current expiration date by going to your My Account page.

HNET Newsletter- June 8, 2018

By | June 8, 2018


Hard at work in the studio preparing the String Theory recording. It’s hard to believe we will be sharing this musical project next month!


After a full week in the studio recording for String theory, we are taking a break for a few days and traveling out to California for some shows.  We are playing tonight in San Diego and on Sunday in Sacramento so if you are close by… we got the music covered just bring yourself.  Recording for String Theory has been going just about as well as could be expected. Looking at the to-do list, it is such a big project. It’s a little frightening, but each day we chip away and when you compare anything to say 5 of 5 (five live albums recorded live and mixed in one go), nothing feels impossible. More details about the String Theory album and more tour dates are coming, so look for those sometime in July.

The new Members EP, Animal Instincts, is shipping out.  If you have renewed for 2018, your EP should be on the way.  While you are waiting, we are going to be sharing making of footage all month long with blogs and streams every Friday at 6PM CT starting tonight. Tonight’s stream will loop through the weekend so watch it when you can.

Isaac, Taylor and Zac


Fan Club Exclusive: Watch HANSON behind the scenes writing/recording the member’s EP, Animal Instincts, beginning on June 8th at 6pm CT. There will be a total of 4 streams, one each Friday from June 8th through June 29th and looping throughout each weekend.


It’s 2018! Remember to renew your membership for 2018.  You can find your current expiration date by going to your My Account page.

Hanson, Rick Springfield will play Indiana State Fair

By | June 5, 2018


One big act from the 1990s and one big act from the 1980s highlight the first batch of concert announcements for the 2018 Indiana State Fair.

Hanson, known for 1997 hit “MMMBop,” and “Jessie’s Girl” singer Rick Springfield will perform at the fair’s Chevrolet Free Stage, where admission is included with fair tickets purchased for $13 (or $8 in advance).

Fair officials also unveiled today free stage performances by gospel music icon Kirk Franklin, country artist Hunter Hayes, classic rock band Grand Funk Railroad and contemporary Christian duo For King and Country.

The Indiana State Fair is Aug. 3-19, and additional concerts will be announced in coming weeks. For more information, visit

HNET Newsletter- May 31, 2018

By | June 1, 2018


2 weeks ago we hosted music and beer fans for HANSON Day and The Hop Jam Festival. It was the best one yet!


Out of the frying pan and into the fire. After the biggest HANSON Day ever and the largest Hop Jam yet, we all went to sleep until Memorial Day weekend, but we are back at it going full force in the studio working on String Theory. What Is HANSON String Theory? One thing is for sure it is going to be an amazing album. Today we recorded drums on five of the more than twenty songs that will make up the whole project. It is a big undertaking, but we also have a great team helping to make it a reality.  So far each stage of this project has brought unexpected challenges, but that is to be expected when you are laying out your musical manifesto. More String Theory tour dates are in the works and so is the recording of it, stay tuned for more on both sometime next month.

Speaking of in the studio. The new Members EP, Animal Instincts, is starting to ship next week and to celebrate this coming Friday June 8th at 6PM CT we will be sharing a members only stream from the making of AI.  We hope you can tune in but in the mean time you can watch  new video from recording Animal Instincts uploaded to the media section today.

Isaac, Taylor and Zac


New merchandise is now available in the Store. All merchandise will be available in limited sizes/quantities and most will not be restocked. Get yours today!


Fan Club Exclusive: Watch HANSON behind the scenes writing/recording the member’s EP, Animal Instincts, beginning on June 8th at 6pm CT. There will be a total of 5 streams, one each Friday from June 8th through July 6th and looping throughout each weekend.


Fan Club Exclusive: The LOUD EP is now available in CD or digital format for Fan Club members only in the Get your copy today!


Jul 14, 2018 – Columbus Symphony @ Bicentennial Stage/Columbus Commons – GET TICKETS
Aug 2, 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA, US – Pittsburgh Symphony @ Heinz Hall – GET TICKETS
Aug 4, 2018 – Vienna, VA, US – National Symphony Orchestra @ Wolf Trap – GET TICKETS
Sep 8, 2018 – Denver Symphony @ Boettcher Concert Hall – GET TICKETS
Oct 20, 2018 – Atlanta Symphony @ Atlanta Symphony Hall – GET TICKETS
Oct 21, 2018 – Nashville Symphony @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – GET TICKETS
*NEW* Jan 5, 2019 – Fort Worth Symphony @ Bass Performance Hall – FAN CLUB PRE-SALE JUN 4th
May 17, 2019 – Tulsa, OK, US – Tulsa Symphony @ Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Tickets On Sale Now!

HANSON String Theory is a musical manifesto with new and career spanning works from HANSON, arranged by David Campbell, performed with the world’s leading symphonies.

For information on all HANSON shows, CLICK HERE.


It’s 2018! Remember to renew your membership for 2018.  You can find your current expiration date by going to your My Account page.

Tuesday Trivia

By | May 29, 2018


Isaac’s signature dish would either be pico de gallo or bruschetta.

Which Hanson would you most likely find eating an Aussie Meat Pie?

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John Mayer’s ‘New Light’ & 8 More Music Videos That Risked Using Green Screen

By | May 25, 2018


Courtesy Photo
John Mayer “New Light (Premium Content!)”

John Mayer just dropped a video for his summer bop “New Light,” but it’s not your typical pop star production.

Mayer claims it was actually produced by one of those chintzy “you could be a star!” music video services, saying this: “I needed to make a video for ‘New Light’ but nobody could agree on a budget, so I went to a place downtown and made this with a company that usually does birthday and Bar Mitzvah videos.” The results certainly live up to that description, with Mayer romping through premade green-screen filters in pajama pants and a ratty purple hoodie.

It’s just another example of a music video going for a tacky green-screened method to comic effect, whether intentional or unintentional. Here are eight other music videos that took the plunge with green screen, for better or worse.

Hanson’s “MMMBop” Shoots for the Moon, Literally

The Tulsa, Oklahoma, pop-rockers have had a weirdly resonating career from the infectious 1997 hit “MMMBop” — the band still plays it worldwide to this day. The accompanying video sends the boys, who were all between 11 and 16 at the time, to the 1969 moon landing to the sunny surf and back. Like all of Hasselhoff’s cinematic career, it’s a great example of just using every visual filter you can grab.


Tuesday Trivia

By | May 22, 2018


If not in the band, Taylor may have ended up a chef a writer a photographer or maybe all of the above!

What is Isaac’s signature dish?

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Hanson to perform at Pet-a-palooza!

By | May 21, 2018


Sacramento’s biggest FREE pet event is back! 🐈 It’s PET-A-PALOOZA at our brand new home of Elk Grove Regional Park on Sunday, June 10th from 10a-4p. 🐶 Grab your furry friend for a FREE day of fun in the park with concerts from HANSON and Rozzi! You’ll enjoy the Doggy Obstacle Course, 🐊 an exotic animal show from Wild Things, The Splash Dogs 🐕, kids play area and more! And if you’re looking to add to your family 🐾, head to the pet adoption area on site to help you out.

‘Giving us new memories’ at Hop Jam: Hanson fans flock to Tulsa for the beer, music and partying with the band

By | May 21, 2018

Tulsa World

By Jimmie Tramel Tulsa World

Paul McDonald turned the Hop Jam into a literal hop jam.

McDonald hopped off the stage during the final song of his set and got a little more intimate with his audience.

“I try to move around and try to rile up the audience a little bit and wake them up,” McDonald said.

“Doing an earlier set like this, I’m playing in front of a whole lot of bands that I admire and respect a whole lot, so I was trying to kind of wake (fans) up to get them prepped for Drew (Holcomb) and Manchester Orchestra and all those guys.”

McDonald was among main stage performers Sunday at the Hop Jam, a fifth-year craft beer and music festival that annually attracts crowds to Tulsa’s Arts District. The festival was founded by the brothers in the Tulsa-based pop rock trio Hanson.

“They are brilliant human beings,” McDonald said during a post-set interview in his festival-provided trailer. “They are some of my favorite people. And I think they have used their power in a really amazing way.”

For instance? McDonald said the guys in Hanson want to bring people together, which they did during The Hop Jam.

“I know that the city of Tulsa is a huge deal to them, the fact that they put something on like this, and they are doing their own beer (company in Tulsa),” he said.

“They’ve got all these things going. It’s really, really cool. I have learned a lot from being around those guys and I am constantly inspired by what they are doing with the community and also with their music.”

McDonald said he would like to get his music to a level where he can put on a festival like the Hop Jam in his hometown, Huntsville, Alabama.

By staging the Hop Jam in Tulsa, McDonald said, it’s kind of like Hanson saying “Hey, Tulsa, we are here with you. We are proud to be from here.”

The Hop Jam didn’t “only” bring the Tulsa community together. The festival attracted visitors from all over, like Ashley Otero of Des Moines, Iowa, who emerged from the craft beer section of the festival wearing a shirt that read “beer + music = awesome” on the front and “Hanson Brothers Beer Company” on the back.

“I’m here because of Hanson,” Otero said, adding that she has been a fan of the group since 1997.

“I grew up with them. I have so many memories from them. It’s cool that they are giving us new memories as adults.”

The new memories included face-to-face interaction at The Hop Jam.

“They are awesome to their fans,” Otero said. “We get to hang out with them. They walk around and say ‘hi’ and take pictures with us. Isaac poured beer for me. It was pretty cool.”

Otero, who was accompanied by Ashlee Steinhart of Tennessee and Lauren Sass of Baltimore, said she comes to Tulsa for Hanson Day every year (The 2018 Hanson Day festival was May 17-19) and stays for the Hop Jam. She has been to the craft beer and music festival every year.

“It’s cool how big it has gotten,” Sass said. “We are proud of them.”

Lines were long in front of the craft beer area of the festival. Otero said she could tell there were a lot more people there than in past years.

The music segment of the festival was free for all ages with food trucks handy and music on two stages. Festival guests sprawled out on the lawn at Guthrie Green to watch runners-up in the opening band contest. Inflatables and face-painting were available nearby for guests who brought children.

A Tulsa-based band, The Brothers Moore, won the Tulsa World’s opening band contest and christened the festival on the main stage. Drumsticks and shirts were tossed into the crowd at the end of their set.

McDonald, a late addition to the lineup, came next and was followed by Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Ra Ra Riot, Nada Surf and Manchester Orchestra.

Because the main stage is immediately west of the Fairfield Inn in the Arts District, faces were pressed against upper-story windows of the hotel as hotel guests watched artists perform.

Meanwhile, those on the festival grounds heard artists talk about exploring the “other” half of the festival.

“I can’t wait to come out there and drink a whole lot of good beer with you all,” McDonald said.

Holcomb apparently sampled craft beer before going on stage.

“It was way too early in the morning for beer,” he told the Hop Jam crowd. “But it tasted great.”