HANSON + DAVID CAMPBELL BRING COLLABORATION TO THE GREEK

By | October 19, 2018

Press Pass LA 

Hanson continues to redefine their music, from Middle of Nowhere to Finally It’s Christmas, and everything in between, the trio has done something almost impossible in the music industry – they have stayed relevant. 

The latest iteration of Hanson could be considered one of their most ambitious yet. Along with award-winning Greek theatre composer David Campbell, the brothers have reimagined their songs with an orchestra. Now, one may think that the pop hits Hanson is known for (MMMbop being a legacy that they may or may not appreciate) wouldn’t translate much differently with extra instrumentation – and while the songs played at their latest LA show at The Greek Theatre held strong to the structurally pop sound Hanson is known for, they still added something else, a maturity the band has been striving to make known to the world over the years.

Some of the strongest arrangements from Campbell and Hanson (echoed by the loudest applause at the outdoor theatre) included Battle Cry, The Sound of Light, Siren Call & Me, Myself and I. The nearly 2 hour show had a 15 minute intermission, no encore and minimal commentary, which rattled a few fans but ultimately drew the audience in to feeling more and more like they were at a Symphony.

The upcoming album String Theory (November 9) is accompanied by a YouTube docuseries that dives deeper into the songs and arrangements. You can find the rest of Hanson’s tour dates here: https://hanson.net/tours-events 



HANSON: Headlong Into Fall

By | October 19, 2018


WEEKLY PIC

This month we begin a run of many String Theory concerts in some of our favorite cities in North America. Here we are backstage at one of our first symphonic concerts in Pittsburgh, it was an epic night. See you on the road!


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

Thank you to everyone who joined us in LA and Phoenix last weekend!  Reuniting with David Campbell to perform in LA was a rare treat, and the good vibes were still present with a wonderful crowd in Phoenix.  We are heading to Atlanta and Nashville this weekend which will mark a familiar transition from airports to the comforts of the tour bus as we push headlong into fall.  As the weather turns, so does our wardrobe. Not to miss an irresistible connection, we have new String Theory knit hats and scarves (they are made of string), as well as a bunch of Finally It’s Christmas items up on the site this week. It may be early to get your Christmas shopping done, but then again it takes a long time for letters to reach the north pole.

We hope you have been enjoying the weekly installments of the String Theory docuseries. Today, we have a new episode featuring You Can’t Stop Us. This song was selected to capture the spirit of fighting, which plays such a big roll in the second half of the show and because we wanted to pair its rocking guitar lead with the power only an orchestra can provide.

If you are coming to a String Theory show, remember to check-in. For every concert on the String Theory Tour, we are printing a one-of-a-kind poster and raffling it off to a lucky hanson.net member who checked-in at the show. We will be doing this for every show so far, even Columbus, so no one is left out. Winners are getting announced in the newsletter so check back each week to see who has won!

Isaac, Taylor and Zac

 


NEW HOLIDAY MERCH!

As the weather turns colder this fall, we have got you covered. Check out all the brand new items in the Hanson.net store this week.  String Theory knit hats and Finally It’s Christmas themed items that would top any HANSON fan’s wish list. Earrings, Scarves, a FIC Snow Globe Music Box, come see the new items in the Hanson.net store.


POSTER WINNERS!

Fan Club Exclusive: At each stop on the String Theory tour, we are giving away a special one-of-a-kind poster to one lucky Hanson.net member.  The poster design is drawn from a Zac Hanson painting created especially for this project, capturing the boy chronicled in the lyrics of Reaching For The Sky.  Every posted features the show’s date, venue and tour, in a four color screen print themed in the purples and blues of the String Theory art and will be signed by Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson.

Columbus, OH – cherryflvrdgum
Pittsburgh, PA – crs80103
Vienna, VA – purplekat
Denver, CO – LittleStarletta
Los Angeles, CA – deborahginperry
Phoenix, AZ – Jess_Reyn

If you’re a Hanson.net members and attending a String Theory show, be sure to use your mobile device to check-in at the show in the  Hanson.net calendar section. Check-ins are open just prior to doors and remain open through the concert. Look for more winners to be announced each week in the hanson.net newsletter.

NOTE: Winners will be contacted via the e-mail in their hanson.net user profile.  Posters will begin shipping in November.


JOIN HANSON.NET!

With the String Theory album and tour just around the corner, don’t forget to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2018!
During The String Theory enjoy these members benefits.

•    Pre-sale concert tickets
•    Member lines at concerts
•    Meet & Greets opportunities with the band
•    Fan Club Reporter’s interviews
•    Exclusive videos
•    Check-in at the concert to win one of a kind items

You can find your current expiration date by going to your My Account page. Not yet a member? Join today!



Tuesday Trivia

By | October 16, 2018

TuesdayTrivia

Hanson’s favorite part of BTTI is that it is a party, there is an adventure element and a cultural experience.

What is Hanson’s favorite part of Hanson Day?



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

HANSON: On The Road Again!

By | October 13, 2018


WEEKLY PIC

In this shot, Isaac is in action during an epic guitar solo earlier this summer. Who has seen a show in 2018?


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

For the first time this year, Oklahoma weather feels like fall and that means it’s time to load up the road cases and board the tour bus.  On Saturday, we will play our first String Theory show of this fall tour at The Greek Theatre in LA. Though this is not the first time we have played String Theory, it will be a special show with David Campbell (String Theory Orchestra Arranger) as our conductor.

The String Theory docuseries continues with a new video featuring Tragic Symphony and Got A Hold On Me this week.  These two songs were important in the story arc because they embody the first conflict in the show’s story.  They were arranged almost as one song, flowing seamlessly together even through the 30BPM time signature change.

On our first visit to Australia, we visited the Sydney Opera House, stood on the stage and marveled at how amazing it would be to perform there. Two decades later it’s happening! Last week, we announced a second show after the first SOLD OUT. We are so excited to take this tour all over this planet, but this will for sure be a show to remember.

If you are a Hanson.net member, here are a few reminders.
  1. Don’t forget to request a Meet & Greet at any of the shows you are attending.
  2. Remember to check-in at every show you attend to add a pin to your profile, and for a chance to win a one of a kind screen-printed poster (Winners will be announced in the weekly newsletter).
  3. Make sure your address is correct in your HNet profile, because that is where we will be mailing the poster if you win.
  4. We have more making of footage just uploaded to HNet so be sure to check that out.
We are less than a month from the release of the String Theory album and just a few days away from going full swing into the fall tour.  We’re looking forward to seeing all of you at a show.

Isaac, Taylor and Zac

 


STRING THEORY TOUR

String Theory is the next frontier for HANSON, telling a story of aspiration and fortitude against the odds. The music resonates with authenticity, coming from a group whose signature is never to chase trends, but instead to stay focused on their melodic artistry, establishing themselves as one of the few artists of their generation able to continually reinvent and reimagine their music, which has helped them to maintain an active global fan base over 25 years after their founding.

Following extensive North American dates, HANSON will deliver their unique String Theory tour to some of Europe & Australia’s finest venues in early-2019, a treat for fans around the world.

NORTH AMERICA DATES

Thu 2 Aug 18 Pittsburgh PA Heinz Hall Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra
Sat 4 Aug 18 Vienna VA Filene Center at Wolftrap National Symphony Orchestra
Sat 8 Sep 18 Denver CO Boettcher Concert Hall Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Sat 13 Oct 18 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre Live with Orchestra
Sun 14 Oct 18 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre Live with Orchestra
Sat 20 Oct 18 Atlanta GA Atlanta Symphony Hall Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Sun 21 Oct 18 Nashville TN Schermerhorn Center Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Tue 23 Oct 18 Houston TX Jones Hall Houston Symphony
Thu 25 Oct 18 Miami FL The Fillmore Live with Orchestra
Fri 26 Oct 18 St Petersburg FL Mahaffey Theater Live with Orchestra
Fri 2 Nov 18 Louisville KY The Louisville Palace Live with Orchestra
Sun 4 Nov 18 Minneapolis MN State Theatre Live with Orchestra
Mon 5 Nov 18 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre Live with Orchestra
Wed 7 Nov 18 St Louis MO Stifel Theatre Live with Orchestra
Thu 8 Nov 18 Cleveland OH Masonic Temple Live with Orchestra
Sat 10 Nov 18 Boston MA Orpheum Theatre Live with Orchestra
Sun 11 Nov 18 Philadelphia PA The Tower Theatre Live with Orchestra
Tue 13 Nov 18 New York NY Beacon Theatre Live with Orchestra
Tue 20 Nov 18 Toronto ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre Live with Orchestra
Wed 21 Nov 18 Toronto ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre Live with Orchestra
Sat 5 Jan 19 Fort Worth TX Bass Performance Hall Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Fri 17 May 19 Tulsa OK Tulsa PAC Tulsa Symphony Orchestra
Fri 7 Jun 19 Buffalo NY Kleinhans Music Hall Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

HANSON | STRING THEORY INTERNATIONAL TOUR 2019

Mon 11 Feb 19 Birmingham UK Symphony Hall Live with Orchestra
Tue 12 Feb 19 Manchester UK Bridgewater Hall Live with Orchestra
Thu 14 Feb 19 Nottingham UK Rock City **Non-Symphony Show
Fri 15 Feb 19 London UK Royal Festival Hall Live with Orchestra
Sun 17 Feb 19 Glasgow UK Royal Concert Hall Live with Orchestra
Tue 19 Feb 19 Utrecht NL TivoliVredenburg Live with Orchestra
Wed 20 Feb 19 Brussels BE Cirque Royal Live with Orchestra
Wed 27 Feb 19 Melbourne AUS Palais Theatre Live with Orchestra
Mon 4 Mar 19 Sydney AUS Opera House SOLD OUT
Mon 5 Mar 19 Sydney AUS Opera House Live with Orchestra
Wed 6 Mar 19 Canberra AUS Canberra Theatre Live with Orchestra
Fri 8 Mar 19 Gold Coast AUS The Start Live with Orchestra
Sat 9 Mar 19 Brisbane AUS QPAC Live with Orchestra

For more information visit www.Hanson.net


JOIN HANSON.NET!

With the String Theory album and tour just around the corner, don’t forget to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2018!
During The String Theory enjoy these members benefits.

•    Pre-sale concert tickets
•    Member lines at concerts
•    Meet & Greets opportunities with the band
•    Fan Club Reporter’s interviews
•    Exclusive videos
•    Check-in at the concert to win one of a kind items

You can find your current expiration date by going to your My Account page. Not a member join today!



Oklahoma Sky: The Sooner State Is Poised To Become America’s Next Great Music Scene

By | October 11, 2018

American Songwriter

Taylor Hanson of the pop-rock band Hanson, pictured in Tulsa. Photo by Lynne Margolis

For some years now, the Oklahoma Room has been the place to be at Folk Alliance International conferences; so much Sooner State talent shows up, their “something in the water” claim almost seems believable. But lately, more artists who weren’t born or raised as Okies have been jumping in the pool as well. Creatives getting squeezed out of places like Austin and Nashville are turning to Tulsa, in particular, for its affordable housing, lively, mural-covered arts districts, support of original music and proximity to Oklahoma City, just far enough away to remain a separate tour market. But there’s another factor, too: the energizing momentum of a city embracing its past while working to transform its future. Though it lacks major labels, publishing houses or similar “industry” infrastructure, Tulsa is morphing into a creative mecca — one trying to nurture an economically healthy music community. For both natives and newcomers, that’s a powerful lure. 

When Paul Benjamin’s Sunday Nite Thing finally ambles onstage at the Colony, a tiny club in Tulsa, it’s around 11 p.m. At most clubs, this is the graveyard gig, likely to be observed mainly by the bartender, a few regulars and the occasional out-of-towner seeking some local color.

But as the clock nears midnight, the Colony, once owned by Oklahoma icon Leon Russell, is packed. And the crowd, populated by the movers and shakers of Tulsa’s flourishing music community, is vibrant, as it is most nights in multiple area venues.

Benjamin, an accomplished singer and guitarist who’s hosted this Sunday-night jam for seven years, is joined on this night by John Fullbright — who’s reveling in his role as not-in-charge sideman.

Fullbright, whose Grammy-nominated 2012 debut From The Ground Up helped draw attention to fellow Okies including Parker Millsap, John Moreland and Fullbright’s former bandmates, the Turnpike Troubadours, moved to Tulsa a couple of years ago from rural Bearden, near small-town Okemah — the birthplace of Woody Guthrie. 

He was not expecting to find his groove in Tulsa. In fact, he’d shunned the city, regarding its music scene as cliquish. When he wanted closer airport proximity and his girlfriend wanted to find a job, they planned a move to Oklahoma City, where Fullbright got his start at the famed Blue Door. Then his brother joined Tulsa’s police force, so they decided to give that city a try.

“We got welcomed with open arms,” Fullbright says. “And all of the sudden, I’m playing jam-band music. I’m playing honky-tonk music. I’m getting versed in all of these different things. I’m focused on the piano. Like, I’m playing the piano, and it’s not just about sitting around trying to write songs. It’s about going, ‘I truly love this instrument and I’m being accepted by this entire community.’”

Already a spellbinding performer, his playing is now even stronger. That’s because he’s learned to live on Tulsa time — or, as he calls it, “that whole JJ Cale attitude.”

He discovered it’s all about patience; about easing in only when the moment feels right. It was a revelation. “Of course you want to get up there and cut heads and play as fast as you can,” he says. But that’s not interesting. It’s going up there and saying ‘How little can I play?’ and then building it up into something.”

*****

“Building it up into something” is exactly what Tulsa is doing, with projects ranging from Duet, a new jazz club, to OKPOP, the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture that’s about to begin construction, and the Bob Dylan Archive, projected to open in 2021.

Maybe Fullbright will record his next album in the very spot where Russell, one of his main influences, did some of his best work: Church Studios. Local businesswoman Teresa Knox and her husband, Ivan Acosta, are restoring the 105-year-old former church that housed Russell’s studio and Shelter Records label from 1972 to ’76 — and became ground zero for that shuffling, gritty blues/soul/country what-is-it-exactly entity known as the Tulsa Sound. (“There is no one Tulsa sound,” OKPOP director Jeff Moore says. “It’s a scene. It’s a brotherhood.”)

“From Dylan to Clapton to Ringo to George, they all converged on Tulsa,” Knox says. “When Dylan was disenchanted with his sound, who did he call? Leon Russell.” That history, bolstered by seeming coincidences such as the couple’s purchase of Daniel Lanois’ Neve 8068 board — the one on the cover of Dylan’s Lanois-produced Time Out Of Mind — helped Knox obtain National Register of Historic Places status for the Pearl District building, which will include exhibit space for their studio archives.

“That will be a real inspiration to this generation of musicians,” says Acosta. “That’s what it’s all about. We can’t live in the past, but you have to honor it in order to move forward.” 

*****

John Fullbright. Photo by Vicki Farmer

For the past few years at least, the city’s most prominent studio has been Hanson’s 3CG Records, in the Tulsa Arts District. That’s where Fullbright produced American Aquarium’s new album, Things Change. 

In an interview for his Red Dirt Radio Hour on public radio station KOSU-FM, Red Dirt Rangers co-founder John Cooper asked American Aquarium leader B.J. Barham why he chose to record in Tulsa. “He goes, ‘Man, I don’t think people here realize what’s going on. You have John Moreland, Parker Millsap, JD McPherson, John Fullbright, Carter Sampson. All these people … are the beacon of the light at the moment. Oklahoma is showing the way.”

“I really feel like that’s true,” says Cooper, who still tours with the Rangers in addition to the show and his staff job at the station, where music segments include at least three Okie artists per hour.

Cooper’s Okie history also includes helping to birth what became known as Red Dirt music at the Farm, outside of Stillwater. That’s where Bob Childers, Tom Skinner, Garth Brooks, Jason Boland, Cody Canada and others honed their chops while partying down. So did the late Jimmy LaFave, a master Dylan interpreter and Guthrie acolyte who helped secure his legacy in Tulsa.

*****

As he’d done 60 years ago, Guthrie again inspired Dylan, whose collection will be kept at the University of Tulsa’s Helmerich Center for American Research and exhibited at the Bob Dylan Archive, a block away from the Guthrie Center. Whether Johnny Cash’s archives are also headed there, as rumored, remains unconfirmed, but if that happens, three of the greatest influences on what we now call Americana music — not to mention each other — would be together, cementing the region’s status as a music center.

Guthrie actually helped spur revitalization efforts well before his archives arrived, because the popularity of Okemah’s annual Woody Guthrie Festival fostered acceptance of his leftist legacy in a state that once disavowed it. But without Tulsa’s “Daddy Warbucks” — multibillionaire philanthropist George Kaiser — and his George Kaiser Family Foundation, much of the development designed to strengthen the city and state’s creative environment would not be happening. 

Brian Horton, who founded Tulsa’s nonprofit Horton Records label with Colony manager Brian Fontaine, says the foundation’s impact on Tulsa is unparalleled.

“It’s creating community. It’s breaking down social barriers, and not just in music and arts … To live in a city like this when that kind of transformation is happening, and you have the opportunity to participate and be a part of it … it’s a really special time.”

Percussionist Amira Al-Jiboori had been planning to leave, but changed her mind. “I figured that I could go somewhere that is already big and things are already happening,” she says, “or I can be a part of that growth and be able to make this community what we want it to be.”

She and pianist/singer Casii Stephan cofounded MisFEST, a festival showcasing and empowering women. “I’m a 30-something, and to see young people making changes in Tulsa and Oklahoma is really encouraging,” says Al-Jiboori.

One hears similar comments from both veterans and rising stars like Branjae, a soul singer who’s often tapped for promotions sponsored by the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture or the Oklahoma Film & Music Office.

The state offers an additional 2-percent rebate to film productions spending at least $20,000 to record in Oklahoma or license music created by a resident and recorded in-state. It also created the web-based Rhythm and Routes Oklahoma Music Trail, which points tourists toward musical attractions, events and historical sites. The Tulsa office, which just launched its talent and resource registry, promotes the city’s creative initiatives at Folk Alliance, South By Southwest, the Sundance Film Festival and other industry events.

*****

Horton says Tulsa’s music community is aware of growth-related issues besetting other music hubs and sounds alarms about development that might displace creatives or threaten venues.

It’s also been careful to protect historical sites like the Brady Theater and Cain’s Ballroom, still known as “the home of Bob Wills” 76 years after Wills and His Texas Playboys popularized western swing there.

OKPOP’s Moore credits Kaiser with understanding the value of investing in cultural resources as developing assets, which began with the 10-year-old BOK Center, an award-winning, top-selling music-centric arena in a city with no professional sports team. More investment followed, including Kaiser’s acquisition of both archives. The foundation also funded Guthrie Green, an outdoor expanse for free concerts and other programming, and spearheaded the Gathering Place, a 100-acre, $450 million riverfront park project.

*****

Stepping deftly around gear cases, merch boxes and stacks of Hanson Brothers Beer Co. brews as he conducts a 3CG tour, Taylor Hanson says the brothers chose to become involved in Tulsa’s downtown revitalization so they could help define and shape opportunities, such as Hop Jam, their annual beer and music festival.

They also talked OKPOP planners into locating the museum near the “sacred turf” of Cain’s Ballroom and the Brady Theater rather than another site.

Hanson loves Tulsa’s support of independent thinking and authenticity, but he also notes that, instead of treating the arts as charity, “The key is to turn your perception of the arts from a cause into an engine … that actually generates growth.” And investing accordingly. 

*****

While it doesn’t have a Kaiser or many venues where local artists can play originals, Oklahoma City deserves credit for “building something up,” too. Two notable assets are the Academy of Contemporary Music, founded by the Flaming Lips’ longtime tour manager, Scott Booker, and Greg Johnson’s Blue Door. The academy trains students for careers both onstage and behind the scenes; the Blue Door, a 100-capacity listening room, hosts both young unknowns and international stars like native son Jimmy Webb, who love its intimate vibe.

“When we got our first gig at the Blue Door, I thought, ‘Well, this is it. We’ve made it,’” Millsap recalls. “That’s where all of my friends and heroes played, so when we finally got to play there, it was a big deal.”

For Johnson, it’s about more than ticket sales. “The Blue Door would not exist if we were just a venue that sold out all the time,” he says. “We wouldn’t be doing what we’re supposed to be doing, which is fostering the talent. I don’t ever tell someone they can’t come back because they didn’t draw.”

In Oklahoma, talent is expected to grow. And John Cooper, for one, couldn’t be more pleased.

“I see young people continually coming up who are astounding,” he says, adding, “I can’t wait for the next one to emerge.”



Tuesday Trivia

By | October 9, 2018

TuesdayTrivia

Isaac plays DJ for the Hanson team ‘radio show’ and it is part of what led him to starting the podcast!

What is Hanson’s favorite part of BTTI?



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

HANSON: Second Show In Sydney!

By | October 5, 2018


WEEKLY PIC

This week, we are putting our hands on some of the cool String Theory products for the first time. Here is an early version of the special lyric book, “In Verse”, featuring the project’s lyrics and special sketches helping tell the story of String Theory. This is a special product only available through the packages on Hanson.net.


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

With our String Theory concert in Sydney officially SOLD OUT, today we are excited share there will be a second String Theory concert at the Sydney Opera House on March 5, 2019. Hanson.net presale will start today (Friday, October 5th at 10am Sydney time) and go all weekend, with tickets going on sale to the public Monday October 8th.

It feels so good to be anticipating another amazing fall tour in the US, knowing the tour will continue through 2019.  String Theory has been in the works for a long time. Looking at the music you could honestly say it is a project more than two decades in the making, but as we begin to share the fruits of our labor with US fans, and fans all over the world with the album release in November, we are already thinking about what comes next.  Because there always has to be a next.  Though String Theory is not an allegory for our lives, the story it tells is representative of something we have always tried to embody. Dream big, don’t settle, it will get harder than you expected, but that’s to be expected.  On weeks like this one, when the weather is unseasonably warm and things are moving a little slower than normal in the lead up to a tour, you can imagine us eating lunch talking about our theory of everything, about new songs, or concept albums, maybe even about being the first band to play on the moon.

Isaac, Taylor and Zac

NOTE: Don’t forget November 1st we will be giving Hanson.net member the first listen, streaming the String Theory album top to bottom.  Mark it on your calendar and check back for more details in the calendar section closer to the date.


JOIN HANSON.NET!

With the String Theory album and tour just around the corner, don’t forget to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2018!
During The String Theory enjoy these members benefits.

•    Pre-sale concert tickets
•    Member lines at concerts
•    Meet & Greets opportunities with the band
•    Fan Club Reporter’s interviews
•    Exclusive videos
•    Check-in at the concert to win one of a kind items

You can find your current expiration date by going to your My Account page. Not a member join today!



SECOND HANSON SHOW ADDED! 😱 Another Night at the Sydney Opera House!

By | October 5, 2018
 💥 NEW HANSON SHOW! 💥

GET YOUR TICKET LINK BELOW FOR HANSON’S SECOND NIGHT AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE!

Yup, that’s right, you guys. Hanson’s Sydney Opera House performance is SOLD OUT 😱
We don’t want any Fansons to miss out, so we are adding a second show! Help us make the Hanson boys dreams come true, by making it two sold-out nights at the iconic venue on the String Theory tour in March! 🎻🎻

Experience the platinum pop-rockers like never before when they take the stage with a Symphony Orchestra. Get ready for the nostalgia and awe of your favourites reimagined – ‘Mmmbop’ reverberating around the Concert Hall is an experience not to be missed!

With huge demand for the first show, these tickets won’t last. Get yours when they go on sale 11am, Monday 8 October (Local Time) – scroll down for links!

 NEW SHOW TICKETS ON SALE 

 11AM, MONDAY 8 OCTOBER 

HANSON

STRING THEORY TOUR 2019

Brought to you by Chugg Entertainment 

MELBOURNE

WEDNESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY

PALAIS THEATRE

BUY TICKETS
SYDNEY

MONDAY 4TH MARCH

CONCERT HALL, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

SOLD OUT
SYDNEY – NEW SHOW!

TUESDAY 5TH MARCH

CONCERT HALL, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

BUY TICKETS
CANBERRA

WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH

CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE

BUY TICKETS
GOLD COAST

FRIDAY 8TH MARCH

THE STAR GOLD COAST

BUY TICKETS
BRISBANE

SATURDAY 9TH MARCH

CONCERT HALL QPAC

BUY TICKETS
HANSON – REACHING FOR THE SKY


Tuesday Trivia

By | October 2, 2018

TuesdayTrivia

While in Monterrey Mexico Hanson ate goat.

Who plays DJ on the ‘radio show’ for the Hanson team?



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

HANSON: EU String Theory Presale!

By | September 28, 2018


WEEKLY PIC

This week, we are excited to be putting tickets on sale for the coming international String Theory dates where we get to perform at bucket list venues like the Sydney Opera House. We hope to see you there.


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

It is really exciting to say the Pre-sale for EU String Theory shows starts today!  Hanson.net members can find all the pre-sale info in the calendar section of H.net. String Theory is like nothing we have ever done before, from the way we made the album, to the depth and volume of work that went into each arrangement. We have only just begun to play it live, but it feels good to know we will get to bring it to fans across the globe in Europe and Australia in 2019.

If you’re not willing to wait until next year to hear this music, we get it. That’s why we have been sharing videos every week about the project.  This week’s video takes a look at Me Myself And I and why it plays such an important part in the String Theory story arc. You can also find new behind the scenes footage this week on Hanson.net.

We are just a few weeks always from kicking things off with our String Theory show in LA. This will be the beginning of our fall run, but it will be extra special show because we will have our friend and arranger David Campbell sharing the stage as conductor. We can’t wait! See you there.

Isaac, Taylor and Zac


PRE-ORDER DEADLINE!

The String Theory double album is set to release November 9th but you can Pre-Order your copy today!

String Theory combines new and classic HANSON songs arranged by Oscar award winning composed David Campbell and recorded with the Prague symphony highlighting the band’s music and craftsmanship on a scale like never before. Featuring songs like MMMBop, Where’s The Love, This Time Around, I Was Born, Reaching For The Sky, Battle Cry, Breaktown, No Rest For The Weary and more, String Theory is a must have for any HANSON fans collection.

Album packages include

•    String Theory Double Album
•    The Theory Of Everything (Documentary)
•    String Theory In Verse (Lyric Book)
•    Limited Edition Replica Spyglass
•    A Piece Of String (Instrumental Album)

Gold, Silver & Deluxe packages are available to pre-order now. Order before Sept 30, 2018 to Guarantee your item.


STRING THEORY TOUR!

String Theory brings together an exciting collaboration of song craftsmanship and symphonic majesty, framing the established trio’s music through a special collaboration with Academy Award winning arranger David Campbell, spawning both a world tour featuring the band playing live with Symphony Orchestras, and a studio album, to be released on November 9.

HANSON | STRING THEORY INTERNATIONAL TOUR 2019

Mon 11 Feb 19 Birmingham UK Symphony Hall Live with Orchestra
Tue 12 Feb 19 Manchester UK Bridgewater Hall Live with Orchestra
Thu 14 Feb 19 Nottingham UK Rock City **Non-Symphony Show
Fri 15 Feb 19 London UK Royal Festival Hall Live with Orchestra
Sun 17 Feb 19 Glasgow UK Royal Concert Hall Live with Orchestra
Tue 19 Feb 19 Utrecht NL TivoliVredenburg Live with Orchestra
Wed 20 Feb 19 Brussels BE Cirque Royal Live with Orchestra
Wed 27 Feb 19 Melbourne AUS Palais Theatre Live with Orchestra
Mon 4 Mar 19 Sydney AUS Opera House Live with Orchestra
Wed 6 Mar 19 Canberra AUS Canberra Theatre Live with Orchestra
Fri 8 Mar 19 Gold Coast AUS The Start Live with Orchestra
Sat 9 Mar 19 Brisbane AUS QPAC Live with Orchestra

NORTH AMERICA DATES

Thu 2 Aug 18 Pittsburgh PA Heinz Hall Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra
Sat 4 Aug 18 Vienna VA Filene Center at Wolftrap National Symphony Orchestra
Sat 8 Sep 18 Denver CO Boettcher Concert Hall Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Sat 13 Oct 18 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre Live with Orchestra
Sun 14 Oct 18 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre Live with Orchestra
Sat 20 Oct 18 Atlanta GA Atlanta Symphony Hall Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Sun 21 Oct 18 Nashville TN Schermerhorn Center Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Tue 23 Oct 18 Houston TX Jones Hall Houston Symphony
Thu 25 Oct 18 Miami FL The Fillmore Live with Orchestra
Fri 26 Oct 18 St Petersburg FL Mahaffey Theater Live with Orchestra
Fri 2 Nov 18 Louisville KY The Louisville Palace Live with Orchestra
Sun 4 Nov 18 Minneapolis MN State Theatre Live with Orchestra
Mon 5 Nov 18 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre Live with Orchestra
Wed 7 Nov 18 St Louis MO Stifel Theatre Live with Orchestra
Thu 8 Nov 18 Cleveland OH Masonic Temple Live with Orchestra
Sat 10 Nov 18 Boston MA Orpheum Theatre Live with Orchestra
Sun 11 Nov 18 Philadelphia PA The Tower Theatre Live with Orchestra
Tue 13 Nov 18 New York NY Beacon Theatre Live with Orchestra
Tue 20 Nov 18 Toronto ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre Live with Orchestra
Wed 21 Nov 18 Toronto ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre Live with Orchestra
Sat 5 Jan 19 Fort Worth TX Bass Performance Hall Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Fri 17 May 19 Tulsa OK Tulsa PAC Tulsa Symphony Orchestra
Fri 7 Jun 19 Buffalo NY Kleinhans Music Hall Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

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