Tuesday Trivia

By | August 14, 2018

TuesdayTrivia

Taylor would like to explore Egypt!

What country would Isaac like to explore?



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Hanson gets Indiana State Fair crowd MMMBopping with its power pop

By | August 12, 2018

IndyStar

[More photos at the source]Zac Hanson, drummer, performs on stage. Hanson, a trio of siblings known for the No. 1 hit in 1997 titled "MMMBop" performed at the Indiana State Fair, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, on the Chevrolet Free Stage.

Taylor Hanson, piano and singer, performs on stage. Hanson, a trio of siblings known for the No. 1 hit in 1997 titled "MMMBop" performed at the Indiana State Fair, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, on the Chevrolet Free Stage.

Taylor Hanson, piano and singer, performs on stage. Hanson, a trio of siblings known for the No. 1 hit in 1997 titled “MMMBop” performed at the Indiana State Fair, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, on the Chevrolet Free Stage. Doug McSchooler/For IndyStar

Isaac Hanson, guitarist, performs on stage. Hanson, a trio of siblings known for the No. 1 hit in 1997 titled "MMMBop" performed at the Indiana State Fair, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, on the Chevrolet Free Stage.

Isaac Hanson, guitarist, performs on stage. Hanson, a trio of siblings known for the No. 1 hit in 1997 titled “MMMBop” performed at the Indiana State Fair, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, on the Chevrolet Free Stage. Doug McSchooler/For IndyStar

 



Hanson talks ’90s fashion, families on tour, fair food before taking stage at Indiana State Fair

By | August 12, 2018

Indy Star

Indiana State Fair Hanson On The Free Stage

(Photo: Doug McSchooler/For IndyStar)

A few hours before Hanson took the stage at the Indiana State Fair Chevrolet Free Stage on Friday night, adult brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac sat down with IndyStar to talk about bringing their families on tour, what they should (and shouldn’t) eat at the fair, their upcoming project performing with orchestras around the country and their beer company, MMMhops.

IndyStar: Have you eaten anything at the State Fair yet?

Isaac: Not just yet, but we apparently are supposed to try a lemon…

Taylor: Shake-up?

Zac: Shake-up. Somebody told us that that’s what we needed to get.

Taylor: What is that?

Zac: We know about the fair, we know about the fair. Eat some funnel cakes and corn dogs and look at some livestock and ride a ride that’ll make you throw up after you’ve eaten all those things.

Isaac: You can walk around and realize, “Wow, Clydesdales really are that big. Holy crap.”

Zac: I think it’s important to know your place in the food chain.

IndyStar: When you go out to the fair, do you wear a disguise or…do you just go out as Hanson?

Zac: You know, we don’t put on mustaches or anything, but you just go incognito if you think that’s going to be a problem. But, it’s a good thing. It’s people saying they like a song or wanting a photo, and it’s important to understand that’s part of the job. People are doing it because they’re really connecting with what you do and you want to thank them for that.

IndyStar: I just watched the “Where’s the Love” music video for the first time in, I don’t know, 20 years. And I can’t get over the gold shirt and yellow-lensed glasses. What piece of fashion from the ’90s or early 2000s do you guys miss the most?

Zac: Synthetic fabric was such a thing, and I’m actually glad it’s gone.

Isaac: Oh yeah, I mean, it didn’t breathe at all.

Zac: Everything was glow-in-the-dark.

Isaac: Some of that is coming back now.

Taylor: Very back.

Isaac: It’s a 20-year cycle. I could re-purpose some of my clothes from that era.

IndyStar: What about the yellow glasses?

Zac: Uh, I…we’ll see.

Isaac: I mean, Guy Fieri wears stuff like all the time.

Zac: Yeah, but he’s in his own…Those like more like gaming glasses to me, like I’d put them on while playing Xbox.

IndyStar What’s it like bringing your families, your kids, on tour with you?

Taylor: I have the oldest kids between the three of us, so they’ve been around. It’s a little chaotic. I mean, most people are used to a certain kind of lifestyle, your 9-5, so touring is pretty nuts in comparison to the average bear.

Zac: And every day is different, the last two shows was Wolf Trap (National Park for the Performing Arts) with the National Symphony Orchestra outside of D.C., and then we were in Pittsburgh before that with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra there. You don’t know what you’re going to be experiencing every day. And you have to be the type of person that enjoys that adventure to be a touring musician.

Isaac: You have to stay in the present.

Taylor: If you have a problem with flavors you haven’t tried before or situations where showers are optional, I call it urban camping.

IndyStar: So, speaking of orchestras, tell me about your String Theory tour with symphony orchestras around the country and why you guys decide to go in that direction.

Taylor: We just wanted to do something that was challenging and exciting. And a lot of times, we’re doing something we’re excited about, but the wow factor is more internal and people don’t know how much you had to push yourself to do this collaboration or that. But when you talk about a symphony, it’s so clearly such a different tone. We have a lot of songs that have room for the size, and there’s a story in the song that you know would come to life when interpreted that way. We’re getting to play with some of the world’s greatest symphonies.

Zac: It’s a great excuse to really just enjoy the process.

Isaac: We really quickly said to ourselves, let’s take the time. Because you may never do this is again, so you better do it as close to right as you can get it.

Zac: Except you can never do anything the first time right.

Isaac: <laughs> Exactly,  but, you know, we’re trying.

Taylor: If you have longevity, you don’t do it by rinse and repeat. Yeah, maybe you find some things that you do well and that’s part of your identity. Chic-fil-A? Keep making a Chic-fil-A sandwich, but add a little milkshake and some lemon. You need to be adding things to your story, and that’s why I think we’ve been able to keep a relationship with a lot of fans for a long time, because they know that we’re not phoning it in. We’re not just like, and press play, here’s what you expect. We’re also not running from where we’ve been, either.

IndyStar: There are a lot of little little girls outside waiting for the show to start right now. What are your thoughts about that new fan base?

Taylor: It’s an interesting thing. The artists we admire most are the kind of people that you go to their shows and see three or four generations of people. And so the idea that we’ve been able to do this long enough that some of that is coming in is sort of seeing a hope realized. You want to be the kind of band that the music is not about a moment, it’s about a moment for that person.

Isaac: When my kids listen to AC/DC, it’s their band.

Taylor: I will say this: We have already in our career been too young to be songwriters. Too pop to be a rock band, too rock to be a pop band, then too old to be a pop band, then too pop to be a rock band, then too indie to be major then too major to be indie. You’re always not something, and at the end of the day, what you can control, the goal is to make as much of what you actually do do versus what you don’t do, the thing people remember. Literally, we’ve gone from having every single person that’s works for us be twice our age to many of our team members, from lawyers to attorneys to our crew members to being younger than we are.

Zac: And we’re only in our 30s.

Taylor: Yeah, so we now have songs that older than the whole front row. We’re like, you guys are younger than “MMMBop.” And that’s a weird and awesome thing.

IndyStar: I have to ask about your beer, MMMHops. Why go into craft beer?

Zac: There’s a kind of kinship to our spirit as a band. For the last 15 years, we’ve run our own record label, becoming independent at a time when it wasn’t popular and doing your own thing and then you look at the beer world and it’s full of guys who are just doing their own thing, creating their own flavor. And I think it really connected well for us. Then being able to put the two together. Every May we have our own (Hop Jam) craft beer festival in Oklahoma that we host, so we’re able to go, here’s music we love, here’s beer we love, these are two worlds that we care about and kind of host this great big party in this place that we’re from.

IndyStar: Is the beer good?

Zac: We think so.

Taylor: It’s more of a English pale ale style, it’s a little more traditional, and it is very strong. It’s about 7 percent.

Zac: We’ve discovered that beer is more apple pie than apple pie.

Isaac: Our goal would be in the long term to continue to find ways to find the music and the beer themselves as individuals things to intersect.

Zac: The harder we work at music, the more we need the beer.



String Theory Tickets & Setlist Help

By | August 11, 2018

The following are the 2018 String Theory shows. We are trying to get an e-ticket and a hard ticket image wherever possible so you will see both noted on this list.  We also are looking for setlist help – although for the most part it will just be confirming that it will be the full set and not the shortened set (which it is possible that Columbus will be the only shortened set) and noting if there were any songs done as an encore.  If you can help us out, let us know…  Tickets can be submitted via http://blog.hansonstage.com/submit-a-ticket/ or email to tickets@hansonstage.com and nothing will be posted on the site until after the show has happened.

Date Location E-ticket Hard Ticket setlist
8-Sep Denver, CO NEED hansonstage
13-Oct Los Angeles, CA NEED NEED NEED
14-Oct Phoenix, AZ NEED NEED NEED
20-Oct Atlanta, GA hansonstage
21-Oct Nashville, TN hansonstage
23-Oct Houston, TX NEED NEED NEED
25-Oct Miami, FL NEED NEED NEED
26-Oct St Pete, FL NEED NEED NEED
2-Nov Louisville, KY NEED hfrees
4-Nov Minneapolis, MN NEED NEED NEED
5-Nov Chicago, IL NEED NEED NEED
7-Nov St Louis, MO NEED NEED NEED
8-Nov Cleveland, OH NEED NEED NEED
10-Nov Boston, MA NEED hansonstage
11-Nov Philly, PA NEED hansonstage
13-Nov New York, NY NEED hansonstage
20-Nov Toronto, CAN NEED NEED
21-Nov Toronto, CAN NEED NEED


Hanson to perform at the Indiana State Fair

By | August 10, 2018

FOX59

An extraordinary group with an extraordinary career. Hanson is performing at the Indiana State Fair tonight. Isaac, Taylor and Zac joined us to share what’s new with the band.



HNET Newsletter- Aug 9, 2018

By | August 9, 2018


WEEKLY PIC

In this shot we are rehearsing the String Theory concert with arranger and conductor David Campbell, last week we were able to share the show live with fans for the first time in it’s entirety, still so much more ahead this year, we hope to see you at a concert soon!


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

Last week, we played String Theory in its entirety for the first time. Actually, we played it twice. First in Pittsburgh, PA and then at Wolf Trap in VA. It was over the top!  This show is not like anything we have done. If you need proof, it has an intermission!  The interaction with the crowd is also really different. One part is that the symphony compels you to listen in a new way, you have to pay attention to hear all of their parts, the other part is the songs. String Theory builds slowly, it takes three or four songs to get up to full speed and it has more than one quiet slow moment, but every song is important to the story and by the end, you really feel ready to sing and clap and add your voice to the growing choir. The response from crowds so far have been everything we hoped for.

Speaking of songs, we are a few weeks into mixing the String Theory album. It is interesting how difficult it can be to find the right balance with so many parts attempting to fill the same space, but when each song finally reaches completion it is pretty magical. We just completed Yearbook, and it might have taken 20+ years, but we really gotta find out what happens to this Johnny kid.

We are playing two shows this weekend.  Since these are not String Theory concerts, it will be a great change of pace to let our hair down and just play a rock show. Hope to see you all in Indiana and Wisconsin.

Isaac, Taylor and Zac


STRING THEORY PACKAGE PRE-ORDERS!

String Theory brings together an exciting collaboration of song craftmanship and symphonic spectacle framing the established Grammy nominated multi platinum pop-rock trio’s music through a special symphonic collaboration with academy award winning composer and arranger David Campbell. The 22 song double album spans the bands career including some of their best known material (MmmBop, Where’s The Love, This Time Around, I Was Born and more) alongside brand new or never released to the public songs (Reaching For The Sky, Battle Cry, Breaktown, No Rest For The Weary) which tell a story of aspiration, despair, fortitude and ultimately a return to optimism.

The Album, features brand new and rearranged recordings of 22 songs with the full symphonic orchestration highlighting the bands music and craftsmanship on a scale never done before.

Gold, Silver & Deluxe packages are available to pre-order now.


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 craftsmanship, 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 fanbase over 25 years after their founding.

Upcoming Shows
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
Fri 18 Oct 18 Houston TX Jones Hall Houston Symphony 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

For more details, CLICK HERE!


SPECIAL SHOWS 2018!

Aug 10, 2018 – Indianapolis, IN, US – Indiana State Fair – GET TICKETS
Aug 11, 2018 – West Allis, WI, US – Wisconsin State Fair – GET TICKETS
Aug 16, 2018 – Escanaba, MI, US – Upper Peninsula State Fair – GET TICKETS
Aug 30, 2018 – Syracuse, NY, US – NY State Fair – GET TICKETS
Sep 14, 2018 – West Springfield, MA – Eastern States Exposition – GET TICKETS
Oct 6, 2018 – Altoona, IA, US – Oktoberfest (21+) – GET TICKETS
Oct 29 – Oct 31 – Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA – America Gardens Theater -Disneyworld – Epcot –
[Eat To The Beat Concert at Epcot Food and Wine Festival]

Tickets On Sale Now!

For information on all HANSON shows, CLICK HERE.


JOIN HANSON.NET!

2018 Membership Kit, Animal Instincts, shipping now! Remember to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2018.  You can find your current expiration date by going to your My Account page.



August Ticket and Setlist Help!

By | August 8, 2018

We are looking for some ticket and setlist help for the upcoming August festival shows!  If the show does not have a ticket, but it is included with the admission to the fair and there is a ticket to get into the fair, then we will consider that ticket a ticket for the website.

August 10 – Indianapolis, IN
August 11 – West Allis, WI
August 16 – Escanaba, MI
August 30 – Syracuse, NY

If you are going and can keep track of the setlist, please let us know!

Tickets can be submitted via http://blog.hansonstage.com/submit-a-ticket/ or email to tickets@hansonstage.com



HNET Newsletter- Aug 6, 2018

By | August 8, 2018


WEEKLY PIC

Last week, we premiered the String Theory concert with two iconic symphonies, Pittsburgh Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra, thank you to everyone who joined us.


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

Last week was monumental for the String Theory Project and for the amazing year of shows coming up, PLUS we are able to start sharing more about the awesome content in the full String Theory packages and double album! Last week, we performed the new String Theory concert at two iconic locations, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall and WolfTrap Amphitheater with world class symphonies Pittsburgh Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra and it was incredible. These shows tell a story, one of seeking and reaching and overcoming adversity and through the journey rediscovering purpose and optimism for the future and we can’t think of a better project (or story) to help us step into the next 25 years. For those that have already joined us, Thank You! String Theory is just beginning and we hope to see you at a show this fall!

Isaac, Taylor and Zac


NEW SILVER PACKAGE

A new Silver String Theory Package has been added to the Hanson.net store.


JOIN HANSON.NET!

2018 Membership Kits shipping now! Remember to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2018.  You can find your current expiration date by going to your My Account page.



Tuesday Trivia

By | August 7, 2018

TuesdayTrivia

Isaac would like to see the theme of hymns for a Christmas album.

What country would Taylor like to explore?



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