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Hanson: We are not in this for sex and drugs
The wave of nostalgia for pop of the nineties is a worldwide success, and the Hanson are not far behind.
The band is about to reach Latin America with its Middle of Everywhere tour to celebrate its 25th anniversary, which will tour more than 20 countries.
With their MMMBop, they achieved fame and is one of the most played songs of the nineties.
It should be remembered that the brothers played their own instruments and wrote their own songs when their members were 16, 13 and 11 years old in 1997.
Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson decided to return to celebrate an important anniversary for the band.
In talks with Taylor exposes how they live the changes in music, fame and rediscover again with their followers on stage.
Are you ready to reach new cities with this tour?
– First of all, we were looking to come with this tour to Mexico and other countries.
We have always had very good experiences, we love fans from Mexico, and it is very exciting to introduce ourselves 25 years after our first time.
Being able to play for the first time in a city does not make you excited and happy.
Do you generate some expectations?
– Well, we know people who have lived there, we know that Guadalajara in particular is a very artistic city, it’s definitely a musical city, so we’ve heard good things and we expect fans to exceed our expectations … it would be great.
What is the most relevant in these 25 years of career?
– There have been many important things in these years, I do not know if there is a moment that is the most important.
I think it was the power to fill the fans around the world with the first album, it was an important step; The second was to make our own musical label in 2003, and become independent producing music in our genre.
We have gained a lot of experience and continue to face challenges as artists.
How do the tour now live, unlike those youngsters who started?
– It’s not as different as you might think, since we’ve always done it for music, we’ve always been lucky; Besides we are not in this for sex and drugs.
I think there is a great change in our lives, being traveling around the world, sharing music and creating experiences.
We have to know the world, try foods, flavors and travel cultures that we would not have known were it not for the music.
Now we have more history, more memories and above all more appreciation of the opportunities, since we have realized how hard and rare this race is.
Your fans are already mothers or fathers, how do you feel with the new generations?
– It’s amazing that we have a lot of fans that went from teenagers to parents, and we see them as a way to get the new generations into action with our music, so we love that idea.
The first song we met was rock and roll, which was from the generation of our parents or even previous, so we understand the feeling of knowing music of another generation.
At the same time, we do not make music for a group, we make music for ourselves, and we hope people will discover it and like it.
We are always grateful to have new fans and hope that those who have been from the beginning continue there.
Will it be a solo anniversary tour or will there be more in the future?
– There will be more for the future, the last two years we were a little quiet, focused on developing other projects and this year on the tour.
We are going up, going to the future, to the next chapter, thinking about new music, so in this tour we are celebrating our history, but it is also a step into the future.
How do you see the way you make music today?
– It is always an unpredictable process, music is everywhere, inspiration too, it is always a matter of being aware of it and knowing where the inspiration comes from.
Being trained in how to turn that into a song, so the difference in this tour, is that we have more experience and we are more sensitive.
We hope to become better people and stay excited about it.
There is much nostalgia for the music of the 90’s, what do you think it should be?
– Nostalgia is a natural process, every 20 years – more or less – there is a rediscovery, as when we started, we had a huge nostalgia for the 70’s and that had been 20 years before.
I think it’s natural that people feel that, because it’s been a while since, I feel lucky to contribute a small part.
Will there be a new album, documentary or short-term collaboration?
– We are planning to release new music next year, collaborations and above all new unique musical projects, is what we are referring to is something exciting and different.
I was born is his last single, emerged as a commemorative subject of those years?
– We take it as looking back and doing something new, capturing our essence altogether, our purpose and connection to why we do it.
What are we going to hear at their concerts?
– They will listen to a bit of everything, this tour reflects the six albums, there is a selection of our material.
It’s difficult to include everything in a show because there are so many songs, but we will take people on a journey through the band’s history … from the beginning to the end.
The people you know will feel the musical journey, even those who have never heard the Hanson, will understand and know the most representative of their history.
Any message to the fans?
– The main message is that we are very excited to play there, thanks for the unconditional support, since this tour is really a celebration, not only for playing these years, but also a thank you for the fans who have followed us and stay with us , we hope to see you soon.
Its passage through Latin America
Monterrey. August 13, Cinema Rio 70.
Guadalajara. August 15, C3 Stage.
Mexico City. August 16, Plaza Condesa.
Santiago, Chile). August 19, Underground Club.
Buenos Aires, Argentina). August 22, Allianz Opera.
Rio de Janeiro Brazil). August 24, Km of Hall Advantages.