HNET Newsletter- Apr 19, 2018

By | April 20, 2018


Isaac singing in the style of Groucho Marx.


May is fast approaching, so we hope you have all your plans together for HANSON Day weekend.  For most, January marks the beginning of the year, but for us May is when we kick things off and this year we are doing our best to make it a big one.  This will be the largest gallery yet, game night returns, but with a totally new format as well as new events like movie in the park.

We have a ton of new music as well, between the 2018 members EP and the Digital Pants EP (The Machine) and that isn’t even talking about what new songs are going to be a part of String Theory.  #WhatIsHansonStringTheory has been on our minds for quite some time and before HANSON Day is over we will be sharing the answer and if you’re anything like us, when you hear it, you won’t be disappointed.

We will be spending this week across the pond playing shows in Norway. We hope to see many of you while we are there and many more throughout the year!

-Isaac, Taylor and Zac


Tickets for String Theory shows in Atlanta with the Atlanta Symphony (Oct 20th) and Nashville with the Nashville Symphony (Oct 21st) go on sale to the public on April 20th. For details, CLICK HERE.


Tickets for HANSON’s show at the Voodoo Lounge in Kansas City, MO go on sale to the public on April 20th. For details, CLICK HERE.


If you are planning to attend HANSON Day 2018, you don’t want to miss the Listening Party! Be the first to hear “The Machine,” a new EP from Zac Hanson in the ever growing catalog of Digital Pants music.  Attendees will  get to enjoy listening to this 20 min musical odyssey and walk away with a copy for later continued enjoyment that will be given ONLY to ticket holders. Take the red pill, Go to the Listening Party. Get your tickets 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.

Taylor Hanson to speak at University of Tulsa graduation ceremony in May

By | April 16, 2018

Tulsa World

taylor hanson with gerard clancy

University of Tulsa President Gerard Clancy (right) poses for a selfie with Taylor Hanson on the TU campus. Hanson will be the May 5, 2018, commencement speaker at TU. Photo provided


The University of Tulsa has announced native Tulsan Taylor Hanson as its commencement speaker for its upcoming graduation ceremony.

Hanson, the middle brother of three who comprise the pop-rock band Hanson, will speak during TU’s graduation on May 5.


By | April 16, 2018

We’re excited to announce two new String Theory shows in Nashville and Atlanta this fall!

Aug 2, 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA, US – Pittsburgh Symphony @ Heinz Hall
Aug 4, 2018 – Vienna, VA, US – National Symphony Orchestra @ Wolf Trap
Oct 20, 2018 – Atlanta Symphony @ Atlanta Symphony Hall *NEW SHOW
Oct 21, 2018 – Nashville Symphony @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center *NEW SHOW
May 17, 2019 – Tulsa, OK, US – Tulsa Symphony @ Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Fan Club pre-sale for Atlanta and Nashville will begin on April 17, 2018. Public ticket sale will begin on April 20, 2018.

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.


HANSON is also pleased to announce a special show at the Voodoo Lounge in Kansas City, MO on July 8, 2018. Fan Club pre-sale will begin on April 17, 2018 with the public sale beginning April 20, 2018.

Music lineup unveiled for 2018 Hop Jam craft beer and music festival

By | April 16, 2018

Tulsa World

Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra, shown during a 2014 performance at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, will perform at the 2018 Hop Jam craft beer and music festival. Robb D. Cohen/Invision via AP


The music lineup has been announced for the Hop Jam craft beer and music festival.

Hop Jam 2018 will feature Manchester Orchestra, Nada Surf, Ra Ra Riot, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, plus other artists.

The date (Sunday, May 20) of the event was announced previously. Ticket and event information is available at

Oklahoma’s largest craft beer and music festival, the Hop Jam is in its fifth year and will bring an expected 40,000 guests with music on two stages in the heart of the Tulsa Arts District.

A news release said indie-rock group Manchester Orchestra will make an overdue return to Tulsa, along with the critically acclaimed Nada Surf, Ra Ra Riot, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors and others on the main stage. The full music lineup will be showcased in all-ages, free concerts on two stages and will include the winner of the Tulsa World’s Awesome Music Opening Band Contest.

The contest winner will open the show. Runners-up in the statewide contest will perform on the park stage. To participate, local artists can submit music until Friday, April 20, at

The festival was founded in 2014 by Tulsa pop rock trio Hanson (inducted last year into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame) and its Hanson Brothers Beer Co., along with the support of the McNellie’s Group. Hanson is not among 2018 performers.

In addition to free concerts, the release said the festival will introduce breweries from Oklahoma, across the U.S. and around the world.

The craft beer portion of the event will feature more than 90 breweries from 15 states and five countries. Among them: Oklahoma favorites Marshall, COOP and American Solera, plus leading U.S. craft brewers Dogfish Head, Jolly Pumpkin, Destihl and Evil Twin; and international brewers including Dieu du Ciel, Omnipollo, To Øl and others.

The festival supports the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma through a special Hop Guitar Raffle, which has raised funds to provide 140,000 meals, according to the release. Guests can purchase tickets online and on-site for this year’s guitar raffle.

Event tickets are available online, with a variety of offerings from beer tastings to VIP options including early entry, access to the Hop Talks panels and a special VIP lounge offering food and select craft beers. Also available is a music VIP ticket. It offers a private viewing platform, indoor amenities, food and select craft beers.

Hanson is again partnering with the McNellie’s Group to host the beer festival. The release said this year’s Hop Jam festival is proud to acknowledge some key partners helping to lend their support to make the event possible, including iHeart Media, KMOD, The Beat, Tulsa World Media, RibCrib, Boardwalk Brands, BOK Center, Rustic Cuff, Bluestem and many more.

HNET Newsletter- Apr 13, 2018

By | April 13, 2018


Hard at work, or hardly working, hard to tell which one sometimes in the cave like recording studio, but in this case we were definitely hard at work on new music and that new music is nothing short of eclectic.


Over the last week, we were still fired up from the creation of the latest and greatest EP. Each year we set out to create a special group of songs JUST for our members and it seems no matter how hard we try to contain the inspiration, the muse takes over and the creative instincts lead us to greener pastures. While we were working on new music, we also have been chipping away at further plans for the String Theory project and all the ways we are going to share that music with you later this year. Our team is also of course still counting down the days until our home town events here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Annual Hanson Day gatherings feature all kinds of special events and members only concerts, PLUS The Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival which is coming into it’s fifth year and will include more brewers than we have ever had on site. Lots going on, but really the action is just starting to kick in for 2018.

Have a great week

Isaac, Taylor and Zac

HANSON.NET MAINTENANCE will undergo scheduled maintenance on Saturday, April 14th from approximately 7am – 9am CT. During that time, the website will be unavailable.


Brighten up your coffee table with HANSON art and picture books available in the store.


Join in on the fun at the HANSON Day game night*. Spend the evening playing games and winning prizes with your friends and other HANSON fans.  And if that is not enough, each attendee gets a copy of the New HANSON themed dice game, FREAK OUT!

Buy Tickets

*Limited number of tickets remaining


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

TBS Announces Additional Rap Battlers for the Return of DROP THE MIC

By | April 12, 2018

Broadway World

TBS Announces Additional Rap Battlers for the Return of “Drop the Mic”

Season 2 Premieres on Sunday, April 15 at 10:30pm ET / PT

Drop the Mic continues to bring the heat with more epic celebrity rap battles in Season 2 including:

Seth Rogen vs. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Shawn Mendes vs. Odell Beckham Jr.

Charli XCX vs. Tove Lo

James Corden vs. Dr. Phil

Mark McGrath vs. Jodie Sweetin

Karrueche Tran vs. Taye Diggs

Shaggy vs. Matthew Lillard

Chris Jericho vs. Laila Ali

Hanson vs. Sam Richardson

Michael K. Williams vs. Trevor Jackson

Redemption Battle with The Walking Dead’s Chad L. Coleman vs. Chandler Riggs

Previously announced battles include Shaquille O’Neal vs. Ken Jeong, Luis Fonsi vs. Terry Crews, Molly Ringwald vs. Jon Cryer, Jerry Springer vs. Ricki Lake, Assassination of Gianni Versace star Darren Criss vs. Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo, Jay Pharaoh vs. MARLON Wayans, Luis Guzman vs. Gabriel Iglesias, Lindsey Vonn vs. Gus Kenworthy, and “Glow” vs. “Pro” which includes Glow cast members Jackie Tohn, Kate Nash, Sunita Mani and Britney Young battling against WWE SUPERSTARS Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Carmella and Alicia Fox.<

Drop the Mic, hosted by Method Man and Hailey Baldwin, returns to TBS on Sunday, April 15th at 10:30pm ET / PT with season premiere rap battle showdowns with Shaquille O’Neal vs. Ken Jeong and Jerry Springer vs. Ricki Lake. DROP THE MIC is produced by CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73 Productions.

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The Junior League of Tulsa Gem Gala honors Taylor Hanson and Food on the Move

By | April 12, 2018

The Junior League of Tulsa

Tulsa, OKLAHOMA. The Gem Gala will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, on the Grand Lawn at the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum, located at 2445 South Peoria Avenue. The Gem Gala benefits the Junior League of Tulsa (JLT) and their many community projects which seek to end the cycle of poverty through hands on education and community-based training. That night, we will celebrate community “gems,” entrepreneur and musician Taylor Hanson, and the nonprofit that he founded, Food on the Move, for their continued involvement in making Tulsa better. The JLT is committed to helping feed disadvantaged communities through nutrition education and collection, something Mr. Hanson also strives to do through his work with The Food on the Move Initiative, which has hosted pay as you can events to help eliminate food deserts since 2014.

The annual Gem Gala honors a “Tulsa Gem,” an individual and community organization making significant impacts. Tulsa Gems are chosen based on their impact to the Tulsa community. According to Lindsey Bull and Meagan Tyler, Gem Gala Co-Chairs, “We’re excited to recognize a member of our community who is so dedicated to making a better Tulsa, as Taylor Hanson’s mission with the Food on the Move Initiative closely aligns with JLT’s mission of promoting voluntarism and improving the community through effective action of trained volunteers.”

This year’s signature gemstone is the sapphire, and thus blue will touch every aspect of the black-tie event. The evening will begin with a VIP cocktail hour at 5:00 p.m. available to all sponsors, with live auction and dinner to follow. Guests will have the ability to bid on unique items including jewelry designed by well-known local jewelers.  Dinner will be followed by an after party with dancing and entertainment.

Sponsorships are currently available at or by calling 918-663-6100. All sponsor levels include a VIP cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent auction, after party, and a full open bar. Tickets to the after party are $75 and include event access at 9:00 p.m. and complimentary drinks.

The Junior League of Tulsa, Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Tulsa is committed to welcoming all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.

Tuesday Trivia

By | April 10, 2018


Isaac would like to go to school for Psychology & Theology.

Which band member’s child is the biggest Hanson fan?

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