The Beach Boys’ lead singer Mike Love is getting into the Christmas spirit this year, announcing his new collection of holiday songs, Reason For The Season, out October 26.
The album will feature a 12-track mix of original holiday songs and Christmas classics, including “Oh Come All Ye Faithful” and “Little St. Nick,” which the Beach Boys recorded back in 1964. Hanson even hops on a song, the jubilant tune “Finally It’s Christmas.”
“Music is something that always brought my family together, especially around Christmastime,” Love said of the forthcoming record. “What is so special about this collection of songs is that they both harken back to the wonder of childhood and family, but also feel very relevant and exciting for a new season of listening. It’s a such a joy to create this music with my actual family and my family of collaborators, Sam, Steve, Michael Lloyd, Scott, and Hanson. We’re looking forward to being part of the soundtrack of many holiday seasons to come.”
In addition to the album, the Beach Boys are embarking on a 22-city U.S. holiday tour on November 16. See the full list of dates below.
November 16 – Chattanooga, TN
November 18 – Knoxville, TN
November 29 – Boston, MA
November 30 – Medford, MA
December 1 – Morristown, NJ
December 2 – Baltimore, MD
December 4 – Greensburg, PA
December 5 – Erie, PA
December 6 – Ann Arbor, MI
December 7 – Mt. Pleasant, MI
December 8 – Elkhart, IN
December 10 – North Bethesda, MI
December 11 – Huntington, NY
December 12 – Williamsport, PA
December 13 – Wilmington, DE
December 15 – Charlotte, NC
December 16 – North Charleston, SC
December 17 – Durham, NC
December 18 – Wilmington, NC
December 27 – Salt Lake City, UT
December 28 & 29 – Beaver Creek, CO
December 30 – Denver, CO
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Zac (left), Taylor and Isaac Hanson will provide the entertainment for the 2018 McDazzle Fun Ball, benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tulsa. TOM GILBERT/Tulsa World
Some 25 years ago, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tulsa’s McDazzle Fun Ball had as its entertainment for the evening a trio of Tulsa brothers just starting out on their musical career.
Those brothers, known the world over simply as Hanson, will make an encore appearance at this year’s McDazzle Fun Ball.
McDazzle is the major fundraising event for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tulsa, which helps provide stability and resources for families dealing with a sick or hospitalized child.
Event details: 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center
To purchase and more information: rmhctulsa.org
Hanson hit a bunch of major milestones last year: It marked its 25th anniversary as a band, as well as the 20th anniversary of its eternal hit “MMMBop,” and it became the first (and, so far, only) artist ever to perform two Tiny Desk concerts in one day.
Now that it’s officially in its second quarter-century — and, one hopes, long past having to remind people that it’s been a terrific and criminally underrated band since the beginning — Hanson is attempting to one-up itself with the Nov. 9 release of a double-album called String Theory. The concept: Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson revisit their catalog, and perform new and/or previously unreleased songs, while backed by a symphony orchestra. (The pieces are arranged by Oscar winner and composer David Campbell, a.k.a. Beck‘s dad.)
The band will tour North America this fall — accompanied by an assortment of local orchestras, including the National Symphony Orchestra — but in the meantime, you can watch Hanson perform the simultaneously hooky and haunting “Siren Call” on this page.
String Theory comes out Nov. 9 via 3CG.
HANSON ANNOUNCE NOV 9th RELEASE DATE SET FOR STRING THEORY DOUBLE-ALBUM
NPR MUSIC PREMIERE FIRST FULL SONG AND VIDEO
INTERNATIONAL STRING THEORY CONCERT DATES ANNOUNCING LATE SEPT
Sept 13th – Pop rock trio HANSON announce the release date for their highly anticipated double-album String Theory which is set for November 9th, available at major retailers. Premiering exclusively with NPR Music is Siren Call, the first full song and video from the String Theory project, featuring the band performing with a 46-piece Orchestra. String Theory dates are already slated to reach fans across North America this fall, with the first leg of international tour dates in Europe and Australia set to be announced later this month. The landmark symphonic project follows the band’s sold out 25th Anniversary World Tour in 2017.
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 double length studio album. Special album packages, including the instrumental album A Piece Of String, and the behind the scenes documentary Theory Of Everything, as well as exclusive limited edition items are also available on the band’s official site HANSON.net.
In anticipation of the album’s release later this fall, fans can get a deeper look at the project and the story behind it through a weekly video series, with new episodes released on the band’s YouTube channel each Thursday leading up to the Nov 9th release. Each installment features a song from String Theory, along with band interviews hosted by Austin City Limits Radio personality Andy Langer.
HANSON’s most ambitious musical project to date features songs spanning the band’s career, including some of their best known material (“MmmBop”, “Where’s The Love”, “This Time Around” and more) alongside brand new or never-released-to-the-public songs (“Reaching For The Sky”, “Battle Cry”, “Breaktown”, “No Rest For The Weary” and more) which tell a story of aspiration, despair, fortitude and ultimately a return to optimism.
The Tour brings String Theory to the stage with many leading symphonies at some of the most iconic venues, among them the National Symphony Orchestra at the Filene Center at Wolftrap and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall, already announced earlier this year and on sale now. New dates include Los Angeles at The Greek Theatre, New York at the Beacon Theatre and Chicago at the Chicago Theatre, on sale July 27th. US and Canada dates continue throughout the Spring of 2019, with international dates to be announced later this month taking the tour to Europe, Australia, and more in Spring 2019.
The album features brand new and rearranged recordings with full symphonic orchestration, and will be available in digital and physical formats, with special content and packages available via the band’s official website www.Hanson.net. The band recordings were produced by HANSON and mixed by Grammy winning Producer and Engineer Jim Scott (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, Wilco, Sting). The symphonic composition was recorded in Prague, lead by arranger David Campbell. New HANSON recordings were engineered by Craig Alvin (Kacey Musgraves) with additional production and engineering credits including past collaborators of the band, Danny Kortchmar (Don Henley, Billy Joel, James Taylor), Steve Churchyard (The Eagles, Train, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift) and CJ Eiriksson (U2, Matchbox Twenty, Phish).
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.
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|
For more details, CLICK HERE!
Taylor (left), Isaac and Zac Hanson will sing the national anthem at a preseason NHL game in Tulsa. TOM GILBERT/Tulsa World
The Tulsa-based pop rock trio Hanson will sing the national anthem prior to a National Hockey League game at Tulsa’s BOK Center.
The Dallas Stars will face the Florida Panthers in a 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 preseason game — the first NHL game at the venue.