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Hanson Day 2020 will be May 14-16, 2020 with Hop Jam 2020 being held on May 17, 2020!

This post was originally on my personal blog, ConcertKatie, and has been updated for 2020’s event!

Hanson “Day” is a weekend concert event held yearly in Tulsa, OK.  Dates were announced during Hanson Day 2019 and there will be 2 concerts – May 15th will be “This Time Around Unplugged” and May 16th the Members Only Concert.  The Hop Jam will be held on May 17 but the lineup has not yet been announced.  On November 7th Accommodations at the Fairfield Inn downtown were made available for Hanson.net members and the announcement that tickets would go on sale January 18th was made.

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Album 7 – Against The World Updates

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PICNIC POPS Will Return to the Grand Rapids Symphony This Summer

Broadway World

In 1995, the Grand Rapids Symphony stepped on stage beneath a new outdoor band shell at Cannonsburg Ski Area, and a new West Michigan summer tradition of great music in the great outdoors was born. The sizzling sounds of the 1990s returns to the 2020 D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops in July with the pop sensation, Hanson.

The Grand Rapids Pops’ 26th annual summer season features the extraordinary fiddle, mandolin and hammer dulcimer virtuosity of Kittel & Co.; the suave and sophisticated, close-harmony vocals of The Doo Wop Project; and the joyously uplifting world music sounds of Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Sponsored by SpartanNash, the 2020 Picnic Pops, led by Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt and Associate Conductor John Varineau, opens with Grammy nominees Kittel & Co., fronted by Michigan’s own Jeremy Kittel from Ann Arbor, on July 22. Brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson, whose smash hit “MMMBop” was the summer anthem of 1997, join the Grand Rapids Pops at Cannonsburg Ski Area on July 24.

“Symphony Under the Sky” continues with stars of Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” and “Motown: The Musical” singing songs made famous by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and Smokey Robinson and The Miracles and more in The Doo Wop Project on July 29. The 2020 Picnic Pops wraps up on July 30 with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, featured prominently on Paul Simon‘s 1986 album “Graceland,” which won the Grammy for Album of the Year.

Season ticket sales for renewing subscribers are now underway. Season tickets for new subscribers, offering substantial discounts as well as access to the special event presale for Hanson, will go on sale on Feb. 3.

Single tickets to see Hanson for subscribers go on sale Feb. 24. All remaining single tickets for Hanson go on sale March 2. Single tickets for the rest of the 2020 D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops go on sale March 9. Call the Grand Rapids Symphony at (616) 454-9451 ext. 4 or go online to PicnicPops.org.

Hanson – July 24

In 2017, the trio of brothers who make up pop-rock trio Hanson celebrated 25 years of playing music together, selling millions of albums and reaching fans from Tulsa to Tokyo. After five years and two independent albums, Hanson released their major label debut in 1997 and saw a meteoric rise with the international smash single “Mmmbop” from the album Middle Of Nowhere, which garnered multiple Grammy nominations and five consecutive top 40 singles, including “Where’s The Love,” “I Will Come To You” “Weird.”

HANSON | String Theory brings together an exciting collaboration of song craftsmanship and symphonic spectacle framing the established Grammy nominated multiplatinum pop-rock trio’s music with symphonic arrangements.

HANSON: HANSON Day Tickets


WEEKLY PIC

We’ve already had some epic sessions creating new music over the last year, like this one in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Can’t wait to share music in 2020!


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

Thanks to the season flu going around, this week has been one to survive more than enjoy, but what comes around rarely stays around and that means things are looking up. The weather in Oklahoma is anything but consistent, but what we can say is it is trending south of warm, and well below the recommended average temperature for Piña Coladas. Cold weather is to be expected for January in most places across the US, but talking about it makes it that much sweeter knowing we will be sitting on a beach, struggling to decipher bacon from beer-can, wearing shorts and toasting a Red Stripe in a matter of a few weeks when we head to Jamaica for Back To The Island 2020.

Against The World continues to inch closer to completion as we review and plan the final stages of recording for the project. It is amazing how much work can go into that last 15%, but it’s surprising what a difference it makes. Thinking about warmer weather is not solely because of BTTI but also because this Saturday HANSON Day tickets go on sale. This year marks two decades since the release of This Time Around, as well as the release of Against The World and we’re excited to celebrate both!

Isaac Taylor and Zac

P.S. If you’re attending HDay, don’t forget to check the HANSON Day schedule on Hanson.net before this weekend so you can plan out what events and when you want to attend before tickets go on sale.


TICKETS FOR HANSON DAY 2020

Fan Club Exclusive: HANSON Day is a celebration of music, art and community, and it marks the anniversary of HANSON’s founding.  You don’t want to  miss it!

This May, Hanson.net members from around the world are invited to meet in Tulsa, Oklahoma for a weekend long celebration! Hear new music performed live for the first time, see one of a kind art created by HANSON just for HANSON Day and step behind the curtain to learn how classic HANSON songs were written. Join us in celebrating  20 years since the release of HANSON’s sophomore album This Time  Around, and almost three decades since HANSON’s founding in 1992.

“2020 is a landmark year for us as we kick off our 28th year of making music, launch a brand new album and world tour… and it’s all starts at HANSON Day!” – Zac Hanson

Reminder: Tickets for Hanson Day events will go on sale January 18th at 10am CT.

For details about HANSON 2020 events and to RSVP, CLICK HERE!


VALENTINE’S DAY IS COMING!

New Valentine’s merch is coming to the Hanson.net Store on Monday!


STRING THEORY

We are excited to announce that we are playing a String Theory show on July 24th with the Grand Rapids Symphony. For details, visit Hanson.net.


JOIN HANSON.NET!

Don’t forget to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2020!

•    Members Only EP
•    Member lines at concerts
•    Meet & Greet opportunities with the band
•    Pre-sale concert ticket opportunities
•    Exclusive videos, photos and blogs
•    Exclusive merch for members and much more!

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

Back to the Island Itinerary Released

The 2020 Back to the Island Itinerary has been released!

Friday Jan 31

10pm – HANSON Live Show

Saturday Feb 1

5pm ZAC Solo show
10pm HANSON Live show
12:30am Nintendo with ZAC

Sunday Feb 2

5pm ISAAC solo show
10pm MILCK + Joshua & The Holy Rollers Show
12:30am Team Trivia with ISAAC

Monday Feb 3

12:30pm HANSON Photos
5pm TAYLOR Solo Show
8pm HANSON Live Show
10:30pm Prom Night Dance Party with Taylor

HANSON: Still Fresh


WEEKLY PIC

Excited to look ahead to 2020!


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

2020 is here, but just over a week in it still feels fresh and full of a million possibilities.  If you are like us, you’re still holding strong to your resolutions even if just by a thread. Last year, we vowed to make 2020 a great year full of lots of new music and concerts a plenty, and even if it kills us we’re gonna do it! Back To The Island is fast  approaching and we hope you are all looking forward to a little time in the sun, or at least watching a few views of us enjoying the sun.  HANSON Day tickets will be going on sale next weekend and of course we are already in the early stages of creating the 2020 Hanson.net members EP.  Lots to look forward to in 2020 and beyond.

Isaac, Taylor And Zac


HANSON DAY 2020

Fan Club Exclusive: HANSON Day is a celebration of music, art and community, and it marks the anniversary of HANSON’s founding.  You don’t want to  miss it!

This May, Hanson.net members from around the world are invited to meet in Tulsa, Oklahoma for a weekend long celebration! Hear new music performed live for the first time, see one of a kind art created by HANSON just for HANSON Day and step behind the curtain to learn how classic HANSON songs were written. Join us in celebrating  20 years since the release of HANSON’s sophomore album This Time  Around, and almost three decades since HANSON’s founding in 1992.

“2020 is a land mark year for us as we kick off our 28th year of making music, launch a brand new album and world tour… and it’s all starts at HANSON Day!” – Zac Hanson

Reminder: Tickets for Hanson Day events will go on sale January 18th at 10am CT.

For details about HANSON 2020 events and to RSVP, CLICK HERE!


JOIN HANSON.NET!

Don’t forget to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2019!

•    Members Only EP
•    Member lines at concerts
•    Meet & Greet opportunities with the band
•    Pre-sale concert ticket opportunities
•    Exclusive videos, photos and blogs
•    Exclusive merch for members and much more!

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

Site Upgrades Complete

This phase of upgrades to the site should have been completed and the “what Hanson songs have you heard live” area of the site can now be accessed once again.

As always, if you find a part of the site that is not working properly please email blog@hansonstage.com with what page you were on, what isn’t working and what browser you are using.

Site Upgrades

We are currently working on some behind the scenes maintenance to the site.  Unfortunately, this means that logging in and updating your “What songs have you heard live” accounts is not currently working.

If you do not have an account, you may enter as a guest to create your list at: https://www.hansonstage.com/stats/enter.php

If you do have an account, you can see your current stats at: https://hansonstage.com/stats/username.php?username=USERNAME  just replace “USERNAME” with your account username (no quotes)

At this time, we do not have a timeline for when it will be back up and running, but we hope that these options will work for you in the interim.

As a courtesy for the inconvenience –  If you have not yet updated your list for the WINTRY MIX tour *only* email tickets@hansonstage.com with your username and which shows attended and we will manually update it for you when we get a chance. [We will email you back when the manual update to your account has been completed and you can view it at the username page]

At this time, we believe this is the only area of the site still affected by the upgrades and changes.  If you find another part of the site that is not working, please email blog@hansonstage.com and let us know where it was as well as which browser you were using (Firefox, Chrome, Safari on an iPhone, etc.)

Tuesday Trivia

TuesdayTriviaIf the guys were avengers, they would be Isaac – Captain America, Zac – Spiderman, Taylor – Iron Man

 

If you would like to host hansonstage trivia, please contact us at blog@hansonstage.com.  It has become too much of an undertaking with the other requirements of the site, so if we cannot find someone to take it over we will be discontinuing it.

Hanson Year in review 2019

January

Things were a bit quiet in early January, with BTTI being pushed back to the end of the month.  Mid-January the schedule for the yearly beach retreat was released with details on themes such as “Rock All Night” “String Theory” and “Members Only” they also announces a “What is String Theory Q&A” activity.   Dates for Hanson Day 2019 were released.

February

BTTI was underway. New songs “This is Criminal” and “Reading Your Mind” were debuted.  We also found out “Reading Your Mind” and “The Battle of Seymour Better Times” would be featured on the members EP.  The Hop Jam festival date was announced. HDAY19 schedule of events were announced and Hanson.net crashed when trying to deal with the popularity of tickets for the yearly Tulsa event.  It was announced that Hanson would be performing at Basilica Block Party in Minnesota in July. The String Theory Tour made its way to the UK and then Australia.  Hanson filmed an appearance on Neighbours.

March

Back To The Island 2020 was announced. More Hanson shows in Australia were played – 2 at Melbourne Zoo and 2 String Theory shows at the Sydney Opera House, to single out a few.  Taylor turned 36.  It was announced that Hanson would once again be performing at The Hop Jam. Hanson was announced as a performer at SPARC: Live Art set to happen in June.

April

It was announced Hanson would be playing the Maryland State Fair in August.  More details for Hanson Day and the Members EP came out via newsletters. The 2nd Firkin Feast was announced.

May

Even more Hanson Day details came out early in the month.  It was announced Hanson would perform at 2019 Calgary Stampede as well as at Eat To The Beat. Hanson Day 2019 was underway – with 4 consecutive nights of Hanson Music!  Hanson Day 2020 and Hop Jam 2020 dates were announced.  We had 5 new fun Zac “Edible Digital Pants” songs to digest. State of the Band announced not one but TWO new Hanson albums in the works and a full world tour to come in 2020.  An appearance at the Kansas State Fair and Summerfest were announced.

June

Hanson performed at the MGM Springfield Summer Concert Series. Hanson performed at Summefest in Milwaukee.

July

A video series from In Real Life, the latest Members Only EP, began to roll out. Hanson performed at the Calgary Stampede and Basilica Block Party. A Hanson cover night “54 Sings Hanson” was announced for an evening in NYC. Hanson hosted a 3rd Hop Jam Brewers Table Dinner.

August

Hanson’s appearance on Neighbours was aired. Hanson performed in Wilmington DE and at the Maryland State Fair.

September

Details for the new album “Against the World” started coming out. The Wintry Mix Tour was announced. Hanson performed for the first time in Hawaii and Lake Tahoe.

October

Zac was injured in a motorcycle crash, breaking several bones. It was announced Hanson would be performing as part of TIC’s All Star Christmas in Connecticut in December.  Zac turned 34.  We found out Dash Hutton would be filling in for Zac on the drums while Zac played front man starting in Atlantic City, NJ.  Hanson played 3 shows for 3 nights straight at EPCOT once again for Eat to the Beat.

November

The schedule for Hanson Day 2020 and a date for tickets to go on sale was announced. Hanson performed at Mystic Lake in MN, Harrah’s in Kansas City and Harrah’s in Anderson, IN.  Zac was no longer in his sling, but still playing front man until the Wintry Mix tour kicked off a the end of the month.

December

The Wintry Mix tour continued.  Hanson were a part of TIC’s All Star Christmas. Everyone is anticipating 2020 with the new tour, new album and “hopefully no more children”

 

 

 

Tuesday Trivia

TuesdayTriviaThe advice they would give their younger selves is “Leave the label sooner. Tour more.”

If they were an Avenger, who would they be?

Wintry Mix Tour Stats

Hanson has just finished up a quick run of shows for the Wintry Mix tour.  Setlists consisted of a mix of new, old and holiday tunes – let’s see how they break down:

Members Only Event (Pre Show) – 3
Wintry Mix Tour – 16

Hanson played 403 songs live
Hanson played 51 unique songs live
Hanson played 9% of the songs in the database live


Middle of Nowhere
Thinking of You – 1
MMMBop – 16
Where’s The Love – 16
A Minute Without You – 15


This Time Around
If Only – 7
This Time Around – 16
Hand in Hand – 4 (Isaac solo: 4)
In The City – 5
A Song To Sing – 2 (Taylor solo: 2)


Snowed In
Merry Christmas Baby – 15
What Christmas Means To Me – 15
Little Saint Nick – 14
Run Rudolph Run – 16
White Christmas – 8


Underneath
Penny and Me – 7
Lost Without Each Other – 15
Crazy Beautiful – 5 (Taylor solo: 4)
Hey – 4


The Walk
Georgia – 1


Shout It Out
Waiting For This – 16
Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’ – 15
Make It Out Alive – 2


ANTHEM
Fired Up – 6
Get The Girl Back – 14


2003 Kit
Down – 2
Rock N Roll Razorblade – 15


Facing the Blank Page
Get Out Of My Heart – 1


Music Made For Humans
White Collar Crime – 2


Inside the Box
Dance Like You Don’t Care – 2


Loud
No Rest For The Weary – 3


Finally It’s Christmas
Finally It’s Christmas – 15
Wonderful Christmas Time – 15 / Come On It’s Christmas – 15
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – 4 (Zac solo: 1)
Please Come Home For Christmas – 2
Joy To The Mountain – 7
Winter Wonderland – 12


Middle of Everywhere – The Greatest Hits
I Was Born – 15


In Color
Somebody That Wants To Love You – 2
I Don’t Want To Go Home – 3


String Theory
Battle Cry – 1


In Real Life
Compromise – 1

Against The World
Against The World – 4
Don’t Ever Change – 15
Annalie – 13
Better Man – 9 (Zac solo: 9)
One – 5 (Zac solo: 5)
Serious Woman – 3 (Taylor solo: 3)
Missing, Needing, Wanting You – 1 (Isaac solo: 1)

Unreleased
Somewhere Outside Of Vegas – 1