BTTI 2019 Schedule

By | January 15, 2019

The BTTI 2019 schedule is out!

Wednesday January 30
Arrivals – All Day
10pm – Hanson Show – “Rock All Night”

Thursday January 31
3pm – What is String Theory Q&A
5pm – Zac solo show
10pm – Hanson Show – “String Theory”

Friday February 1
12:30pm – Hanson Photos
5pm – Isaac solo show
10pm – Lewis Watson & Jacob Tovar Show

Saturday February 2
9am-1pm – Dunns River Falls Trip
5pm -Taylor solo show
8pm – Hanson Live Show – Members Only
10:30pm – Afterparty with Taylor

Sunday February 3
All Day – Departures



Tuesday Trivia

By | January 15, 2019

TuesdayTrivia

It was Isaac who was involved with an ear bud, honey mustard and licking.

Which Hanson says he always takes his wife on dates?

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

HANSON: String Theory Opened A Door

By | January 11, 2019

WEEKLY PIC
We are excited to be about to get into new music for this year’s FC EP. Here’s a pic from the making of last year’s EP, a blast from the past.
 
MESSAGE FROM THE BAND
We have been spending the better part of this week talking about projects and about what music we want to make this year.  Putting all the elements together can be tough, but the spirit that started with “I Was Born” is still the driving force and making bucket list ideas happen can take time.

I hope your holiday tan is looking good because just ahead is Back To The Island 2019. Even before that, we will be working on the yet untitled members EP as early as next week. Though we have not yet settled on the theme for the EP, what is clear is we are all very excited to be in the studio writing and recording, and getting the juices flowing for what comes next. String Theory has scratched an itch.  It has opened a door and made us ask ourselves what else have we wanted to do for years but never been able to realize.  Don’t worry, that does not mean we will only be making concept albums or musicals… but maybe… No, not really, maybe.

We are so excited to be taking String Theory off-continent with the EU and Australian tours.  Keep your eyes peeled for more info about HANSON Day this month and hopefully more tour plans announcing in the spring.

Isaac, Taylor And Zac
 

STRING THEORY POSTER WINNERS!   Fan Club Exclusive: At each stop on the String Theory tour, we are giving away a special one-of-a-kind poster to one lucky Hanson.net member.  The poster design is drawn from a Zac Hanson painting created especially for this project, capturing the boy chronicled in the lyrics of Reaching For The Sky.  Every poster features the show’s date, venue and tour, in a four color screen print themed in the purples and blues of the String Theory art and will be signed by Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson.

Most Recent Winners:
Fort Worth, TX – Izze

If you’re a Hanson.net members and attending a String Theory show, be sure to use your mobile device to check-in at the show in the  Hanson.net calendar section. Check-ins are open just prior to doors and remain open through the concert. Look for more winners to be announced each week in the hanson.net newsletter. 
 
NOTE: Winners will be contacted via the e-mail in their hanson.net user profile.  Posters will begin shipping in late March.
 
JOIN HANSON.NET!   With the String Theory album and tour just around the corner, don’t forget to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2019!
During The String Theory enjoy these members benefits.

•    Pre-sale concert tickets
•    Member lines at concerts
•    Meet & Greets opportunities with the band
•    Fan Club Reporter’s interviews
•    Exclusive videos
•    Check-in at the concert to win one of a kind items

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


The Best of the Best 2018

By | January 10, 2019

OK Mag


HANSON, BEST LOCAL BAND (TULSA).
PHOTO COURTESY HANSON

Live music thrives in Oklahoma, home to many top-shelf performers. Hanson – Tulsa brothers Zac, Taylor and Isaac – are in the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. The Fabulous Mid Life Crisis Band covers many classic rock songs at venues in and around Tulsa. Branjae Music, the brand name of Broken Arrow High alumna Branjae Jackson, performed at this year’s South by Southwest music festival.




Tuesday Trivia

By | January 8, 2019

TuesdayTrivia

Zac would like to build a ship in a bottle.

Which Hanson was involved in an incident with a ear bud, honey mustard and licking?

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

HANSON: Happy New Year!

By | January 3, 2019

WEEKLY PIC
Happy New Year! In just a few days we will kick off the year with our first performance of String Theory in Fort Worth, this show will be a great kick off for the year ahead filled with aspiration, live performance and creativity. Cheers to 2019!
 
MESSAGE FROM THE BAND
Happy New Year! We are here at the start of another year and there is so much potential.  This time of year when it’s cold outside and beautiful days are few a far between is when we do some of our best work – writing songs, painting, recording.  Who knew creation was so at odds with one’s environment, like an all-powerful cosmic equalizer helping make sense of everything?  In just a few days, we will take to the stage for a performance of String Theory in Fort Worth, which is both thrilling and frightening every time.  In addition to starting the String Theory Tour again, we will record the 2019 Members EP, host many of you at Back To The Island, and with a little luck, we will announce our plans for the spring and summer.  In addition to lots of touring, we hope to make a lot of music in 2019.

Isaac, Taylor And Zac
 

ORNAMENT SALE! All HANSON ornaments are 50% off Jan 2nd – Jan 6th! Get yours today.
 
JOIN HANSON.NET! With the String Theory album and tour just around the corner, don’t forget to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2019!
During The String Theory enjoy these members benefits.

•    Pre-sale concert tickets
•    Member lines at concerts
•    Meet & Greets opportunities with the band
•    Fan Club Reporter’s interviews
•    Exclusive videos
•    Check-in at the concert to win one of a kind items

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


Tuesday Trivia

By | January 1, 2019

TuesdayTrivia

Isaac chickened out on skydiving.

Which Hanson would most like to make a ship in a bottle?

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

2018 Year in Review

By | December 30, 2018

January

2018 kicked off with Hanson’s yearly retreat, “Back to the Island”, this year the weather was less than ideal and the event had several changes made to the itinerary made on the fly – such as bumping the first show to the second night as many had missed and delayed flights and trouble getting to the Island.

February

Hanson appeared on “Audience Music” on DirectTV. It was announced Hanson would perform as part of the Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL in March. Hanson’s performance at the Ottawa Bluesfest was announced.  Hanson performed in Nashville as part of Bobby’s Bones Million Dollar Show.  The guys were on SiriusXM My First Time and The Jenny McCarthy Show.  New events for Hanson Day in Tulsa were announced.

March

Petitions against Hanson’s performance at Sea World began circulating the web. Back To The Island 2019 was announced. Hanson performed at Sea World’s Seven Seas Food Festival.  Taylor turned 35.  Hanson made several appearances at SXSW in Texas.  Hanson’s orchestra performance in Tulsa and Pittsburgh were announced. We all began wondering, “What is String Theory?”  The 5th Annual Hop Jam was announced.

April

Hanson was announced as competing on TBS’ “Drop the Mic”.  Taylor was honored by The Junior League of Tulsa for Food on the Move. More String Theory shows were announced.  The Hop Jam’s musical lineup was announced.  Hanson’s appearance a the Wisconsin State Fair was announced as well as their appearance at EPCOT’s Food & Wine Festival. Firkin Feast was announced. UP State Fair announced Hanson would be performing.

May

Taylor was a commencement speaker at University of Tulsa. Hop Jam’s opening band contest winner was announced. Colorado Symphony announced their show with Hanson for String Theory referring to them as an ‘aging boyband’.  Many fans descended upon Tulsa, OK for Hanson Day Weekend 2018.  Hanson was announced as a performer about Pet-a-paolooza in Sacramento.

June

Hanson was announced as a performer at the Indiana State Fair as well as the New York State Fair.

July

Hanson performed at the Ottawa Bluesfest. String Theory debuted in Columbus, OH with the Columbus Symphony.  The full details on the String Theory album and tour were released for the US leg of the tour.  It was announced Hanson would perform at Adventureland in IA and sing the National Anthem at Darlington Raceway.

August

Hanson’s performance at The Big E was announced. Hanson performed at the Indiana State Fair. Billboard posted the premiere of the band’s String Theory documentary. Hanson and Mike Love re-recorded “It’s Ok”.  It was announced Taylor and Natalie would be expecting their 6th child.

September

Hanson performed the national anthem for a pre-season NHL game at the BOK Center in Tulsa. String Theory’s November 9th release date was announced.  Hanson headlined the McDazzle Fun Ball to benefit Ronald McDonald house.  Mike Love announced a Christmas album which featured a rendition of ‘Finally It’s Christmas’ featuring Hanson.  String Theory Europe and Australia dates were announced.

October

A second show was added at the historic Sydney Opera House for the String Theory tour. The fall leg of String Theory’s tour kicked off with a long string of shows and not just one-offs. Zac turned 33. Hanson performed at Disney for Halloween as part of Eat to the Beat once again.

November

String Theory was streamed “On Demand” on Hanson.net for members and later made available for a first listen on NPR. String Theory was officially released.  Hanson returned to the Beacon Theater in New York City after playing there in 1997 and recording footage for “Tulsa, Tokyo and the Middle of Nowhere.”   Hanson appeared on The Today Show with Mike Love to perform Finally it’s Christmas and later performed several songs with him at his CD release at LAVO in New York City.

December

Hanson performed “Landslide” with The Smashing Pumpkins in Tulsa.  The last show of the year at the Williamsburg Winery got cut short by 20 minutes due to unsafe snow conditions and a sinking tent.  Hanson.net members were treated to acoustic “Snow Globe Sessions” videos of the guys acoustically playing some of their Christmas songs. Taylor and his wife Natalie welcomed their 6th child, a son, Claude Indiana “Indy” Emmanuel Hanson on December 26th.

Taylor Hanson and Wife Natalie Welcome Son Claude Indiana Emmanuel

By | December 28, 2018

People

“Where’s the Love?” It’s at Taylor Hanson‘s house!

The Hanson musician and wife Natalie welcomed their sixth child, a son named Claude Indiana Emmanuel Hanson, on Wednesday, Dec. 26, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“Our new little man, Indy, is the best gift our family could imagine. His arrival brings with it a new sense of adventure and excitement for the future,” the couple tell PEOPLE.

Baby Indy joins big sisters Wilhelmina “Willa” Jane, 6, and Penelope “Penny” Anne, 13, plus brothers Viggo Moriah, 10, River Samuel, 12, and Jordan Ezra, 16.

Courtesy Hanson Family; Inset: Getty

Aside from his siblings, the new addition has a bevy of cousins to play with including uncle Zac Hanson‘s four children — daughters Mary Lucille Diana, 2, and Junia Rose Ruth, 8, plus sons George Abraham Walker, 5, and John Ira Shepherd, 10. Oldest brother Isaac Hanson is dad to daughter Nina Odette, 4½, plus sons James Monroe, 10, and Clarke Everett, 11.

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The couple announced their baby news on Instagram in August alongside photos of their entire family.

“What’s better than being a dad of five? Perhaps being a dad of six,” theString Theory musician and budding photographer captioned his outdoor snapshot. “Baby Hanson coming in December and we are over the moon.”

Taylor told PEOPLE exclusively at the time, “Natalie and I have always kept a love of adventure and pursuit of rich experiences at the heart of our family. There’s no greater adventure than welcoming a sixth little person to our tribe.”

Natalie posted another photo of their brood surrounded by musical instruments, captioning it, “Taylor and I are so thrilled to share the news that baby number six is coming this December! Ezra, Penny, River, Viggo and especially Wilhelmina can’t wait to be big brothers and sisters again!”

The new mom of six shared a few glimpses into her pregnancy on her Instagram account, including photos from the spouses’ N.Y.C babymoon in November and a side view of her baby bump on Dec. 17, captioning the latter shot, “It’s been real, it’s been fun, but … ”

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While chatting with PEOPLE about his and his brothers’ latest String Theory album and tour, Taylor said he was “very excited about being a dad again” and that as far as parenting duties go, he and Natalie have “always struck a balance that is embracing the unbalance.”

“You can’t really control the fact that I’m often on the road and you have to do the things that you want to see happening — raise a family, being one very big one, regardless of the craziness that surrounds it,” he continued.

“We’ll definitely have a little bit of quiet time when the baby’s born, thankfully, but the life train will continue to move quickly so we’ll be excited to introduce them to this family they’re entering, which is pretty much on the move all the time,” added the “This Time Around” crooner.

Asked whether baby No. 6 will be the couple’s last, Taylor — himself the second oldest of seven kids — admitted, “We’ve never had a preconceived idea [of how many children we would have]. We just love our kids and are not afraid of taking on a bigger family than we have. We’re just one at a time.”

RELATED: Taylor Hanson and Wife Natalie Expecting Sixth Child

In a November blog post for Nameberry, Natalie — who homeschools the couple’s children — opened up about her passion for names and the “challenge” of “the more children you’ve named, the more of your favorite names you have probably already used.”

There also came the hurdle of fielding different opinions from her larger brood. As Natalie explained, “I want the older ones to feel invested and respected, and at the same time not saddled with the ultimate responsibility of parenting, or in this case naming. Therefore, I am now in the process of listening and debating and mostly just trying to appreciate how lucky this baby is that their name matters to all of us.”

“I can leave you with a little hint … ” she teased. “Both our top girl and boy choices right now are main characters in George Sand novels. Happy guessing!”