Tour press release

By | July 22, 2009

New EP STAND UP, STAND UP Available on Tour

One-mile barefoot Walks to fight poverty in Africa to continue

Tulsa OK – July 2009 – Rock band HANSON announced today a tour with Hellogoodbye, kicking off in the trio’s hometown of Tulsa, OK on September 30th and winding down in San Diego, CA on November 8th. The tour will also feature Steel Train and Sherwood.

Currently at work on their 5th Studio album due to be released in 2010, three time Grammy nominated singer-songwriters HANSON have become road veterans over the past ten plus years, garnering praise for their live shows as “the finest straight up rock band in America” -The Village Voice.

On tour, HANSON will also be unveiling a new EP, which previews new music from the band’s upcoming full-length album. The EP, titled “Stand Up, Stand Up”, features four special acoustic versions of new HANSON tracks plus one album cut, “Worlds on Fire”. Tracks from the EP plus additional new music will be premiered live throughout the fall tour.

Says Taylor Hanson, “This tour will be a great chance to premier brand new music for our fans each night, and to share the stage with HelloGoodbye, in cities across the country”.

Along with the tour and new EP, Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson will continue their one-mile barefoot Walks before each concert as a part of their TAKE THE WALK campaign in continued partnership with TOMS Shoes, who the band has helped to donate thousands of shoes to children in need since 2007. Through their campaign, HANSON has encouraged individuals to take action against poverty and disease by organizing grassroots one-mile walk events in cities around the world. Since 2008 they’ve already completed 1 lap (24,902 miles) around the globe and are several thousand into their second, raising funds with each mile walked.

The next lap of their Walk Around The World will continue before each concert at venues and on college campuses, with tour mates HelloGoodbye taking part in the one-mile treks with HANSON and TOMS Shoes.

HANSON’s dedication to this cause was chronicled in TAKE THE WALK, a book and EP released in November 2008, also available on the fall tour.

The “Stand Up Stand Up” EP will be available on Hanson.net and on tour.

For more info on the tour and Walk events check out www.UseYourSole.com, www.hanson.net and www.takethewalk.net

TOUR DATES:

Wed-Sep-30 Tulsa OK Cains Ballroom
Thu-Oct-01 St Louis MO The Pageant
Fri-Oct-02 Kansas City MO The Beaumont
Sat-Oct-03 Minneapolis MN First Avenue
Mon-Oct-05 Milwaukee WI The Rave
Tue-Oct-06 Cleveland OH House of Blues
Wed-Oct-07 Columbus OH Newport Music Hall
Fri-Oct-09 Indianapolis IN Egyptian Theatre
Sat-Oct-10 Detroit MI The Fillmore
Sun-Oct-11 Chicago IL House of Blues
Mon-Oct-12 Chicago IL House of Blues
Wed-Oct-14 Boston MA House of Blues
Thu-Oct-15 New York NY Nokia Theatre
Fri-Oct-16 Albany NY Northern Lights
Mon-Oct-19 Baltimore MD Rams Head Live
Tue-Oct-20 Washington DC 9:30 Club
Thu-Oct-22 Charlotte NC Amos’ SouthEnd
Fri-Oct-23 Myrtle Beach SC House of Blues
Sat-Oct-24 Orlando FL House of Blues
Mon-Oct-26 Birmingham AL Workplay Soundstage*
Tue-Oct-27 Nashville TN Wildhorse Saloon
Wed-Oct-28 Atlanta GA Tabernacle
Sat-Oct-31 Houston TX House of Blues
Sun-Nov-01 Dallas TX House of Blues
Tue-Nov-03 Denver CO Ogden Theatre
Thu-Nov-05 San Francisco CA Regency Ballroom
Sat-Nov-07 Los Angeles CA Club Nokia
Sun-Nov-08 San Diego CA House of Blues
Wed-Nov-11 Anaheim CA House of Blues**

*HANSON, Steel Train and Sherwood only
**HANSON only

[Additional shows to be announced at a later date.]