Article: Hanson draws crowd to bookstore

By | October 29, 2009

Vanderbilt University

Hundreds jammed into the Vanderbilt Bookstore to catch a glimpse of pop band Hanson, who visited campus to promote their Use Your Soul Tour and fourth studio album, The Walk.

Brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson led an estimated 200 Vanderbilt and Belmont students on a barefoot walk, which started at the Belmont University campus and ended at the Vanderbilt bookstore, in an effort to bring awareness to poverty and AIDS in Africa. For every mile walked, the band’s foundation donates a dollar to one of five organizations that help to provide shoes, clean drinking water, health care and education to Africans in need.

At their Oct. 27 bookstore appearance, Hanson performed one song and autographed their CD as well as their book, Take the Walk. Thanks to the band’s efforts, 28,000 miles have been logged during their U.S. tour thus far. Hanson played a full concert later that evening at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville.

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