The boy band Hanson (remember them, the trio of brothers before the Jonas Brothers) announced the first two legs of their North American tour today in a press release. Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson are kicking-off their big tour in support of their highly anticipated fifth record, Shout It Out.
The band’s debut single, “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin,” which was released to digital outlets on Friday coinciding with the premiere network television performance of the song on the Late Show with David Letterman and the music video, have been garnering praise from numerous media outlets.
The video features “Weird” Al Yankovic and has been viewed over a million times in the first few days of release, and is still rising.
The four minute long music video honors the classic film The Blues Brothers, recreating an iconic scene where the band’s soulful music rallies over 300 people to dance in the street.
The first leg of the Shout It Out Tour begins July 21 with support from Rooney, and covers the east coast, south and midwest. The second leg, featuring A Rocket To The Moon, covers the southwest and west coast and begins September 14.
The Shout It Out tour also provides a platform for Hanson to continue their passion and support for independent music by partnering with OurStage to host an opening band contest in each market, where local indie artists can compete for the chance to share the stage with the band.
“We are honored that Hanson approached OurStage to find emerging artists to perform as opening acts at local stops of their tour,” Ben Campbell, CEO of OurStage, stated in a press release. “Hanson has been a leader in the music industry for a long time as musicians and by running their own label, paving the way for other emerging artists seeking to make a name for themselves.”
“Our band has always been fueled by a dynamic relationship with our fans, and the launch of live content with Livestream is going to open a new door for us to engage music fans wherever they are in real time through Livestream’s player which can be embedded anywhere from Facebook to Twitter and turn a broadcast into an online conversation,” Taylor Hanson said.
Isaac added, “The live platform is where we think the future is for artists who want to really engage their fans.”
Check out Hanson’s hit music video for “Thinkin’ ‘Bout Somethin”