Hanson gears up for summer run as new album hits stores

By | June 10, 2010

Sound Spike

Pop-rockers Hanson [ tickets ] — whose new album, “Shout It Out,” arrived in stores Tuesday (6/9) — will back the set with an ambitious U.S. roadtrip that kicks off next month.

The sibling trio kicks things off July 21 in Buffalo, and is scheduled to touch down in almost 40 cities through early October. Details are shown at right.

Before hitting the road, the group will appear on Monday’s (6/14) edition of NBC’s “Today Show.” According to a press release, the appearance will feature the Hanson brothers performing the “Shout It Out” track “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’,” which they also recently performed on the “Late Show with David Letterman” the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Lopez Tonight.”

Earlier this spring, Hanson unveiled the music video for “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’,” which pays homage to a scene from the classic movie “Blues Brothers.” The clip — which features a guest appearance by “Weird Al” Yankovich — is streaming at Hanson’s MySpace page, where it has been viewed about 1.8 million times since mid-April.

Hanson wrote and produced “Shout It Out” with help from a handful of special guests, including Funk Brothers bassist Bob Babbit and horn arranger Jerry Hey. The 12-track set will mark the band’s third release on its own 3CG Records label.