FOLLOWING FIVE TRIUMPHANT SOLD-OUT NIGHTS IN LONDON, HANSON RETURN TO UK AS PART OF WORLD TOUR INCLUDING EUROPE, US AND SOUTH AMERICA
11th July 2011 – Following a four-year UK hiatus, HANSON made a triumphant return to the UK in June and played five sold out shows in six days as part of the 5of5 concert series. With demand way outstripping the tickets available, HANSON are going to be returning to the UK in November as part of their Shout It Out World Tour, as well as performing at V Festival later this summer.
The Shout It Out Tour will feature tracks from their acclaimed 5th studio album of the same name as well as highlights from their previous four albums spanning nearly 15 years of music. The shows will also feature the infectious debut single “Give A Little” and the soul inspired follow up ’Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’.
Saturday 20th – V Festival, Stafford (Arena Stage, Time TBC)
Sunday 21st – V Festival, Chelmsford (Arena Stage, Time TBC)
Thursday 24th – Manchester, Academy 2
Friday 25th – Edinburgh, Picture House
Saturday 26th – Newcastle, Academy
Sunday 27th – Birmingham, HMV Institute
Tuesday 29th – London, IndigO2
“5of5 in London was a great way to kick things off in the UK and say thank you to many fans who have stuck with us for years”, says Taylor.
Adds drummer Zac “We’re really excited to be coming back to the UK for a full run of shows, it’s been a long time coming, four years is too long”.
The tour also builds on the band’s reputation as a dynamic live act, with acclaim both sides of the Atlantic with The Village Voice calling them “The finest straight up rock band in America”, whilst the UK’s Sunday Times Culture described their sound as “As perfect a slice of summer pop you could hope to hear” and the Evening Standard as “… a gloriously soulful quality… Taylor was an electrifying presence.”
‘Shout It Out’ debuted in the US at #2 in the Billboard Independent charts garnering increased fan fervor from fans around the world. The album was produced and written exclusively by the band. The album features special guests: Funk Brothers bassist Bob Babbitt, horn arranger Jerry Hey, who worked with Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Earth, Wind and Fire.
Tickets go on sale to the public July 15th, and will be available through seetickets.com.