After a five-year international touring hiatus from many international markets outside their US home base, HANSONhave announced their Shout It Out World Tour.
In addition to their already announced UK dates, HANSON has confirmed concerts in Europe, and Latin America, in conjunction with the international release of their acclaimed fifth studio album “Shout It Out”, set for release in those markets in fall 2011.
Fulfilling their pledge to fans for an international tour, the band began to build excitement with a triumphant run of five consecutive sold-out concerts in the UK as part of the 5of5 concert series, helping to set the tone for a return to the UK, Europe and Latin America as well as a full US fall tour.
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 which include 8 top 40 singles in the UK and Latin America, spanning nearly 15 years of music. The tour will also feature the infectious single Give A Little and the soul inspired US debut singleThinking ‘Bout Somethin’.
|Fri-Nov-04||Porto Alegre, BRAZIL||Bar Opinao|
|Sun-Nov-06||Sao Paulo, BRAZIL||Citibank Hall|
|Wed-Nov-09||Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA||Teatro Colegiales|
|Fri-Nov-11||Santiago, CHILE||Caopolican Theatre|
|Sun-Nov-20||Milan, ITALY||Magazzini Generali|
|Thu-Nov-24||Manchester, UK||Academy 2|
|Fri-Nov-25||Edinburgh, UK||Picture House|
|Sun-Nov-27||Birmingham, UK||HMV Institute|
|Tue-Nov-29||London, UK||Indigo 2|
*More international dates to be announced
“We have always said that seeing a live show is essential to understand HANSON, this tour will be a chance to share that experience once again in Latin America, Europe the UK. We are anxious for it to begin”, says Taylor.
Adds guitarist Isaac, “In this business it is rare to be able to maintain the passion of fans in different parts of the world, this tour is a thank you to fans who have stuck with us for years”.
The tour also builds on the band’s reputation as a dynamic live act, with acclaim both sides of the Atlantic. New York’sThe Village Voice called them “The finest straight up rock band in America”, whilst the UK’s Sunday Timesdescribed their sound as “As perfect a slice of summer pop as 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. The album was produced and written exclusively by the band, and features special guests Funk Brothers’ bassist Bob Babbitt, and horn arranger Jerry Hey, who worked with Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Earth, Wind and Fire.
Tickets go on sale to the public starting July 29th, details available at hanson.net.