The trio of brothers consists of Taylor on lead vocals and keyboards, Isaac on vocals and guitars, as well as Zac on backing vocals and drums.
“How are you guys doing tonight?” Taylor Hanson asked. “We are going to have a good time,” he underscored.
After opening with “Where’s the Love,” they welcome the audience to their “Anthem World Tour.” “It’s good to be with you tonight,” Taylor added.
During their liberating “Scream and Be Free,” they had their fans waving their hands up in the air.
“It’s great to be with you guys tonight,” Taylor reiterated, prior to nothing that this marks their 21st year as a band and they sang “This Time Around.”
“Let’s get this show started,” Taylor said. “All right now we are starting to sound ‘fired up,’” he added, and they delivered a soaring rendition of “Fired Up,” as he played the tambourine.
After a brief break, they returned for their acoustic sets, which commenced with “Been There Before.”
“You guys feeling good?” they asked the crowd.
Hanson noted that they have released more records lately as independent artists rather than when they were on the major labels.
“We need to get the celebration going,” Taylor said. “Raise your glass and celebrate 21 years with us.”
They sang “Strong Enough to Break” from their “Underneath” album and they subsequently “took it down a notch.” “You guys are awesome,” the band members echoed.
Isaac asked the audience, “How is everybody doing on this lovely Labor Day weekend?” Then
it was his turn for a solo and Isaac belted out a stunning rendition of “For Your Love,” as he accompanied himself on acoustic guitar.
Zac, whom they dubbed as their “timekeeper,” went on to his solo version of “Go” and then they were able to switch it up with their instruments on “Juliet,” which featured Zac on lead vocals and piano, meanwhile Taylor played drums on this tune.
“Thank you so much,” Zac said. “Give it up for Taylor on drums,” he added.
“Music gives us an anthem,” Taylor said and they went on to sing “You Can’t Stop Us Now” from their latest studio album.
It was followed by “Waiting for This,” where they had the crowd jumping on their feet.
“How many of you have been so crazy about someone that you have counted the minutes they were away from you?” Taylor asked. “Well this song is for you” and they sang “A Minute Without You.”
They continued with “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’” and “Give a Little,” the latter of which featured Taylor on tambourine.
“What a great crowd tonight,” Taylor said praising the New York audience. “We didn’t say thank you enough. Thanks for being with us for about two decades. Now we will take you back to the first song that you heard.”
Hanson broke into their breakthrough and chart-topping single “MMMBop,” which garnered them three 1998 Grammy nominations, which included “Record of the Year,” “Best New Artist” and “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.”
“Wow,” Taylor said. “What a crowd. I want to go out and party with you guys. You seem to know how to have a good time.”
It was followed by “Get the Girl Back,” their lead-off single from their “Anthem” CD and they closed their show with “Tonight.”
“Thank you so much for being here with us. We hope you had a god night,” Taylor concluded.
Overall, Hanson put on a high-energy show at The Paramount in Huntington. Each band member sang their own solos throughout the evening, this showcasing their individual talents on vocals and instrumentals. Their songs were infectious and the girls in the audience could not get enough of the sibling trio. Their “Anthem World Tour” is certainly worth checking out whenever they are in town.
For more information on Hanson and their new music, visit their official website.