Hanson’s Anthem world tour stops in Summerside

By | November 14, 2013

Journal Pioneer

SUMMERSIDE — Harbourfront Theatre will present pop-rock trio Hanson in concert on their Anthem world tour, in Summerside for one night only, Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m.

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The pop-rock trio Hanson — made up of brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson — will be on stage at Harbourfront Theatre next Saturday, Nov. 16.

Over their first 20 years, brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson have made their mark. Five years building a fan base as an independent band led to a meteoric rise with the 1997 international smash single “MMMBop” from their debut album “Middle of Nowhere.” A long line of hits, four more studio albums, multiple Grammy nominations and over 16 million album sales followed.Over their second decade, the band charted their own course running an independent label while maintaining a coveted connection with their global fan base, and in 2007 they launched a grassroots campaign to support poverty and HIV/AIDS relief in Africa (TakeTheWalk.net).

Earlier this year they released their sixth studio album, “Anthem”, and embarked on a world tour of the same name, marking the beginning of their third decade of making music together.

“Anthem” is an album that celebrates the power of music to ignite passion and bring people together.

“We have always been in awe of the ability music has to engage people, whether it’s a song that makes you want to dance, or a song that inspires you to take action for a cause. We want this record to be the anthem for all of those moments,” says Taylor.

The album’s debut single “Get the Girl Back” shines a bright light on their largest influence, ‘60s soul and rock ‘n’ roll, and it comes bursting out of the speakers from the first beat.

“Anthem” was produced and written by the band. It features a more guitar-driven sound, pulling from a series of harder hitting rock and R&B influences from James Brown to early Michael Jackson, and AC/DC.

“The sound of this record touches on most of our musical influences,” says Isaac. “A bit of soul, a bit of song craftsmanship and some good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll . . . this time it just has a little more fight in it.”



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