It has been a big week in HANSONLand with the announcement of the Middle Of Everywhere 25th Anniversary World Tour and a great week performing for fans during the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin. Today we get to start another week with more good news, with the official announcement of the Australia and New Zealand leg of the tour which is on sale soon! We always have an amazing time in Australia and New Zealand and we’re thrilled to be able to share that we are coming back this June.
The first leg of the tour that we announced last week taking us to Europe and North America is already selling out fast (London, Antwerp, Toronto, Chicago, New York, Boston, Detroit, Nashville and Pittsburgh), so make sure to get your tix right away, at www.Hanson.net/tours-events .
Along with the shows all over the world, we’re looking forward to the kick off show in our neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 21st at our The Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival, and also all the festivities surrounding the HANSON DAY celebration that weekend. All in all, 2017 is going to be epic, We’re looking forward to an amazing year as we celebrate 25 years of making music with you.
Isaac, Taylor and Zac
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HANSON BRING MIDDLE OF EVERYWHERE 25TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR TO AUSTRALIA THIS JUNE
… AND CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF DEBUT ALBUM, ‘MIDDLE OF NOWHERE’
March 20th 2017 – In celebration of the band’s 25th Anniversary, multi-Grammy nominated pop-rock trio HANSON today announce the Australia and New Zealand leg of their Middle Of Everywhere World Tour which includes Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Auckland and more.
The world tour also includes concerts in Europe and North America, with a South American leg still to be announced. The band will kick off the extensive world tour on May 21st in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a headlining set at their own rapidly growing The Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival.
“Making music together for 25 years is a milestone that we had to acknowledge, and what better way to do it than an anniversary tour,” said keyboardist Taylor Hanson. Added guitarist Isaac Hanson, “This year is not only about the two decades of music, it’s about celebrating the incredible community of fans who have been with us, singing along year after year”.
In addition to HANSON’s 25th Anniversary, 2017 is the 20th Anniversary of the band’s debut release Middle Of Nowhere, led by the iconic global smash hit ‘Mmmbop’. This June, fans will be treated to performances featuring some of the group’s best-known material alongside fan favourites spanning their extensive catalogue.
Coinciding with their benchmark 25th year together, over which the group has released six studio albums and sold over 16 million albums, later this year, the band has confirmed they will release Middle Of Everywhere – The Greatest Hits, a comprehensive collection which includes hit singles “Mmmbop”, “Where’s The Love”, “Weird ”, “This Time Around”, “If Only”, “Penny And Me”, “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’”, “Get The Girl Back”, plus their brand new single “I Was Born”.
Founded in 1992, the trio of brothers began performing classic rock ‘n roll and soul music, and writing original material, crafting a unique blend of harmonies and organic soulful pop-rock. The group took the world by storm with their debut major release in 1997, ushering in a string of US top 40 singles and establishing them as one of the world’s leading music artists.
In 2003, the group founded their own independent 3CG Records, starting a new era for the band with their #1 independent album Underneath, featuring hit single “Penny And Me”, positioning them among the most successful independent bands to date. Since then, HANSON has released three studio albums under their label, toured the world cultivating a vibrant global fan base engaged by their dynamic live performances, and released an ongoing stream of special products direct to their devout fan community.
In 2013, the group diversified its brand with the founding of their Hanson Brothers Beer Company, and in 2014 added The Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival based in their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The festival brings together artists and brewers from all over the world, culminating in one of the leading Craft Beer and Music Festivals in the US, with over 40,000 attendees, occurring this year on May 21st in Tulsa. The Middle Of Everywhere Tour showcases more than two decades of music in a celebratory world tour, alongside new music that will be followed by a further release in 2018.
HANSON will land on Australia and New Zealand shores straight off the back of UK and European dates.
To find out more information on HANSON’s tour and music release go to www.hanson.net.
For further information on The Hop Jam Festival, go to www.TheHopJam.com.