Tulsa pop-rock trio Hanson will be the musical guest on tonight’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” which airs at 10:35 p.m. on ABC.
As previously reported, the family band has been touring and making the TV rounds in support of its new holiday album, “Finally It’s Christmas,” released this fall in time to mark the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma group’s first yuletide release, “Snowed In.” They also will perform on Monday’s episode of “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” airing at 11:37 p.m. on CBS.
Plus, Hanson played the peppy title track from the new album last week on “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration”:
The new Christmas album, which features four original tracks, and eight updated classics, reunited the band with S-Curve President Steve Greenberg who originally signed the band to Mercury Records in 1996, as well as co-producer and writing partner Mark Hudson (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osborne, Ringo Starr) who also collaborated on “Snowed In.”
It’s been a nostalgic year for the Hanson brothers – Zac, Taylor and Isaac – who have been celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band. The official music video for the bouncy title track of their yuletide album reflects that sense of nostalgia:
Besides Hanson, guests on tonight’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” include actors Octavia Spencer and Dave Franco. Melissa McCarthy will be the guest host, as Kimmel is spending time with his family, especially his son Billy, who had a scheduled and successful heart surgery earlier this week.