HANSON: A Week Of Hosting The World

By | May 24, 2019


WEEKLY PIC

Last week, we were so proud to host music and craft beer fans from all over the world in our home town Tulsa, Oklahoma. Thank you to ALL who joined us to celebrate. We can’t wait to see you in May 2020, and for all of the American fans out there, have a great Memorial Day weekend!


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

Last week was an incredible week in HANSONLand with our annual HDay gathering in Tulsa leading up to The Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival. As we have been anticipating for months, this year’s activities were the biggest and best to date with four straight nights of music including a special sold out String Theory concert and The Hop Jam festival and many activities around town for music and arts fans to enjoy.

We saw guests from all over the globe and around the US. From Norway to Brazil, Australia to Chile, Germany to the UK, and literally Tulsa to Tokyo. We are so proud of our team and the many volunteer leaders who are a part of our global network of street teams for helping us organize and host these many events and we’re still on a high from the awesome events we shared with you.

Some of the biggest news of the week was our message to the guests in attendance that YOU can expect new music and the launch of a world tour in 2020, PLUS we plan to record multiple projects over the summer, with plans to release brand new music in 2020 and 2021…Yes That’s right, new album(s) coming.

Plans are also being put in place for a series of shows this fall in the US in addition to the one off events at some festivals. The coming late in the year tour might be the first chance to hear new music early. These concerts and full plans are still in the works, but of course our H.net members and most engaged supporters will the be first to know (and the first to get tickets and pre-sales).

Over these many years, we know our musical vision and our band’s story and purpose is something not fully understood by all that have heard of our band. What we embrace heading into our next 25 years is the celebration of those (you) who are confident in our purpose which we share with you, forging new ground and inspiring life and light through music. We are fueled by the possibilities, and as long as we are together, we can take on the world. That message has inspired our working title for the coming project, HANSON, Against The World  tour and music project. To be even more clear HANSON does not exist without the support from great music fans so this project and what’s ahead is truly US Against The World and we can’t wait to go on this journey with you. Prepare for a look inside the creative process as we head into the summer, and more sharing of vision and new projects set to unfold.

We’re looking forward to a bit of rest for the Memorial Day weekend ahead because last week we hosted those from around the world, and next week we officially begin our quest to take on the world one song at a time! The Journey Is The Destination.

Have a great week!

Isaac, Taylor and Zac


NEW MERCH COMING 5/31!

New HANSON Day 2019 merchandise is arriving in the Hanson.net store on Friday 5/31
Items include a new Mug, Espresso Cup/Saucer, Lapel Pins, Shirts and more.


JOIN HANSON.NET!

With the String Theory album and tour just around the corner, don’t forget to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2019!
During The String Theory enjoy these members benefits.

•    Pre-sale concert tickets
•    Member lines at concerts
•    Meet & Greets opportunities with the band
•    Fan Club Reporter’s interviews
•    Exclusive videos
•    Check-in at the concert to win one of a kind items

You can find your current expiration date by going to your My Account page. Not a member join today!



New feature added!

By | May 24, 2019

After chatting with Isaac during the String Theory tour – we decided that there should be a separate count of the String Theory songs and their arrangements versus the normal live arrangements.  Now the ‘Songs You’ve Heard Live’ listings shows not only the count for songs heard as String Theory arrangements but also which songs you have heard live where Isaac, Taylor or Zac has played them solo.  Please note that the older setlists may not be 100% accurate in listing the solo songs on them, so these counts may be off.  If you see any setlist that do not have solos listed but they should, please let us know so we can get everything as accurate as possible!

 



State of the Band Highlights

By | May 24, 2019

String Theory affected how they think about making music going forward
Some of the things they want to do take a long time so they need to start a lot earlier
This year they are planning to make 2 albums (they worry about promising too much)
Planning for the future!
2020 = one album will be released “Against the World” (Hanson: Against the World)
Part of the theme is with the album one of the most comprehensive tours they’ve ever done
2020 – world tour with a new album and a lot more that goes with that
2021 = another album will be released (that’s never happened in the world of Hanson)
Fans have fueled them to set goals and challenge themselves creatively
Still going to make members EPs  = Hanson Overkill
As things work and things don’t work, plans will evolve.
Thursday night they played music from Underneath – 15th anniversary & undearneath acoustic
Some dates at the end of this year – share music live on stage they’ve been writing – more to come
You hopefully won’t have to wait until 2020 to hear what they’ve been working on
Hanson.net members can get tickets first
Hanson.net needs a facelift – can’t promise to make all of our dreams come true but most of Zac’s will come true when they redesign the website this summer
Whenever it is broken – blame Taylor!
Weekend should now be called Hanson DayZ
Against the World does have a theme but they aren’t ready to share it yet
Digital EPs – could be an option. Not take away physical EPs
Hanson Day 2020 will be May 14, 15, 16



Lyrics: Where You Want To Go

By | May 23, 2019

Do you have any corrections or can you fill in any of the blanks? Leave a comment!

Num Num Num Nummy Num Yum
Num Num Num Nummy Num Yum
Num Num Num Nummy Num Yum
Num Num Num Nummy Nummy Yum Yum
Num Num Num Nummy Num Yum
Num Num Num Nummy Num Yum
Num Num Num Nummy Num Yum
Num Num Num Nummy Nummy Yum Yum

Where do you want to go

I’ve been trying to have
A little heart to heart
Cuz I don’t feel you’ve been satisfied with
All my choices, lately
Despite my love for you it seems your taste is changing
Comes to reason with the season
but who eats squash with Polynesian?

I can’t tell if you want to dine in or take away, delivery
So I say
Where you want to go ?
(Where do you want to go)
For dinner
Tell me where you want to go
(Where do you want to go)
For dinner

Maybe you want something more
Than our favorite place we used to go
Cuz they don’t have a Zagat score
Maybe you’re just afraid to say
You don’t like that I order from the kids section
Even if it makes me feel so young

I’ve been trying to have
A little heart to heart
For you I’d risk indigestion
Indian ain’t out of the question

But I can’t tell if you want to dine in or take away, delivery
So I say
Where you want to go ?
(Where do you want to go)
For dinner
Tell me where you want to go
(Where do you want to go)
For dinner
Tell me where you want to go
(Where do you want to go)
For dinner
Where you want to go



Lyrics: Sugar High

By | May 23, 2019

Do you have any corrections to these lyrics? Let us know in the comments!

Ohhhhhhhhhhh skittles
Gimme some sugar
Can’t tame the demon
So I wake up in cold sweats
I’ve got syrup on my shirt
It’s 8am and I’m craving dessert
I just need a little medication granulation is my motivation
cuz it tastes so great
when I have it on my frosted flakes

I need a sugar high
Feels like I can run 1000 miles
Heart races to 204
All I want to do is have a little more
oh oh oh oh
I need a sugar high
Tastes so sweet you’re gonna blow your lid
Might sell my house even sell my kids
you know that if you try you’re gonna learn to fly
oh oh oh
Sugar High

Sugar High

how bout a big gulp
So I can slurp it
Sugar

Blood glucose levels feeling low
Skittles that I need to taste the rainbow
brown or confection will be fine
as long as it’s sweet I’m color blind
nutrition absolutely optional
I need it rather pathological
I don’t care if its glazed or varnish if its garnish
oh oh oh

I need a sugar high
Feels like I can run 1000 miles
Heart races to 204
All I want to do is have a little more
oh oh oh oh
I need a sugar high
Tastes so sweet you’re gonna blow your lid
Might sell my house even sell my kids
you know that if you try you’re gonna learn to fly
oh oh oh
Sugar High

I
Need
My
I gotta get my fix

I need white powder
Sugar High
How about a big gulp so I can slurp it
Sugar High

Sugar

 



Lyrics: Milkshake Mondays

By | May 23, 2019

Can you fill in any of the blanks or have any lyric corrections? Leave a comment!

Suddenly could it be happier than now
and you might wonder how
52 times a year my heart leaps with joy my friend
while you’re living for the weekend
you hold on to sunday (Sunday)
And I look forward to milkshake mondays

frothy and milky and silky and dairy delight
Creamy and dreamy new flavors non stop covered in whipped cream cherry on top
Oh what a wonderful Sunday
oooh who would not enjoy milkshake monday
ooh it makes everything better
clears up cloudy weather
could not agree
every day should be a milkshake monday

when the weeks beginning
I know something sweet is around the bend
frothy and milky and silky and dairy delight
Creamy and dreamy new flavors non stop covered in whipped cream cherry on top
oh what a magical fun day
oooh who would not enjoy milkshake monday
oooh it makes everything better
clears up cloudy weather
could not agree
every day should be a milkshake Monday



Lyrics: Ice Cream Man

By | May 23, 2019

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Everybody loves to see the ice cream man

He spends his winters in his workshop
Slaving in that northern creamery
But when the weather south starts getting hot
he loads his truck up full of treats

It must be summer time
when you hear those indescribable chimes ring
ding dong ding-a-dy ding-dy dong
It must be summer love
When you hear every man woman and child screams
I scream you scream screaming for ice cream
every little boy, little girl goes running for their mommy and their papa
Tryin’ find that silver dollar going to buy them something sweet
maybe a bomb pop or an orange dream
All the ladies getting fancy cause they want to meet him
all the fellas frowning cause they really want to be him
who can resist a van
Everybody loves to see the ice cream man

Everybody loves to see the ice cream man
ding dong ding-a-dy ding dong
ding dong ding-a-dy ding dong

His sundaes always come with sprinkles
and every bar is served up with sweet dreams
an ample supply of happiness
and all the napkins you could need

It must be summer time
when you hear those indescribable chimes ring
ding dong ding-a-dy ding dong
It must be summer love
When you hear every man woman and child screams
I scream you scream screaming for ice cream
every little boy, little girl goes running for their mommy and their papa
Tryin’ find that silver dollar going to buy them something sweet
maybe a bomb pop or orange dream
All the ladies getting fancy cause they want to meet him
all the fellas frowning cause they really want to be him
who can resist a van
Everybody loves to see the ice cream man

ding dong ding-a-dy ding dong
Everybody loves to see the ice cream man
ding dong ding-a-dy ding dong
Everybody loves to see the ice cream man



Lyrics: I Hate Vegetables

By | May 23, 2019

can you fill in the missing lyrics? Leave a comment and let us know! 🙂

 

There’s no getting around it
They make me want to spew
No matter their preparation
Their flavor just won’t chew
My momma said they’re made with love
And filled with Vitamin A
No play for you go straight to bed
If you don’t clean your plate

Underneath my name
(Oh Man)
You can carve this on my grave
I hate vegetables

I hate those vegetables, yeah
Sauté, marinade, barbeque, stick ’em in a stew
I hate vegetables

I hate those vegetables, yeah
Ive tried new recipes there’s nothing left to do
I hate vegetables

Smother them, cover them, chide me, bribe me
Til your lips go numb
If vitamins taste like broccoli than Id rather die young
my papa said you won’t grow strong if you don’t masticate
you won’t be in my good graces if you don’t clean your plate

Underneath my name
(zucchini au gratin)
You can carve it on my grave
(OH FORK)
I hate vegetables

I hate those vegetables, yeah
Fry them, pickle them, flambe, cook ’em in a shoe
I hate vegetables
I hate those vegetables, yeah
I’ve tried ever recipe there’s nothing left to do
I hate vegetables
I hate those vegetables yeah

Sauté, marinade, barbeque, stick ’em in a stew
I hate vegetables
I hate those vegetables, yeah
I’ve tried ever recipe nothing there left to do
I hate vegetables



Some Summerfest 2019 headliners are doing intimate acoustic sets, too

By | May 22, 2019

Milwaukee Record

What’s better than standing on a metal bench and seeing your favorite Summerfest act perform to a crowd of thousands? How about sitting on your butt and seeing your favorite Summerfest act perform to a crowd of dozens? Well, this year, for the first time, you can totally do the latter, thanks to a string of intimate acoustic sets scheduled for the American Family Insurance House during Summerfest 2019.

Question #1: Where and what is the American Family Insurance House? Answer: It’s located behind the Mid Gate Fountain, it’s open from noon to 9 p.m. daily, and it features a “DIY swag station.” This year, it also features those intimate acoustic sets we just talked about.

Question #2: Who’s playing these intimate acoustic sets? Answer: Here’s the schedule:

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

2 p.m. – Hanson
4 p.m. – Walk The Moon

And finally, Question #3: How do you get to see these intimate acoustic sets? Answer: Stop by the American Family Insurance House and register the day of the show. There’s more info here. Neat!