HANSON CONFIRMS CHRISTMAS BALL LIVE STREAMING CONCERT SERIES DEC 4-6TH

HANSON CONFIRMS CHRISTMAS BALL LIVE STREAMING CONCERT SERIES DEC 4 – 6th
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SERIES HELPS PROMOTE & SUPPORT INDEPENDENT MUSIC VENUES

(Tulsa OK, November 9, 2020) – For the third consecutive month, pop-rock trio HANSON continue their live streaming series from Cain’s Ballroom. Consistent with previous months, each series features a musical theme, and fitting to the seasonal time of year, December’s events are centered around the holidays. Fans can enjoy a selection of Christmas songs ranging across the band’s 20 years of Christmas music. The Christmas Ball will feature holiday classics and more, from Christmas albums Snowed In and Finally It’s Christmas, making the series a must -see for any HANSON fan. As well as offering tickets to view the livestreams online, broadcasting live from the historic Cain’s Ballroom, a local music landmark in the band’s hometown of Tulsa, OK, allows the band to offer a very limited number of socially distanced in-person tickets to members of the band’s Hanson.net fan club.

“Of all the years to look forward to a great festive celebration, 2020 is primed. We are really excited to bring together a celebratory gathering featuring Christmas classics from our two holiday albums,” said Taylor Hanson.

“’This series of streams has been a great way for us to stay connected with our community around the world, even amidst the pandemic, and we can’t wait to have a big Christmas Ball with our guests both there in person and online,” said Isaac Hanson.

The Christmas Ball concert will give fans a chance to hear Christmas classics along with special live performances of fan favorites from the band’s catalog. Following months of ongoing restrictions on public gatherings that have put many local venues at risk, HANSON chose to partner with Cain’s Ballroom to host the streams. “The livestreaming shows have given us a great opportunity to share the live music experience with fans far and wide, while bringing attention to the importance of supporting local music venues like Cain’s. During a year of virtually no live concerts, every ticket helps to ensure great venues are able to keep their doors open,” shares Taylor Hanson.

Further information on how people can get involved in advocating for their local venues as well as supporting the venues directly can be found at SaveOurStages.com.

HANSON are multi-Grammy nominees, releasing six studio albums and selling more than 16 million albums over their 28-year career. The band’s most recent album found them playing alongside symphony orchestras in some of the world’s premiere concert halls. The Streaming Concert Series from Cain’s Ballroom will be followed by the release of their 7th studio album and 2021 world tour.

For information on the livestreaming concerts and to find out how to access limited in-person tickets as a Hanson.net member, go to www.Hanson.net.

HANSON STREAMING CONCERT SERIES FROM CAIN’S BALLROOM DATES:

December 4-6, 2020
January 8-10, 2021

Hanson Talks “Building a Relationship” With Fans & “MMMBop” Legacy

E! Online

Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson and Zac Hanson stopped by Daily Pop to talk about their loyal fanbase, new album, “MMMBop” and more. Watch the interview below!

Put simply, Hanson is feeling grateful.

Perennial, the latest album from the pop-rock trio—formed in 1992 by brothers Isaac HansonTaylor Hanson and Zac Hanson—is a testament to that.

“There’s no way we can properly clarify how appreciative we are over these 20 years of [our fans] because life—there’s a lot of ups and downs,” Isaac explained on Friday, Nov. 2’s Daily Pop. “2020 is a great example of that. There’s a lot of curveballs thrown at you throughout your life, and music has the power to heal hearts and bring people together.”

“And that’s what it’s always done for us as artists,” he continued. “And it certainly seems to be what brings all of those folks together, and we get to sing music under one roof.”

However, being “under one roof” with fans hasn’t really been an option in recent months due to the coronavirus pandemic, so Hanson improvised and launched a streaming concert series.

 

This month’s show coincides with the release of Perennial, which, according to Zac, contains “20 songs, plus one brand-new song.”

“For the hard-core fans, I think getting to hear them live, they’re like, ‘I’ve never heard these songs live ever’ because we don’t usually play them,” he explained to E! co-host Carissa Culiner.

Zac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, Isaac HansonJustin Lloyd / Newspix / Getty Images

And if there’s one thing Hanson has, it’s hard-core fans. The band’s online community is truly like no other!

“You’re building a relationship, you’re building these experiences together,” Zac expressed. “Hanson.net, our website, and the online membership community has been going for over 20 years.”

The fanbase exploded exactly 23 years ago, in fact, when “MMMBop” was released as the lead single from Hanson’s debut full-length studio album.

“One of the things that’s amazing about that song, the legacy of that song, is that it really does change the meaning,” Taylor said on Daily Pop. “Like, this year, so much of what we’ve been doing, it feels like the message of that song going back 23 years is amplified by what we’re experiencing now where we have fans and music fans all over the world that have stayed connected and stayed engaged.”

Hear more from the Hanson brothers by watching the complete Daily Pop interview in the above clip!

 

ALBUM REVIEW: Hanson turns the clock back with ‘Perennial’

Riff Magazine

Hanson, Perennial

Hanson, the pop-rock trio from Tulsa, Oklahoma, who are known for their Grammy-nominated hit song “MMMBop,” when the brothers were still kids, have maintained a consistent level of success throughout the last three decades (you read that right) with a steady release of albums. Their 2018 double-album, String Theory, featured the Prague Symphony (again, you read that right).

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Their newest release, Perennial, serves strictly as a compilation album of music exclusively released on their website, so it may not come as a surprise for more hardcore fans to hear these tracks—but for everyone else, there are 21 tracks to dive into with fervor and glee.

Much of the album holds a dated quality about it, as brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson clearly drew heavy inspiration from ’70s and ’80s hard-rock and pop. Many of the vocal performances on the album feel evocative of Michael Jackson’s prime—whether intentional or not, they pull it off very nicely. Many of the hard rock influences can be heard throughout, such as on songs like “Nothing Like a Love Song,” “Goldminer” and “Ooh La La La”—with heavy and deep electric guitar cuts, thick organ riffs and pounding garage-y drums.

“Ooh La La La” in particular feels like the group’s attempt at catching the lightning in a bottle of Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen.” Speaking of which, the group also draws heavily upon Queen on songs like “Better Days,” with prominent, harmonized, almost operatic vocals. There are several moments on the album where Hanson seems to journey close to the realm of early heavy metal and even proto-punk, such as “Roller Coaster Love” and “White Collar Crime.” But as soon as they come close to crossing over, the band pulls away just as quickly.

The album also offers more variety, with several songs taking on more folk rock elements and even has Hanson dipping its toes into more contemporary pop-rock styles. Songs like “The Ballad of Seymour Better Times,” “Be On My Own” and “Down” present a more stripped-down and organic approach with primarily acoustic guitar-driven melodies paired with hand drums, and even some harmonica.

These tracks tend to take on more sentimental qualities in their lyrics, but nothing quite compares to the heavy-handed and heartbreaking track that is “Bad For Me.” With its subdued snares and kick drum, light backing electric guitar and melancholic organ—it’s the perfect song for a sad night drinking alone at a dive-bar in the middle of nowhere.

As for the songs that take on a more contemporary style, “Never Let Go” comes across like a solid attempt to emulate the stylings of The Fray’s songs like “Never Say Never,” with the stringent focus on piano. Similarly with “Up All Night,” Hanson further displays its versatility as the brothers take on a more baroque-pop style reminiscent of Panic At The Disco’s second album, Pretty. Odd.

Hanson’s Perennial comes across as a sort of love letter to several different eras of popular music, and while at times it may come across as conflicting with the vastly different stylistic choices—each of the songs manages to play off of each other in a way that isn’t too overbearing to one sound or another.

Follow editor Tim Hoffman at Twitter.com/hipsterp0tamus.

 

Isaac Hanson says COVID-19 is part of a government plot in the war on Christmas

Queerty


Isaac Hanson of the band Hanson (remember them?) shared a truly kooky, pro-Christ, typo-laden post on social media yesterday about how he believes COVID-19 is really just a government plot to cancel Christmas.

“At some point very soon Christians and Church’s [sic] (and for that matter anyone of any faith) is going to have to decide, is [sic] your faith is more important than your fear,” Hanson wrote.

The “MMMBop” singer continued, “We are quickly approaching Christmas and it too will be canceled (by our governments), just like Easter was and Thanksgiving is being suggested to be. I for one will not comply.”

Oh, but it gets even kookier. Because then Hanson quoted the bible, writing: “I fear God more that [sic] I fear death and far more than I fear my government!!! (Prob. [sic] 9:10)”

That’s not the actual quote, of course, but it’s sort of in the ballpark.

Our deepest condolences to all you Hanson fans out there.

To date, the U.S. has recorded 9 million coronavirus cases and 231,000 COVID-related deaths. Health experts believe the current increase is being driven largely by people who are asymptomatic and are continuing to urge people to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Related: Christian hate group says gay underwear ad has ruined Christmas

 

RADIO.COM LIVE Check In with Hanson

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Join RADIO.COM on Thursday, November 5 for a special RADIO.COM LIVE Check In with the brothers Hanson as we get some details on how they’re handling the life of social distancing with their families as well as the effects the pause has had on the group.

Watch the brothers at 1PM ET / 10AM PT on 11/5, right here, at RADIO.COM/live, or follow along with RADIO.COM on Facebook and Twitter.

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Join RADIO.COM on Thursday, November 5 for a special RADIO.COM LIVE Check In with the brothers Hanson as we get some details on how they’re handling the life of social distancing with their families as well as the effects the pause has had on the group.

Watch the brothers at 1PM ET / 10AM PT on 11/5, right here, at RADIO.COM/live, or follow along with RADIO.COM on Facebook and Twitter.

The band has a brand new compilation album — Perennial — A Hanson Net Collection — on the way, set for release on November 6. The comp will feature some of the over 80 songs released from their independent Hanson.net EP series.

Over the last few months, they guys have offered up videos for their singles “Everyday,” “Miss You Like Crazy,” and “Dressed In Brown Eyes” and are also preparing to bring some live streamed shows direct to the homes of fans.