Ten questions with New Hermitage

The Coast

The Halifax-born ambient, improvised noise maker talks splurging on popcorn at the movies and why it’ll always ride hard for NoFX.

Halifax-born band slash sound experiment New Hermitage is like a dreamy soundtrack to your fave sci-fi novel. - SUBMITTED PHOTO

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1. What was the first album you ever bought with your own money?

Ross Burns, guitar: NoFX’s White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean
Ellen Gibling, harp: Hanson’s MMmbop? Is that what the album is called?
India Gailey, cello: I have trouble remembering. It might be American Idiot by Green Day. Maybe Goodstuff by the B52’s?
Andrew MacKelvie, woodwinds: Running with Scissors by Weird Al.

Tuesday Trivia

TuesdayTriviaThe most romantic thing Isaac did was when dating his now wife, he flew her to Paris.

Which band member is a fan of surprises?

HANSON: Christmas Practice



WEEKLY PIC

We have live music on the brain, Wintry Mix ahead and Z back on the drums soon. Who will be seeing us this December OR at HDay 2020?


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

This week, we are rehearsing Christmas… or more directly practicing Christmas music for the Wintry Mix Tour. We’re just a few weeks away now and getting excited for a great holiday run. It’s refreshing to have Zac back on the drums, working his way back up to concert ready as we practice up for all the shows in December. We want to find that perfect balance of new and old and holiday songs. It’s kind of crazy that there is a whole sub genre of music that is only played one month out of the year, but then again, after a month of wall-to-wall sleigh bells I can see why most people want an eleven month hiatus from “Santa Baby”. In addition to the Christmas songs, we are also going through the list of new songs, trying to decide what we will be playing, and also how. You only get to have a first impression once.

Last week,  we announced the schedule of events for HANSON Day 2020. We wanted to give everyone a chance to see what we’re planning long before the ticketed events go on sale on January 18th.  We know HDay is still months away,  but our hope is sharing early will help more members than ever attend, and the weekend run better than ever.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the show in Indianapolis tonight! MORE COWBELL!!!

Isaac, Taylor And Zac


FAN CLUB RAFFLE!

Fan Club Exclusive: Every Thursday, beginning Oct 10th until the Wintry Mix Tour starts, we will be giving away a game bundle to one lucky Fan Club member. All active Fan Club members are automatically entered in the drawing.

The winner each week will receive a game bundle consisting of gift wrapped Hansonopoly, Hancyclopedia, Freak Out and Shout It Out playing cards.

Winners will be announced each week in the newsletter.

Note: Members, be sure your address listed in your account is correct!

This week’s winner is eric2008. Congratulations!


WINTRY MIX TOUR

HANSON are bringing their Wintry Mix Tour to select cities across North America this November and December. The concerts will feature an eclectic mix of Christmas and holiday classics, fan favorites and the live preview of brand new music from the band’s forthcoming 7th studio album, set for release in 2020. Tickets for the tour are on sale now.

“This is an exciting time for the band, with new music around the corner and more than 25-years of music behind us,” said Taylor Hanson. Added Zac Hanson, “This tour is a collision of worlds with Christmas classics and a taste of brand new music, making for an uncommon but awesome mix”.

The tour will feature musical guests southern pop craftsman Paul McDonald, and undertaking their first major tour, emerging new artist Joshua and the Holy Rollers, lead by youngest Hanson brother Mac Hanson.

Tour Dates
Sat 30 Nov 19             Vancouver BC CANADA        Vogue Theatre
Sun 1 Dec 19              Seattle WA                              The Neptune Theatre SOLD OUT
Tue 3 Dec 19              Las Vegas NV                         House of Blues
Thu 5 Dec 19              Denver CO                              The Ogden Theatre
Fri 6 Dec 19                Omaha NE                              Sokol Auditorium
Sun 8 Dec 19              Austin TX                                Emo’s
Mon 9 Dec 19             Dallas TX                                House of Blues
Tue 10 Dec 19            New Orleans LA                     The Fillmore
Wed 11 Dec 19           Atlanta GA                              Buckhead Theatre
Fri 15 Dec 19              Uncasville, CT**                      Mohegan Sun
Sat 14 Dec 19             Pittsburgh PA                          Roxian Theatre
Sun 15 Dec 19            Silver Spring MD                    The Fillmore
Tue 17 Dec 19            Detroit MI                                Royal Oak Music Theatre
Wed 18 Dec 19           Cleveland OH                         House of Blues
Fri 20 Dec 19              Boston MA                              House of Blues
Sat 21 Dec 19             Huntington NY                        The Paramount

For more information visit www.Hanson.net

**All Star Christmas with with Goo Goo Dolls, Andy Grammer, Dean Lewis


JOIN HANSON.NET!

Don’t forget to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2019!

•    Members Only EP
•    Member lines at concerts
•    Meet & Greet opportunities with the band
•    Pre-sale concert ticket opportunities
•    Exclusive videos, photos and blogs
•    Exclusive merch for members and much more!

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Tuesday Trivia

TuesdayTriviaTaylor and his wife welcoming their 6th child is the most romantic thing he has done lately.

What is the most romantic thing Isaac has done?

Hanson Shares the Love with Minnesota

Music in Minnesota

Zac Hanson at Mystic Lake – Photo by Laura Buhman

With 99% confidence, I imagine that you are one of two types of people, dear reader.

A.) You’re a rabid Hanson fan, here to see pictures and relive your evening at Mystic Lake. You’ve loved the band for more of your life than you’ve loved most things. You breathe Hanson. You’ve got a favorite member and your vocal cords are still a little tired from screaming “I LOVE YOU (insert Isaac, Taylor, or Zac)!!!!!!!!” during every song. Oh, and you definitely still have that Hanson t-shirt from when you were a kid.

B.) You’ve found a link to this review somewhere and thought to yourself “Hanson?! Like, “MMMBop” Hanson? Do they still sing that song? What have they even been doing since 1997?

Hanson at Mystic Lake 11/8/19 Minneapolis St. Paul Twin Cities Three Car Garage Zac Taylor Issac Tulsa Oklahoma MMMBop
Hanson at Mystic Lake – Photo by Laura Buhman

For type B – yes that Hanson, yes they sing “MMMBop,” yes they still perform it. Welcome! Surround yourself with some of their new music here and stick around!

It doesn’t need to be said that the rest of you had an amazing time. Every person in the crowd was living it up as only lifelong fans are able!

Hanson fans at Mystic Lake 11/8/19 Minneapolis St. Paul Twin Cities Three Car Garage Zac Taylor Issac Tulsa Oklahoma MMMBop
Hanson fans at Mystic Lake – Photo by Laura Buhman

I’ll admit, I was curious about what it would be like to see them in a huge casino stage setting. Yes, the seats are comfier, the drink lines are short, and you don’t have to battle it out for your spot with any other fans who have loved them for 20+ years like you have… wait. That sounds kind of great! Mystic Lake was a fabulous choice.

The night even started with a sweet proposal on stage between two fans!

Screaming filled the room as the lights dimmed. Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson ran out to greet the crowd and took their places at the three microphones that lined the broad Mystic stage. They started out with “I’ve Got Soul” from 2013’s Anthem.

Zac Hanson at Mystic Lake 11/8/19 Minneapolis St. Paul Twin Cities Three Car Garage Zac Taylor Issac Tulsa Oklahoma MMMBop
Zac Hanson at Mystic Lake – Photo by Laura Buhman

The dynamic was a little different on the stage this time around. Zac was recently in a motorcycle accident and isn’t able to drum. He rocked out the 2-hour performance just as hard as usual, with help behind the kit from pal Dash Hutton, while he stood front and center. It felt like a more voluminous version of the acoustic performances that the band played in the 90s. Perfectly nostalgic, but still full of new energy.

He joked that he had to go to great lengths to be brought up to the front. “I crashed my motorcycle and it hurts to lift my arm above here. I just wanted to see you guys more!”

Taylor Hanson at Mystic Lake 11/8/19 Minneapolis St. Paul Twin Cities Three Car Garage Zac Taylor Issac Tulsa Oklahoma MMMBop
Taylor Hanson at Mystic Lake – Photo by Laura Buhman

Taylor ferociously tapped his foot behind the piano and Isaac busted out soulful guitar solos. The vocal harmonies sounded just as perfect as they were when This Time Around came out nearly 20 years ago.

The fun thing about the fans is that they’re just as happy dancing to 1997’s “Where’s the Love” as they are with raising their fists in the air for 2018’s “I Was Born.” The setlist highlighted what makes the band great. It was like a celebration of their career for the fans. It was clear that they were having fun on stage throughout the whole night.

Issac Hanson at Mystic Lake 11/8/19 Minneapolis St. Paul Twin Cities Three Car Garage Zac Taylor Issac Tulsa Oklahoma MMMBop
Isaac Hanson at Mystic Lake – Photo by Laura Buhman

Midway into the set, Isaac traded his electric guitar for an acoustic for a change of pace. The brothers performed vocally rich versions of “Madeline,” “Weird” and “Strong Enough to Break.”

“Penny and Me” brought the set back to electric. Beaming blue lights crisscrossed over the stage and the crowd waved phone flashlights while they sang the “whoa-oh” parts as loudly as possible.

While the set was very unifying, each brother had a place to shine. Isaac performing “Watch Over Me” was soulful and moving. “Musical Ride” brought Zac to the lead. Taylor ran up and down the stage during “Get the Girl Back.” A woman in the crowd had to sit to calm herself down after Taylor grabbed her hands.

The set ended with a heavy rendition of “In The City.” It felt like a powerful end to the night. The screaming of 2,000+ fans never wavered. The band had no choice but to come back out.

Hanson at Mystic Lake 11/8/19 Minneapolis St. Paul Twin Cities Three Car Garage Zac Taylor Issac Tulsa Oklahoma MMMBop
Hanson at Mystic Lake – Photo by Laura Buhman

The guys took time to take in what they’d built before starting the encore. They showed so much genuine appreciation for the fans who have followed them and loved them for so long. The weight of that reality is not lost on Hanson.

“A Song To Sing” was a gorgeous choice to end the set. It was emotional and conveyed everything that they stand for: soaring harmonies, heartfelt instrumentation, and love.

They brought the backing musicians back out to take the final bow of the night and thanked the crowd again for a great show. They ended on one simple quote that led to screams and some tears from the fans:

“It’s simple. If you come back, we get to come back”

Isaac Hanson

HANSON Day Dr Approved


WEEKLY PIC

Last year’s Hanson Day was the best one yet, but we’re excited to make 2020 even better. Check out the schedule of events just announced today. See you there next May!


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

It has been five months since we announced the dates for HANSON Day 2020. We hoped that announcing dates earlier than ever before would open the door for more people than ever before from around the world to attend, and what do you know the RSVP number has never been higher this far out. We are still more than six months away from the HDay celebrations, but time flies fast, so we are sharing the first schedule for HANSON Day 2020 today, with hopes it will help everyone already planning to attend, and those on the fence, to plan their musical ride to Tulsa.

This weekend, we have shows in Minnesota and Missouri so come out and see us. Dr has approved Zac to be out of his sling, so this  should be one of your last chances to see him out front cowbell and all before he returns to his drum throne again for the Wintry Mix Tour in December.

Isaac, Taylor And Zac


HANSON DAY 2020 EVENTS!

HANSON Day is a celebration of music, art and community, and it marks the anniversary of HANSON’s founding.  You don’t want to  miss it!

This May, Hanson.net members from around the world are invited to meet in Tulsa, Oklahoma for a weekend long celebration! Hear new music performed live for the first time, see one of a kind art created by HANSON just for HANSON Day and step behind the curtain to learn how classic HANSON songs were written. Join us in celebrating  20 years since the release of HANSON’s sophomore album This Time  Around, and almost three decades since HANSON’s founding in 1992.

“2020 is a land mark year for us as we kick off our 28th year of making music, launch a brand new album and world tour… and it’s all starts at HANSON Day!” – Zac Hanson

For details about HANSON 2020 events, CLICK HERE!


ZACCIDENTS HAPPEN!

Fan Club Exclusive: At Hanson.net, we like to celebrate all things – the good, the bad and the Zaccidents. Check out the Member Exclusive Zaccidents Happen merchandise in the Hanson.net store.


HANSON DAY ACCOMODATIONS!

Fan Club Exclusive: We want our members to have the best possible experience when they visit Tulsa to celebrate HANSON Day and that includes a good night’s rest. We are happy to announce we have arranged group rates for Hanson.net members at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in the heart of downtown Tulsa just one block from 3CG Records. Members, check the Fan Club News for details!


FAN CLUB RAFFLE

Fan Club Exclusive: Every Thursday, beginning Oct 10th until the Wintry Mix Tour starts, we will be giving away a game bundle to one lucky Fan Club member. All active Fan Club members are automatically entered in the drawing.

The winner each week will receive a game bundle consisting of gift wrapped Hansonopoly, Hancyclopedia, Freak Out and Shout It Out playing cards.

Winners will be announced each week in the newsletter.

Note: Members, be sure your address listed in your account is correct!

This week’s winner is mamajive. Congratulations!


JOIN HANSON.NET!

Don’t forget to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2019!

•    Members Only EP
•    Member lines at concerts
•    Meet & Greet opportunities with the band
•    Pre-sale concert ticket opportunities
•    Exclusive videos, photos and blogs
•    Exclusive merch for members and much more!

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

So you want to go to MOE? [Updated for 2020]

MOE

Hanson Day 2020 will be May 14-16, 2020 with Hop Jam 2020 being held on May 17, 2020!

This post was originally on my personal blog, ConcertKatie, and has been updated for 2020’s event!

Hanson “Day” is a weekend concert event held yearly in Tulsa, OK.  Dates were announced during Hanson Day 2019 and there will be 2 concerts – May 15th will be “This Time Around Unplugged” and May 16th the Members Only Concert.  The Hop Jam will be held on May 17 but the lineup has not yet been announced.  On November 7th Accommodations at the Fairfield Inn downtown were made available for Hanson.net members and the announcement that tickets would go on sale January 18th was made.

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Tuesday Trivia

TuesdayTriviaTaylor’s favorite Ray Charles song is “You Don’t Know Me”

What is the most romantic thing Taylor has done?

HANSON: Happy Halloween!!!


WEEKLY PIC

This last week we defied the odds and performed our first shows with Z OFF the drums due to injury and our good friend Dash Hutton filling in. It’s been great so far, but Z can’t resist a bit of drum action even if it’s from the other side of the riser.


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

This week we have been rocking the Epcot Food and Wine festival. A huge thank you to all the fans who shared the week with us coming out to show after show. We had amazing crowds this year and had a great time all week playing in the parks and on stage!

We have been doubling up on our cowbell quota with Zac out front and Dash on drums, but it’s really getting us excited for December and the Wintry Mix Tour. Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!

Isaac, Taylor And Zac


WINTRY MIX TOUR!

HANSON are bringing their Wintry Mix Tour to select cities across North America this November and December. The concerts will feature an eclectic mix of Christmas and holiday classics, fan favorites and the live preview of brand new music from the band’s forthcoming 7th studio album, set for release in 2020. Tickets for the tour are on sale now.

“This is an exciting time for the band, with new music around the corner and more than 25-years of music behind us,” said Taylor Hanson. Added Zac Hanson “This tour is a collision of worlds with Christmas classics and a taste of brand new music, making for an uncommon but awesome mix”.

The tour will feature musical guests southern pop craftsman Paul McDonald, and undertaking their first major tour, emerging new artist Joshua and the Holy Rollers, lead by youngest Hanson brother Mac Hanson.

Tour Dates
Sat 30 Nov 19             Vancouver BC CANADA        Vogue Theatre
Sun 1 Dec 19              Seattle WA                              The Neptune Theatre SOLD OUT
Tue 3 Dec 19              Las Vegas NV                         House of Blues
Thu 5 Dec 19              Denver CO                              The Ogden Theatre
Fri 6 Dec 19                Omaha NE                              Sokol Auditorium
Sun 8 Dec 19              Austin TX                                Emo’s
Mon 9 Dec 19             Dallas TX                                House of Blues
Tue 10 Dec 19            New Orleans LA                     The Fillmore
Wed 11 Dec 19           Atlanta GA                              Buckhead Theatre
Fri 15 Dec 19              Uncasville, CT**                      Mohegan Sun
Sat 14 Dec 19             Pittsburgh PA                          Roxian Theatre
Sun 15 Dec 19            Silver Spring MD                    The Fillmore
Tue 17 Dec 19            Detroit MI                                Royal Oak Music Theatre
Wed 18 Dec 19           Cleveland OH                         House of Blues
Fri 20 Dec 19              Boston MA                              House of Blues
Sat 21 Dec 19             Huntington NY                        The Paramount

For more information visit www.Hanson.net

**All Star Christmas with with Goo Goo Dolls, Andy Grammer, Dean Lewis


FAN CLUB RAFFLE!

Fan Club Exclusive: Every Thursday, beginning Oct 10th until the Wintry Mix Tour starts, we will be giving away a game bundle to one lucky Fan Club member. All active Fan Club members are automatically entered in the drawing.

The winner each week will receive a game bundle consisting of gift wrapped Hansonopoly, Hancyclopedia, Freak Out and Shout It Out playing cards.

Winners will be announced each week in the newsletter.

Note: Members, be sure your address listed in your account is correct!

This week’s winner is eliana_britos. Congratulations!


JOIN HANSON.NET!

Don’t forget to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2019!

•    Members Only EP
•    Member lines at concerts
•    Meet & Greet opportunities with the band
•    Pre-sale concert ticket opportunities
•    Exclusive videos, photos and blogs
•    Exclusive merch for members and much more!

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

2019 EPCOT Food & Wine Concert Stats

Hanson performed 9 shows over October 28-30 as part of Eat to the Beat at EPCOT at the Walt Disney World Resort.  63 songs were performed with 21 of them being unique.


Middle of Nowhere
MMMBop – 6
Where’s The Love – 4
A Minute Without You – 3


This Time Around
If Only – 2
This Time Around – 3
Runaway Run – 2
In The City – 3


Underneath
Strong Enough To Break – 1
Penny and Me – 3
Lost Without Each Other – 3


The Walk
Been There Before – 3
Watch Over Me – 3


Shout It Out
Waiting For This – 3
Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’ – 4
Give a Little – 2
And I Waited – 3
Musical Ride – 2


ANTHEM
Fired Up – 3
I’ve Got Soul – 2
Get The Girl Back – 4

Middle of Everywhere – The Greatest Hits
I Was Born – 4