HANSON: Recombobulating Post Hday


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It’s that time of year when the new Hanson.net EP is shipping out to members all over the world for the first time, first impressions matter, so we try and look our best.


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

If you missed out on joining us in Tulsa for HANSON Day weekend, never fear new music is on its way. Members who attended the Hday celebration were able to pick up the new members EP, “In Real Life,o in person, but for everyone whi did not or could not, know this week has been largely focused on getting EPs packaged and in the mail as soon as possible.  Where you live in the world will determine how fast it arrives, but just know it is coming, and like the song says…

“it’ll be worth the wait”

With all the buildup to Hday and Hop Jam, there is also a lot of time required to recombobulate, but this time next week we hope to be sharing some of the first new footage created for the “In Real Life” EP. We also plan to share video from the HANSON Day State Of The Band so everyone can be in the know about our plans for 2019-2020… and world domination by our 30th anniversary as a band in 2022.  We have a lot of great content coming in June, as well as a lot of music to music this summer and fall.

Isaac Taylor and Zac


NEW MERCH IN HNET STORE!

HANSON Day 2019 Merchandise is now available in the Hanson.net store. New popsocket, floral designs, hoodies, shirts, posters and more.


STRING THEORY POSTER WINNER!

Fan Club Exclusive: At each stop on the String Theory tour, we are giving away a special one-of-a-kind poster to one lucky Hanson.net member.  The poster design is drawn from a Zac Hanson painting created especially for this project, capturing the boy chronicled in the lyrics of Reaching For The Sky.  Every poster features the show’s date, venue and tour, in a four color screen print themed in the purples and blues of the String Theory art and will be signed by Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson.

Most Recent Winner:
Tulsa, OK – LiquidLand


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!

“MMMBop” Hanson to perform at Kansas State Fair

Hutch News

The pop-rock band Hanson, featuring brothers Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson, will perform Saturday, Sept. 14, on the closing weekend of the Kansas State Fair.

The Hanson concert was the last Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand concert to be announced. Tickets will go on sale at 8 a.m. Friday, May 31.

“This is another great show for our concert series, and it will be a fun way to close out our nighttime events at the 2019 Kansas State Fair,” General Manager Robin Jennison said in a press release. The State Fair will open Friday, Sept. 6, and close Sunday, Sept. 15.

“We want this to be a concert where fans can come with family or have a reunion with friends,” said Amy Bickel, director of marketing for the State Fair. “Many of the tickets are only $20, which includes the $7 gate admission through Aug. 11. It is an inexpensive way to see a great concert and spend a day at the Kansas State Fair,” she said in the release.

Hanson, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was formed in 1992 when the brothers’ ages ranged from six to 11 years old. Their 1997 hit, “MMMBop,” reached No. 1 in the U.S. and in other countries. The band created its own independent label in 2003. Other Hanson hits include “Where’s the Love,” “I Will Come to You,” “Weird,” “Anthem,” and “Get the Girl Back.”

Bickel urged fairgoers to purchase concert tickets in person at the State Fair ticket office at 2000 N. Poplar St., or by calling (620) 669-3618, or through Etix.

Websites selling inflated grandstand tickets have popped up, Bickel said. One website listed seats for Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots, to perform Friday, Sept. 6, between $60 and $300. The State Fair is selling those same seats for $20 to $65, the release pointed out.

When a ticket is purchased in person at the State Fair office on Poplar Street, a $5 handling fee is waived.

All concert tickets purchased through Aug. 11 include gate admission to the fairgrounds.

Q&A: Isaac Hanson

Richmond Magazine

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From left: Zac, Taylor and Issac are still Hanson and are performing at this year’s SPARC Live Art: Family June 2. (Photo by Jonathan Weiner)

SPARC, the School of Performing Arts in the Richmond Community, brings students from their Live Art program and professional musicians together for an evening of celebration on June 2. Among the artists performing at the annual concert benefiting the organization are Virginia native and SPARC alumnus Jason Mraz, as well as the Grammy-nominated pop trio Hanson (“MMMBop”) and local favorites Steve Bassett, Susan Greenbaum and Josh Small.

Hanson recently released their eleventh studio album, “String Theory,” and are nearing the end of their current tour. Isaac Hanson, the eldest sibling in the group of three brothers, spoke with us from his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Richmond magazine: Going on almost 30 years together, how have you avoided the burnout that some bands experience?

Isaac Hanson: Well, that’s a complex question to answer, so what I’ll say is this: Over the last 25-plus years that we’ve been doing this together, you go through various seasons, and sometimes you slow down a little bit, sometimes you gotta speed up, but we have, I think, maintained a certain degree of sanity and connectedness to each other by maintaining a certain degree of constancy about what we do, that has actually I think kept us from falling into a rut or getting stagnant. I think one of the biggest things that has helped us stay creative and stay interested is that we do a five-song EP every single year from scratch, specifically for our fan club. We do that, and it’s kind of like there’s no rules, there’s just, “Write a great song.” You know, no matter what style, no matter where you go, sometimes it goes all over the place and gets Rocky Raccoon/Beatle-y, sometimes it’s real electric guitar-heavy and kinda rock-riffy kind of stuff, sometimes it’s really R&B, sometimes it’s singer-songwriter-y. It kinda depends on where you are creatively or what mood you’re in at that time, and I think that’s one of the things that’s kept us sane over the years, but in addition to that, taking on unique challenges.

And one of the most unique challenges we’ve taken on in the last 25 years is this recent project called “String Theory,” which is probably the closest thing to a musical we’ve ever done, because in a lot of respects, it is one very connected musical work. It’s separate songs, but there’s very much a story, a narrative, a theme to the whole show, which is in some sense autobiographical, but it’s mostly, ultimately about the fact that all of us have dreams, desires, and ultimately, I believe each of us [has] a purpose in the world. And finding that purpose, chasing that purpose and not letting it defeat you, not letting the chase defeat you … is a huge part of living a productive and joyful life.

RM: Looking back, how do you feel about “Middle of Nowhere,” the album that led to your success?

Hanson: I mean, what a great way to start off a career, to have the chance to, with your very first record, to have fans around the world that know your music, that know who you are, that are interested in what you’re doing. And ultimately they have stayed surprisingly connected with us over the years, even though there have been quite a few different ups and downs along the way. But they’ve stuck with us, whether it’s people in Australia or people in Europe or people in South America, throughout Asia, we’ve had a lot of continued opportunities to stay connected, and you can’t predict every detail of a career. Careers are kind of like roller coasters, you kind of do your best to stay in the seat and hold on, and they’re a lot of fun, but they can make you hurl, too.

RM: What brought you to SPARC, and how did you meet Jason Mraz?

Hanson: Well, for one, Jason reached out to us, and we’ve known Jason for at least seven years. It might be a little more than that. In fact, he has a guy who’s played with him pretty consistently for the better part of the last seven to 10 years, a saxophone player and horn arranger, who’s a mutual friend of ours. So we kind of reconnected a few different times over the last couple years in particular, and then this just came up. He said, “Hey, guys, would you be interested in being a part of this?” We said, “Absolutely! That sounds great, sounds like a lot of fun, sounds like a really special event, and we’d love to be a part of it.”

RM: Is there anything extreme that a fan has done to get your or any of your brothers’ attention during the height of your fame?

Hanson: It’s all the stereotypical stuff, all the things you can think of I’m sure have been done in some form or another. To be honest, I have a little bit of amnesia with regard to some of that stuff because to be honest, my normal is everyone else’s super-freaking-weird, and so I just try to not think about it too much and try and not let all those crazy things get to me and turn me into some, shall we say, unlikable human being. But we’ve had a lot of really great connections with the fans over the years, I think most — I think the most important thing for me and the most dominant element of our relationship with our fan base is ultimately music-related. And that has a lot to do with us. We’ve pointed everyone at the music every single time and said, “Look, we really appreciate your enthusiasm and excitement and all that,” but for me more than anything, music is therapy, it’s there to help us get through life and to inspire us and fight the good fight and live for another day and all of those kind of things. And so we have a lot of amazing, substantive musical connections with all these people.

Yes, I met my wife at a concert, and she was in the crowd — I would say that would take the cake of all, but she wasn’t really trying to get my attention, I was trying to get hers. But most of all, it’s ultimately about the music, it’s ultimately about all of us trying to find what makes life worth living and love worth giving to people.


Tickets to SPARC’s Live Art: Family are still on sale, $62 to $182. The concert begins at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 2.

hank You for Attending the 2019 Hop Jam Festival!

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE HOP JAM!

Thank you for making The Hop Jam 2019 the biggest and best yet! We’re thrilled to have hosted breweries, artists and guests from all over the world to celebrate music, craft beer and community and we can’t wait to do it again in 2020!

Keep an eye out for more information about tickets and new event announcement details, but in the meantime put it on your calendar that Hop Jam returns on May 17th, 2020.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and thank you again for being a part of The Hop Jam Festival!

Cheers – The Hop Jam Team

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HANSON: A Week Of Hosting The World


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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!

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

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

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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

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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

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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