HANSON: Against The World




Pop-rock trio HANSON are making 2021 all about new music with their seventh studio release, Against The World, set to premiere in seven consecutive monthly singles throughout 2021. The debut single is “Annalie,” available today on all digital platforms. “Annalie” displays the band’s influences from craftsmen like Paul Simon and the flavors of South African guitar, while the lyrics reflect Memphis and other musical places from which the band draws its inspiration. The project will usher in a stream of new content including music videos for each of the seven tracks and a summer concert series, offering both livestream and limited in-person tickets. Full schedule below.



“Annalie welcomes people into this music with an uplifting spirit while highlighting much deeper meaning in the lyrics and story, which is a call out for grace amidst the journey of life. We felt like it was a great song to begin this epic journey,” said Zac Hanson.

Over the next few months, fans can anticipate tracks across the spectrum of pop and rock, from the power-pop of “Don’t Ever Change,” featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick on lead guitar, to “Fearless” which tips its hat to the symphonic work of the band’s previous project String Theory.

“The common thread in these diverse songs is the perspective that many of them echo. They all reflect on seeking a way through challenges in different ways. That theme, and the camaraderie we’ve felt as a band and with our audience helped inspire the title Against The World,” said Taylor Hanson.

Against The World is all about striving to be the best you can be, forging a path you believe in. No one else knows what you are capable of but you, and you define your place in the world,” added Isaac Hanson.

Alongside the release of music throughout 2021, the concert series will take place from July-October at the legendary Cain’s Ballroom in the band’s hometown of Tulsa, OK. Along with the live debut of the latest single from Against The World, each show will be unique, highlighting different eras of the band’s career. The concerts will also serve as a primer for HANSON’s 2022 world tour, which will go on sale this fall.

“It’s exciting to know we will be unfolding this project all year and we’re looking forward to bringing these songs and more to fans around the world in 2022,” said Taylor Hanson.

The new project was recorded at the legendary FAME studios in Muscle Shoals, AL, and brings together a series of new sounds. The album builds on the band’s history deeply rooted in American soul and rock ‘n’ roll, and their longevity as songwriters and performers who have continued to mine their origins while propelling their music forward.


JULY 2 – 3 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
AUGUST 6 – 7 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
SEPTEMBER 3 – 4 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
OCTOBER 1 – 2 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom

For more information, visit: www.Hanson.net


Join pop-rock trio Hanson for their monthly concert series featuring brand new music from their 2021 release Against The World, PLUS unique set lists each night featuring a selection of their favorite songs from one of their six previous studio albums.

In-person tickets will be available in a limited capacity continuing to adhere to city and health department policy regarding group gatherings. More tickets may be made available for sale at a later date if guidelines change.

Member presale starts today! Click here for more information.

The Masked Singer Episode 10

Song: Shallow

Producer: Ready to take your masks off?
Producer: So tell me something people may not know
Even though it’s just the two of us here, I think I speak for all of us when I say that when we first started, we never would have expected that putting ourselves out there like that would open us up to some pretty hard criticism.
Growing up, we were laughed at, even the way we looked was criticized. Like we could help it.
You know, the haters are going to hate. But what we were doing was what we loved to do.
We’ve embraced not being the coolest because we’ve reached a lot of people who maybe felt like outsiders, just like us.
Now we know it’s what’s inside that matters most. I mean, especially here. Am I right?
Exactly. And tonight, we’ve chosen a song that strips us back to our core and lets our voices stand on their own.


Site Updates

Back in October, we mentioned the list of songs played live had 2 options – ABC order or by the number of times played.  These pages hadn’t taken into account song medleys.  Now they do.  The ABC Order list count has medleys counted with the separate songs while the numerical list includes each different medley separately.  There currently is not a way to see a list of concerts based solely on medley, but if you go to the songs “performed live” count, you will see a superscript “M” next to the performance to denote that was part of a medley.  If you are logged in, there will also be a musical note next to the shows you have in your list as attended.

We have a few more updates in the works, but if there is anything you’d like to see, leave a comment and we’ll see about working it into future updates.

The Masked Singer Episode 9

The Masked Singer: Bobby Brown removes Crab mask after singing for his  young children on Fox show | Daily Mail Online

Best Pop Song: 24K magic – Russian Dolls

We did it!

Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You

All 2, 3, 4, 5, 18 of us are truly humbled by this Masky.  Once we figure out how to share custody of it, of course. But now we want to hear you sing along from your doll house. Pop Pop! It’s show time!

Hanson Quilt Raffle for Cain’s Ballroom

Hanson Fan Jody Powell has been hard at work on a Hanson Quilt created from donated t-shirts, tote bags and custom made fabric.  The quilt will be raffled off as a fundraiser for Cain’s Ballroom.

One side features large t-shirt fronts and a border of custom-printed fabric with Hanson symbols. The other side features smaller sections from shirts and totes bordering a large appliquéd Hanson symbol, with large swaths of custom-printed fabric containing cassettes of Hanson’s albums at the top and bottom.
Professional quilting includes music notes, swirls, and circles.
The quilt measures 62 x 74; the batting is cotton polyester blend.
Or send $5 per ticket to Hansonquilt@gmail.com. When making payment, must use “Sending to a friend” so Paypal doesn’t take out money for fees and the fundraiser gets the full amount.Thanks!