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We only have two more shows in Europe before the ANTHEM would tour shuts down for the Christmas holiday. We are having a great time playing shows and doing Walks for the Take The Walk campaign, in almost every case the walks in Europe have been the first walks we have hosted in each country.
On the bus there is a mix of enthusiasm for such a great tour, and melancholy as we’re sad to see such a great run come to a close. The Christmas season is a beautiful time of year to be traveling Europe, each city having their Christmas market in full swing, people walking the streets window-shopping for that perfect something, for that special someone. This is also such a special time to spent with family (no brothers don’t count) going to christmas parties, chopping firewood, and generally decking the halls, and we hope everyone will have a chance to enjoy this time. How bitter sweet life can be. As we wrap up this tour with the final shows in Italy we will try and suck the marrow out of every moment for the next few days and then find our merry way home with no regrets!
Isaac, Taylor and Zac
MEMBER EXCLUSIVE Back To The Island 2014
Well the ANTHEM World Tour is in full swing, and as we step into winter we are even more looking forward to an incredible getaway to Jamaica for the second Back To The Island Event.
Last year’s event was incredible, but as we are always trying to take it up a notch, we have a few more announcements about what the Back To The Island 2014 is going to entail.
Thanks to MMMBoptastic.com for the permission to share the Apple show photos. They came out great! <3
All of the single art for the singles from Middle of Nowhere have been added to the gallery. Check out the art from the various worldwide releases here:
I’ve been revamping the lyrics/discography section the last day or so. It’ll take some time to complete it, but it’s shaping up really well. I’m trying to incorporate track length, song information, b-sides, album/single sales, single art, and a bunch more stuff. If you want to see a preview, click here and if you have any suggestions, let me know what you think!
Once the discography section is built and completed, I’ll be starting on the epic adventure of compiling a video archive. It’ll be a massive undertaking, but I’m ready!
Also, I’m always wanting to grow HansonVault.com into the absolute best site it can be, so comment or email me if you’ve got things you want to see here. Thanks guys! <3
If you had walked past Glasgow’s 02 ABC at around 4pm this evening, you would have been surprised to see a 50-strong crowd standing barefoot in the street.
This shoe-less movement is commonplace at a Hanson show though, as the band rustle up local fans to take part in a mile-long walk of the city for Take the Walk almost everywhere they go.
The barefoot walks raise money for Take Action, a charity which fights poverty and HIV/Aids in Africa, and the band have been supporting them since 2007.
This is the first Glaswegian walk to take place, which saw a crowd of excited fans leave their shoes behind and follow the band towards Kelvingrove park.
For a wet, windy afternoon – the turn out is admirable. Hanson is very grateful, but not particularly surprised. After all, a handful of fans have been waiting outside the venue since 6am just to nab a spot in the front row.
The most interesting thing about these fans is that none of them are from Glasgow – or anywhere particularly close. Instead they’ve traveled from Belfast, Brighton, Dundee and London to name but a few.
Not content with seeing the band play in Glasgow, these fans will follow Hanson across countries as they play a handful of UK dates – before moving on to mainland Europe.
It’s the kind of dedication that Taylor, Isaac and Zac Hanson are used to – but always appreciative of.
Here are some photos from last nights show at the Institute in Birmingham, UK, as well as some older ones from April of this year when Hanson visited the Buzzfeed offices to solve some Hanson related mysteries. Click above to be taken to the galleries!
Love them or loathe them, everyone it seems has an opinion on Hanson. With over 20 years in the business, Hanson have finally come to Cardiff. Ever since their breakthrough (and biggest) hit MmmBop became the sound of ‘97, they have released album after album of top quality songs.
The group made up of the ever smiling brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac released earlier this year, their ninth studio album Anthem to critical acclaim. Finally I get the chance of a lifetime to witness the band doing what they do best – playing live.
From the intimate show I witnessed it was quite clear, that this band of brothers have lost none of the charm or musical prowess since they first came over here in 1997. Kicking straight into Fired Up these seasoned professionals have the crowd eating out of their hands. From there we are treated to one of the best shows I’ve ever seen.
The set covers their entire career, including the best from their latest Anthem. As this was their first show in Wales, I hope it isn’t their last.
Comparing their talent to the fly-by nature of today’s celebrities is a one-sided affair. The Hanson brothers have it by the bucketload. With just drums, guitar, piano and three harmonious voices Hanson put everyone else to shame.
Opening the show was Wales’ very own Sion Russell Edwards who impressed us with his tales of life via the Ed Sheeran/Passenger route of a acoustic guitar and a great voice. One to watch out for.
Message From The Band
This week we have officially kicked off the final leg of the ANTHEM World Tour in 2013. We have had great shows throughout the UK so far, with great crowds in Glasgow, Manchester and TONIGHT in Cardiff. These shows have been a bit different with us pulling out new arrangements in an electric three piece, and that has made for a great energy on stage. On this tour we have a few special fan club Members Only Events (MOE), and we are excited to host all three of the events coming up on this run (to join RSVP here to an event close to you). Each of the MOE events we did in North America were really fun, with each one featuring special Fan Club songs and an intimate Q and A, we are sure the European events will be great as well. Thank you to everyone that has joined us so far at a show, and we hope you all are having a great holiday season so far!
Isaac, Taylor and Zac
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When Hanson’s hit, 10 million-selling album Middle Of Nowhere came out, eldest Hanson brother Isaac was a fresh-faced 16-year-old, middle child Taylor had just turned 14, and kid brother Zac was only 11. This past Halloween, Zack turned 28. Taylor’s odometer rolled over to 30 in March. And Isaac just turned 33. No shit. The boys of Hanson are now men. Each is old enough to vote, rent a car, and no longer qualify to be on their parent’s health insurance plan. Every brother is married and, when combined, Hanson has fathered a total of 10 children—some as old as 11. Every brother is not only old enough to drink legally; they’ve apparently been drinking long enough to become beer snobs.
This spring, the brothers Hanson released “Mmmhops” pale ale to the world—or, more accurately, to people who visit their merch table at concerts or out of the way restaurants and liquor stores scattered throughout tornado alley. The Mmmhops Twitter account shows Taylor tipping back the brew with Ed Helms, non-Hayley Williams members of Paramore holding bottles beside Taylor and Isaac, and the two brothers leaving Zac at home for numerous in-store appearances. According to the band, the beer is “inspired by our own love of great beer we set out to craft our own unique American Pale Ale,” and it touts “a refreshing hoppy finish that we hope will stir every beer drinker to say ‘Mmmhops!’”
Just like Hanson, this beer is corny as hell. So, just like Hanson, this beer couldn’t be any good, right?
As an underemployed freelance writer who lives in the notable brewery bastion that is Wisconsin, I drink a lot of beer. I’ve grown to favor darker in-state micro brews such as Central Waters’ Mud Puppy Porter, Hinterland’s seasonal Winterland, Milwaukee Brewing Company’s Black Iron IBA, and Lakefront Eastside Dark, but I most often opt for cheap domestics like Miller High Life, Old Style, Pabst and Old Milwaukee. While I feel I’m well versed and versatile enough in my borderline alcoholism to form a cogent opinion of Mmmhops on my own, what’s the point of being the last to the well-attended party of writers with no real beer assessment credentials to weigh in on it?
Today has been a busy day on Hanson.net in the world of blogs and interviews! Zac posted two blogs from across the pond detailing their experiences with jet lag, being a 3 piece live band vs. a 5 piece, and many other interesting tidbits. If you’re a fan club member, then check it out!
A few new reporter interviews have been posted as well, which are always fun and educational to listen to. The ones from Nashville, New Orleans, and Austin have been put up, so once again, if you’ve got a membership, get on it!
The HQ scans for This Time Around have been added to the gallery. I’m sure you’ve all seen ‘em, but give a look if you want to!
To those of you who have donated to HV.com recently, your prizes should be sent out tomorrow. Thanks so much for contributing! :]