The trio are celebrating their 30th anniversary
By Damian Jones
Hanson have announced plans for a new album and world tour in 2022.
The trio, who got their breakthrough back in 1997 with their hit song ‘MMMBop’, will release ‘Red Green Blue’ which is made up of three solo projects on May 20.
The LP, which marks the band’s 30th anniversary, will be previewed by a single from each member, with Taylor Hanson sharing ‘Child At Heart’ on February 11, Isaac Hanson dropping ‘Write You A Song’ on March 11, while Zac Hanson will release ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ on April 15.
“Going into our 30th year as a band we felt like it was imperative we continue to tell our story like only we can, and telling stories in ways that will continue to challenge us to grow and give people new reasons to listen,” said Isaac. “‘Red Green Blue’ is about sharing what has made us a band that has been able to weather so many storms.”
The trio will also be hitting the road for a world tour which includes a host of UK dates including a show at London’s Roundhouse on June 30. Pre-sale tickets go on sale tomorrow (January 15) at 10am local time before going on general sale at 10am local time next Thursday (January 20) – purchase them here.
The European/UK leg of the tour will kick off on June 8 in Helsinki before wrapping up in Leeds on July 3. You can view the full list of dates below.
8 – Helsinki House of Culture
10 – Stockholm Berns
12 – Oslo Vulkan Arena
13 – Goteborg Pustervik
14 – Kolding Godset
16 – Hamburg Mojo
17 – Koln Gloria
18 – Munich Strom
20 – Milan Magazzini Generali
22 – Paris La Cigale
23 – Brussels AB
24 – Amsterdam Melkweg
26 – Nottingham Rock City
28 – Glasgow SWG3 Galvanisers
29 – Manchester O2 Ritz
30 – London UK Roundhouse
2 – Bristol O2 Academy
3 – Leeds University Stylus
On July 12, the group will also hit the road for a huge tour of the US which will wrap up in Dallas on September 14. You can find full details of their US dates here.
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