Anthem comes to The UK In just a few days time Hanson will be in the UK. They will make an appearance at The Apple Store in central London and the sounds of their latest musical adventure will be heard. This will be followed by five shows, a MOE event and walks along a few […]
Covers and Corn dogs If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien The Anthem tour is now in its 11th week and Hanson have travelled tens of thousands of miles. The live shows have thrilled and delighted new and old fans and […]
Anthem – Past What is Possible At the start of Re Made in America, – the documentary that accompanies Anthem – Hanson are seen discussing the lyrics and arrangement of the song Tonight. Zac Hanson says “push past what’s possible… jump into the place that’s considered No Man’s Land and dream and do […]
Interview: Hanson July 8, 2013 By Jeremy Williams, Arts Correspondent Tulsa trio Hanson have notched up 21 years of musical exploration – in which time they have sold over 16 million records worldwide and scored 8 UK Top 40 singles – but their journey is far from over. While the band of brothers – Ike, Taylor and […]
Looking Back The 20TH year of Hanson has officially come to an end. The last photo of the day has been posted and as people wait for the remaining few pictures to be annotated by the Photographer In Chief, there is a sense of “What Now?” Perhaps it is the calm before the storm or to […]
MOE Moments In early 2003 after two years of making Underneath and setting up 3CG Records, Hanson booked into The Church Studio, just east of downtown Tulsa and with a group of fan club members as audience; they played and recorded underneath acoustic. Fans traveled from all over, to show their unconditional support and affection for Hanson. […]
Promo and Passion Over the past week Hanson has taken part in some pretty stupendous promotional activity for their new music – Anthem. From the show in NYC with I Heart Radio, popping balloons on Big Morning Buzz, to crazy 21st birthday antics involving dance routines and brothers tattooing brothers – The opening herald of […]
From Apps to Anthem By now the news of Hanson’s latest album, the new Hanson app, the first leg of the tour and the merchandise packages has found its way into the reality of most hard core Hanson fans. This is all courtesy of the new Hanson.net. It happened online and you would have had […]
Former teen pop group Hanson has grown into a mature rock outfit capable of taking care of its own career. RIZAL JOHAN meets the band.
THEY were just teenagers when Hanson exploded into the music scene in 1997 with their infectious hit, MmmBop. Three albums later, the Hanson brothers – Isaac, Taylor and Zac – are young men and most importantly, musicians who have complete control over their career.
Hanson was in Malaysia for a one night acoustic show at Hard Rock Cafe, Kuala Lumpur last week to promote its latest album release, Underneath. It has been a long time coming for the band whose last release was 2000’s This Time Around. Much has changed since then as vocalist/keyboardist, Taylor, related in an interview last week.
The trio of brothers from Tulsa, Okla., scaled the pop heights in 1997 like few other acts in that decade, with global multiplatinum honors for the single “MMMBop” and album “Middle of Nowhere” (Mercury). Now, a combination of hard work, business savvy and an experienced new independent partner is creating an audience for Hanson beyond the top 40 format.
On the evidence of an acoustic London show Nov. 5 at Shepherd’s Bush Empire club, that audience comprises new admirers and original fans from the act’s teen-driven commercial heyday.
Hanson’s first album in four years, “Underneath,” was released last spring in the United States on the group’s 3CG label, distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance. It debuted on The Billboard 200 at No. 25, its peak position.