Following a sold out 25th Anniversary World Tour and Greatest Hits release, Grammy nominated multi-platinum pop-rock trio HANSON is beginning their next 25 years with a musical project unmatched in their history, String Theory symphonic tour and album set to launch this summer and continue through Spring 2019.
String Theory brings together an exciting collaboration of song craftsmanship and symphonic majesty, framing the established trio’s music through a special collaboration with Academy award winning arranger David Campbell, spawning both a world tour featuring the band playing live with Symphony Orchestras, and a studio album.
HANSON’s most ambitious musical project to date features songs spanning the band’s career, including some of their best known material (“MmmBop”, “Where’s The Love”, “This Time Around” and more) alongside brand new or never-released-to-the-public songs (“Reaching For The Sky”, “Battle Cry”, “Breaktown”, “No Rest For The Weary” and more) which tell a story of aspiration, despair, fortitude and ultimately a return to optimism.
Fans can discover String Theory both as an album and as a concert, with North American dates starting Summer 2018 and running through Summer 2019, and music released in Fall 2018.
The Tour brings String Theory to the stage with many leading symphonies at some of the most iconic venues, among them the National Symphony Orchestra at the Filene Center at Wolftrap and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall, already announced earlier this year and on sale now. New dates include Los Angeles at The Greek Theatre, New York at the Beacon Theatre and Chicago at the Chicago Theatre, on sale July 27th. US and Canada dates continue throughout the Spring of 2019, with international dates to be announced later this month taking the tour to Europe, Australia, and more in Spring 2019.
The album features brand new and rearranged recordings with full symphonic orchestration, and will be available in digital and physical formats, with special content and packages available via the band’s official website www.Hanson.net. The band recordings were produced by HANSON and mixed by Grammy winning Producer and Engineer Jim Scott (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, Wilco, Sting). The symphonic composition was recorded in Prague, lead by arranger David Campbell. New HANSON recordings were engineered by Craig Alvin (Kacey Musgraves) with additional production and engineering credits including past collaborators of the band, Danny Kortchmar (Don Henley, Billy Joel, James Taylor), Joe Chicarelli (The Strokes, Frank Zappa, The White Stripes), Steve Churchyard (The Eagles, Train, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift), Greg Wells (Mika, Rufus Wainwright, Adele) and CJ Eiriksson (U2, Matchbox Twenty, Phish).
String Theory is the next frontier for HANSON, telling a story of aspiration and fortitude against the odds. The music resonates with authenticity, coming from a group whose signature is never to chase trends, but instead to stay focused on their melodic craftsmanship, establishing themselves as one of the few artists of their generation able to continually reinvent and reimagine their music, which has helped them to maintain an active global fanbase over 25 years after their founding.
When most people think of the American pop band, Hanson, they usually picture three fresh faced teens with long hair barely old enough to attend a tour date, much less perform one. Well, the Hanson brothers are all grown up and still performing releasing acclaimed albums, including their most recent, Shout It Out. The popularity and success of the album has prompted some pretty unique tour dates in 2011 that will reward Hanson's fans who have supported them since the days of "MMMBop."
Isaac, Zac, and Taylor Hanson began as an a cappella group, playing state fairs and local events in Tulsa. Hanson released two albums before gaining enough recognition for their major label debut, Middle of Nowhere, in 1997. The album went platinum four times thanks to the breakout single, "MMMBop", which played on radios constantly over the following summer. The Hanson brothers instantly became teen sensations on tour dates, magazine covers, posters, and other merchandise. After being labeled as bubblegum pop stars, Hanson spent the next several years cultivating a more mature sound that became fully fleshed out on their 2007 album, The Walk. The album was praised by critics who had waited for Hanson to come into their own, and by fans who had watched them do it.
Hanson's latest album, Shout It Out, continues to exhibit the trio's evolved sound and has sparked two sets of 2011 tour dates for Hanson. After a few performances in August, Hanson will begin The Musical Ride Tour on September 3, which allows fans attending to vote on the set list before the show and will feature Meiko as an opener. After that tour ends on November 1, Hanson will begin tour dates for their Shout It Out Tour, which will visit South America, Europe, and the UK. For all the details on Hanson's 2011 tour dates, check Eventful.