HANSON ANNOUNCES MIDDLE OF EVERYWHERE 25th ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR,
HOP JAM FESTIVAL KICK OFF, GREATEST HITS RELEASE COMING IN 2017
(March 13th 2017) In celebration of the band's 25th Anniversary, multi-Grammy nominated pop-rock trio HANSON officially announces their extensive Middle Of Everywhere 25th Anniversary World Tour, including Europe and North America on sale today, with further legs in Australia and South America to be announced. The band will kick off the extensive world tour with a headlining set at their own rapidly growing festival The Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival, May 21st in Tulsa, OK.
"Making music together for 25 years is a milestone that we had to acknowledge, and what better way to do it than with an anniversary tour," said keyboardist Taylor Hanson. Added guitarist Isaac Hanson, "This year is not only about the two decades of music, it's about celebrating the incredible community of fans who have been with us, singing along year after year".
Besides HANSON's 25th anniversary, 2017 is also the 20th anniversary of their debut release Middle Of Nowhere, lead by the iconic single "Mmmbop", which introduced the group to the world. The tour will feature performances of the group's most widely known material alongside fan favorites encompassing their extensive catalog. In select markets, Taylor Hanson will DJ the "Dance Like You Don't Care" after party, which will feature an eclectic mix of modern and 90's favorites.
Coinciding with their benchmark 25th year together, over which the group has released six studio albums and sold over 16 million albums, later this year HANSON will also be releasing Middle Of Everywhere - The Greatest Hits, a comprehensive collection which includes hit singles "Mmmbop", "Where's The Love", "Weird ", "This Time Around", "If Only", "Penny And Me", "Thinking 'Bout Somethin'", "Get The Girl Back", plus their brand new single "I Was Born".
Founded in 1992, the trio of brothers began performing classic rock 'n roll and soul music, and writing original material, crafting a unique blend of harmonies and organic soulful pop-rock. The group took the world by storm with their debut major release in 1997, ushering in a string of top 40 singles and establishing them as one of the world's leading artists.
In 2003, the group founded their own independent 3CG Records, starting a new era for the band with their #1 independent album Underneath, featuring hit single "Penny And Me", positioning them among the most successful independent bands to date. Since then, HANSON has released 3 studio albums under their label, toured the world cultivating a vibrant global fanbase engaged by their dynamic live performances, and released an ongoing stream of special products direct to their devout fan community.
In 2013, the group diversified its brand with the founding of their Hanson Brothers Beer Company, and in 2014 added The Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival based in their hometown of Tulsa, OK, which brings together artists and brewers from all over the world, culminating in one of the country's leading Craft Beer and Music Festivals with 40,000 in attendance, occurring this year on May 21st in Tulsa. The Middle Of Everywhere Tour showcases more than two decades of music in a celebratory world tour, alongside new music that will be followed by a further release in 2018.
To find out more information on HANSON's tour and music release go to www.hanson.net.
For further information on The Hop Jam Festival, go to www.TheHopJam.com.
For more information on Hanson Brothers Beer, go to www.hansonbrothersbeer.com.
June 1- Cologne GERMANY - Gloria
June 2 - Amsterdam NETHERLANDS - Paradiso
June 3 - Hamburg, Germany - Mojo
June 5 - Paris, France - La Cigale
June 7 - Milan, Italy - Fabrique
June 9 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
June 10 - London, England - Shepards Bush Empire
12 September - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
13 September - Austin, TX - Emos East
15 September - New Orleans, LA - Joy Theater
16 September - Nashville, TN - Wildhorse Saloon
17 September - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
19 September - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
20 September - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre
22 September - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
23 September - Norfolk, VA - Norva
24 September - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
26 September - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
27 September - Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
28 September - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
30 September - New York, NY - Playstation Theater
1 October - Boston, MA - House Of Blues
3 October - Montreal, QC CANADA - Corona
4 October - Toronto, ON CANADA - Danford Music Hall
6 October - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews
7 October - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
8 October - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
10 October - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
11 October - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
12 October - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre
14 October - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
15 October - Salt Lake City, UT - Depot
17 October - Seattle, WA - The Neptune
18 - Vancouver, BC CANADA - Vogue Theatre
19 October - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre
21 October - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
22 October - Los Angeles, CA - The Mayan
24 October - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
25 October - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
27 October - Houston, TX - House Of Blues