WE HEART | Hanson
If you were old enough to listen to music in the 90’s then it’s fair to say the majority of our generation has grown up loving the ‘MMMbop’ trio Hanson are.
Earlier this year they released their sixth studio album ‘Anthem’, I was lucky enough to talk to Taylor Hanson without fan girling too much during their UK promotional visit of the ‘Anthem World Tour’. “The tour will be kicking off in South America as of late July; we’re currently enjoying it but definitely looking forward to the next few dates.” Taylor tells me.
With sixty dates in total the pop-rock band will kick off in Buenos Aires on the 18th of July and finish in Milan on the 17th of December.
Summer is a key time for music lovers to head out to festivals all over the world, however Taylor says, “we prefer concerts to festivals. Simply because we enjoy performing for a crowd that knows our songs rather than random people you mostly find at festivals.” Their long list of tours dating back to 1998 show that Hanson have been rocking live shows almost every year since. “I mean festivals are cool but you get loads of people who just turn up and don’t know the words or don’t get into it as much as a proper fan, it’s less intimate.”
Some of us do also forget that the band are now old enough to drink alcohol and it may come as a shock that Hanson released a beer in partnership with Oklahoma craft beer company, Mustang Brewing. “We created a beer because as a band we like doing things that our fans can enjoy. We also enjoy drinking beers so it seemed logical to make MMMhops.” The beer was created as a celebration of their twenty-first anniversary together. MMMhops merchandise can be bought via Hanson’s website and all proceeds of the beer and merchandise will go toward helping victims of the Oklahoma tornados which hit the boy bands hometown earlier this year.
Check out their hit single ‘Get The Girl Back’ off new album Anthem, out now!
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