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5 reasons to watch Hanson live this June.

5 reasons to watch Hanson live this June.

In celebration of the upcoming return of Hanson later this year - they’re playing Auckland’s Town Hall on June 27th - we’ve compiled a list of reasons you should definitely catch this show.

First, here’s the official tour info:

“In celebration of the band’s 25th Anniversary, multi-Grammy nominated pop-rock trio HANSON today announce one New Zealand show for their Middle Of Everywhere World Tour, which comes to Auckland on Tuesday 27th June after a run of shows across Australia.

The world tour also includes concerts in Europe and North America, with a South American leg still to be announced. The band will kick off the extensive world tour on May 21st in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a headlining set at their own rapidly growing The Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival.

“Making music together for 25 years is a milestone that we had to acknowledge, and what better way to do it than 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”.

In addition to HANSON’s 25th Anniversary, 2017 is the 20th Anniversary of the band’s debut release Middle Of Nowhere, led by the iconic global smash hit 'Mmmbop'. This June, New Zealand music lovers will be treated to feature performances of the group’s best-known material alongside fan favourites spanning their extensive catalogue.”

And below are five reasons you should watch them live…

#1. There’s this amazing performance of them performing ‘MMMBop’ live back in the 90s - they look so young! Now get ready to have the song stuck in your head all day…

#2. They recently spoke with SPIN Magazine about being in a band together for over 20 years, and whether it ever gets tiresome performing together night after night. Taylor said: “We’ve done SXSW a million times, we’ve played in the crappiest venues in the weirdest places and toured the world and played stadiums, we’ve seen so many things. Last night we had no monitors, we had no sound check, we had 30 minutes late stage, things were feeding back, instruments weren’t working. But I said to our bass player, sometimes it’s important to just remember, even in those moments, this is what we’re doing. We’re here. People have been waiting since 8 a.m. We’re in a band. If you have a problem, you’re just an ass. Remembering that is really important.”

#3. They last visited New Zealand in 2014 - which was their first ever visit to our shores!


Hanson are in da house them 3-part harmonies.

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Welcome to New Zealand @taylorhansonmusic thanks for the hang-times!

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#4. When they were in New Zealand, we spoke to Taylor about being in the industry for so long, and whether Hanson is forever. He had the following to say:

Nobody knows what’s forever. We’re very humbled by the relationship we’ve been able to have with fans. We’ve had people follow us for a long time, we’ve also had people discover our music three albums in, or four albums in. That allows you to look out at the room, and you see all these different people - different times in their life, different ages. Hanson will be as long as we continue to have passion for it, and as long as our fans feel that they’re taken care of enough to continue show up and be with us - let’s hope that is as long as we’re around.

#5. They have a new song! It's called 'I Was Born' - maybe they'll play the new song on the tour? Listen to the song below:

Tickets to Hanson’s Auckland show are on sale now - click here to purchase tickets.

Watch the ‘This Time Around’ music video below…

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