Get ready to feel…mature. Hanson, the long-haired trio of brothers from Tulsa, Oklahoma are celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band and are hitting the road to play to their equally mature fans. We’re definitely including ourselves in this group.
Forming in 1992, the band was comprised of then 11 year-old Isaac, 9 year-old Taylor and 6 year-old Zac. Now in their 30s with 12 kids among them, the brothers have announced a 40-date tour that will take them through Europe and North America, including three Canadians dates. Tour dates in Australia and South America are expected to be announced soon.
The Middle of Everywhere Tour is named after the band’s 1997 debut album Middle of Nowhere, which included the trio’s breakout hit “Mmmbop.” Sing along if you know the words.
The three-time Grammy-nominated album also spawned the hits “Where’s The Love” and “I Will Come To You,” cementing a fan base for the brothers that would carry through two decades later.
Hanson followed up their debut with more pop-loving hits on the albums This Time Around (2000), Underneath (2004) The Walk (2007), Shout It Out (2010) and Anthem (2013). Hanson also dropped the required holiday album with Snowed In in 1997.
Defying the odds of both child stardom and family bands, Hanson are still going strong, consistently releasing new albums, starting their own independent music label, and opening a brewery where they make—wait for it—Mmmhops.
Hanson have toured steadily throughout their careers, including celebrating the annual ‘Hanson Day’ on May in their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This year, the band will headline their own festival, the The Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival, on May 21, which will also act as the kick off to their anniversary tour.