Hanson Shouts Out Tour
The boys hit the Big Apple last week and gave fans a taste of the album by performing the disc’s first single, “Thinking ‘Bout Something” on “Late Show With David Letterman.” The song also shipped to music download stores Friday while the tune’s video, featuring “Weird Al” Yankovic and reminiscent of the pawnshop / music store scene in the 1980 movie “The Blues Brothers,” gathered millions of views online.
Shout It Out lands in stores June 8.
Leg #1 of the tour begins in Buffalo, N.Y., at Club Infinity July 21 and finishes in Tulsa at Cain’s Ballroom Aug. 25. Dates in between include Philadelphia at the Theatre Of Living Arts July 25; Baltimore at Sonar July 27; Asheville, N.C., at Orange Peel July 30; Nashville at Wild Horse Saloon Aug. 2; St. Louis at Pageant Aug. 5 and Chicago at House Of Blues Aug. 13-14. Rooney supports on the first leg.
The second leg, which includes A Rocket To The Moon supporting, begins in Mesa, Ariz., at the Piper Theater Sept. 14, plays Anaheim at House Of Blues Sept. 14 and touches down in West Hollywood for another HOB gig Sept. 17. Other stops include San Francisco at Great American Music Hall Sept. 20-21; Seattle at Moore Theatre Sept. 23 and Boise at Knitting Factory Sept. 28. Last stop is Boulder at the Fox Theatre Oct. 1.
There are a few things you need to know about this tour. First of all, the Brothers Hanson have partnered with music discovery site OurStage to host an opening band contest in each market.
Hanson has also joined forces with Livestream.com to, well, stream their shows beginning with the sold-out five-night run at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre beginning tonight where the brothers plan to perform one of their albums in its entirety each evening, culminating in the debut of Shout It Out Friday night. Look for those streams on MSN.com, Livestream.com and, of course, Hanson’s web home.
For more information on everything in the Hanson universe, click here for the brothers’ website.