In news just in from the Dept. of 'Really? WHO
?!? NO way!' comes the announcement that Hanson are touring.
A mere 15 years after their ubiquitous hit album Middle of Nowhere
spawned the single that redefined bubblegum pop, the brothers Hanson are back. So just how ubiquitous was that hit? This morning's press release states that in 1997, one in ten Australian households had a copy of the album. Think about that for a minute. ONE in TEN houses. In the whole country. Had a copy of the Hanson album. So we're going to assume that since some of you will have lived in some of those houses, this is kind of a big deal.
While it's easy to be cynical about an announcement like this (especially in the wake of tours by SClub7, Aqua, Backstreet Boys etc etc) Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson aren't reforming: apparently they've never stopped making music (but they did start making beer
On the back of their forthcoming longplayer Shout It Out
, Hanson will do a string of September shows around the country, with tickets on sale Thursday, April 12. Of course, if you're part of the fan club, you can get them from April 5.
HANSON'S 'SHOUT IT OUT' TOUR
Thursday 13 September HQ, Adelaide
Friday 14 September Palace Theatre, Melbourne
Saturday 15 September HiFi, Sydney
Thursday 20 September HiFi, Brisbane
Friday 21 September Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast
Saturday 22 September Metropolis, Fremantle