July 5th, New York, NY -- Pop-rock trio HANSON officially announce their 2011 Musical Ride Tour, a 15-year career-spanning tour, where fans will be given the chance to vote online to choose the album they want to hear the band play each night. Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday 8th July 2011. Voting will start on Hanson.net on Monday July 11th. The shows will also include career highlights, and music from their acclaimed 5th studio album Shout It Out, featuring the smash single "Give A Little". The 40+ city US tour will run from September 4th through November 1st, before heading to the UK, Europe and Latin America.
The Musical Ride Tour announcement comes amidst a busy summer schedule promoting the band’s summer hit "Give A Little" in the US and the UK, right on the heels of a sold-out London installment of the band's 5of5 five-night concert series. The series, which featured each of HANSON’s albums performed in their entirety in five consecutive concerts, received critical praise and overwhelming fan response, and was preceded by the original sold-out series in New York in the Spring of 2010, and produced the 5-disc DVD box set, 5of5 available exclusively on Hanson.net.
"Much like the 5of5 concert series both in New York and London which blew us away, this whole tour is about looking back in order to go forward," says Taylor.
Adds drummer Zac, "This tour is a unique way of saying thank you to the many fans that have followed the band for years, who will, for the first time, get a chance to help shape the show they see each night."
The tour also builds on the band’s reputation as a dynamic live act, with acclaim from indie cred stalwarts The Village Voice who called them "The finest straight up rock band in America." The model of this tour’s fan engagement is in step with the band’s history of innovating online and focusing on a direct-to-fan relationship throughout their career. Previously the band has hosted opening band contests for local independent artists, nightly livestreams of performances, chats and interviews, and custom mobile check-in’s at shows.
The band’s 5th studio album Shout It Out debuted at #2 on the Billboard independent charts to critical acclaim, and has seen increased fan fervor with the infectious "Give A Little", and the soul-inspired "Thinkin ’Bout Somethin’" with it’s iconic homage to the Blues Brothers film and classic rock'n'roll and soul music.
|Sun 28 Aug 11||Los Angeles CA||Sunset Junction|
|Sat 03 Sep 11 Sun 04 Sep 11|| |
Regina SK Seattle WA
|Casino Show Lounge Showbox|
|Mon 05 Sep 11||Portland OR||Aladdin Theater|
|Wed 07 Sep 11||San Francisco CA||Regency Ballroom|
|Fri 09 Sep 11||Memphis TN||Delta Fair and Music Fest|
|Sat 10 Sep 11||Anaheim CA||House Of Blues|
|Mon 12 Sep 11||San Diego CA||House Of Blues|
|Tue 13 Sep 11||Phoenix AZ||Marquis|
|Thu 15 Sep 11||Salt Lake City UT||The Depot|
|Sat 17 Sep 11||Boulder CO||Fox Theater|
|Sun 18 Sep 11||Albuquerque NM||Sunshine Theater|
|Tue 20 Sep 11||Tulsa OK||Cains Ballroom|
|Thu 22 Sep 11||Austin TX||Antones|
|Fri 23 Sep 11||Houston TX||Warehouse Live|
|Sat 24 Sep 11||New Orleans LA||House Of Blues|
|Mon 26 Sep 11||Detroit MI||Crofoot|
|Tue 27 Sep 11||Chicago IL||House Of Blues|
|Wed 28 Sep 11||Chicago IL||House Of Blues|
|Thu 29 Sep 11||Nashville TN||Wildhorse Saloon|
|Sat 01 Oct 11||Kansas City||Beaumont Club|
|Sun 02 Oct 11||Minneapolis MN||First Avenue|
|Tue 04 Oct 11||Grand Rapids MI||Intersection|
|Wed 05 Oct 11||Cleveland OH||House Of Blues|
|Fri 07 Oct 11||Northampton MA||Calvin Theatre|
|Sat 08 Oct 11||New Haven CT||Toads Place|
|Sun 09 Oct 11||Boston MA||House Of Blues|
|Tue 11 Oct 11||Portland ME||State Theatre|
|Wed 12 Oct 11||Albany NY||Northern Lights|
|Thu 13 Oct 11||Pittsburgh PA||Carnegie Music Hall|
|Sat 15 Oct 11||Dallas TX||Texas State Fair|
|Mon 17 Oct 11||Lancaster PA||Chameleon Club|
|Tue 18 Oct 11||New York NY||Best Buy Theater|
|Wed 19 Oct 11||Falls Church VA||State Theater|
|Thu 20 Oct 11||Philadelphia PA||TLA|
|Sun 23 Oct 11||Norfolk VA||Norva|
|Tue 25 Oct 11||Charlotte NC||Amos’ Southend|
|Wed 26 Oct 11||Atlanta GA||Variety Theater|
|Fri 28 Oct 11||Tampa FL||State Theater|
|Sat 29 Oct 11||Ft. Lauderdale FL||Culture Room|
|Mon 31 Oct 11||Orlando FL||Disney World|
|Tue 01 Nov 11||Orlando FL||Disney World|
Omfg I can't wait. Definitely going to the Tampa/St. Pete show again this year. LOVE that venue! I may also go to the Epcot show...I want to go to the Food & Wine fest anyway, and it'd be neat to go on Halloween. :o) Now if only my friend who gets me in for free can take a vacation day...also, LOVE that it's called the Musical Ride Tour! ♥ I can't wait to see what album people vote for on my night. I think this is an awesome concept.