String Theory is well under way now, and the album is releasing next week. After talking to fans after shows, and during the Hanson.net Listening Party that has been going on all this week I feel compelled to put some things to rest.
“How are we suppose to behave at these shows?” – your average fan
Think of this concert as something wholly different than your average HANSON “rock show”. There are obvious changes to the layout and makeup of the band, bringing the drums up front, adding 40-60 orchestral musicians is no small thing, but it is also what we are playing. String Theory starts with a ballad.
If you are coming to a String Theory show for the first time, think of it like watching a movie. Stay in the moment, cheer when Luke destroys the Death Star, cry when Darth Vader strikes down Obi-Wan, but don’t make catcalls at Princess Leia!
Pretend like you're going the see the symphony...oh, that was easy!
For those who are inclined, there are some key musical moments that I will highlight where fans can lend their voices to the arrangment, parts that can always use a chorus.
String Theory PART 1
- Reaching For The Sky
- Joyful Noise
- Sing along to for the “La la” and “Dance All Night” sections
- Where’s The Love
- Dream It Do It!
- Chasing Down my Dreams
- Tragic Symphony
- Got A Hold On Me
- Siren Call
- Sing along to the “Ooh ooh” in chorus and in the outro
- Me Myself And I
String Theory PART 2
- Reaching For The Sky Part 2
- This Time Around
- Something Going Round
- Battle Cry
- You Can’t Stop Us
- Broken Angel
- What Are We Fighting For?
NOTE: Feel free to stand from this point to the end of the show
- No Rest For The Weary
- Join in and sing the choir part "Aaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaah"
- I Was Born
- The Sound Of Light
- Sing along to the "Oh oh oh"
- Sing along with the band for "Don’t Wait For Tomorrow!"
The real thing is to treat the show as a journey enjoying the beauty and magesty of the arrangments. Woodwinds and brass strings and percoussion, there is a lot to listen for. See you all tonight in Chi Town!