Aug 09, 2018 | HANSON

Just What We Hoped For

Last week, we played String Theory in its entirety for the first time. Actually, we played it twice. First in Pittsburgh, PA and then at Wolf Trap in VA. It was over the top!  This show is not like anything we have done. If you need proof, it has an intermission!  The interaction with the crowd is also really different. One part is that the symphony compels you to listen in a new way, you have to pay attention to hear all of their parts, the other part is the songs. String Theory builds slowly, it takes three or four songs to get up to full speed and it has more than one quiet slow moment, but every song is important to the story and by the end, you really feel ready to sing and clap and add your voice to the growing choir. The response from crowds so far have been everything we hoped for. 

Speaking of songs, we are a few weeks into mixing the String Theory album. It is interesting how difficult it can be to find the right balance with so many parts attempting to fill the same space, but when each song finally reaches completion it is pretty magical. We just completed Yearbook, and it might have taken 20+ years, but we really gotta find out what happens to this Johnny kid. 

We are playing two shows this weekend.  Since these are not String Theory concerts, it will be a great change of pace to let our hair down and just play a rock show. Hope to see you all in Indiana and Wisconsin.

Isaac, Taylor and Zac

 

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erinlh

I will be in Indy and can't wait.

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7286Penny

Penny Sharp
Sydney, NSW, AU

Checking back every day for international dates. #allihavetolivefor #sydneyoperahouseftw

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michelle_042001

Michelle Raney
Shelbyville, Indiana, US

I will see you in Indy tonight! So excited!!! This will be my 3rd time seeing you in less than a year! 

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lookalittleharder

Wish I could do both but I'll be in Wisconsin. Have a great show tonight. See you tomorrow. :)

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zeus22

Chris Miller
Meadville, PA, US

It was amazing to hear all of the intricacies of the orchestra in Pittsburgh.  Thanks for a fantastic show!

6

eek_a_mouse

We'll have to wait 'til November for our chance to experience String Theory, but we'll see you at the fair tomorrow! :)

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ChandraLueth

Chandra Lueth
Hazelhurst, WI, US

i read the book, i know what happened to Johnny. =D 

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roses_4_tay

amazing hanson cant wait for more yesss

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kboban

The Pittsburgh show was incredible. Thanks for all you do!

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Djames17

See you in Wisconson tomorrow!!!

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pamelakay84

I'm so upset I'm missing the show right now. It's hard getting out and about with four kids, especially being three hours away. But I'll see y'all in Cleveland in November! 

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LoyalLP811

Can't wait! You guys are amazing! 

Bethmurphy714

The show in Indiana was my first Hanson Concert! I had waited 20 years to see you guys and it was worth the wait!  Hopefully I will get to see you again! 

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ShaunaC

Shauna Cridlin
Indianapolis, IN, US

Indy was amazing!!

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ShaunaC

Shauna Cridlin
Indianapolis, IN, US

Indy was amazing!!

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Corrinda

My sister & I were in Indy last night, the show was awesome! Our first concert but definitely not the last.

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mandie1143

Amanda McLeroy
Prairieville, LA, US

I still think Johnny is the guy in a-ha "Take on Me" music video. 

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triomichelle

michelle tribble
Excelsior Springs, MO, US

Seeing all the concert shares on FB make me sad I can't just quit all my adult responsibilities  and full time chase concerts lol Excited for October to get here for my next show! 

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missgenna

Went to Wolf Trap and I wish I could do it all over again...minus the melting part!   Amazing!  And I love your responses as the crowd got more and more into it.  Like I told my best friend, "there is no way in hell that I'm going to sit for Where's the Love"

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Karyme

Karyme França
Rio de janeiro, Rio de janeiro, BR

Glad to see this new chapter finally happening! So happy for you!

#weneverforgetJhonny :)

Yooper

A big UP welcome to HANSON!  Make sure die hard Hanson fan Kaitlan gets the shout out she deserves!  Have a great concert and stop over in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan! 

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balbotta

I'll have to wait until November too, but I'm soaking in all footage, videos and photos I can find on the internet, because this String Theory truly seems to be amazing :)

@7286Penny: Sidney Opera House would be dreamy, without a doubt!

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hitzgirl97

Iesha Taitague
Glendale, Arizona, US

so much better than i thought it would be! can't wait for the Phoenix show!

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