Questions Raised As Hanson Announces 25th Anniversary Tour

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It’s the 25th anniversary tour that no one asked for, wanted or needed, but nevertheless – here it is!

Nineties bro-band Hanson are officially MMM-Bopping their way back into the live arena for a world tour starting at the Hop Jam Beer And Music Festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma on 21 May.

The original lob-sters will be playing in London on 10 June.

“Making music together for 25 years is a milestone that we had to acknowledge, and what better way to do it than with an anniversary tour,” Taylor Hanson said in a statement.

“This year is not only about the two decades of music, it’s about celebrating the incredible community of fans who have been with us, singing along year after year,” brother Isaac (the older one) continued.

But questions have been raised over where the 20 years of material they claim to have actually is. Mainly by us, as we genuinely haven’t heard much since we were in Primary School.

Even so, Hanson has managed to scrape together enough for a greatest hits album, ‘Middle Of Everywhere – The Greatest Hits’. Plus, they’ll be releasing a Christmas album called, wait for it, ‘Ooh Christmas’ [BAM] at the end of the year.

Here’s a list of the many, many tour dates we probably won’t be at:

  • June 1 – Cologne GERMANY – Gloria
  • June 2 – Amsterdam NETHERLANDS – Paradiso
  • June 3 – Hamburg, Germany – Mojo
  • June 5 – Paris, France – La Cigale
  • June 7 – Milan, Italy – Fabrique
  • June 9 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
  • June 10 – London, England – Shepards Bush Empire
  • September 12 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
  • September 13 – Austin, TX – Emos East
  • September 15 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater
  • September 16 – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon
  • September 17 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
  • September 19 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
  • September 20 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
  • September 22 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
  • September 23 – Norfolk, VA – Norva
  • September 24 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
  • September 26 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
  • September 27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
  • September 28 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
  • September 30 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater
  • October 1 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues
  • October 2 – Montreal, QC CANADA – Corona
  • October 4 – Toronto, ON CANADA – Danford Music Hall
  • October 6 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
  • October 7 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
  • October 8 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
  • October 10 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
  • October 11 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
  • October 12 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
  • October 14 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
  • October 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Depot
  • October 17 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune
  • October 18 – Vancouver, BC CANADA – Vogue Theatre
  • October 19 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre
  • October 21 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
  • October 22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Mayan
  • October 24 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
  • October 25 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
  • October 27 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues