Hanson have announced the first two legs of their North American tour in support of their fifth record, Shout It Out. Hanson are also taking the stage at NYC's Gramercy Theater every night this week for the 5 of 5 series, where the band will play each of their studio albums in their entirety, capped off with the premiere performance of Shout It Out!
The band are streaming video all week via their channel at LiveStream.com, including each of the 5 of 5 shows, so fans who missed picking up tickets to these sold out shows still have a chance to catch these intimate performances.
The first leg of the Shout It Out Tour begins July 21 with support from Rooney, and covers the east coast, south and midwest. The second leg, featuring A Rocket To The Moon, covers the southwest and west coast and begins September 14.
The Shout It Out Tour also provides a platform for HANSON to continue their passion and support for independent music by partnering with OurStage to host an opening band contest in each market, where local indie artists can compete for the chance to share the stage with the band.
The announcement of the tour follows a whirlwind week of excitement for the band's debut single, "Thinking 'Bout Somethin'" which was released to digital outlets Friday in conjunction with the premiere network television performance of the song on the Late Show with David Letterman, and the music video debut on Myspace.
The video, featuring "Weird" Al Yankovic, was viewed over a million times in the first few days of release, and is still rising. The exuberant homage to classic film The Blues Brothers, recreates an iconic scene where the band's soulful music incites over 300 people to dance in the street.
5 of 5 Series @ Gramercy Theater in NYC
4/26 – Middle of Nowhere (1997)
4/27 – This Time Around (2000)
4/28 – Underneath (2004)
4/29 – The Walk (2007)
4/30 – Shout It Out (2010) – Premiere Performance!
Summer Tour Leg 1:
21 Buffalo, NY Club Infinity
23 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent
24 Cohasset, MA South Shore Music Circus
25 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
27 Baltimore, MD Sonar
28 Richmond, VA Hat Factory
30 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
31 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
2 Louisville, KY Headliners
3 Nashville, TN Wild Horse Saloon
4 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
5 St. Louis, MO Pageant
7 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont
8 Omaha, NE Slowdown **Rooney is not on this date
10 Minneapolis, MN Music @ Zoo Outdoor Amphitheatre
12 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre
13 Chicago, IL House of Blues
14 Chicago, IL House of Blues
16 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
17 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
19 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
20 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall
21 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
23 Cincinnati, OH Moonlight Gardens
24 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
25 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
14 Mesa, AZ Piper Theater
16 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
17 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
18 San Diego, CA House of Blues
20 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
21 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
22 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
23 Seattle, WA The Moore
25 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
27 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
28 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
30 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
1 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre