Hanson has been working on something a bit different. It is called Hanson String Theory. They will travel around and play their songs with a symphony/orchestra! How cool?

I saw The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra play with Ben Folds and it was really cool.

Besides the Hanson String Theory Tour there will also be an album of the same name. Hanson worked with David Campbell to produce it. The album will feature a few new tracks and bunch of the songs we know and love with full symphonic arrangements. Maybe "MMMBop" will finally get the respect it deserves!

The album does not have a release date yet, but tour dates for String Theory have been announced. General ticket on sale is Friday, July 27th and tickets can be purchased here. 

August
2 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall - Pittsburgh Symphony
4 - Vienna, VA - Filene Center at Wolftrap - National Symphony Orchestra
September
8 - Denver, CO - Boettcher Concert Hall - Colorado Symphony Orchestra
October
13 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
14 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
20 - Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Symphony Hall - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
21 - Nashville, TN - Schermerhorn Symphony Center - Nashville Symphony Orchestra
23 - Houston, TX - Jones Hall - Houston Symphony Orchestra
25 - Miami, FL - The Fillmore
26 - Tampa, FL - Mahaffey Theater
November
2 - Louisville, KY - The Lousiville Palace
4 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
5 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
7 - St. Louis, MO - Stifel Theatre
8 - Cleveland, OH - Masonic Temple
10 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Tower Theatre
13 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
20 & 21 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
January
5 - Fort Worth, TX - Bass Performance Hall - Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
May
17 - Tulsa, OK - Tulsa PAC - Tulsa Symphony Orchestra
June
7 - Buffalo, NY - Kleinhans Music Hall - Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

I've seen Hanson four times live, but never with a full symphony orchestra. Might be worth a trip to Minneapolis!


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