Hanson releases “Shout It Out” and tour dates

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HANSON is excited to announce that their new record, Shout It Out, is being released today, June 8, 2010 on the band’s own 3CG Records. Already receiving rave reviews across the board, the album, which was written and produced by HANSON, augmented with special guests: Funk Brothers bassist Bob Babbitt, who played on some of Motown’s greatest hits, as well as horn arranger Jerry Hey, who worked with Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Earth, Wind and Fire and many more, has firmly re-established the band’s presence for fans and critics alike. Entertainment Weekly called the first single, “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’” “a delciously, catchy slicy of pop-soul,” while Salon said it “may be their finest moment yet.” The New York Times noted that HANSON “has evolved into a nuanced and largely respected musical outfit,” while AbsolutePunk hailed that Shout It Out is “a decidedly mature dose of pop perfection.” Idolator exclaimed: “Don’t be surprised if there’s a Hanson revival in 2010.”

HANSON will be performing “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’” on Lopez Tonight tonight and the Today Show on Monday June 14th. They have already performed the song on the Late Show with David Letterman and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The video for the song, featuring “Weird” Al Yankovic, was viewed over a million times in the first few days of release, and has still has not run its course as more and more fans discover it every day. 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.

On July 21st, the band will kick off a North American tour that will go through October. The complete dates are below.

The tour dates for the North American tour are below:

Leg 1:
July
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 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
28 Richmond, VA Hat Factory
30 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
31 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre

August
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

Leg 2:
September
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

October
1 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre