Friday, September 9, 2005

Hanson’s Grown Up – And Think Their Fans Have Too

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The teeny bop band Hanson – who hit the charts in 1997 with “Mmmbop” – has grown up and think their fans have as well.

Group members Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson – ages 24, 22 and 19 respectively – are about to release a new CD, Live & Electric, that not only contains concert renditions of “Mmmbop” and “Where’s The Love” but also remakes of songs by Radiohead and U2.

The band is so confident their old fans will like it that they will promote the CD at colleges across the U.S. and personally meet with their fans.

Although many of their original fans have graduated to indie acts like Death Cab For Cutie and the White Stripes, lead singer Taylor Hanson is confident they’re still Hanson fans because, in his words, “Even at current shows, there’s a heavy percentage of people between the ages of 19 and 22 and those are college-age students.”

The CD and tour aren’t the only projects on Hanson’s plate. The band also has a new documentary, Strong Enough To Break, which details the reasons why they decided to start their own independent record label.

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