Hanson String Theory set to perform in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH — After a sold-out world tour celebrating 25 years together, Hanson marks its 26th birthday with a musical experience unlike any other, according to officials.
Hanson String Theory is a musical manifesto with new and career-spanning works from Hanson, arranged by David Campbell, making their Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra debut.
A performance is slated for 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 at Heinz Hall.
Tickets start at $25.
In 2017, the trio of brothers who make up pop-rock trio Hanson celebrated 25 years of playing music together, selling millions of albums and reaching fans from Tulsa to Tokyo.
To celebrate this landmark year, Hanson launched the “Middle Of Everywhere 25th Anniversary World Tour,” alongside a new greatest hits collection of the same name, which included single “I Was Born,” infusing a piece of the future into the year’s reflective projects. The year concluded with a special Christmas album release and tour for the group’s “Finally It’s Christmas” album, which was among the most successful Christmas releases of 2017.
Founded in 1992 at ages 11, 9 and 6, brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac spent their first five years building a fanbase as an independent band in Tulsa, Okla., performing classic rock ‘n’ roll and soul music and their own original material, to form their own unique blend of harmony-driven, soulful pop-rock.
After five years and two independent albums, Hanson released its major label debut in 1997, and saw a meteoric rise with the international smash single “Mmmbop” from the album Middle Of Nowhere, which garnered multiple Grammy nominations and five consecutive top 40 singles, including “Where’s The Love,” “I Will Come To You” and “Weird.” Continuing the momentum with their critically acclaimed sophomore release “This Time Around,” more hit singles and extensive touring deepened the band’s connection with their fans, and helped to cement their place as one of the world’s leading artists.