The massive tour will kick off this May and bring Hanson to the stages of the US, Canada, UK, Germany and more

March 14, 2017

Remember those three teen brothers, Hanson, and the catchy 1997′ tune ‘MMMBop’? The fun pop-rock trio is celebrating the song’s 20th birthday this year, as well as the band’s 25th anniversary! It’s hard to believe but Hanson have been around for over than two decades, and they’re bringing all their career-spanning hits to the stage.

Hanson have announced that they will embark on the world tour to celebrate these important milestones. The boy band, comprised of brothers Zac (who is now 31), Taylor (34) and Isaac Hanson (36), will hit the road for The Middle of Everywhere tour this May. Check out the full list of tour dates below.

“Making music together for 25 years is a milestone that we had to acknowledge, and what better way to do it than with an anniversary tour,” says Taylor’s official statement.

The eldest of the brothers, Isaac, underlines it’s not only the celebration of Hanson’s successful career but of their dedicated fan community:

“This year is not only about the two decades of music, it’s about celebrating the incredible community of fans who have been with us, singing along year after year.”

The massive trek will kick off at the The Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the band’s hometown. Tulsa even celebrates a ‘Hanson Day’ on May 6, declared by the state’s then-governor Frank Keating. The first part of the tour is a few shows in Europe, starting with Cologne, Germany on June 1, before Hanson head to the Netherlands, France, Italy, and Belgium.

As for the 20-year-old hit ‘MMMBop’, the Hanson brothers have revealed they still hope to hear a decent cover for the hit. One Direction and The Vamps have already recorded their versions of the song, but the trio told Vulture that they weren’t that impressed. Isaac explains that it’s the tough chorus which presents the challenge:

“You know why? People can’t sing the chorus right. Most of the time they syncopate it wrong,” the musician says. “If Bruno Mars were interested, he’d probably find a way to kill it,” he adds jokingly.

In addition, Hanson will be releasing a greatest hits album called and a new Christmas album, titled Ooh Christmas, later this year.

How does listening to the good old ‘MMMBop’ make you feel now, 20 years later? Give it another listen below and leave your comments. Stay tuned with AlteRock Facebook and Twitter to never miss on the news about your favorite alternative music!

Hanson’s The Middle of Everywhere World Tour 2017:

June 1 – Cologne GERMANY – Gloria
June 2 – Amsterdam NETHERLANDS – Paradiso
June 3 – Hamburg, Germany – Mojo
June 5 – Paris, France – La Cigale
June 7 – Milan, Italy – Fabrique
June 9 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
June 10 – London, England – Shepards Bush Empire
September 12 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
September 13 – Austin, TX – Emos East
September 15 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater
September 16 – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon
September 17 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
September 19 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
September 20 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
September 22 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
September 23 – Norfolk, VA – Norva
September 24 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
September 26 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
September 27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
September 28 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
September 30 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater
October 1 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues
October 2 – Montreal, QC CANADA – Corona
October 4 – Toronto, ON CANADA – Danford Music Hall
October 6 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
October 7 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
October 8 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
October 10 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
October 11 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
October 12 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
October 14 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
October 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Depot
October 17 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune
October 18 – Vancouver, BC CANADA – Vogue Theatre
October 19 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre
October 21 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
October 22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Mayan
October 24 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
October 25 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
October 27 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues

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