Pop rock trio HANSON announce the release date for their highly anticipated double-album String Theory, which is set for November 9, available at major retailers. Premiering exclusively with NPR Music is “Siren Call,” the first full song and video from the String Theory project, featuring the band performing with a 46-piece Orchestra. String Theory dates are already slated to reach fans across North America this fall, with the first leg of international tour dates in Europe and Australia set to be announced later this month. The landmark symphonic project, follows the band’s sold out 25th Anniversary World Tour in 2017.
String Theory brings together an exciting collaboration of song craftsmanship and symphonic majesty, framing the established trio’s music through a special collaboration with Academy award winning arranger David Campbell, spawning both a world tour featuring the band playing live with Symphony Orchestras, and a double length studio album. Special album packages, including the instrumental album “A Piece Of String,” and the behind the scenes documentary Theory Of Everything, as well as exclusive limited edition items are also available on the band’s official site HANSON.net.
In anticipation of the album’s release later this fall, fans can get a deeper look at the project and the story behind it through a weekly video series, with new episodes released on the band’s YouTube channel each Thursday leading up to the Nov 9 release. Each installment features a song from String Theory, along with band interviews hosted by Austin City Limits Radio personality Andy Langer.
HANSON’s most ambitious musical project to date features songs spanning the band’s career, including some of their best known material (“MmmBop,” “Where’s The Love,” “This Time Around” and more) alongside brand new or never-released-to-the-public songs (“Reaching For The Sky,” “Battle Cry,” “Breaktown,” “No Rest For The Weary” and more) which tell a story of aspiration, despair, fortitude and ultimately a return to optimism.
The tour brings String Theory to the stage with many leading symphonies at some of the most iconic venues, among them the National Symphony Orchestra at the Filene Center at Wolftrap and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall, already announced earlier this year and on sale now. New dates include Los Angeles at The Greek Theatre, New York at the Beacon Theatre and Chicago at the Chicago Theatre, on sale July 27. US and Canada dates continue throughout the Spring of 2019, with international dates to be announced later this month taking the tour to Europe, Australia, and more in Spring 2019.
The album features brand new and rearranged recordings with full symphonic orchestration, and will be available in digital and physical formats, with special content and packages available via the band’s official website www.Hanson.net. The band recordings were produced by HANSON and mixed by Grammy winning Producer and Engineer Jim Scott (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, Wilco, Sting). The symphonic composition was recorded in Prague, lead by arranger David Campbell. New HANSON recordings were engineered by Craig Alvin (Kacey Musgraves) with additional production and engineering credits including past collaborators of the band, Danny Kortchmar (Don Henley, Billy Joel, James Taylor), Steve Churchyard (The Eagles, Train, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift) and CJ Eiriksson (U2, Matchbox Twenty, Phish).
String Theory is the next frontier for HANSON, telling a story of aspiration and fortitude against the odds. The music resonates with authenticity, coming from a group whose signature is never to chase trends, but instead to stay focused on their melodic craftsmanship, establishing themselves as one of the few artists of their generation able to continually reinvent and reimagine their music, which has helped them to maintain an active global fanbase over 25 years after their founding.
STRING THEORY NORTH AMERICA DATES
Thu 2 Aug 18 – Pittsburgh PA – Heinz Hall – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Sat 4 Aug 18 – Vienna VA – Filene Center at Wolftrap – National Symphony Orchestra
Sat 8 Sep 18 – Denver CO – Boettcher Concert Hall – Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Sat 13 Oct 18 – Los Angeles CA – Greek Theatre – Live with Orchestra
Sun 14 Oct 18 – Phoenix AZ – Comerica Theatre – Live with Orchestra
Sat 20 Oct 18 – Atlanta GA – Atlanta Symphony Hall – Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Sun 21 Oct 18 – Nashville TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center – Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Tue 23 Oct 18 – Houston TX – Jones Hall – Houston Symphony
Thu 25 Oct 18 Miami FL – The Fillmore – Live with Orchestra
Fri 26 Oct 18 – St Petersburg FL – Mahaffey Theater – Live with Orchestra
Fri 2 Nov 18 – Louisville KY – The Louisville Palace – Live with Orchestra
Sun 4 Nov 18 – Minneapolis MN – State Theatre – Live with Orchestra
Mon 5 Nov 18 – Chicago IL – Chicago Theatre – Live with Orchestra
Wed 7 Nov 18 – St Louis MO – Stifel Theatre – Live with Orchestra
Thu 8 Nov 18 – Cleveland OH – Masonic Temple – Live with Orchestra
Sat 10 Nov 18 – Boston MA – Orpheum Theatre – Live with Orchestra
Sun 11 Nov 18 – Philadelphia PA – The Tower Theatre – Live with Orchestra
Tue 13 Nov 18 – New York NY – Beacon Theatre – Live with Orchestra
Tue 20 Nov 18 – Toronto ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Live with Orchestra
Wed 21 Nov 18 – Toronto ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Live with Orchestra
Sat 5 Jan 19 – Fort Worth TX – Bass Performance Hall – Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Fri 17 May 19 – Tulsa OK – Tulsa PAC – Tulsa Symphony Orchestra
Fri 7 Jun 19 – Buffalo NY – Kleinhans Music Hall – Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra