Hanson – The Vogue Theatre – January 23, 2012
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since MMMbop made the Hanson trio famous. The phenomenal success of the infectious pop track, which went number 1 in 27 countries, propelled the, then, children to international stardom.
Nowadays, the three men, Isaac, Taylor and Zachary, are married with children and still writing, recording and touring the world. While on the road the band have matured in more than just age, they’ve developed even more as musicians and are far more seasoned rockers than the light pop sound of MMMbop would have you imagine.
Currently on the road promoting their latest release, Shout It Out, Hanson began their first full Canadian tour in Vancouver this week. Taking the stage at The Vogue Theatre before a very excited all-ages audience, the brothers quickly showed the personality and talent that has kept them going for 2 decades.
Performing a selection of songs from all their albums, they interspersed the set with their biggest hits, in addition to MMMbop; Where’s The Love, I Will Come To You, This Time Around and Penny & Me were part of the show. The audience decibel levels exploded with each hit as the band whipped them up, dancing and screaming. Personal tales and solo performances by Isaac and Zac were all included in the two hour set.
Heading across Canada with Carly Rae Jepsen, a dozen more shows follow Vancouver so there’s still a chance for you to see them too.
Jan 24 Kelowna, BC Kelowna Community Theatre
Jan 25 Penticton, BC Cleland Community Theatre
Jan 27 Sherwood Park, AB Festival Place
Jan 28 Calgary, AB, Canada Deerfoot Inn & Casino
Jan 29 Nelson, BC Capitol Theatre
Feb 03 Winnipeg, MB McPhillips Station Casino
Feb 04 Thunder Bay, ON The Outpost
Feb 06 North Bay, ON North Bay Capitol Centre
Feb 08 Ottawa, ON Bronson Centre
Feb 09 Belleville, ON The Empire Theatre
Feb 10 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
Feb 11 Montreal, QB Corona Theatre