Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hanson announces winners to perform during concert tour

Multi-platinum band of brothers HANSON and leading music discovery site OurStage.com are proud to announce the second set of winning acts for the "Shout It Out with HANSON" opening act competition, which allows local up-and-coming artists the opportunity to perform in front of thousands of fans each night. Following the previously announced 21 winners from the tour’s first leg, the lucky 13 new winning acts will perform on the tour’s second leg (see full list below), and are also invited to be featured on a nightly livestreamed interview and acoustic performance with HANSON at each of the dates (www.Hanson.net/alive). The latest round of shows kicks off on September 14th at the Piper Theater in Mesa, AZ, and will feature winning rockers You Hang Up, with actor-musician Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle, Agent Cody Banks) on drums.

HANSON embarked on this summer’s tour in support of the album Shout It Out, which has been garnering critical praise and fan fervor across the country since its release on the band’s own independent label on June 8th, led by the infectious first single “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’”. At the same time, HANSON turned to the public to source the opening acts for two legs of their North American tour, with a total of thirty-four coveted slots up for grabs. The competing artists were whittled down, with the winners being chosen by fan-determined vote.

“It’s been great partnering with OurStage to help find so many talented independent artists across the country” said Taylor Hanson. “The first leg of the tour has already brought together a great collection of artists, and we know that the we’re excited to continue the Shout It Out Tour”.

Shout It Out was written and produced by HANSON, and augmented with special guests: Funk Brothers bassist Bob Babbitt, who played on some of Motown’s greatest hits, as well as horn arranger Jerry Hey, who worked with Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Earth, Wind and Fire and many more. The three-time Grammy-nominated band has been enjoying a massive resurgence in recent weeks, as the response to the album’s first single and video, “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’,” now available at all major digital outlets, has been rapturous, receiving rave reviews everywhere.

Shout It Out Tour Second Leg
14 Mesa, AZ Piper Theater
WINNER: You Hang Up - http://www.ourstage.com/profile/youhangup
16 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
WINNER: Sparrow - http://www.ourstage.com/profile/kellyfauth
17 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
WINNER: Karmina - http://www.ourstage.com/profile/karmina
18 San Diego, CA House of Blues
WINNER: The Patchwork Quilt Fallacy - http://www.ourstage.com/profile/thepatchworkquiltfallacypqf
20 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
WINNER: Red Light Circuit - http://www.ourstage.com/profile/redlightcircuit
21 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
WINNER: Motel Drive - http://www.ourstage.com/profile/moteldrive
22 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
WINNER: Eclectic Approach - http://www.ourstage.com/profile/eclecticapproach
23 Seattle, WA The Moore
WINNER: Tamara Power-Drutis - http://www.ourstage.com/profile/tamarapowerdrutis
25 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
WINNER: Andrew Allen - http://www.ourstage.com/profile/andrewallenlive
27 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
WINNER: Xolie Morra & the Strange Kind - http://www.ourstage.com/profile/thestrangekind
28 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
WINNER: The Girlfriend Season - http://www.ourstage.com/profile/thegirlfriendseason
30 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
WINNER: Cameron Rafati - http://www.ourstage.com/profile/cameronrafati
1 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
WINNER: Jen Pumo - http://www.ourstage.com/profile/jenpumo

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