Hanson Take Their Album for A Walk for Africa

Published: 2008-07-18
Pop rockers Hanson are taking their album for a walk around Western Canada this fall. The band likely best known for the catchy tune "MMMBop" started their career as a part of the nineties boy band craze. The Tulsa, Oklahoma brothers differentiated themselves from their pop star counterparts by writing their own music and playing instruments to tunes like "Where's the Love", "Weird" and of course "MMMBop". In 2004, Hanson was dropped from their label and released the album Underneath independently. The record topped the independent music charts and hit the top 40 on the mainstream charts. In January 2007, the band released their latest album The Walk.

Prior to each show on the tour the band takes a mile long walk to help raise awareness and to help fight poverty in Africa, they plan to walk enough miles to "walk around the world" (24,902 miles). The album was inspired in part by the band's trip to South Africa and Mozambique where, according to Livedaily, they recruited children from a local orphanage to form a choir.

The brothers will announce where the walk in each city will be prior to each stop. The tour will take them from September till the beginning of November and here are their Canadian stops:

September 10, Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
September 12, Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
September 13, Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Event Centre

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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