Taylor Hanson Of ’90s Pop Group HANSON Turns 32 And We Officially Feel Old [Flashback]
To celebrate the big day, we are catching up with the ’90s heartthrob and his brothers, Isaac Hanson, 34, and Zac Hanson, 29, all pictured above at a recent Hanson.net live stream when they updated fans on their plans through early 2016.
The trio, HANSON, brought us the deliriously catchy pop tune, “MMMBop” in 1997, and following a quick climb to stardom in the ’90s with their album Middle of Nowhere, the brothers have continued to write and produce music together.
In 2013. under their independent record label 3CG Records, HANSON released their sixth studio album, Anthem. The album peaked at 22 on the U.S. Billboard 200, making it the guys eighth album to break the top 40. Of the album, Taylor explained
“We have always been in awe of the ability music has to engage people, whether it’s a song that makes you want to dance, or a song that inspires you to take action for a cause. We want this record to be the anthem for all of those moments”
Alongside the Anthem release, “the guys that invented MMMBop” launched their own beer, Mmmhops. The brew debuted at the Hangover III premiere in Los Angeles in June 2013, and went on the road with the group for select stops on the 2013 Anthem Tour. Interested in tasting the delicious Pale Ale? Mmmhops is available online through The Wine and Cheese Place, as well as at select retail locations including House of Blues in Chicago, Disney Epcot, and bars throughout their hometown of Tulsa, OK. Ten percent of the proceeds made from the beer go to support drilling clean water wells through Hanson’s non-profit, Take The Walk.
Now, in 2015, Isaac, Taylor and Zac have yet to slow down. On March 13 they announced official plans for their next annual destination concert event, Back to The Island, January 5-9, 2016. The fourth annual event is returning to Jamaica for 2016. The all inclusive, music infused tropical vacation includes 3 HANSON concerts, solo shows from each Isaac, Taylor, and Zac, special guests (2015 guests included Nick Santino and David Ryan Harris), and special activities like “Tie-dye with Taylor” and “Make Jamaican Rasta Bracelets with Zac.” Can you think of a better way to start January 2016? Sign up quick because the event sells out early!
For fans anxious to see the guys sooner, active fan club members can now RSVP for HANSON Day 2015, the annual fan event held in May and hosted in the band’s hometown of Tulsa, OK. Free HANSON Day events include the HANSON Day Concert, State of The Band talk, and HANSON Day Art Gallery. The weekend-long event gives the band a chance to thank loyal fans by giving them an early listen to new music, and sharing with them plans for future projects and albums. Mark your calendars for the May 15-17 event.
Time to start saving for the May trip to Tulsa, OK and the 2016 Jamaican vacation with HANSON!
In the meantime, launch the gallery for a greater look at how Isaac, Taylor and Zac have kept busy, according to Taylor’s Instagram.