Hanson performed a cover of ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ by Journey at the Use Your Sole tour stop at Cains Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Wednesday (September 30). Watch concertgoer filmed footage via YouTube below.
The latest episode of Hanson’s ‘Taking The Walk’ series features the sibling trio in Atlantic City, New Jersey on the latest stop of the Walk Around the World Tour promoting Take The Walk, a charitable initiative that gives you simple tangible ways to take action against the HIV/AIDS pandemic and poverty in Africa through a small donation, the purchase of a pair of shoes, the download of a song or simply taking a one-mile walk.
“Last time we were here, I did get a little something in my foot, so please watch your step,” Taylor Hanson told the crowd joining in the walk through a megaphone. “These walks are barefoot, so we want to encourage you guys. The idea of the walk is we can connect with simple things, tangible things, and if you walk barefoot, you understand how simple things like even a pair of shoes can make a huge difference. The challenge for us started when we saw kids and people our age struggling with poverty and AIDS in Africa. What really struck us so powerfully was that we already have the tools that can be used to make a difference in lives and people that are struggling with disease and struggling with poverty. It’s not a question of us becoming something or not to make a difference, it’s about us realizing what we already have and using what we already have to help people that are less fortunate.”
Watch video Hanson’s 96th mile, with Taylor Hanson serving as emcee, via YouTube below.
Hanson stopped by ‘The Early Show’ on Saturday (September 6) to perform on the Second Cup Café as the sibling pop trio prepare for a world tour in support of their latest album ‘The Walk’. Taylor talked about what the band has been up to lately and their new book/EP ‘Take The Walk’. Watch the brief interview and performance of ‘Follow Your Lead’ below the cut. (more…)
Taylor Hanson and his wife Natalie are expecting their fourth child this winter, the couple tells People magazine. “Each of our kids has made life richer and more exciting,” Taylor, 25, and Natalie, 24 told the magazine. “We can’t wait for this guy to join the party.” Taylor and Natalie, who married in 2002, are already parents to Jordan Ezra, 6, Penelope Anne, 3, and River Samuel, who turns 2 next month. Read more.
Hollyscoop was on hand as Snoop Dogg, Grandmaster Flash, DJ AM, Macy Gray, and Hanson came out to get jewelry at the Nicole Khristine Jewelry Launch at Social Hollywood on February 7th. Taylor Hanson said they felt a bit guilty taking the free jewelry at the charity event. Watch the segment below the fold.
Taylor, Isaac, and Zac Hanson were in the studio with Marc and Mercedes in the morning on Mix 94.1 FM in Las Vegas last week, promoting their new album ‘The Walk’.
Pictures from mix941.fm have since been removed.
Last Wednesday, fans of Hanson swarmed around the sibling group during a mile-long walk in Richmond, Virginia to raise awareness about poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa. The Tulsa, Oklahoma, natives played later in the evening at Toad’s Place. “Everybody can walk and we can all take one moment to contemplate what it’s like to be in need,” Taylor Hanson said while walking barefoot up Virginia Street. “By acknowledging what it’s like to be in need, we can then decide to take action.” Writer Penelope M. Carrington added that Isaac Hanson “seemed recovered from a recent hospital stay.” The full story and video at timesdispatch.com has since been removed.
The Associated Press reports Isaac Hanson has left Baylor University Medical Center on Friday (October 5) after doctors removed a blood clot that caused his right arm to painfully swell during a concert on Tuesday night in Dallas. Dr. Brad Grimsley, who performed the surgery, said Hanson will need to have a rib removed in the next few months to help open his vein and prevent another clot. He will remain on blood thinners in the meantime. Check out People magazine’s report, where Isaac admits he’s “feeling lucky”, here.
Ken Phillips Publicity Group issued the following press release regarding Isaac Hanson:
Guitarist Isaac Hanson of the rock group Hanson who was hospitalized following a show in Dallas, TX Tuesday night, underwent successful surgery today at Baylor University Medical Center for a form of pulmonary embolism known as venous thoracic outlet syndrome or “Paget-Schroeder Syndrome.” The disease normally affects athletes whose upper body muscle development constricts the arteries from the heart and causes potentially fatal blood clots in the lungs.
The life-saving surgery was performed by Dr. Bradley Grimsley who was extremely satisfied with the results and expects Isaac to make a full and swift recovery.
Pending doctors final approval, Isaac is due to be released from the hospital tomorrow (Friday) and Hanson’s North American “Walk Tour” in support of their new album of the same name will resume on October 8th in Knoxville, TN.
The band’s agents and promoters are working on rescheduling the canceled dates in Tulsa, St. Louis and Kansas City and further announcements regarding possible make-up dates will be made as soon as possible.
Hanson publicist Ken Philips spoke with the Tulsa World on Thursday, revealing that the group’s eldest brother Isaac Hanson was undergoing surgery for a pulmonary embolism at a Dallas hospital. “He’s still in surgery… We have a few more hours before we’ll get any update,” he said. The story at tulsaworld.com has since been removed.