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Hansen is back!
Venue/Date: Avalon (Boston, MA)
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July 21st, 2007
Reviewer: aceshooter

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Hanson fans ‘Walk’-ing on air

By Lauren Carter
Monday, July 23, 2007

When Hanson is performing, there are certain things you can expect: killer hooks and harmonies, an overwhelmingly female audience, crazed screams, gifts being tossed onstage, and at least one fan throwing themselves at the band and getting escorted out by security.

Saturday night at Avalon was no exception, as brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac spent two hours satisfying a capacity crowd ecstatic about the band’s return from a three-year absence.

Not so predictable, however, was a stripped-down, acoustic version of the band’s 1997 monster hit “MmmBop,” a host of material off its forthcoming album, “The Walk,” and audience members being asked to perform vocal parts originally recorded by an African children’s choir. It’s not that the old Hanson didn’t peek through at various points in the show, such as on “Strong Enough to Break,” “Yearbook” and the uncomplicated pop of “Penny & Me” and “Runaway Run.”
It’s just that the band’s music has grown along with its members, made clear from “Great Divide,” partially inspired by the brothers’ trip to Africa to learn about the AIDS epidemic.

Though some fans may have been longing for a roster of songs off the band’s first three albums, the warm reception for new material including “Georgia,” “Something Going Around” and a brilliant, slightly funked-out “Blue Sky” proved that Hansonites do their preshow homework.
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