2001 EVENTS

Find out what Hanson was up to in 2001!

early
January

Hanson visited the Immergent Records studios in west Los Angeles, California.

January 10

Taylor updated the Hanson Hotline:

"Hey everybody, this is Taylor and you've reached the Hanson Hotline. Well, I hope you guys had a very crazy, safe, fun, all that good stuff happy new year. Very, very, very late happy 2001 to everybody. Everybody in MOE, hope you guys have gotten your MOE 10s by now, surely you have, but if you did order in November it's still on its way to you. So, you can look forward to all kinds of information and little clips about the different cities that we went to on the This Time Around Tour, which was great fun, very nice. Everybody in Hanson.net, hope you guys are enjoying the stuff we're putting up there, the Ask Hanson/Hanson Asks question, chats, message boards, video clips we put up, the holiday messages, and we're working on some other stuff, and we'll keep you updated as that's coming up. Hope you guys are enjoying that. Everybody that's wondering, we are in the beginnings of working, very beginnings of working on the music, so as we're working on that stuff, you can go to Hanson.net. You'll be able to see behind-the-scenes footage as we're working on the record, but that is coming and we'll tell you about it as it happens. Thanks for calling the Hanson Hotline, we'll talk to you soon."

January 19

Hanson visited Toast Studios in San Francisco, California with Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind.

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January 20-27

Isaac and Taylor attended various aspects of the Sundance film festival in Park City, Utah.

January 24

Isaac and Taylor attended the Radiohead listening party for their then unreleased CD, Amnesiac and the Semisonic concert at the Sundance Film Festival.

January 25

Isaac and Taylor were hanging out in Park City, Utah.

January 26

Isaac and Taylor were hanging out in Park City, Utah.

January 27

Isaac and Taylor attended the screening of Hedwig & The Angry Inch during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. They also hung out with the director, John Cameron Mitchell and the composer, Stephen Trask.

January 28

Hanson was interviewed for AARP's Modern Maturity magazine at freelance writer Jonathan Penner's home in Hollywood, California. The article appeared in the July/August 2001 issue, and Hanson also appears on the cover with their grandmother Bea.

January 29

Hanson celebrated the second season of KQED public television's Independent View at the Foreign Cinema in San Francisco, California.

January 30

Taylor called in to Memphis, Tennesseeís 107.5 KISS FM morning show for an interview.

February 01

Taylor and Zac called in to Utahís 107.5 The End's morning show for an interview. { transcript }

February 06

The Malcom In The Middle soundtrack was released, featuring one of Hanson's unreleased songs, "Smile."

February 07

Zac attended the premier of the movie Saving Silverman at Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California.

February 11

Hanson attended the Elton John and Billy Joel "Face To Face" concert at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, California and met Elton John afterwards.

February 12

The Hanson Hotline was updated with Hanson's song "Smile" playing in the background.

February 14

Hanson updated the Hanson Hotline:

ISAAC: Hello, Iím Isaac and I play guitar...
TAYLOR: Hello, Iím Taylor and I play the keyboards...
ZAC: Iím Zac and I like... girls (laughs)
TAYLOR: Happy Valentineís Day everybody! Hope you got a great valentine from your hubby and hope everything is great. We will talk to you soon."

February 23

Hanson attended the Vertical Horizon concert at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

late
February

Hanson attended a jazz show at The Blue Note in New York City.

March 05

Hanson hosted a live chat at Hanson.net. { transcript }

March 14

HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY TAYLOR!

March 14

Hanson attended the Lost Highway Records showcase at the Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas during the South X Southwest music conference. After the concert, the guys met Willie Nelson.

March 15

Isaac updated the Hanson Hotline:

"Hey everybody, this is Isaac, and you've reached the Hanson Hotline. Well, first off we want to let everybody know that we are about to get into the studio and start recording this new record. We have been doing a lot of songwriting and we're really excited about the direction of the songs and the prospect of this new record, so we're really excited about it and we will keep you posted on where everything is going. Also, for all of you MOE members out there, MOE #11 is about to take form. We're on the verge of laying that out and it will be coming to you relatively soon. We will keep you posted on when it is going to hit the mail and come to you. So anyway, thanks very much for calling the Hanson Hotline, we will talk to you later. Buh bye."

March 16

Isaac and Taylor attended the Bare Jr concert at 9pm at Stubbs in Austin, Texas during the South X Southwest music conference.

March 16

Isaac and Taylor attended the David Garza concert at 10pm at Stubbs in Austin, Texas during the South X Southwest music conference.

March 16

Taylor attended The Black Crowes concert at 12am at Stubbs in Austin, Texas during the South X Southwest music conference.

March 17

Isaac and Taylor attended the "Quiet On The Set" showcase presented by ASCAP at Club De Ville in Austin, Texas.

March 17

Isaac and Taylor attended The Disco Biscuits concert at 5:30pm at Waterloo Park in Austin, Texas during the South X Southwest music conference.

March 17

Isaac and Taylor attended the Matthew Sweet concert at 8:30pm at Waterloo Park in Austin, Texas during the South X Southwest music conference.

March 18(?)

Isaac and Taylor were seen signing autographs for fans at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas during the South X Southwest music conference.

March 18

Isaac and Taylor attended the Creeper Lagoon and The Cult concert at the Revolver party at Stubbs in Austin, Texas during the South X Southwest music conference.

March 25

Hanson attended the Children Uniting Nations fundraiser/post-Oscar party at Spago in Beverly Hills, California, sponsored by Los Angeles Magazine and Mercedes. They also performed two new songs acoustically at the event.

April 03

Hanson attended the U2 concert at the Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas.

April 04

The guys were chilling at home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

April 07

Zac filmed a cameo in The Tractors's video for their song "Can't Get Nowhere." In the video, Zac drove around a red VW bug and picked up band members.

April 21

Hanson attended the Salvation Army benefit dinner at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma and sang one of their "hits," and introduced Jay Leno.

April 21

Hanson's June 2000 concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California was released on VHS and DVD.

May 04

Isaac updated the Hanson Hotline:

"Hey everybody, this is Isaac and you've reached the Hanson Hotline. Well, some of you may have been wondering what that recording was, the recording of the piano. Well, that was Taylor playing a recent song that we've written and he was just, you know, playing away and we figured, aw, what the heck, we'll put it on the Hotline. Anyway, we are continuing to do songwriting, we keep on writing the songs, they just keep coming and coming, and, so that's what we're doing, we're just writing more songs for the record and we are looking forward to it coming out, we will keep you informed as to when the tentative release date will be so we're just continuing to write songs, and we will letcha know as more information comes. Also, for all of you MOE members out there, MOE #11 will be coming to you, it is just being put together right now, we are writing the articles, we are putting together the layout, and it will be very, very snazzy. Very nice. Okay, anyway, so that's what is going on, we're doing those things. Itís very important, it's very cool, it's all about you. Thatís what it's about. So, thanks very much for calling and we will talk to you later."

May 05

HAPPY HANSON DAY!

Hanson was working on the new album in Los Angeles.

May 07 or 08

Hanson attended Ashley Poole of Dream's birthday party in Blythe, California.

May 10-?

Hanson traveled to France and took part in Miles Copelandís annual songwriting retreat called Printemps Des Troubadors. The event occurred from May 7-20 and brought together 24 different songwriters for a unique collaborative writing experience at a castle, Chateau De Marouatte, in the southern region (Perigord) of France.

May 9-20

Hanson attended the Cannes Film Festival for a few days toward the end of the festival and saw some short films.

May 16

Hanson traveled to London, England, and visited Smash Hits.

May 19

Hanson attended QVC's Cure By The Shore benefit at the Monte Carlo Grand Hotel in Monaco, a principality of Europe. Hosted by Sela Ward, the televised fundraiser offered viewers designer sunglasses and accessories at half their retail price with net proceeds benefiting the NWCRA.

May 22

Isaac updated the Hanson Hotline:

"Hey everybody, this is Isaac, and you've reached the Hanson Hotline. Well, after a songwriting excursion in France we have come back with some pretty cool songs. So, that's what we've been doing lately, writing a lot of songs, we've done some timing work, done in France and the UK, we did some press while we were in the UK with the magazines of Europe, keep your eyes peeled for that, and also we will keep you updated as to what the status of the record is and let you know when we really get in the studio and start recording. Right now our focus is, of course, continually writing more songs, and we will keep you posted. Also, MOE #11, we're getting ready to put together that mag, and we will be letting you know when the artwork is done and it's getting ready to be printed and all that, so we'll keep you informed in that area. Anyway, thanks for calling the Hanson Hotline, we'll talk to you later."

May 30

Hanson acted in a couple scenes and performed a new song, "Get Up & Go," at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles, California as a part of the movie Frank McKlusky, CI, due out in theaters in 2002.

May 31

Hanson received the "Most Innovative Band" award at the 9th annual American Society of Young Musicians (ASYM) benefit and concert at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. They also performed "This Time Around" a cappella.

June 02

Hanson attended the CAA (Creative Artists Agency) party at Les Deux in Los Angeles, California after the taping of the 2001 MTV Movie Awards.

June 05

Taylor attended The Cult's premier party for their new CD, Beyond Good & Evil, at the club Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, California.

June 09

Hanson performed an acoustic set at the Clear Channel Riverfest in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They performed seven songs, including two new ones, "Wake Up" and "Wastin Time."

June 12

Zac updated the Hanson Hotline:

"Hey everyone, this is Zac. Weíd like to thank everybody who came out to Riverfest. That was a fun experience. Hope you guys enjoyed the new songs you heard. And for everyone who didn't, we want to be playing you guys a song soon. Right now we're still working on songs for the album. Hopefully that will be coming out early next year or a little bit sooner. We're going to try to get on tour before that, but who knows. Right know we're working on MOE 11. Thatís almost done; we're finishing articles up and hope to be getting that to you soon. Thatís all for now."

June 14

Hanson attended the Hollywood Spotlight Event sponsored by Seventeen magazine at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, California. The event was hosted by teen celebrities and featured fashion, beauty, music, and entertainment for teens.

June 15

Hanson attended the 2001 Radio & Records convention at the Century Plaza Hotel & Spa in Los Angeles, California. Radio & Records is the largest and most respected radio industry trade publication. Former president Clinton was a keynote speaker and there were performances by Stevie Nicks and Shelby Lynne.

June 15

The guys cheered on the Lakers the night of their NBA championship win at the Saddle Ranch Chop House in West Hollywood, California. According to eonline.com:

"Zac, Taylor, and Isaac Hanson, cheering on the Lakers the night of their NBA championship win. Saddle Ranch Chop House. Sunset Strip. Joining the trio were glitzy gals and music industry dudes. The crew consumed heaps of grub and beverages. (The boys drank Coke, Diet Coke, and iced tea--the waiter swears on a stack of CDs.) The bros and their pals staked out a table near the hang's mechanical bull, and Isaac and Taylor mounted the steed in a post game frenzy of bad decisions. Zac, the youngest Hanson for those of you keeping track, was clearly looking for other forms of intoxication, as he watched with amusement and chatted up a fox-ay young femme. Score!"

June 15

Hanson attended a Travis concert at The Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, California.

June 17

Hanson attended day two of 102.7 KISS FM's Wango Tango at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Hanson performed at Wango Tango in 2000.

July 12

Taylor updated the Hanson Hotline:

"Hey everybody, thanks for calling the Hanson Hotline. This is Taylor and Iím just playing the piano, thought you wanted to hear it. We are, of course, still working hard on music, as you can tell, and for everybody in MOE, MOE is very quickly on its way to you. Thereís a movie called Princess Diaries which has a new song called "Wake Up" on the soundtrack, and you'll be able to check that out soon, it's coming out, I think, very soon! Thanks for calling the Hanson Hotline, we'll talk to you soon."

July 18

Hanson hosted a live chat at Hanson.net { transcript }

July 24

The The Princess Diaries soundtrack was released, which includes a new song, "Wake Up," by Hanson.

August 01

Hanson attended MTV's 20th birthday party, Live & Almost Legal, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. They were interviewed on stage and introduced TLC's performance of "Waterfalls."

August 02-03

Hanson continued visiting New York City.

August 02 or 03

Hanson was interviewed by Starpolish magazine at Island/Def Jam's New York offices { transcript }

August 14-17

Recording in the studio in Los Angeles.

August 18

Isaac updated the Hanson Hotline:

"Hello everyone out there in TV land. Okay, well maybe you're not in TV land, maybe you're just calling the Hotline. But nonetheless, thank you for calling the Hanson Hotline. We would like to let you know that the album has begun, we are currently in the studio beginning the record, things are going along very, very well, and we are excited to keep you up to date on what's going on. We will be putting pictures and stuff like that up on the website, you know, soon you'll be getting information about what's going on in the studio. So, stay tuned to Hansonline.com and Hanson.net for more info. Also, MOE #11 is coming to you very soon, it is being printed as we speak, it's got tons of info about this new record, the songwriting process, all of that. So, thanks for calling the Hanson Hotline, we'll talk to you later."

September 23

Hanson performed the National Anthem and "God Bless America" at the Dodgers baseball game in Los Angeles, California.

September 23

Isaac updated the Hanson Hotline:

"Hey everybody, this is Isaac and you've reached the Hanson Hotline. Just wanted to take a moment to express those in New York City and Washington DC who have been obviously profoundly and very directly affected by the events of the last few days that our thoughts and prayers are with you. And to those of you around the country, we just wanted to encourage you to do what you can to help out with the situation, whether it be give blood or anything of that nature. And also again, just that our thoughts and prayers are with you, and may God bless. Bye."

October 02

Taylor updated the Hanson Hotline:

"Hey everybody, this is Taylor and you've reached the Hanson Hotline. Well, it is now officially fall. The summer is over you are all back in school, or college, or you're not because you don't go to school or college. But the year's gone by and we are still working away on this record. For all you MOE members, you now have MOE 11. Hope you guys are really enjoying that. And to all you Hansonnetters, hope you guys are enjoying all of the fun that's going on on Hanson.net these days. Hope everybody is well and keep on calling. Thanks. Weíll talk to you soon."

October 11

Hanson attended City of Hope's annual dinner gala honoring Edgar Bronfman Jr, the executive vice chairman of Vivendi Universal on the Universal Studios lot in Los Angeles, California.

October 16

Hanson attended the Ben Folds concert at the El Ray Theater in Los Angeles, California and sang backup for him on the song "Kate."

October 18

Taylor attended The Strokes concert at The Palace in Los Angeles, California.

October 19

Hanson attended the Michelle Branch, The Calling, and Lifehouse concert at the El Ray Theater in Los Angeles, California.

October 20

Hanson attended the American Hi-Fi and Phantom Planet concert at the Troubador in Hollywood, California.

October 22

HAPPY 16th BIRTHDAY, ZAC!

October 30

Hanson filed a lawsuit against mp3.com for copyright infringement.

November 11

Hanson performed at a private charity benefit, "The Day of The Child," in honor of International Child Day at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California.

November 14

Hanson attended the Phantom Planet and Flickerstick concert at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, California.

November 17

HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY, ISAAC!

December 04

Taylor updated the Hanson Hotline:

"Hey everybody, this is Taylor and you've reached the Hanson Hotline. Well happy holidays to everybody. Merry Christmas, early merry Christmas and a not early happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating Hanukkah right now. We are still working away on this epic album. Weíve decided not only to make it a double album; we're going to make it a triple album. We have that much music now, enough for three albums worth. Weíre still working away and we're all very excited about the future. Iím excited because we are going to be doing a chat tomorrow night at 8pm eastern time, 5 on the other side of the country for anybody who couldn't calculate that themselves. So that's going to be good, you guys can ask some questions and maybe we can throw questions your way and we'll have a good time. Hope everyone is well, enjoying the Hanson.net for all of you Hanson netters out there, and we'll talk to you soon."

December 05

Hanson hosted a live chat at Hanson.net { transcript }

December 11

Hanson dropped by the 95.5 KLOS studios in Los Angeles, California for an interview on the Mark & Brian Show. They performed "Sure About It" and "Wish That I Was There," as well as one of their new songs, "Strong Enough To Break," for the first time. { transcript }

December 15

Hanson appeared on The History Channel's The Great American History Quiz (taped in 2000) to ask question #27. { transcript }

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