Almost a year after their last Dallas tour date, Hanson returned to the House of Blues Sunday on their "Walk Around the World Tour." There was no smoke, no flashy outfits, no big production, just the band, the instruments, great music, and their message about poverty in Africa.
Earlier that afternoon before
the show Issac, Taylor and Zac met up with fans at the SMU campus to
walk a mile barefoot and spread that message. Something they've been
doing before every show since their tour last year. It's how they connect
with the fans, and raise awareness about the poverty in Africa. In another
attempt to help they've paired up with TOMS shoes, and for every pair
sold, a child in Africa also gets a pair of shoes.
Overall the set was a good mix of songs from their last four studio albums, mostly focusing on songs off the independent releases "Underneath" and "The Walk" which contain a more matured sound than the previous two. The addition of some of the new EP material was a nice treat, and continues to show growth in their sound and song writing.
After their Encore the band did an accapella chorus to "Great Divide" leaving the crowd with those words as a bit of a final thought and message to their cause, and I'm going to do the same.
"I find hope and it gives me rest. I find hope in a beating chest. I find hope in what eyes don't see. I find hope in your hate for me. Have no fear when the waters rise.. we can conquer this great divide" - Hanson
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Walk and how to help end poverty in Africa please