Hanson at First Avenue: Win a pair of free tickets and autographed CD


Hanson probably haven't been on many of our radars since their omnipresent 1997 megahit, "MMMBop," faded from collective memory. But the band has actually remained quite active since then, releasing a string of full-length albums and touring in support of their slightly more nuanced, soul-inspired pop sound.

The band will be coming through Minneapolis on October 2 to perform in First Avenue's Mainroom, and we want to send a reader and their friend to the show for free. As a bonus, the winner will also receive an autographed copy of Hanson's most recent album, Shout it Out.

[jump] For this tour, Hanson is asking fans to help them arrange their set lists by submitting requests (here's the page to request songs for the Minneapolis show). So you're sure to here tunes ranging from this old gem:

To this new single:


To enter our Hanson ticket and CD giveaway, simply follow these two steps:

1. "Like" us on Facebook, which you can do right here (if you already "Like us", you're halfway there!):

2. Leave a comment below telling us why you want to see Hanson. (Be sure to leave a working email address in the proper field when you comment, as this is how we will contact our winners. Your contact information will not be used for any other purpose.)

We will leave the contest open through tomorrow and draw a winner at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 15.

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