Hanson has mapped out 37 shows from September 7 in Portland, OR through November 4 in Chicago, IL. The rock trio will play two nights in Chicago as well as two nights in Foxborough, MA. The first five nights of the tour will be acoustic evenings. Dave Barnes is the opening act from October 9 to the end of the tour.

The Hanson brothers–Isaac, Taylor and Zac–last album was “The Walk,” which debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Independent Chart. The Walk Around The World Tour has a refreshed message in their goals to fight poverty in Africa and a re-tooled live set for the fans. The Walk Tour began last fall with one mile walks helping to provide thousands of shoes to children in Poverty in South Africa with TOMS Shoes. Last November Hanson joined TOMS on their second shoe drop, delivering a whopping 50,000 pairs of shoes to children in Africa.

The trio’s new campaign is to encourage fans and other individuals to continue the one mile walks they have hosted since last fall to fight poverty – with a new mission of compiling enough miles to walk around the world–24,902 miles. Through the campaign others can organize their own walks locally coordinated through Takethewalk.net set to launch mid-August or join Hanson for a walk during their tour. For each mile, a dollar is donated on the walker’s behalf by the band. Most importantly fans are empowered to directly support real solutions on the ground in Africa through the tour and the bands site.”

“The Walk is about taking action, no matter how small,” said Taylor Hanson in a statement. “Our generation has the power to fight global challenges by looking at tangible actions and putting them to work.”

“Each mile shows the power of simple actions to make a difference – the real impact comes when participants see how much more they can do,” added Zac.

On the road this fall, the band will also be featuring a special coffee table book inspired by their efforts to fight poverty and AIDS in Africa. The book, called “Take The Walk” presents the bands own story and the importance of individuals taking simple actions to fight poverty and disease in Africa. It will also feature a special EP with new tracks recorded especially for the project. Both the music and the book will raise further funds for aid groups in Africa, including continued support of TOMS Shoes and HIVSA.

Hanson will also continue their one-mile barefoot walks with fans coinciding with their concerts across the US. The exact location of each day’s walk will be announced on hanson.net three hours in advance. A participant in the one-mile walk will get to jump the line for the concert that night.

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Hanson itinerary:
Dates subject to change

September 7 Portland, OR Aladdin Theatre
September 8 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
September 10 Vancouver, British Columbia Commodore Ballroom
September 12 Calgary, Alberta MacEwan Hall
September 13 Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton Event Centre
September 19 Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma State Fair
September 21 Dallas, TX House of Blues
September 23 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
September 24 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
September 26 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
September 27 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
September 29 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
September 30 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
October 1 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
October 3 Nashville, TN Wildhorse Saloon
October 4 Louisville, KY Coyotes
October 6 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
October 7 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre
October 9 Orlando, FL House of Blues
October 10 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend
October 12 State College, PA The State Theatre
October 13 Homestead, PA Carnegie Library Music Hall
October 15 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
October 16 Providence, RI Lupo’s
October 18-19 Foxborough, MA Showcase Live
October 20 New York, NY Nokia Theatre Times Square
October 22 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
October 23 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
October 25 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
October 26 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
October 28 Falls Church, VA State Theatre
October 29 Philadelphia, PA Nokia Theatre Times Square
October 30 Asbury Park, NJ Paramount Theatre
November 1 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
November 3-4 Chicago, IL House of Blues