Review: Hanson puts on remarkable show at PlayStation Theater in New York Special

Posted Oct 2, 2017 by Markos Papadatos
Grammy-nominated pop-rock group Hanson headlined the PlayStation Theater in the heart of New York City, and they played for a great turnout of fans.
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They performed songs from their critically acclaimed Middle of Everywhere Greatest Hits album
Hanson's lengthy set featured "Already Home," and it was followed by "Waiting For This" and "Where's The Love." The crowd was loving them the entire time, and their upbeat show was the ultimate throwback concert with 90's songs as "Look at You," "Weird," "Madeline," and "I Will Come to You," among others.
Their live rendition of their single "I Was Born" was optimistic, fun and liberating. They continued with "A Minute Without You" and "Get The Girl Back."
Most importantly, Hanson was able to take their fans on a musical journey by performing songs from their 25-year career in the industry.
"MMMBop" was the fan-favorite tune, which felt like the national anthem for the Saturday night in Times Square. Equally fun was their radio hit "If Only," and they concluded their set with such tunes as "Fired Up" and In The City," where they left their loyal listeners and fans wanting for more. Fortunately for the hardcore fans, Hanson returned for an encore.
The Verdict
Overall, Hanson rocked the PlayStation Theater in Times Square in New York City, as they brought their audience back to simpler times. Their harmonies were spot-on and soulful. The band of brothers (Isaac, Taylor and Zac) interacted well with the New York audience, and made them feel like they were in their living rooms, serenading them to their catchy songs. They are worth seeing live whenever they are in town. Their live show garnered an A rating.
Read More: Digital Journal chatted with Zac Hanson about their tour, Christmas and Greatest Hits albums.