Hanson Hosts SXSW4Japan; Release Single for Japan Relief

HANSON'S NEW SINGLE "GIVE A LITTLE" FEATURING REMIXES BY QUESTLOVE AND RAC
RELEASED TODAY ON iTUNES, PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT JAPANESE RELIEF EFFORT

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Today pop-rock trio Hanson are proud to announce the release of their new single "Give A Little," featuring remixes by Questlove (The Roots) and RAC with accompanying remixed music videos, on iTunes. The band is building momentum with performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Conan this month, as well as a nearly sold out five-night concert series in London.

Like many, the band was overwhelmed by the news of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan last month. In response, the band turned their focus to the worthy cause, announcing that they are donating the proceeds from "Give A Little" to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for the month of April.

In addition, the band is at the helm of SXSW4JAPAN, an immense music project that started March 11 in Austin, TX, during the SXSW. The flagship event, a 12-hour live telecast to galvanize support for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, was pulled together in less than 48 hours, recruiting 40 artists performing more than 60 songs, and was viewed by people in 149 countries.

In response to the ongoing need for aid in Japan, the live-streaming event is being re-broadcast right now as a follow-up to the original event, with additional contributions by top artists and with partnership from Aol. Music and Myspace Music, all helping to further the outreach to music fans to donate to the relief effort.

http://sxsw4japan.org/

[Published on: 4/5/11]

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