WHO: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will host rock band Hanson’s Take The Walk charity campaign this afternoon. Following the walk, the band will perform two songs on the Rock Hall’s Main Stage and sign copies of their book.
WHAT: Hanson will lead a one-mile walk with their fans beginning at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and around Cleveland Browns stadium to raise money and awareness for the band’s Take The Walk charity, which supports access to medical care, medical treatment, shoes, clean water and education in Africa.
Returning to the Rock Hall and immediately following the one-mile walk, Hanson will perform a brief two-song acoustic set on the Rock Hall’s Main Stage and sign copies of their book, Take The Walk, which documents the charity’s history and highlights.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 6 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
MORE: Formed in the mid-90s, Hanson is comprised of brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson. They achieved mainstream success in 1997 with their single “MMMBop” from their first major label album, Middle of Nowhere, which earned three Grammy nominations. They have since released four albums and continue to tour internationally.
In the past three years Hanson and their fans have organized one-mile barefoot walks all over the world in an effort to fight against poverty and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Through these walk events thousands have taken part helping to provide clean water, HIV/AIDS medication, access to healthcare and new shoes – in partnership with TOMS shoes (who the band has helped give 50,000 shoes to children in South Africa). The band has written and self-released a book called Take The Walk that explains their journey. The campaign has engaged more than enough miles to walk around the world (24,902 miles.) For more information on the Take the Walk tour, visit http://www.takethewalk.net.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
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