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Postmodern Jukebox covers MMMBop by Hanson

Also, the band announces a 45-date North American tour

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Postmodern Jukebox are back at it again, this time with a cover of “MMMBop” the Hanson brothers practically commissioned.

Known for launching retro-fied takes on modern hit songs into viral success, the Scott Bradlee-led YouTube collective put a doo-wop spin on this 1996 favorite, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. While reflecting on the song’s meteoric success, bandmember Taylor Hanson told Vulture in March the track was in need of a group well-versed in old-school music.

“Someone needs to either make it totally their own in a genuinely unique way, or it needs to be a band that has a sensibility for old R&B,” Hanson said.

Considering Postmodern’s specialty is one of the most mainstream R&B styles of the ’50s, we’d say this qualifies. Watch their cover above.

Along with the video, Postmodern announced a 45-date North American tour set for launch Sept. 29 in Providence, Rhode Island. See the full list of cities below: 

Sept 29 – Providence, RI – The VETS

Sept 30 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre

Oct 1 – Hartford, CT – The Bushnell

Oct 3 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre

Oct 4 – Baltimore, MD – The Lyric

Oct 5 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre

Oct 6 – Boston, MA – Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre

Oct 7 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall

Oct 8- Montreal, QC- Place des Arts

Oct 11 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Oct 13 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall

Oct 14 – Raleigh, NC – Duke Energy Center

Oct 15 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre

Oct 16 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre

Oct 18 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts

Oct 21 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall

Oct 22 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre

Oct 23 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater

Oct 25 – Nashville, TN – Andrew Jackson Hall

Oct 26 – Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace Theatre

Oct 27 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre

Oct 28 – Indianapolis, IN – Clowes Memorial Hall

Oct 29 – Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Theatre

Oct 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater

Nov 1 – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop

Nov 2 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

Nov 3 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House

Nov 5 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Nov 6 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater

Nov 7 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater

Nov 8 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center For The Performing Arts

Nov 9 – Houston, TX- Sarofim Hall

Nov 12 – Broomfield, CO – 1STBANK Center

Nov 15 – Boise, ID – Morrison Center For The Performing Arts

Nov 16 – Spokane, WA – Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

Nov 17 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center

Nov 18 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre

Nov 22 – Santa Rosa, CA – Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ** (a 12pm public onsale)

Nov 23 – San Jose, CA – Event Center at San Jose State University

Nov 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater

Nov 26 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Nov 27 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center