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Hanson's 'MMMBop' goes doo-wop in Postmodern Jukebox cover

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

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