Fans fly over from Greece and Germany to camp outside The Ritz Manchester for the pop trio.
Hanson, the American pop rock band of brothers from Oklahoma, may seem like one-hit wonders to many with their catchy 'MMMbop' track from 1997 (yes it was thatlong ago), but life-long fans of the band beg to differ.
A group of dedicated Hanson fans from across the UK and Europe camped outside The Ritz Manchester this morning in high wind and rain ahead of the band's gig tonight at the venue.
Chris Eason from Stoke-on-Trent, who, along with other fans from as far afield as Greece and Germany, had waited in a sleeping bag at the entrance to The Ritz since the early hours, said: "They're just the best. Youthful, energetic, committed, dedicated musicians."
The super fans were also waiting for Hanson to lead a barefoot charity walk around the city centre from 3pm this afternoon, however the band announced the cancellation of the walk via their Twitter page this afternoon, due to extreme winds in the city.