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Concert Gallery: Goo Goo Dolls at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, MA

July 25, 2011 by  
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In music, longevity is sometimes the most difficult of achievements, but Goo Goo Dolls seem to make it look easy. It’s hard to believe that they have been bringing us their special brand or rock for over 25 years now, but it’s true!  Founding members John Rzeznik and Robby Takac put the band together in 1986 and current drummer Mike Malinin joined them in 1994 and the rest is history.  With nine studio albums under their belt and their instinctual love for the road the band shows no signs of stopping any time soon so what’s the key to their success?  Fun!  At least according to bassist Robby Takac, “More than anything else in the world I love to play my guitar and I love to look in people’s eyes and feel that magic happen, that’s always fun.  The minute that’s not fun, I’ve got trouble, because that’s what I do for fun.”

With the release of their last album Something for the Rest of Us in 2010, the band took the road to do what they do best, bring live music to the people!  The band invaded the tent at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, MA last night for a show that was equal parts rock, roll, and sweat!  They kicked off their set in appropriate fashion with “Last Hot Night in America” and powered through hits like “Slide”, “Home”, “Name” and their latest single “All That You Are” from the Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Soundtrack.

One thing that I noticed was that Goo Goo Doll fans are some of the most loyal fans out there.  There were a traveling group of fans in the front row who were on their way to catching 8 shows in a row and another group of fans who brought their own props in the form of “Black Balloons” for everyone up front.  While the band’s fans are passionate, the band shares that passion for both their fans and a good cause.  The band invited USA Harvest out on the road with them to run food drives at each show for families in need. 

Goo Goo Dolls continue their current tour trek through August.  Check their website for the remaining dates and view our gallery of photos from the show below.

Goo Goo Dolls
July 19, 2011
Bank of America Pavilion – Boston, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Goo Goo Dolls Extend Summer Tour Dates

April 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

Goo Goo Dolls have extended their American tour with dates that will take the band across the U.S. through late August including cities that they have not played in some time.  Joining them on this new leg of tour dates will be Michelle Branch and Parachute.  Check out the full list of tour dates below (including the previously announced dates.)

Goo Goo Dolls 2011 Tour Dates:

Fri April 8 Gerhard Fieldhouse Lewisburg, PA
Sun April 10 Thomas Fieldhouse Lock Haven, PA
Tue April 12 Covelli Centre Youngstown, OH
Thur April 14 Diamond Jo Casino Dubuque, IA
Fri April 15 Lamkin Activity Center Maryville, MO
Sun April 17 SUNY Brockport Arena Brockport, NY
Thur May 26 Chumash Casino Santa Ynez, CA
Fri May 27 Pechanga Resort and Casino Temecula, CA
Sat May 28 Pechanga Resort and Casino Temecula,CA
Fri June 3 Red Rock Resort Las Vegas, NV

Newly confirmed tour dates – Michelle Branch and Parachute support on all dates unless otherwise noted:
Wed July 13 PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Cincinnati, OH
Fri July 15 Harrah’s Council Bluffs Council Bluffs, IA
Sat July 16 Charter One Chicago, IL
Sun July 17 Meadowbrook Rochester (Detroit), MI
Tue July 19 Bank Of America Pavilion Boston, MA
Wed July 20 Oakdale Theatre Wallingford, CT
Fri July 22 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
Sat July 23 Tropicana Casino & Resort/The Quarter Atlantic City, NJ
(Parachute not appearing)
Sun July 24 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY
Tue July 26 The Filene Center Vienna, VA
Wed July 27 The LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre Columbus, OH
Fri July 29 Darien Lake Performing Arts Cente Darien Center, NY
Sat July 30 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel, NY
Sun July 31 Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY
Tue Aug 2 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
Wed Aug 3 nTelos Wireless Pavilion Portsmouth, NH
Fri Aug 5 Pompano Beach Amphitheater Pompano Beach, FL
Sat Aug 6 Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, FL
(Michelle Branch and Parachute not appearing)
Sun Aug 7 Verizon Wireless Amph at Encore Park Alpharetta, GA
Tue Aug 9 Uptown Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC
Wed Aug 10 Raleigh Amphitheater Raleigh, NC
Fri Aug 12 Live at the Garden Memphis, TN
Sat Aug 13 Hard Rock Hotel/Hard Rock Live Biloxi, MS
(Parachute not appearing)
Wed Aug 17 1st Bank Amphitheater Denver, CO
Thur Aug 18 Deer Valley Ski Resort Park City, UT
Sat Aug 20 Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Mammoth Lakes, CA
Sun Aug 21 The Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
Tue Aug 23 Fox Theater Oakland, CA
Wed Aug 24 Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Lancaster, CA
Thur Aug 25 Grand Sierra Casino/Summit Pavilion Reno, NV

Go to www.googoodolls.com for ticket information.

TWRY Video of the Week: Goo Goo Dolls/ Notbroken

January 10, 2011 by  
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The Goo Goo Dolls recently debuted their new video for the song “Notbroken”.

“According to the band it is the closest thing to an anti-war anthem that frontman Johnny Rzeznik and company will probably ever write. While the band has never shied away from social issues, they tend to focus their songs on more personal and intimate stories, and ‘Notbroken’ is a perfect example of that songwriting. On their website, Rzeznik described the Goo Goo Dolls inspiration behind the song:

‘Notbroken’ is now the Goo Goo Dolls most downloaded song on iTunes, surpassing their No. 1 hit ‘Iris,’ and the video for the lead single off their newest album, ‘Something for the Rest of Us,’ tells this difficult story in an interesting manner. Shot to look similar to the old silhouette iPod commercials, we see both the wife and her husband’s life play out on screen, with an ending that should leave you feeling a bit closer to both.

“I got a letter from a woman whose husband was in Iraq. He was injured – paralyzed – and he doesn’t want to come home. He wants to stay in the hospital. He’s ashamed of himself. He feels like he’s less. And she just wants to let him know that he’s still everything that she ever wanted. I don’t know, it just kind of came out. It’s kind of like I was writing a love letter to him on her behalf.” 

 

Goo Goo Dolls To Perform An Acoustic Medley On Dancing With The Stars Tonight

October 12, 2010 by  
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Tune in to the Dancing With the Stars Results Show tonight to catch Goo Goo Dolls give their first-ever televised acoustic performance on the live telecast. The band will perform a two-song medley of their new single, “Notbroken,” plus their old faithful“Iris.”

Then on December 14, Goo Goo Dolls will also perform live on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!  The band has recently made appearances on America’s Got Talent, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, and Lopez Tonight.

Catch GOO GOO DOLLS on the road this fall! Tour dates:
Sun      Oct 10         Green Bay, WI              Weidner Center (UWGB)
Mon     Oct 11         Sioux Falls, SD              Augustana College
Fri        Oct 15         Myrtle Beach, SC          House of Blues
Sat       Oct 16         Chattanooga, TN           Tivoli Theatre
Mon     Oct 18         Montclair, NJ                Wellmont Theatre
Tues     Oct 19         University Park, PA       Eisenhower Hall
Wed     Oct 20         Kingston, NY                Ulster PAC
Sat       Oct 23          Latrobe, PA                  St Vincent College
Sun      Oct 24          Mansfield, PA                Decker Gymnasium (Mansfield College)
Tues     Oct 26          Portland, ME                State Theatre
Thurs    Oct 28          Fairfield, CT                 Pitt Center (Sacred Heart)
Fri        Oct 29          Baltimore, MD              Reitz Arena (Loyola College)
Sat       Oct 30          Salamanca, NY             Seneca Allegany Casino

Goo Goo Dolls Release Tour EP “Waiting For The Rest Of It”

July 19, 2010 by  
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Goo Goo Dolls have released an exclusive Tour only EP, entitled Waiting For the Rest Of It, which is being sold at all tour stops and will be released by all digital service providers on July 20th.

 
The EP includes four songs from the band’s upcoming ninth studio album, Something For The Rest Of Us, which drops on August 31st. They are: “Home” (the first single already being embraced on radio), “Sweetest Lie,” “Now I Hear,” and “Still Your Song.” The EP also includes a live version of their hit “Broadway”.
 
Fans can also pick up the Something For The Rest Of Us as a deluxe book edition exclusively at www.googoodolls.com. Pre-sale orders begin on July 22nd. This limited-edition book version features exclusive photos of the band, a digital download of “Home” upon purchase, and a limited-edition lithograph, some of which have been personally signed by each member of the band.  Those who purchase this release will also receive classic covers of Flesh for Lulu’s “Postcards From Paradise” and Pete Townshend’s “Rough Boys,” plus an exclusive cover of the Kinks’ classic “Catch Me Now I’m Falling,” available only on this collection. These tracks will be delivered digitally on or before 8/31/10.

  
You can catch the Goos out on the road now:
 
Sat       July 17              Cleveland, OH               Time Warner Cable Amph at Tower
Sun      July 18              Clarkston, MI                 DTE Energy Music Theatre
Tues     July 20              Chicago, IL                   Charter One Pavilion
Thurs    July 22              Saratoga Springs, NY    Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fri        July 23              Buffalo, NY                   Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
Sun      July 25              Toronto, ON                 Molson Amphitheatre
Tues     July 27              Holmdel, NJ                  PNC Bank Arts Center
Wed     July 28              Uncasville, CT               Mohegan Sun Arena
Fri        July 30              Wantagh, NY                Nikon at Jones Beach Music Theater
Mon      Aug 2               Boston, MA                  Bank of America Pavilion
Tues     Aug 3                Baltimore, MD              Pier Six Pavilion
Fri        Aug 6               Gilford, NH                   Meadowbrook – US Cellular Pavilion
Sat       Aug 7                Scranton, PA                Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Mon     Aug 9                Raleigh, NC                  Raleigh Amphitheatre
Tues     Aug 10              Charlotte, NC               The Uptown Amph at The Music Factory
Thurs    Aug 12             Atlanta, GA                   Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Sat       Aug 14              Miami, FL                     Bayfront Amphitheatre
Sun      Aug 15              Tampa, FL                    Ford Amphitheatre
Wed     Aug 18             Saint Charles, MO         Family Arena
Thurs    Aug 19             Independence, MO        Independence Events Center
Sat       Aug 21              Dallas, TX                     Superpages.com Center
Sun      Aug 22              Spring, TX                     Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Tues     Aug 24              Morrison, CO                Red Rocks Amphitheater
Thurs    Aug 26             Concord, CA                 Sleep Train Pavilion
Sat       Aug 28              Phoenix, AZ                   Dodge Theatre
Sun      Aug 29              Los Angeles, CA            Greek Theatre

While electrifying audiences on the road for an explosive summer tour, Goo Goo Dolls have released an exclusive Tour only EP, entitled Waiting For the Rest Of It, which is being sold at all tour stops and will be released by all digital service providers on July 20th.

 
The EP includes four songs from the band’s upcoming ninth studio album, Something For The Rest Of Us, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on August 31st. They are: “Home” (the first single already being embraced on radio), “Sweetest Lie,” “Now I Hear,” and “Still Your Song.” The EP also includes a live version of their hit “Broadway”.
 
Something For The Rest Of Us will also be sold as a deluxe book edition exclusively at www.googoodolls.com. Pre-sale orders begin on July 22nd. This limited-edition book version features exclusive photos of the band, a digital download of “Home” upon purchase, and a limited-edition lithograph, some of which have been personally signed by each member of the band.  Those who purchase this release will also receive classic covers of Flesh for Lulu’s “Postcards From Paradise” and Pete Townshend’s “Rough Boys,” plus an exclusive cover of the Kinks’ classic “Catch Me Now I’m Falling,” available only on this collection. These tracks will be delivered digitally on or before 8/31/10.

 

As previously announced Goo Goo Dolls have already taken to the road to play the new songs as well as old favorites for fans. Dates are as follows:
 
Sat       July 17              Cleveland, OH               Time Warner Cable Amph at Tower City
Sun      July 18              Clarkston, MI                 DTE Energy Music Theatre
Tues     July 20              Chicago, IL                   Charter One Pavilion
Thurs    July 22              Saratoga Springs, NY    Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fri        July 23              Buffalo, NY                   Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
Sun      July 25              Toronto, ON                 Molson Amphitheatre
Tues     July 27              Holmdel, NJ                  PNC Bank Arts Center
Wed     July 28              Uncasville, CT               Mohegan Sun Arena
Fri        July 30              Wantagh, NY                Nikon at Jones Beach Music Theater
Mon      Aug 2               Boston, MA                  Bank of America Pavilion
Tues     Aug 3                Baltimore, MD              Pier Six Pavilion
Fri        Aug 6               Gilford, NH                   Meadowbrook – US Cellular Pavilion
Sat       Aug 7                Scranton, PA                Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Mon     Aug 9                Raleigh, NC                  Raleigh Amphitheatre
Tues     Aug 10              Charlotte, NC               The Uptown Amph at The Music Factory
Thurs    Aug 12             Atlanta, GA                   Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Sat       Aug 14              Miami, FL                     Bayfront Amphitheatre
Sun      Aug 15              Tampa, FL                    Ford Amphitheatre
Wed     Aug 18             Saint Charles, MO         Family Arena
Thurs    Aug 19             Independence, MO        Independence Events Center
Sat       Aug 21              Dallas, TX                     Superpages.com Center
Sun      Aug 22              Spring, TX                     Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Tues     Aug 24              Morrison, CO                Red Rocks Amphitheater
Thurs    Aug 26             Concord, CA                 Sleep Train Pavilion
Sat       Aug 28              Phoenix, AZ                   Dodge Theatre
Sun      Aug 29              Los Angeles, CA            Greek Theatre

Concert Gallery: Goo Goo Dolls / Memphis, TN

May 10, 2010 by  
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Goo Goo Dolls
May 1, 2010
Beale Street Music Festival
Memphis, TN
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Goo Goo Dolls Announce New Album Title

March 9, 2010 by  
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The Goo Goo Dolls have announced that the title of their new studio album will be “Something For The Rest Of Us”.  This album will mark the Goo’s ninth studio album will be release by Warner Bros. Records later this year.

In the meantime, fans can catch The Goo Goo Dolls on the road to hear some new songs live before the albums’ release.  Dates below: 
 
Tue       Apr 06              Augusta, GA                 First Tee Golf of Augusta
Thur      Apr 08             Wilmington, NC             Trask Coliseum
Sat       Apr 10              Oswego, NY                 SUNY Campus Center
Sun      Apr 11              Wilkes Barre, PA           FM Kirby Center
Tues     Apr 13              Hershey, PA                  Hershey Theatre
Thurs    Apr 15              Hampton Beach, NH     Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Fri        Apr 16              Potsdam, NY                Cheel Arena
Sat       Apr 17              Erie, PA                         Penn State Behrend
Tues     Apr 20              Richmond, VA               The National
Wed     Apr 21              Norfolk, VA                  The Norva
Fri        Apr 23              Greensboro, NC            War Memorial Auditorium
Sat       Apr 24              North Charleston, SC     Performing Arts
Sun      Apr 25              Jacksonville, FL              Moran Theatre 
Tues     Apr 27              Orlando, FL                   Hard Rock Live
Sun      May 2               Nashville, TN                  Ryman Auditorium
Tues     May 4               Knoxville, TN                 Tennessee Theatre
Wed     May 5               Louisville, KY                 Louisville Palace Theatre
Sun      May 9               Columbus, OH                 Palace Theatre
Tues     May 11             South Bend IN                Morris Performing Arts Center
Wed     May 12             Ann Arbor, MI                Michigan Theatre
Fri        May 14             Kettering, OH                  Fraze Pavilion 
Sat       May 15             Milwaukee WI                 Pabst Theatre
Sun      May 16             Peoria, IL                        Peoria Civic