AG UPDATE

Enter to Win Goo Goo Dolls Merch in the AG Goo Gobbler Giveaway!

We are soooo grateful for all you Goo Goo Dolls fans who hang out with us each and every day on our various platforms and in the spirit of Thanksgiving – we want to give you a fun chance to win this very cool tee!

BUT- You’ve gotta work for it! Here’s what we want you to do:

~~Replace ONE word in any GGD song title (and you have loads of those to choose from) with ONE word from this list: ‘pumpkin’ ‘corn’ ‘turkey’ ‘pilgrim’ ‘tryptophan’ ‘squash’ ‘gravy’ ‘green beans’ ‘stuffing’ or ‘pie’.

So put your thinking caps on…We know what a clever bunch you are, so we want to see some INSPIRED submissions. You have until Midnight Wednesday, EST to entertain us with your creations, and we’ll announce a winner on Friday after we have emerged from various degrees of holiday over-indulgence.

You can post your answers on our forum, on Twitter or Facebook. They will all be considered. Ready? Steady? Go!

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Desert Sun – Goo Goo Dolls to perform at CareerBuilder Challenge concert series

By Larry Bohannan
Expanding on a single concert during the tournament in 2017, the CareerBuilder Challenge golf tournament will host two concerts at the 2018 event, with legendary Huey Lewis and the News performing one night and the rock band Goo Goo Dolls performing the second concert.

The concerts are part of a new approach to the 59-year-old PGA Tour event in La Quinta, providing music as well as upgraded food and music options to those who buy a $30 single-day golf ticket. The concerts will begin almost immediate after play ends on Friday and Saturday of tournament week. The concert series, to be held on the driving range at PGA West, is presented by H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation.

The CareerBuilder Challenge will be played Jan. 18-21 at three courses in La Quinta, the Stadium Course and Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West and La Quinta Country Club. PGA Tour Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson, a two-time winner of the CareerBuilder title, will again be the tournament ambassador and be one of 156 pros in the field of the $5.9 million event. Hudson Swafford is the defending champion.

“We are excited to unveil our golf festival model at this year’s event featuring great food, wine, spirits, music and world class PGA Tour golf,” said Jeff Sanders, executive director of the CareerBuilder Challenge for new operating company Lagardere Sport. “We are stepping up our game this year by bringing in two nights of music.”

The concert series debuted in 2017 with a driving range concert by American indie pop band Fitz and the Tandrums.

Goo Goo Dolls have sold over 10 million albums in the United States and more than 12 million records worldwide. The band has recorded 19 top-10 singles and their biggest hit single “Iris” was named the biggest pop radio song of the last 20 years by Billboard magazine. Goo Goo Dolls recently performed at the PGA Tour’s Safeway Open in Napa, another tournament operated by Lagardere.

Huey Lewis and the News formed in 1979 and have sold over 20 million albums. The Grammy-award winning group has recorded a long list of Top Ten Hits including “Heart of Rock and Roll,” “If This Is It,” “Hip To Be Square,” “The Power of Love” and many others. “The Power of Love” which was written and recorded for the film “Back to The Future” was a worldwide hit and reached #1 on the Billboard singles chart.

More: Fear not golfers, changes at CareerBuilder won’t de-emphasize the golf

Daily tickets to the CareerBuilder Challenge PGA Tour event are on sale now and include admission to the tournament, the CareerBuilder Challenge Concert Series as the Vons Fan Pavilion on the 18th green at Stadium Course and two other on-site hospitality venues. There are no additional cover charges or upgraded tickets needed this year for entry into these on course hospitality venues.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.CBChallenge.com.

TICKET INFO:
https://www.careerbuilderchallenge.com/tickets

CBS Miami – Goo Goo Dolls, Big Head Todd & The Monsters To Headline Dolphins DCC VII Finish Line Celebration

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Dolphins Cancer Challenge is coming up in a few months and a big announcement has been made regarding some of the entertainment.

The DCC announced Thursday that the Goo Goo Dolls and Big Head Todd & The Monsters will headline the DCC VII Finish Line Celebration.

The event will take place on Saturday, February 10th, at Hard Rock Stadium, with general admission tickets available for $25 at DolphinsCancerChallenge.com.

All proceeds from the concert will be part of the gift given to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.

The DCC has raised over $22.5 million since it’s inception, with 100% of participant-raised funds going to Sylvester.

The Kickoff Part for DCC VII is happening on Friday, February 9th with the DCC signature event following on Saturday.

It will include five bike routes through South Florida and a 5K run/walk.

All routes will finish at Hard Rock Stadium, where the concert will take place.

Miami Dolphins players and alumni will join cancer survivors at the Survivor Opening Act, which opens the concert event.

The Dolphins Cancer Challenge is the single largest fundraiser in the NFL.

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/11/16/goo-goo-dolls-dolphins-dcc-finish-line-celebration/

ABC 15 Arizona – Goo Goo Dolls to perform free concert at High Street, Dec. 9

By Josh Frigerio

PHOENIX – The Goo Goo Dolls have been scheduled to perform a free concert in Phoenix.

The rock band will perform on Saturday, Dec. 9 at High Street, a shopping area near Deer Valley Drive and 56th Street. It is part of Mix 96.9’s Merry MixMas event.

Organizers said they do not yet have a time when the Goo Goo Dolls will take the stage, but that it will happen in the evening. Mix 96.9’s website lists 5 p.m. at the event’s start time.

The concert will take place on a pop-up stage in the middle of High Street and nearby restaurants and bars will be open and accepting reservations, organizers said.

It is recommended to arrive early as High Street, the actual street, will shut down to set-up for the event. However, the parking garages will still be accessible from other roads.

IF YOU GO:
Goo Goo Dolls concert (Dec. 9)
High Street, 5415 E. High Street, Phoenix AZ 85054
Time: After 5 p.m. Exactly time still being determined
Admission: Free

http://www.abc15.com/entertainment/events/goo-goo-dolls-to-perform-free-concert-at-high-street-dec-9

WGRZ – Robby Takac: Three Decades a Goo Goo Doll

Peter Gallivan, WGRZ

BUFFALO, NY – The Goo Goo Dolls released their first album 30 years ago. Over those 3 decades, the band has had its ups and downs. The early years marked by starts and stops, and inner-turmoil that led to replacing their original drummer and changing record labels.

They finally gained national traction with the hit song “Name”, and never looked back.

Robby Takac sat down with 2 On Your Side’s Pete Gallivan to reflect on 3 decades a Goo Goo Doll, the early years as a punk rock teenager from West Seneca, what it’s like to juggle the roles of rock star and husband and dad. Ever the optimist, he also beams as he talks about the turn around of his hometown.

© 2017 WGRZ-TV

Click here for interview – Robby Takac on WGRZ

Twin Cities Pioneer Press – New ‘Cities 97 Sampler’ features Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik and ‘American Idol’ vet Phillip Phillips

By ROSS RAIHALA | rraihala@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press

John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, “American Idol” vet Phillip Phillips and singer/songwriter James Arthur are among the artists to land tracks on the 29th annual “Cities 97 Sampler.”

Priced at $14.97, the CD will go on sale online via cities97.com at 9 a.m. Monday. In-person sales open at 7 a.m. Tuesday at metro area Target stores.

The popular “Sampler” offers live performances exclusive to the CD, with most recorded in Cities 97’s Studio C. It often sells out, with proceeds benefiting a collection of Minnesota charities. This year’s edition is expecting to bring the all-time total raised from the series to nearly $13 million.

The 19 songs include selections from newcomers (Ocean Park Standoff, Tom Walker, Muna), “Sampler” veterans (Andy Grammer, Andrew McMahon, James Blunt, Fitz and the Tantrums) and one local, Plymouth native Julia Brennan whose single “Inner Demons” earned some airplay over the summer.

Rzeznik, Phillips, Ocean Park Standoff and Shawn Hook will perform at a “Sampler” release party on Nov. 17 at the Myth in Maplewood. Tickets are only available to listeners who win them from the station.

http://www.twincities.com/2017/11/10/new-cities-97-sampler-has-john-rzeznik-phillip-phillips/

Robby’s Lobby InRock Mag – November Edition

Hey Hey In Rockers and thanks so much for taking a few second to check up on stuff here at The Lobby! If you’re a first timer here, I’m Robby from the band Goo Goo Dolls, we’ve just finished a 47 city tour of the US and, well, I’m pretty sure we’re all ready for a little break. It was a really great tour, winding around the US for almost 3 months with opener Phillip Phillips on what we called “The Long Way Home Summer Tour” promoting our newest EP “You Should Be Happy” and the single from that release “Use Me”. The US Summer tours always have their highlights, like The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, Jones Beach in NY and of course our hometown show in Buffalo which is always a high point.

As the tour made it’s way around the country there was a huge Hurricane in Houston which flooded the city leaving tens of thousands of people stranded and without places to live. We had a show scheduled in Houston for 10 days after the Hurricane hit, of course we were assuming the show would be cancelled because of the devastation. But just as they were about to make the announcement of the cancellation The Mayor of Houston contacted our agents to ask them to please have the show. He explained they needed to get things moving again in the areas that were able to return to some sort of normal life. They needed to begin having sporting events and concerts to help in slowly beginning to rebuild the economy after the floods.

We agreed to proceed with the show and set up a fund from sales from the evening to be donated to the relief efforts as well as collecting canned goods and non perishable for concert ticket vouchers. We also gave 1000 tickets to first responders and people from the surrounding shelters to get a night away from the intensity of the relief efforts. It will be a long time before things are actually back to normal in Houston, but we are glad we were able to help just a little bit and be a part of getting thing back on track after such a horrible event.

During the GGDS Summer tour Tokyo’s Pinky Doodle Poodle joined us on a second stage for 2 shows as part of their extensive 45 city 2017 US Tour. They also came to play at The Music is Art Festival, (for those of you not familiar you can check out musicisart.org for more info) it’s a 15 stage music/art festival in Buffalo, NY I’ve been organizing for 15 years now and a huge part of my year. It was a great event with over 20,000 attendees and hundreds of artists including performances from Hokkaido EDM artist Qrion and indie rockers The Molice from Tokyo as well! The Molice is currently at my studio in Buffalo, GCR Audio, working with me on their 7th release due out next year on my Good Charamel Records label to follow up last month’s release of their EP “Signs” also recorded here in Buffalo. They just finished a short tour of the Northeastern US before returning to the studio.

A little bit of time here at home, a few gigs a month, a couple production projects and some writing for the next GGDS release lay ahead of me over the next few months, but more importantly some much needed time w/ my family (and some time in the same place for a little while won’t be bad either)! I hope you all have a great month and check in next month; I know there will be all sorts of things to tell you about!

Peace
Robby

Robby’s Lobby for InRock Mag

Broadway World – Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik, Matt Nathanson Join Music Lineup for Concert for Dreams

The Garden of Dreams Foundation is pleased to announce that Multi-platinum and Grammy Award -nominated John Rzeznik of Goo Goo Dolls and singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson have been added to the music lineup for Concert for Dreams, a unique two-part concert experience and the first ever benefit concert in support of the Foundation at the Beacon Theatre on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the fundraising show are on-sale now, with all net proceeds going directly to Garden of Dreams.

Rzeznik and Nathanson join as a special guest to the previously announced artist lineup including O.A.R. and special guests, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels co-founder of Run-DMC and Garden of Dreams Board member, Gavin DeGraw, Robert Randolph, Adam Duritz of Counting Crows and Nate Ruess of fun. with more acts to be announced. The two-part event will include an evening fundraising concert featuring O.A.R. plus the special guests as well as a dedicated Garden of Dreams kids concert on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. hosted by Elvis Duran of Z100, featuring O.A.R. and all the evening performers plus Rachel Crow and Ansel Elgort, with more acts and celebrity presenters to be announced. Lineup is subject to change.

Garden of Dreams works with 28 partner organizations throughout the tri-state area, including hospitals, wish organizations and community-based organizations, to reach children who are facing challenges such as homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care. The Foundation takes pride in its commitment to truly change lives, hosting more than 500 events and programs each year such as its annual Talent Show and Prom.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with The Madison Square Garden Company and MSG Networks Inc. to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles. Since the Foundation began in 2006, this collaboration has brightened the lives of more than 325,000 children and their families.

In addition, through its Giving program, the Foundation helps its partner organizations through the direct support of scholarships and long-lasting community projects such as the refurbishment of pediatric areas at local hospitals, basketball courts and community centers – with plans for many more vital civic enhancements in the years to come.

Ticket prices for the fundraising show range from $50-$135 with a select number of VIP packages available. For tickets and more information on Concert for Dreams and the VIP packages, please visit www.gardenofdreamsfoundation.org. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster Charge By Phone (1-866-858-0008) and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are also available at the box offices at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and the Beacon Theatre.

About The Garden of Dreams Foundation The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with The Madison Square Garden Company and MSG Networks Inc. to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles. Since the Foundation began in 2006, this collaboration has brightened the lives of more than 325,000 children and their families. Garden of Dreams works with 28 partner organizations throughout the tri-state area, including hospitals, wish organizations and community-based organizations, to reach children who are facing challenges such as homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care. The Foundation takes pride in its commitment to truly change lives, hosting more than 500 events and programs each year such as its annual Talent Show and Prom. In addition, through its Giving program, the Foundation helps its partner organizations through the direct support of scholarships and long-lasting community projects such as the refurbishment of pediatric areas at local hospitals, basketball courts and community centers – with plans for many more vital civic enhancements in the years to come. For more information on the Garden of Dreams Foundation, please visit www.GardenofDreamsFoundation.org

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/John-Rzeznik-Matt-Nathanson-Join-Music-Lineup-for-Concert-for-Dreams-20171109

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San Antonio Current – Chris Young, Goo Goo Dolls, Foreigner + More to Headline Next Year’s Rodeo

That’s right y’all, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is almost here! Yeah, we have to wait until February 8-25, 2018 to live it up at the rodeo, but we already know some of the acts that’ll make their way to the AT&T Center/Freeman Coliseum for the annual event. And we got to day, we’re excited.

Willie Nelson & Family took the reins earlier this year, closing out the Thursday night’s evening alongside Huey Lewis and the News, Little Big Town, Sam Hunt, and Fifth Harmony to name a few acts playing throughout the event.

So far (stay tuned for updates), next year’s lineup includes Gary Allan, Brett Eldredge, Midland, Chris Young, Brad Paisley, Casting Crowns, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, Jeff Dunham, Luke Combs, Cam, Calibre 50, Foreigner and Goo Goo Dolls. That’s right, if you cried as much to “Iris” as I did as a confused queer pre-teen, here’s your chance to relive your awkward late ’90s years around, you know, cows ‘n’ stuff.

Tickets are available at sarodeo.com, SA Rodeo app, by phone at 1-877-63-RODEO (76336), or at the Rodeo Ticket Office (located at the Southwest Corner of the AT&T Center). Ticket office hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm and Saturdays, 11 am – 3 pm.

Tickets: San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

San Antonio Current

Goo Goo Dolls, Andy Grammer, Flo Rida Set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

As usual, this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast, airing November 23 on NBC, will be packed with musical performances.

Andy Grammer, 98 Degrees, Flo Rida, Goo Goo Dolls, Bebe Rexha and Sabrina Carpenter are among the many artists who’ll be riding on floats and singing during the event. Others on the bill include Motown legend Smokey Robinson, Wyclef Jean and numerous country stars, including Cam, Lauren Alaina and Dustin Lynch.

In addition, Top Chef stars Tom Colicchio and Padma Lakshmi will ride floats, as will the Muppets, and Miss America 2018, Cara Mund. They’ll be fighting for viewers’ attention with 1,000 clowns, 1,100 cheerleaders and dancers, 12 marching bands, 17 giant balloons and 26 floats.

The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, hosted by Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker, get underway at 9 a.m. in all time zones. The show will encore at 2 p.m.

Goo Goo Dolls Set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade