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The Goo Goo Dolls to Sweden

https://www.sydsvenskan.se/2017-12-12/the-goo-goo-dolls-till-sverige

The Goo Goo Dolls coming to Sweden for two gigs next year. On August 8, playing American rock band at Gröna Lund in Stockholm and on August 10 in the amusement park Furuvik outside Gavle, according to a press release.
The Goo Goo Dolls albumdebuterade 1987 but got his big breakthrough in 1995 with the album "A boy named Goo". They also wrote the single "iris", the theme from the film "city of Angels" in 1998.

8/8 Grona Lund site: https://www.gronalund.com/en/

8/10 Stockholm: http://furuvik.se/scenochshow/goo-goo-dolls/

(This post is translated to English, so the words may be a little off.)

More information to come!

**Also check for tickets on the tour page over on GGD.com**


For our Swedish speakers:

http://news.cision.com/se/furuvik/r/goo-goo-dolls-till-furuvik-i-augusti,c2411471

Goo Goo Dolls till Furuvik i augusti
ti, dec 12, 2017 09:00 CET

De är rockbandet från Buffalo som 1998 fick hela världen att sjunga på deras megahit ”Iris”. De har släppt 11 studioalbum, toppat listor världen över och sålt över 12 miljoner album. Den 10 augusti kliver Goo Goo Dolls ut på Furuviks Stora Scen.

Goo Goo Dolls bildades 1986 i Buffalo, New York, och de fick sitt stora genombrott med låten “Iris” från soundtracket till filmen ”City of Angels”. Billboard placerade låten på första plats när man rankade de 100 bästa sångerna från 1992-2012, där även deras singel ”Slide” tog en ärofull niondeplats. Utöver deras megahits har de även haft 14 andra topp tio-singlar på olika listor världen över och deras 11 studioalbum har sålt i över 12 miljoner exemplar. Den 10 augusti kliver Goo Goo Dolls ut på Furuviks Stora Scen. 

För mer information   kontakta Nina Tano, VD på telefon 010-708 79 18 eller e-mail nina.tano@furuvik.se.
För pressbilder besök vår Bildbank http://bilder.parksandresorts.com/furuvik

Furuvik är en kombinationspark med djurpark, tivoli, badland och konsertarena, naturskönt belägen vid havet ca 1 mil söder om Gävle. Furuvik öppnade redan 1900. Sedan 2008 återfinns Nordens enda primatforskningsstation i parken. Furuvik är medlem i Svenska Djurparksföreningen samt den europeiska branschorganisationen EAZA. En av parkens viktigaste uppgifter är att sprida kunskap om djur och natur. 2017 hade Furuvik totalt ca 350 anställda under säsong och gästades av drygt 300 000 besökare. Furuvik är sedan 2010 en del av Parks and Resorts, Nordens ledande aktör inom upplevelseindustrin. I gruppen ingår några av Sveriges mest populära resmål; Gröna Lund, Kolmården, Aquaria, Furuvik och Skara Sommarland.
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Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / 12/7 Worcester, MA WXLO Show -M&G Photos
« Last post by BulletproofAngel on December 11, 2017, 09:29 PM »
If you met the band at WXLO's Almost Acoustic Xmas show, find your M&G photos here: https://www.facebook.com/104.5XLO/posts/10155971002939539
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Thanks to Greg for these!!








Thanks to @lisa_swensrud for these two:





Thanks to @spaceybagel for this clip:

https://twitter.com/spaceybagel/status/940129984168960001

Thanks to @kat1031 for these:






Thanks to @googoodolls




Thanks to @TheArtistCoop for these:





Thanks to @Maxine_EvansMEP



**Meet and Greet photos**
http://www.1013themix.com/albums/merry-mix-mas-meet-and-greet/

**Event photos**
http://www.1013themix.com/albums/merry-mix-mas-event-photos/

Thanks to AlexD for this:



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A few more show photos!












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You'll never guess!

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Mechanics Hall added a few photos to their Facebook page.
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Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / New Pictures in the AG Gallery 12.10
« Last post by Dizzy Girl on December 10, 2017, 11:43 AM »
Well it has been a bit since we visited the AG Gallery but today is your lucky day. Take a break from those holiday preparations and view the great new pics in the AG Gallery by:

Jay Philadelphia PA 8.6.17
summerseeker St. Charles MO 12.2.17
Kathi Altoona IA 12.1.17

https://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutegoo/albums/72157679656358901

Thank you for sending in your pictures! Your pics enters you into the POTW contest where your pic could be featured on our Facebook banner for the week.

If you have pics you would like to have in the gallery and be entered into POTW send them to addmypic@absolutegoo.com. Include the city, state and dates of the show the pics are from.
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Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / How You Can Help Victims of the California Wildfires
« Last post by Gen on December 09, 2017, 08:53 PM »
Multiple fires have raged throughout Southern California for the past several days. In total, more than 116,000 acres have burned and more than 200,000 people have been evacuated.

Below is a list of ways you can help, virtually and in-person. If you're within driving distance, make sure to check that an area is clear before you head anywhere. The parameters for evacuations continue to change.

Virtually

American Red Cross: Local chapters of the American Red Cross are sending volunteers from across the country to Southern California. If you're not a volunteer, you can make an online donation in support of the "California wildfires." https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/californiavolunteers-pub

Thomas Fire Fund: The Thomas fire in Ventura County has burned at least 96,000 acres. The United Way of Ventura County has partnered with the American Red Cross of Ventura County and the Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services to create a fund to help fire victims. Here's how you can donate: http://vcunitedway.org/

Online: www.vcunitedway.org
By phone. Call (805) 485-6288 or text UWVC to 4144
Check. Send by mail to United Way, 702 County Square Dr., Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93003. Write “Thomas Fire Fund” in the memo.
Go Fund Me: Individuals have started fundraising campaigns for those affected by the fires. Go Fund Me has highlighted several.

In-person

Sherman Oaks East Valley: An L.A.-based donation collection center has been set up to gather donations for fire victims. They're asking for sealed water bottles, food items, new and unused clothing, blankets, and new and unused toiletries. The center is at 5056 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403. They will be accepting donations until 5 p.m. Friday. After that, call L.A. County at 2-1-1 to find out which agencies are accepting donations.

The Salvation Army Ventura Corps: The Salvation Army group stationed at the Ventura County Fairgrounds is asking for donations of food and water. https://www.facebook.com/The-Salvation-Army-Ventura-Corps-870277139672780/

Catholic Charities: The organization is accepting donations of gently used clothes, as well as new clothes and toys that will be distributed as Christmas gifts. Donations may be dropped off at 303 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA 93001.

Humane Society of Ventura County: More than 100 animals are being housed at the Humane Society location. They're in need of alfalfa hay, Timothy hay, cat food, rabbit food, flashlights, headlamps, lanterns, water troughs, bottled water, fruit, snacks, hoses and power generators, as well as snacks for their volunteers. Donations may be dropped off at the shelter at 402 Bryant St. in Ojai. https://www.facebook.com/pg/hsvc.org/posts/?ref=page_internal

If you're unable to donate in person, the group has set up an Amazon registry wish list. https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2LHNG8JV4F1V0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_Q8IkAb2MNJ3NM

L.A. Kitchen: The nonprofit organization is preparing meals for firefighters and displaced victims. For shift times, check its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/thelakitchen/photos/a.453137224750238.105826.427661600631134/1744412865622661/?type=3&theater

The California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts. https://www.calfund.org/wildfire-relief-fund/

YouCaring, an online crowd-funding platform, has created a landing page with all of its campaigns for Southern California wildfire relief. https://www.youcaring.com/causes/southern-ca-wildfire-relief

Direct Relief - Santa Barbara-based Direct Relief has responded to the fires with items requested by local health-care providers, including N-95 respiratory masks and emergency health kits full of emergency medicines and supplies. https://www.directrelief.org/2017/12/wildfire-rages-in-ventura-county-california-destroying-homes-and-causing-large-scale-evacuations/

To donate, visit https://secure.directrelief.org/site/Donation2?df_id=2105&2105.donation=form1 donate, click “Direct my donation to” and choose “Southern California Wildfires.” Direct Relief says it is committed to ensuring that 100 percent of funds designated by donors for relief of the Southern California wildfires will go to that cause.

The Ventura County Community Disaster Relief Fund, created by the Ventura County Community Foundation, supports organizations providing shelter and long-term housing, legal services, education, healthcare and other immediate and long-term needs of those affected by the Thomas Fire. https://vccf.org/donate/make-a-donation/

Advice for fire victims

(1) Contact your insurance companies. Most will cover hotel stays, apart from the usual coverage.

(2) Call your credit card companies and have the last 3-6 months of your purchases reimbursed back (get a police report that testifies you are a fire victim).

(3) If you are renting and are a minor, your parents’ home insurance may cover your belongings.

(4) Call your chain retail stores and see what they can offer to fire victims.
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Here are some great videos from KTV Boston-


















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http://www.telegram.com/news/20171208/goo-goo-dolls-rock-xlos-acoustic-xmas-at-mechanics-hall

**Link will take you to a photoset**


By Craig S. Semon
Telegram & Gazette Staff

WORCESTER — The “XLO’s Acoustic Xmas” crowd went gaga over this year’s headliners, the Goo Goo Dolls, and no wonder: The band’s foul-mouthed and very funny front-man John Rzeznik delivered as many F-bombs as hits. The band’s blistering bassist Robby Takac consistently rocked out and took over the mic for two scruffy rockers. And, on top of that, the evening was an unofficial homecoming of sorts for Goo Goo Dolls’ drummer Craig Macintyre, a Worcester native who hasn’t played in the city since the late ’90s.

One of the founding members of Wilbur and the Dukes and the Noisy Boyz, Macintyre moved to Los Angeles at the end of 2001. Growing up in the Indian Lake area of Worcester (and now living in Portland, Oregon), Macintyre landed the full-time Goo Goo Dolls gig four years ago.

“When they found out I was from Worcester, it was like a badge of honor,” Macintyre said after the show. “They were like, ‘Oh, you’re from Worcester. You’re like us. You would be working in a factory if you haven’t become a musician.’”

Hailing from Buffalo, Rzeznik and Takac formed the Goo Goo Dolls in 1985. However, it took ten years and five albums, 1995′s multi-platinum “A Boy Named Goo,” before they found mainstream success with the breakthrough single, “Name,” which was played midway in the main set on Thursday at Mechanics Hall.

Often showing their punk roots in their crowd-pleasing, power-pop forays, the Goo Dolls opened big with their second biggest hit, “Slide” and ended even bigger with “Iris,” the biggest hit on Billboard’s Top 100 of 1992-2012. And, for a solid hour and 15 minutes, the hits kept coming.

While the show might have been considered “acoustic,” it certainly was far from being subdued.

Rzeznik played “plugged” acoustic all night, while Takac’s bass was certainly buzzing with electricity and Macintyre’s drum-kit was noticeably smaller than usual but got the job done. Rzeznik’s crystalline voice resonated with meaning and purpose and the chimy arrangements sounded spectacular in the lavish Mechanics Hall.

Goo Goo Dolls opened strong with a trio of crowd-pleasers, including “Slide,” “Rebel Beat” and “Black Balloon.”

Early in the set, Rzeznik proved he has the gift of gab, pontificating how he loves Christmas but all guys (especially him) ”(expletive) hate” their birthdays after they hit 30, heckling a rowdy partygoer by accusing him of inhaling too many black balloons and making fun of Buffalo and New England accents, first by saying, “I’m from Buffalo. So I sound as alien to you as you do to me” and, later, by giving a profanity laced tirade with a thick Buffalo accent.

Even funnier was Rzeznik’s commentary of Mechanics Hall and its presidential portraits.

Rzeznik introduced “So Alive” as a song from a car commercial (specifically for the BMW 320i) but insisted it was originally just a song off the band’s last full-length album, “Boxes.” During the song’s “Hey, Hey, Hey” refrain, Rzeznik playfully scolded the audience by saying, “So much for this audience participation (expletive)!”

On “Smash,” in which Takac sang lead, the Goo Goo Dolls sounded like a Replacements cover band (in a good way).

Realizing that they were in Macintyre’s home town, Rzeznik — prior to a punchy and spirited “Name” — said it was a perfect time to dig up some dirt (the singer used a harsher word) on the Goo Goo Dolls’ drummer and solicited anyone in the audience that knew him to come forward. Rzeznik ending up finding a woman named “Societe (Caponette),” whose name intrigued the singer more than his initial smear campaign.

Rzenik praised the audience for being really good to them over the years before admitting that he was merely kissing their collective (expletives) because he was about to play a newer song, “Boxes”. He had no need to kiss up. Goo Goo Dolls fans adore him dearly and they have already taken “Boxes,” which started subtle but ended strong, as another beloved song in the band’s repertoire.

Insisting that it was a melancholy Christmas song, the Goo Goo Dolls closed out the main set with “Better Days” Seeing that the refrain of “Tonight the world begins again,” struck a chord with the audience, Rzeznik said, “I see you’re with me.” Heck, the audience has been with them for 22 years.

The single-song encore, “Iris” turned into a massive singalong (as expected) and was accentuated by an instrumental break (which was totally unexpected).

Before his final bow, Rzeznik wished the crowd nothing but the best, after the band certainly delivered their best (and arguably best ”’XLO Acoustic Xmas” headlining gig yet). Time will tell if WXLO 104.5 FM can top it next year with their 10th anniversary holiday show.

Hailing from Windsor, England, the sibling trio and second-time ”’XLO Acoustic Xmas” performers The Rua (aka singer Roseanna, keyboardist Alanna and violinist Jonathan Brown) charmed the audience with their perky stage banter and pristine power-pop that made them sound like the offsprings of The Cranberries and The Corrs.

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