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http://www.inrock.co.jp/inrock/new/robby.html

Hello In Rockers and Welcome to The Lobby, a chance for us to catch up here in the pages on the mighty In Rock as we have for over 10 years, and as always, thanks for stopping in and checking up on us! I’m back home in Buffalo, NY after a busy month of touring and recording during what we mistakenly call the “quiet time” after the Sumer Tour cycle. I’ll fill you in on a bit of the action as well as some of the unique situations surrounding the various cities we visited on this run as well.

Goo Goo Dolls performed a handful of shows around the US, flying from coast to coast a few times to perform for a variety of audiences around the country. The first show was in Charlottesville, VA and a set to conclude The University of Virginia’s 200th Anniversary celebration, we performed along with a full orchestra and multi media presentation in front of the famed “Rotunda” one of the most historically recognized structures in the US. Charlottesville has a great tradition of education at UV, but they are also embroiled in a controversy over removing US Civil War Statues because of their historically “racist” overtones. Supporters of both sides of the issue have met this with some unrest and there were political rallies outside the event with people being removed earlier in the day for protesting inside the event. It was a pretty intense moment, but once the dust settled it was a great show despite the controversies and after speaking with students and faculty it was obvious to us all that the attendees and organizers were aware of the unrest and eager to see it brought to a peaceful and amicable solution if there is one.

We then flew to Napa Valley in California for a show the next day at The US Safeway Golf Open at The Silverado Resort. This was an amazing dusk/nigh time show amongst the vineyards and palm trees after a full week of PGA golf tournaments and the corresponding events that make these tournaments so special for the golfers and attendees. We finished the show and the crew packed up our gear to head to Fresno, CA for the next show and when we woke up the next morning we saw that hours after we left the show the resort we just performed at hours earlier was evacuated as well as hundreds of miles surrounding the venue due to forest fires that eventually spread throughout Napa causing over 50 deaths and over 30,000 people to evacuated from the area. We sat in the next town as we watched the venue we just performed in become engulfed in flames. Another narrow escape from a natural disaster for The Goo Goo Dolls, we’re getting pretty good at this ……

The show in Fresno, CA was great, we played The Big Fresno Fair, I got to pet some cows and pigs, never a bad day when it involves hanging with farm animals, eating carnival food and playing rock. One more long flight brought us to he House of Blues in Chicago for a private event and days later we were off to Las Vegas for another private event that was scheduled at the Las Vegas Village, that was where the horrible mass shooting happened last month during the Rout 91 Country Western Festival, the gig was moved to another venue and went on despite the tragedy. Las Vegas is a very powerful city and they are moving on with their lives, but this is a tragic moment that will be felt by our industry for a very long time. A truly senseless act that will be followed by harsh consequences for the future of live music gatherings here in the states I’m afraid.

On a lighter (and much more fun) note, I’ve also been spending time in Buffalo working with the Tokyo based band Molice on a new album as well as producing/shooting/editing a Music Video at an abandoned Grain Silo on the Buffalo River for promotion. Molice finished up a successful trip to the US and did 7 shows in support of their latest “Signs” EP released on my Good Charamel Records label. Their label mates and fellow Tokyo residents Pinky Doodle Poodle also have a new EP out this month called “Poodle Boogie” available November 17th,, the band has also just returned to Tokyo after finishing up a 40+ city tour of the US.

BUT, lo and behold, I’m home now,it’s 5:45am and it’s Daddy time soon! Wakey wakey, Breakfast, Hamigaki, Homework, Ponytail, Backpack and then drop off at Kindergarten ….. That’s the plan for the next few hours!

All the best to you and please enjoy yourself this month, see you soon!

Peace!
Robby


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Wow, the way John sings the end of Boxes in a higher register... That was amazing...

That version gave me the chills. Great version of Boxes!
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Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / Re: The Goo Goo Dolls Will Play Sweden 8/8 & 8/10!
« Last post by Ben on December 14, 2017, 06:03 AM »
Definitely going to one of these 3 European shows, will be a hell of a trip but totally worth it in the end.
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Thank you to Lisa Van Wagoner for sharing these concert shots with us!












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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 Furuvik Park 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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