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Wow it's sad that these reminders need to be made. Shame on anyone who is disrespectful of any of these threads!
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Thanks to the AG crew!


















Thanks to A K! 
Stop the World:


2 Days In February:


Thanks to Doug Lautersack for Name:


Thanks to riahenn11565 for Acoustic #3:


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Goo Goo Dolls Ticket Exchange / NJ ticket for sale
« Last post by KelliP on Today at 09:58 AM »
3rd row, Orch row C seat 109
Paid $500, asking $300
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Review: Goo Goo Dolls bring 'Dizzy Up The Girl' tour to Beacon Theatre

BY MARKOS PAPADATOS     

New York - On October 15, acclaimed pop-rock group, Goo Goo Dolls, headlined Beacon Theatre in New York City, as part of the 20th anniversary tour of "Dizzy Up The Girl."
For the first half of their show, the Goo Goo Dolls (comprised of John Rzeznik and Robby Takac) performed their seminal album, Dizzy Up The Girl, from start to finish, as the album's cover art graced the Beacon Theatre stage as a backdrop.
The Goo Goo Dolls kicked off their set with "Dizzy," and they immediately broke into their popular hit "Slide," prior to taking their fans on a trip to "Broadway," which was quite infectious. The inclusion of the Takac-penned "January Friend" was an added bonus, and it was a beautiful sight to see fans bounce small "black balloons" throughout the venue during "Black Balloon." "Thank you very much," Rzeznik said, graciously.
They continued with other noteworthy tunes as "Bullet Proof," "Amigone," "All Eyes on Me," "Full Forever," as well as "Acoustic No. 3," the latter of which ought to be enjoyed for its beauty and simplicity.
Their live rendition of their endearing classic "Iris" was spectacular, and after "Extra Pale," they sang the mid-tempo "Hate This Place," which is the song that Rzeznik claimed as his personal favorite on the Dizzy Up The Girl album, and rightfully so.
Following their Dizzy Up The Girl album, the Goo Goo Dolls went on to play some impressive deep cuts. Rzeznik tried something different where he sang "Better Days" with a video in the background of him playing the acoustic guitar, and for the follow-up "Can't Let It Go," he switched it up by performing the acoustic guitar, with a video in the background of him singing the song. Both band members were featured in the video for "Two Days in February."
Other highlights included their smash hit "Name," as well as the bluesy and sultry "So Alive," and their melodically-stunning "Notbroken."
If 24 songs weren't enough, Rzeznik and Takac returned for a two-song encore, which included their vivacious "Big Machine" and "Flat Top."

The Verdict

Overall, the Goo Goo Dolls were phenomenal at the Beacon Theatre, as part of the 20th anniversary tour of their landmark album, Dizzy Up The Girl. They sang and played with a great deal of heart and charisma. They had their New York fans with them every step of the way. Rzeznik proves that he is one of the most compelling singer-songwriters of our time, and Takac proved to be "all about that bass," to quote the title of the Meghan Trainor tune. This is a rock band that deserves to someday be nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For anybody who has any doubts, all they need to see is a highlight reel of the Goo Goo Dolls' Beacon Theatre show. Their live set at the Beacon Theatre garnered five out of five stars.


Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/entertainment/music/review-goo-goo-dolls-bring-dizzy-up-the-girl-tour-to-beacon-theatre/article/534715#ixzz5U61usyn2
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Goo Goo Dolls Ticket Exchange / Re: Tickets for sale... Buffalo 10/21
« Last post by ChrissyGoo on October 15, 2018, 05:06 PM »
All tickets still available
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Twenty Years of Dizzy Up the Girl: The Goo Goo Dolls Celebrate Their Landmark Album at Atlanta’s Tabernacle



Written By | Luke Usry

Twenty years.

Crouched in the narrow aisle bisecting the Tabernacle’s sprawling, audience-packed mezzanine and staring down at the stage as Johnny Rzeznik, Robby Takac, and the rest of the band that rounds out this tour’s incarnation of international pop-rock sensations The Goo Goo Dolls emerge from backstage to the crowd’s cacophonous roar, I find myself wondering where the time has gone.

It does indeed seem like yesterday that I walked into the FYE at the Macon Mall and exchanged the crisp twenty dollar bill my grandmother had folded inside my tenth birthday card for a copy of what would become one of the landmark albums of both the 1990’s and my own adolescence: The Goo Goo Dolls’ quadruple platinum masterpiece Dizzy up the Girl. Propelled by the mega success of lead single “Iris” that spent a record-setting 18 weeks at the top of the Hot 100 charts as well as the three additional top-twenty singles it spawned, Dizzy Up the Girl quickly became a ubiquitous presence in the musical landscape throughout 1999 and even well into 2000. Even today, the album’s heavy-hitter singles like “Black Balloon,” and “Slide” show no sign of leaving the musical vernacular any time soon.

On this ninth day of October in the year of 2018, the band intends to perform the album in it’s entirety. Illuminated by piercing blue stage lights and poised beneath what must be at least a five by fifteen foot framed print of Melanie Nissen’s breathtaking album cover image, the familiar faces of Johnny and Robbie seem untouched by the two decades that have passed in the interim since the album’s release. Now in their early fifties, it’s almost refreshing to see that the two founding members exhibit none of the intense dermatological aging and strained vocals that are symptomatic of years spent putting royalty checks up one’s nose. After a few moments of strobe lights and a grating, industrial-inspired stage intro, the band drops into the album’s hard-rocking leadoff track “Dizzy” and begins what will prove to be a deftly performed song-by-song celebration of their most enduring album to date.

One of the things I most admire about The Goo Goo Dolls from a song writing perspective is their unique ability to successfully navigate the often narrow and trepidatious precipice between gritty punk rock and mainstream sensibilities and I believe that a great deal of Dizzy Up the Girl’s strength is built on that foundational core competency. Who other than The Goo Goo Dolls can produce music that is as simultaneously commercially viable and lyrically bleak? Although most of the soul-crushingly depressing imagery was lost on my sheltered suburban preteen ears (I seriously thought he was singing about an infant with a literal black balloon), subsequent listens on the part of adult Luke have yielded a far more thorough evaluation of the full scope of darkness and misery explored by the beautifully composed and lyricized album: Addiction, Mental Illness, Grief, Loneliness. Thematically speaking, Dizzy up the Girl really is a thirteen course meal of human tragedy so expertly seasoned and plated that a listener can come to the table countless times without ever suspecting just how close to the edge of the abyss we have come.

It’s a phenomenon evidenced readily by the energetic and, at times raucous audience who’s disconnect from the underlying spirit of the material being performed does not seem to be lost on Reznik. Discussing the challenges he was facing in his personal life during the time he was writing the album, Johnny mentions his divorce to an eruption of cheers from the audience. Responding with a mixture of astonishment and amusement, he shakes his head and asks “Really? Is everyone here fucking divorced or something?” It’s a sad moment, really, to see an artist try to share a tidbit of the process involved in creating this wonderful album only to find his words fall on the tone-deaf ears of an audience that would have benefitted from a less enthusiastic degree of imbibement.

Also not lost on Reznik are the artistic optics associated with a band touring on a hit record from twenty years ago, a kind of benign elephant in the room that he addresses with the occasional self-effacing joke. However, to perceive the Dolls’ Dizzy Up the Girl 20th Anniversary Tour as one of those all-too-common “aging Rockstar cash grab” endeavors would be to ignore the multiple albums’ worth of high quality albeit less commercially successful material the band has released in the ensuing decades. As if to emphasize the band’s active creative status, the set that follows the album is built almost entirely of songs from a handful of their most recent albums. All in all, the Dizzy Up the Girl 20th Anniversary tour is a once in a lifetime concert experience sure to satisfy music lovers of all stripes.

https://imprintent.org/2018/10/14/twenty-years-of-dizzy-up-the-girl-the-goo-goo-dolls-celebrate-their-landmark-album-at-atlantas-tabernacle/
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Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / Bright Young Things - BYT INTERVIEWS: GOO GOO DOLLS
« Last post by Gen on October 15, 2018, 12:54 PM »
By Megan Burns


Dizzy Up the Girl is the sixth studio album by household name Goo Goo Dolls, and this year it turned TWENTY! With hits like “Slide”, “Black Balloon” and “Iris”, it’s one of their absolute best-known records, and so there was cause to celebrate its two decade anniversary with a dedicated Dizzy tour. The band will be stopping off in NYC tonight for a show at Beacon Theatre, and so I’d strongly encourage you to go forth and relive the magic of 1998 (which is what I’ll be doing) after work. In the meantime, check out a chat I had with Robby Takac about how he and John plan to approach this throwback set list, which Goo Goo Dolls record he’d take with him to a desert island and MORE:

BYT: So first of all, I cannot believe that Dizzy Up the Girl has been out for twenty years. I mean, you probably can’t, either, but whoa! I imagine there’s been some level of processing there, so have you had any profound realizations about the record?

RT: Well, for one thing, I realized how fast we used to play. [Laughs] You know, it’s funny – in all the years we’ve been a band, the main focus has always been the next move forward. We don’t look back so much. There are certain songs we of course play over and over again nightly, and then there are some songs we almost never play. But overall, restrospectively, it’s just been surreal.

BYT: Absolutely. And are you approaching the songs (especially the ones that you maybe haven’t been playing night in and night out) pretty true to how they were originally recorded? Or are you going to try to mix it up a bit in terms of how you play them now?

RT: We’re staying pretty true to it. The songs are pretty manic in a lot of ways, and we’re also reaching back into the catalog even further for the format of this set, you know? A lot of it is pretty frenetic and all over the place. We weren’t very bridled back then as players. [Laughs] I think we’re just trying to pull them a little more into our current mindset, but I don’t think we’re trying to reinvent the wheel, here. We’re just coming out and playing songs for folks.

BYT: Speaking of playing certain songs over and over, does that give you a bit more patience with bands that you like listening to who play new material at shows? There’s always that joke about how people kind of groan when there’s a pause for a new track instead of a classic.

RT: You know, there’s always a dance you do with your public. There’s the stuff you love to play, the stuff people would be disappointed if they didn’t hear from your catalog. Just the pacing of the set, you know? There’s old stuff vs. new stuff, and all these things that kind of influence how your set goes. I think this format, again, you know, knowing that we’re going to come out and play Dizzy as a whole, five or six of those songs are already ones that we play nightly. We sort of thought of the second half of the set as something a little bit different than what we normally do, and so the other half of the set is the one that’s a little bit more mind-blowing to me, quite honestly. We’re reaching into songs we hadn’t played in a really, really long time, so just sort of hearing the difference between the John and Robby of then vs. the John and Robby of today is a very different thing, you know? But there’s certainly a common thread that’s carried through the whole thing. And, as I said earlier, that’s how we’re trying to approach this. We’re trying to pull it all together so that it works for the band we are right now.

BYT: Completely get it. And your catalog is pretty huge, so I’ll go ahead and venture to ask you a potentially very annoying question, which is – if you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring one Goo Goo Dolls song with you, which would you pick?

RT: I don’t know, are we still getting royalties in this scenario? [Laughs] That would change things. But I don’t know. I’d maybe take an album, if that’s a possibility? We made a record called Superstar Car Wash, and to me, that was when the band kind of turned the page a little bit, started to realize that we could do some different things. So I think I could narrow it down to an album, and I’d probably bring that one.

BYT: That’s fair! Alright, and so you guys have also been featured in a bunch of different movies and TV shows throughout the years. I think the most recent instance of that might’ve been that Family Guy episode. Did you see that one?

RT: [Laughs] Yeah, I did! That was pretty funny.

BYT: So is there a movie or TV series (could be recent, but could also be from whenever) that you think would be pretty cool to have a Goo Goo Dolls track featured on the soundtrack?

RT: I don’t know, I guess it’d be something that I tend to watch. I like that Silicon Valley show. I think that’s pretty funny. But I don’t know, I don’t watch much TV, if I’m being honest. Unless of course it’s the news we’re talking about, in which case I do watch a little bit of that. But other than that, I don’t watch too much TV.

BYT: Who knows, maybe the news (“THE NEWS”) will read this interview and decide to make, like, “Slide” its new theme song.

RT: [Laughs] Actually, you know what’s funny is I hear us on Morning Joe regularly. We’ve actually been on that show before. There aren’t a lot of bands that’ve been on there, but I guess Joe Scarborough is a fan. He’s had us on a couple of times.

BYT: Whoa! Okay, but so I’d assume part of the reason you don’t watch too much TV is due to your busy schedule, especially with things like touring. What are you guys doing differently when it comes to touring now as opposed to when you first toured Dizzy Up the Girl back in the day, or even touring pre-Dizzy?

RT: Well, I’m not putting crippling amounts of alcohol in my body anymore, which I did during that entire first tour. So I guess that’s a big change. I have a six-year-old now, which I certainly didn’t have (or at least that I knew about) during that first tour. But I don’t know, we’re just such different people now. Dizzy Up the Girl was right after A Boy Named Goo, which was our fifth record at that point, but it was the first one that anybody really paid attention to. So our experiences were drastically different entering that, because we entered it as a band that had some notoriety. Not a lot, but some notoriety. You know, we’d had a real substantial touring base underneath us, stayed out for a couple years on that record straight. So we were much different people; we knew more about record making, being in the studio with guys who were incredibly proficient in making music, which was a little bit different than our experience when we were kids. We kind of opened up a little more as people, our horizons opened a little bit more, and so I think that’s the biggest difference. I think we’re different people. A lot of people don’t get to see what their band looks like over the course of a full thirty years, but this one we’ve been lucky enough to see.

BYT: Yeah, it’s pretty special! And finally, what are you guys working on now? Anything new up your sleeves?

RT: Yeah, we’ve got about half a dozen songs together right now, and when we finish this tour in the fall I think we’re gonna spend some time in the studio getting them recorded. We’ll hopefully have some big announcements for the spring and the summer, but we’ll just have to see!

https://brightestyoungthings.com/articles/byt-interviews-goo-goo-dolls
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Goo Goo Dolls Ticket Exchange / ISO House of Blues/Boston - 10/17!
« Last post by MusicLuvr2481 on October 15, 2018, 12:27 PM »
Looking for 2 tix to the House of Blues show in Boston on Weds. night, 10/17. Fingers crossed!
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Goo Goo Dolls Ticket Exchange / Beacon Theater 1 ORCH Ticket For Sale
« Last post by Lcarrier on October 15, 2018, 09:33 AM »

Selling 1 ticket for Beacon tonight - ORCH 2 Row E $158!!
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Goo Goo Dolls Ticket Exchange / Re: Looking for Beacon Theater tix
« Last post by Lcarrier on October 15, 2018, 08:28 AM »
I have a ticket in row E face value plus fees if you’re still looking....
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