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Florida’s Best Bets – Goo Goo Dolls Come to Hard Rock Live

The Grammy Award Nominated Goo Goo Dolls bring their musical talents to the Hard Rock

Four-time Grammy Award-nominated, record-breaking multiplatinum rock band, Goo Goo Dolls come to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live, Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s new entertainment venue, is part of the $1.5 billion property expansion unveiled Oct. 24, 2019. The 7,000-capacity Hard Rock Live is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting, in addition to clamshell-style seating giving guests unparalleled views of the performance.

Tickets cost $130, $90, $70 and $50. Tickets go on sale through Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s Facebook and Twitter pages. All seats are reserved. Tickets are available at www.myhrl.com. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Additional fees may apply.

On the heels of a sold-out tour commemorating their 1998 quadruple-platinum album “Dizzy Up The Girl” as well as the more recent live albums “The Audience Is This Way” and “The Audience Is That Way (The rest of the Show) [Vol. 2],” the Goo Goo Dolls returned to the studio in late 2018. Drawing on their more than three decades together, bandmates John Rzeznik and Robby Takac delivered the band’s 12th full-length album, “Miracle Pill” in September 2019.

“Miracle Pill” serves as the next step on Rzeznik and Takac’s lifelong musical journey and features the tracks “Autumn Leaves,” “Indestructible,” “Fearless” and the smash title single “Miracle Pill.” To date, the Goo Goo Dolls have sold more than 12 million albums worldwide and garnered 14 No. 1 and Top 10 hits at Hot AC. Their 1998 classic “Iris” spent 18 weeks at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Their 1995 album “A Boy Named Goo” went double-platinum, and the band achieved gold status with both “Gutterflower” and “Let Love In.”

The Goo Goo Dolls have performed for millions at sold-out shows worldwide, and their music has also been covered by a myriad of artists from Taylor Swift to Leona Lewis. Rzeznik also received the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008.

https://floridasbestbets.com/goo-goo-dolls-come-to-hard-rock-live/

CNA Lifestyle – Stefanie Sun, Jolin Tsai, Goo Goo Dolls to perform at One Love Asia Fest in May

The inaugural One Love Asia Festival is set to take place over this year’s Labour Day weekend, and the initial lineup is pretty impressive.

The music and lifestyle event will take place on May 1 and 2 at the Bayfront Event Space, and will feature Singapore’s own Stefanie Sun and Tanya Chua; Taiwanese singers Jolin Tsai, Hebe Tien and Show Lo; South Korea’s BoA; and Goo Goo Dolls and Greyson Chance from the US.

The festival will also feature China’s Joker Xue; bands EggPlantEgg, Potato and KLEAR from Taiwan and Thailand; and Japanese singer-songwriter Naoto Inti Raymi. Count in local hiphop rappers ShiGGa Shay and THELIONCITYBOY and that’s a pretty eclectic, multi-genre and international showcase.

“For the first time ever, we have an amazing lineup of big acts gracing one stage and entertaining fans with full-set (30 to 45 minutes each) performances,” said IMC Captasia Group Chief Operating Officer Romell Song.

Presented by IMC Live Global, the festival will also feature other activities and food options at the event’s “curated village” space. The event is expected to draw from 25,000 to 30,000 people, and there are plans to bring it to Japan and other Asian cities in the future.

Pre-sales for tickets start on Friday (Jan 17) at 10am at this link. Regular sales begin the following day. Tickets are priced at S$88 per day and S$158 for a two-day standing pass for general admission; and S$128 per day and S$218 for a two-day standing pass for premium admission. For more information, visit http://oneloveasiafestival.com/.

https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia.com/trending/one-love-asia-festival-singapore-stefanie-sun-jolin-tsai-12263770

First 2020 entry in Robby’s blog for InRock Mag!

Hey Hey In Rockers and Welcome once again to The Lobby here in the pages of the mighty, mighty In Rock! Last time we spoke we were in Texas readying the band for the first leg of our latest “Miracle Pill” Tour and since then we’ve completed 22 shows in a month! The shows are in theatres all over the US, some of them newer performing arts centers and many being historic old movie/vaudeville houses built in the early 1900s. They really are beautiful rooms and have such rich history connected to them; it’s really an honor to be part of those legacies by making music in these celebrated rooms.

We’ve been hiding a “miracle pill” in a bunch of cities on the day of the show, the miracle pill (which is about the size of an iPhone) opens up, containing meet and greet passes for the show in the city that evening. It’s been a lot of fun walking around the cities in the morning and finding spots to hide the pill, we’d seek out well known landmarks, statues, notable public art pieces and recognizable places like that and find a good hiding place. Once we hid the pill we’d take a picture of the area and then we’d post an announcement and the photos to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. A couple of days I got to sit in the area and watch people searching the area for the pill, it’s kind of fun and they all surely appreciated the passes when we saw them later in the day at the meet and greet!

The tour’s gone out with2 opening bands, the fist half done by the band “The Unlikely Candidates” from Texas and the last half of the dates with Philadelphia’s “Beach Slang”. We even had some time to visit Mt Rushmore and a few other sights along the way during some short breaks in the tour! This initial fall leg of the Miracle Pill tour will be finished in a couple of days, ending in Toronto, Canada at The Queen Elizabeth Theater. I took my daughter to see her favorite Japanese band PERFUME there a while back so I’m excited to play a show in that same venue. We have a short break for the Thanksgiving holiday and then we’ll be going out to do 2 more weeks of dates featuring a bunch of radio station “Holiday Shows” around the US. When we are finished with those dates in mid December I’ll be headed home to Buffalo for the last show of 2019. I’ll get to spend some time at home for the start of the holidays, and then just like that I’m off to Japan to spend the remainder of the year in Tokyo with our friends and family in Japan!

We tend to do some adventuring while in Japan when we visit, so I’ll try to bring you along for the fun and keep you up to date on the going on in the New Year for the band as well. I hope you all have a great 2020, I’m super excited for the future and look forward to sharing further little glimpses of my life and my love of Japan with all of the readers of Robby’s Lobby as we have been doing for the past 12+ years!

Ok, off to soundcheck and a show in Atlantic City, NJ tonight … we have a video shoot coming up next week, i’ll fill u in on that and more soon …. have a great New Year and I look forward to sharing 2020 with all of you!

Peace,

Robby

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

New Goo Goo Dolls Show in Hollywood, FL on 1/29!

We’ve got some great news for you! The Goo Goo Dolls have announced a new show in Florida at the Hard Rock Hollywood on 1/29! American Express and official platinum pre-sales begin on 1/8 and general sale begins this Friday, 1/10. Get all the information and your tickets here –

https://www1.ticketmaster.com/goo-goo-dolls/event/0D00578FF3D4ED1D?fbclid=IwAR3GRn0uKDmeB83lPkQlG8IC2mKA4HgUJ9iDu3nV51FUwlo-tkWu5htBDPs

Music Connection – GOO GOO DOLLS + ROB THOMAS + DEAN LEWIS, Buffalo 12/15

By Charlie Meister

As the holidays approached, it was typical that a few seasonal shows came through town to help us celebrate the season. Buffalo got a very special show, but not in the traditional “holiday” sense. Rather, we were treated to a homecoming of Buffalo’s own Goo Goo Dolls, as they headlined the “Deck the Hall Ball,” also featuring Rob Thomas and Dean Lewis.

The Goo Goo Dolls have gone from hard rock-punk roots in the 1980s to a much more accessible hard rock-alternative sound in the 1990s and have matured into a mainstream rock act in modern years, as they currently tour in support of their current release, Miracle Pill. Just over a year ago, they came through town and played three shows at Buffalo’s historic Shea’s Theater when they toured for the 20th anniversary of their Dizzy Up the Girl album. This time around, it’s a new album, and they couldn’t have come to town on a more exciting evening this December. Shortly before the Goos were set to take the stage, the Buffalo Bills were kicking off against the Pittsburgh Steelers in what turned out to be a playoff-clinching win on Sunday evening.

Doors opened early for this show as fans piled into Buffalo River Works, an enormous entertainment complex that’s become increasingly known for hosting big shows here in town. The sold-out crowd appeared to have already shown up when up-and-coming Australian rock artist Dean Lewis took the stage. While I wasn’t familiar with his music at the time, I’ve spent some time listening to his debut album, A Place We Knew and it’s solid. Check out some standout tracks that were performed at the show including “Waves,” “Be Alright” and “7 Minutes.” Lewis spent his performance trading off between a keyboard and a guitar as he performed his brief six-song set.

Rob Thomas took the stage next, Clearly, in need of no introduction, he performed a career-spanning set, including some of his own hits “Mockingbird,” “Her Diamonds” and “This Is How a Heart Breaks” as well as some Matchbox 20 songs “If You’re Gone,” “3 A.M.” and “Unwell” and a cover of his smash-hit duet with Carlos Santana “Smooth.” He appeared on stage with a microphone stand wrapped in red garland. Later in the night, he performed “A New York Christmas” as the sole holiday selection of the set, before later closing out the set with another smash hit “Lonely No More.”

Ordinarily, this would have been a fantastic headlining set for any crowd, but tonight, the fans were itching for Johnny Rzeznik and Robby Takac to take the stage and perform once again in the Queen City. Fortunately, the set change didn’t take long and the Goo Goo Dolls hit the stage promptly at 10 pm as scheduled, opening things up with “Indestructible” from their latest album, Miracle Pill. They immediately followed it up with a pair of massive hits from 1998’s Dizzy Up the Girl including “Slide” and “Black Balloon” before performing the title track from Miracle Pill.

The rest of the set was somewhat of a greatest hits package, including “Here Is Gone,” “Name,” Better Days” and “Broadway” alongside a few more selections from their latest effort including “Fearless” and “Autumn Leaves.” They closed out the show with their career-making smash-hit “Iris.”

For a reasonably short set (typical of a co-headlining act), the Goo Goo Dolls did a fantastic job of hitting the right notes throughout their catalog as well as promoting their latest release. As a hometown show, it’s hard not to want to hear more tracks from the early-mid ’90s on albums like Superstar Car Wash and A Boy Named Goo. That said, you can pack just so much into a 90-minute set. It’s great to see these guys still putting on such a big show after all these years and continuing to put out relevant music in a pretty timely fashion. As this was the final date on the tour, there’s nothing else on the agenda at the moment. The Goo Goo Dolls head to the UK after the new year, but I suspect we’ll see them around again in 2020.

Click the link for a photo gallery – https://www.musicconnection.com/goo-goo-dolls-rob-thomas-dean-lewis/

Win a Meet & Greet at one of the Goo Goo Dolls’ UK Shows!

Enter to win! One entry per person per show. Entries close January 15, 2020. Must be 18 to enter. Meet and Greet does NOT include show ticket. You MUST have a show ticket to attend the Meet and Greet. Meet and Greet is for one person only & ID must match winning name. Cannot be resold or transferred. Please follow the AG site on Twitter, (twitter.com/absolutegoo) to enter.

https://absolutegoo.com/win-a-meet-greet-at-one-of-the-goo-goo-dolls-uk-shows/#.Xg_EmEdKjIW

Madness to Creation – GOO GOO DOLLS Live at The Paramount in Huntington, NY

By Crios Valentino

It was a lovely night at The Paramount as the legendary Goo Goo Dolls with special guests Beach Slang took the stage at The Paramount in Huntington, New York recently.

Philadelphia’s own Beach Slang took the stage to warm up The Paramount audience.  Their music is loud, fun, boisterous and full of swagger.  Beach Slang brings music back to what music is meant to do, and that is a celebration of life and just to listen and have a good time.  This is the kind of music that you roll the windows down, let the wind blow in your hair and just cruise that open road to no particular destination.  They played some cuts off of their latest record entitled “The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City” along with some other favorites.  Beach Slang definitely won the crowd over with their vibrato and their arrangements.  Goo Goo Dolls were next to take the stage!

Goo Goo Dolls came out to a crowd that was ready for a mix of those nostalgic feelgood vibes while hearing new cuts off of their latest record “Miracle Pill”.  They started off by the fun singalong “Indestructible” as Johnny Rzeznik led the crowd into a fun singalong that brought the crowd to that sense of liberation that one feels at a Goo Goo Dolls concert.  The guitar solo that the touring guitarist brought along was crazy good, then they broke into “Slide”.  The crowd sang this song with so much passion and feeling before breaking into “Miracle Pill” and “Black Balloon”.  They closed off the night with “Autumn Leaves” and “Iris”.

Goo Goo Dolls reminded us about why they were at the top of the mountain for a long time.  Their songs are catchy, fun and all carry a message of hope that broke generational barriers.  Johnny Rzeznik and Robby Takac absolutely still show that they’re here to stay as they not only still have it but will still continue to have it for years to come.  Here is the setlist:

Indestructible
Slide
Miracle Pill
Black Balloon
Here Is Gone
Life’s A Message
So Alive
Sympathy
Name
Fearless
Bringing On The Light
Tattered Edge/You Should Be Happy
Stay With You
Broadway
Autumn Leaves
Iris

Goo Goo Dolls have a few gigs in the United Kingdom coming up in February.  Check out the gig dates below:

Wed. 2/19- O2 Academy in Glasgow

Fri. 2/21- Albert Hall in City Centre

Sat. 2/22- O2 Academy in Leeds

Mon. 2/24- Rock City in Nottingham

Tue. 2/25- O2 Institute in Birmingham

Thu. 2/27- Roundhouse in London

Click the link for photo gallery – https://madnesstocreation.net/2019/12/22/concert-review-goo-goo-dolls-live-at-the-paramount-in-huntington-new-york-12-11-2019/

WNYRocks.com – DECK THE HALL BALL WITH GOO GOO DOLLS AND ROB THOMAS AT BUFFALO RIVERWORKS SUNDAY 12.15.19!

Buffalo Riverworks was proud to host and present STAR 102.5’s Deck the Hall Ball. Headliners were none other than Buffalos Goo Goo Dolls as well as Rob Thomas, Dean Lewis an opener. This concert sold out fairly quickly after its announcement and by the time Goo Goo Dolls were on stage every square inch of that building was packed!!! These two acts together really are a massive crowd draw and between the both of them packed with hits and number one chart toppers it is easy to see why!

Rob Thomas was shadowed with singing from the crowd the whole set. His hits are widely enjoyed by all and easily a tune you can usually catch walking into any retail store in America. Playing his solo hits such as “Her Diamonds”, “Someday” and “Mockingbird”. Also playing acoustic renditions of Matchbox 20 wonders such as “3am” and “Unwell”. When you hear Rob perform live you, it sounds like the audio rendition in the sense that his vocals are just on point and so strongly recognizable. He delivered a great setlist which naturally had to include “New York City Christmas”. The holiday vibes were being felt with the lavishly huge tree near the stair case and the greenery with lights draping the perimeter of the second floor balcony. I personally was pretty excited to see Rob Thomas live, been listening to him since the 90s and after a little and his showmanship with talents just made for a great stage show.

Goo Goo Dolls met the spotlight with loud cheers and clap backs. These guys are stacked with knockout songs and their set list didn’t disappoint. From all the classics “Slide”, “Name”, “Iris”, to their newest of hits such as “Miracle Pill”, “Indestructible” and “Autumn Leaves”. When “Black Balloons” was being played, a huge magnitude of black balloons fell onto the crowd. They bounced around for quite frankly until the crowd was blasted with confetti at the end. This band has such a solid, strong fan base and not just from this general area they clearly have paved a strong path in the mainstream and on. Even if you don’t realize it, it is hard not to know a Goo Goo Dolls song. They are really an energetic stage presence as well as fun crowd bantering, I would highly encourage seeing them live. At the end of the show the big screen in the main floor area of Buffalo Riverworks was turned onto the Buffalo Bills game and we were able to witness more local love and awesomeness with the Bills clenching a playoff spot. It truly felt like a night of Buffalo love and wins all around. It is looking like the Buffalo Bills are finally seeing “Better Days”.

Click the link for a photo set – http://wnyrocks.com/2019/12/deck-the-hall-ball-with-goo-goo-dolls-and-rob-thomas-at-buffalo-riverworks-sunday-12-15-19/

The Adamantium Podcast – E084 Johnny Rzeznik & Robby Takac of Goo Goo Dolls

On the season finale episode of The Adamantium Podcast, we are joined by Johnny Rzeznik and Robby Takac of The Goo Goo Dolls. We discuss their ambitions for their 12th studio album, Miracle Pill, and the openness to be vulnerable this far into their career. We also talk about the Buffalo & Toronto music scene in the early years, their favourite Canadian bands, what their life was like in the late 90s when they were one of the hottest bands on the planet, and their illustrious 2004 Buffalo homecoming gig in the pouring rain.

https://www.theadamantium.com/single-post/E084