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The Goo Goo Dolls made Oprah Magazine's list of the "25 Best New Year's Eve Songs". Check out the entire list and make your party playlist!

Heyheyhey In Rockers and Welcome to The Lobby coming at you this month while enjoying a nice hot cup of Japanese Sencha at a little tea shop outside of Detroit. It’s a day off in the very middle of a super busy Goo Goo Dolls tour with Train and neo-soul singer Allen Stone that runs through mid August snaking around the USA, stopping at over 50 cities along the way. It’s been a great tour full of packed houses and tons of sing-alongs in all kinds of weather, as most of these Summer shows are at outdoor venues it’s been interesting navigating the rains and winds that come with an amphitheater tour. But the bands are so great to tour with, it’s really been a pretty amazingly harmonious and rock filled summer!

In the midst of this jam packed schedule we’ve been keeping, GGDS released the first single from an album to be released on Sept 13th called Miracle Pill and have been performing the song live in the set now for the past month. It’s great having newer music to play for people, and it’s even better when the Internet allows them to hear your new ideas right away to enjoy that night at the show. It used to be strange to play new music for your audience, but since the immediacy of streaming people discover new music much more quickly now. People seem to dig the new song, new video (which we talked about last month) and seem to be eagerly awaiting the new release.

On our Summer tours we do Meet and Greets nightly, sometimes up to 100 people, it’s great because we get to meet a ton of amazing fans and briefly share stories with people who we’ve shared an emotional relationship with from afar, some for many decades now. It really feels like family out here, with all of our kids running around, everybody getting together for dinner every night, and just maneuvering all of the details of real life at home while you’re traveling with a small group of people every day. It really is a strange situation in a large scale touring situation, connections that are somehow so close but yet so distant and while we are in the middle of thousands and thousands of people every night we’re strangely insulated from the entire experience, the meet and greets tend to bridge that gap. It’s a lot of energy before going out to do a show, but I think it completes the cycle and for that I’m truly grateful.

There was a scary moment on the tour when one of the crew bus drivers had a seizure and their bus crashed on the highway. Luckily, although some of the crew was hospitalized and the driver was pretty badly hurt, no one was killed in the crash and the tour continued on a couple of days later. We look forward to the next moth of shows and will be heading to South America soon to do shows with Bon Jovi including a performance on the beach at the legendary Rock in RIO!

My wife and daughter have been in Tokyo for the past couple of months spending some time with our family in Japan, my daughter’s Japanese is getting much better, and they’ve gotten back to Tokyo Disney a few times! I’m so glad they get to spend the summer visiting Japan while I’m gone away on tour, but wow, I really miss them. They’ll be back in the USA in a bit and will join us for a week on the tour!

Shonen Knife returns to the US to play a bunch of shows in the US this fall, representing Osaka internationally in a big way this year supporting their Sweet Candy Power album, they just completed a tour of Europe, are currently in the UK with an Australian tour scheduled in the fall after the US run!

Thanks so much for checking in on me here in the pages of the mighty In Rock! I’ll be back next month with more touring and the frantic lead up to The 17th Annual Music is Art Festival in Buffalo …. more on that next month! See you soon !



Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / Re: Summer Tour
« Last post by sandchair on November 11, 2019, 08:19 AM »
Thanks, again!
Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / Email from the GGD - Inner Machine members
« Last post by ponygirlmurry on November 11, 2019, 07:52 AM »
Hi all, I got an email over the weekend to Inner Machine members to sign up to win M&G at the coming shows. I have a ticket for Friday, December 13 at Mohegan Sun. The list they sent for shows to choose, does not have this show listed. The weird thing is they list the next day show in MD as Friday , Dec. 14th. I sent a reply email to the website and it did not bounce back so I am hoping they received my email. Has anyone else in this area seen or noticed this? Just wondering. Thanks all...
PS: loving Miracle Pill
Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / Beach Slang
« Last post by gaurashaktidas on November 09, 2019, 07:52 PM »
Beach Slang just played their first date on the tour last night. How was it??
Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / Videos from 11-8-19 Kalamazoo, MI
« Last post by kpthecarrunning on November 09, 2019, 06:27 PM »
Thanks to  @summerchic45!



Let Love In:

Life’s a Message:

John cleans up:



Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls recently kicked off their fall headlining tour in support of their brand new 12th studio album Miracle Pill [Warner Records]. Each show is packed with hits from across their unparalleled catalogue, including tracks from the new record such as “Indestructible“, “Autumn Leaves“, “Fearless” and the smash single “Miracle Pill“. Visiting over 20 cities across North America through the end of November, the tour finds the band delivering some of the best performances of their career. Through the first few dates, fans have been raving:

**Click link for fan quotes**
For a complete list of tour dates, please see below or visit the band’s website HERE.
October 25th – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall^
October 26th – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center – Selena Auditorium^
October 27th – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theater +
October 29th – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater^
October 30th – Wichita, KS – Orpheum Theatre – Wichita^
November 1st – Rapid City, SD – Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena^
November 2nd – Sioux City, IA – Orpheum Theatre – Sioux City^
November 3rd – Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place^
November 5th – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Theater^
November 6th – Davenport, IA – Adler Theatre^
November 8th – Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo State Theater*
November 9th – Appleton, WI – Fox Cities Performing Arts Center*
November 10th – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater*
November 12th – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre*
November 13th – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall*
November 15th – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre*
November 16th – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre*
November 17th – Charleston, SC – Charleston Gaillard Center*
November 19th – Richmond, VA – The Carpenter Theatre*
November 20th – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre*
November 25th – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre*
^With The Unlikely Candidates
*With Beach Slang
About Goo Goo Dolls

Formed in Buffalo, NY during 1986 by John Rzeznik and RobbyTakac, Goo Goo Dolls quietly broke records, contributed a string of staples to the American songbook, connected to millions of fans, and indelibly impacted popular music for three-plus decades. Beyond selling 12 million records worldwide, the group garnered four GRAMMY® Award nominations and seized a page in the history books by achieving 14 number one and Top 10 hits at Hot AC-“the most of any artist.” As a result,they hold the all-time radio record for “Most Top 10 Singles.” Among a string of hits, “Iris” clutched #1 on the Hot 100 for 18 straight weeks and would be named “#1 Top 40 Song of the Last 20 Years.” Thus far, A Boy Named Goo [1995] went double-platinum, Dizzy Up The Girl went quadruple-platinum, and Gutterflower[2002] and Let Love In [2006] both went gold as Something for the Rest of Us[2010] and Magnetic[2013] bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. 2016’s Boxes attracted the praise of People and Huffington Post as Noisey, Consequence of Sound, and more featured them. Their music has been covered by everyone from Taylor Swift to Leona Lewis. Among many accolades, John received the prestigious “Hal David Starlight Award” in 2008 as well.

Following a sold-out 2018 twentieth anniversary tour in celebration of Dizzy Up The Girl, Goo Goo Dolls wrote and recorded their twelfth full-length album, Miracle Pill [Warner Records]-ignited by the first single and title track “Miracle Pill” and kicking off a bold and bright new era in the process. Miracle Pill arrived on September 13th, 2019 via Warner Records.

This is such an awesome cover.
The Goo Goo Dolls mixed old and new music in a vibrant and entertaining performance.

By Tori Gellman

Formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, the indie band The Goo Goo Dolls is a well-recognized name in popular music. Having sold more than 12 million albums worldwide and still producing new music, it’s no wonder the band has been so successful throughout its career. The band, along with opener The Unlikely Candidates, came to Tulsa on Tuesday Oct. 29 and gave the audience a taste of their new album, “Miracle Pill,” while incorporating a litany of their most popular and influential tracks from the last decades.

The Unlikely Candidates tried to set the vibe of the evening. It was slightly difficult for the audience to rock out with the group because there was no standing pit area for this particular show. The lead singer, Kyle Morris, seemed to be in a liquid state, flopping and wiggling around the stage. The mic stand was a fifth appendage of sorts that he took with him around the stage and raised into the audience. Furthermore, Morris threw the microphone itself into the air at least a dozen times during their 30-minute set, which never failed to make me and my friend Alyssa laugh.

The audience was definitely ready for the headliner to come out onto the stage. The crowd all the way up to the balcony area had people standing and swaying along to every single song. The lead singer of The Goo Goo Dolls, Johnny Rzeznik, spoke very freely and confidently with audience members, cursing and joking around about anything and everything that came to his mind in the given moment.

The most entertaining, albeit lengthy, joke of the evening revolved around the Dust Bowl. Rzeznik talked about how being from New Jersey, he never had to fear that a giant wall of dust would just come and sweep him away. The audience applauded and hollered, amused.

Although many of the songs’ lyrics in the band’s repertoire deal with serious, heavy topics, the group did a rather amazing job of keeping the general atmosphere upbeat and positive throughout the entire concert. This sometimes took on a very physical manifestation as with the hit “Black Balloon,” during which black balloons were released from the rafters and Rzeznik paused his singing to take a leaf blower and push the balloons into the crowd.

Even when more somber songs were performed, they were always accompanied by a lighthearted anecdote from a band member, either about where they were mentally when writing the song or how the song really influenced and changed the band as a whole. This was particularly notable with “Sympathy,” in which Rzeznik took the stage alone with an acoustic guitar and the audience belted along “killing myself from the inside out.”

It was fun to see this row of ultra fans up at the front of the stage who never seemed to stop bouncing and bopping along to every song. The band continuously waved at fans dancing around the venue. There was even a couple dancing together in one of the aisle spaces.

The lighting throughout the show helped keep the energy up, with lots of ‘90s images on the wall of screens behind the band and lots of purple, blue and neon green flashes of color. The entirety of the concert was very vibrant, in sound, style, color and energy, which when considering the age of the band members and the band as a whole, was quite charming. This was very easily one of my favorite concerts I’ve ever attended, and I hope that The Goo Goo Dolls continue to make new music and perform for more decades to come.
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