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MIX 94.1 PRESENTS Mercedes in the Morning’s NOT SO SILENT NIGHT, Friday December 6, 2019 at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with Goo Goo Dolls, Natasha Bedingfield, Dean Lewis & Maddie Poppe.

Tickets on sale Fri., Oct. 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Exclusive Presale Wed., Oct. 16 at 10:00 a.m.

All ages, Tickets start at $29.00+fees

https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/17005741ADB83814
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Goo Goo Dolls have confirmed a UK tour for next year kicking off in Glasgow on February 19th 2020 which includes a show at London’s Roundhouse on February 28th.

Goo Goo Dolls have confirmed a UK tour for next year kicking off in Glasgow on February 19th 2020 which includes a show at London’s Roundhouse on February 28th. Singer John Rzeznik said “I love playing the UK, the audiences are amazing. We always have a blast so it’s a real pleasure to be coming back”

Tickets are on general sale: Friday 18th October 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Here - https://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/goo-goo-dolls?utm_source=Direct

UK dates are:

Wed-Feb-19 Glasgow Academy
Fri-Feb-21 Manchester Albert Hall
Sat-Feb-22 Leeds Academy
Mon-Feb-24 Nottingham Rock City
Tue-Feb-25 Birmingham O2 Institute 1
Thus-Feb-27 London Roundhouse

With more than 3 decades together as a band and over 12 million albums sold, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls released their 12th studio album Miracle Pill earlier this year. As well as the hit single “Miracle Pill”, the engaging and timely record also features “Indestructible” which was added to the A List at Radio 2. In addition, the track ‘Fearless’ has just been added to the LA Dodgers in-stadium playlist – check it out HERE.

The band also delivered two unforgettable performances of “Miracle Pill” on Good Morning America and Live With Kelly and Ryan.

Goo Goo Dolls recently wrapped up a tour of South America with Bon Jovi which included a performance at iconic music festival Rock In Rio. They embark on a headline tour later this month kicking off in Austin, TX on October 25th which visits over 20 cities across North America. For tickets and a complete list of dates, visit GooGooDolls.com.

http://www.totalntertainment.com/music/goo-goo-dolls-confirm-tour-for-2020/
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Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / MIRACLE PILL UK TOUR 2020
« Last post by Leo Dalton on October 14, 2019, 07:09 AM »
The Goo Goo Dolls are returning to the UK in February!  ;D  :D  8)

O2 pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday 16th October at 10am, full sale begins on Friday 18th October at 10am.

February 19 | Glasgow | O2 Academy Glasgow
February 21 | Manchester | Albert Hall
February 22 | Leeds | O2 Academy Leeds
February 24 | Nottingham | ROCK CITY
February 25 | Birmingham | O2 Institute Birmingham
February 27 | London | Roundhouse

I'll be at Leeds as I live 15 minutes away in Bradford and I will go Manchester too because Albert Hall is my favourite venue ever. Can't wait.
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by Martha Sease

After being in the music scene for 32 years, the Goo Goo Dolls have released their 12thstudio album: “Miracle Pill”. This album clocks in at 37 minutes with 11 songs.

There is a reason the Goo Goo Dolls have been in the music scene for 32 years – they have consistently put out iconic pop/rock songs, most of which are heavily influenced by punk elements.

By no means does “Miracle Pill” stray from the Goo Goo Dolls’ fundamental aspects — lyrically or sonically. However, this album does possess a brighter sound than most of their previous work. Many songs on this album feature fewer punk elements than acoustic pop elements.

“Miracle Pill” features, as all Goo Goo Dolls albums do, fantastic and intricate drums providing a backbone for the band. The acoustic guitar is also featured in many songs on this album. “Miracle Pill” is more stripped down than prior albums; however, while there are fewer atmospheric and electronic sounds, the instruments featured on this album are all played in a masterfully intricate manner.

“Miracle Pill” also features brighter lyrics than previous Goo Goo Dolls hits.

The album opens with a four-song series: “Indestructible,” “Fearless,” “Miracle Pill” and “Money, Fame & Fortune”. These songs deliver messages of hope, love and happiness.

A few examples: “Indestructible” focuses on love as a healing force. “Fearless” focuses on staring down fears and living life without doubts or hesitations. “Miracle Pill” revolves around the idea of asking others to be in one’s life to help each other through pain, fear, and problems. “Money, Fame & Fortune” is an ode to a loved one or a relationship. This song focuses on the idea that a relationship can fulfil someone in a more satisfying manner than money, fame or fortune can fulfill someone.

Other songs such as “Step in Line” and “Life’s a Message” possess more of the Goo Goo Dolls’ more typical edgy, punk sounds.

All this being said, “Miracle Pill” should still have arenas of fans singing along as the Goo Goo Dolls tour with Train. Yes, this album is simpler than previous albums from the Goo Goo Dolls. It is still full of arena anthems.

This album is not a totally atypical sound for the Goo Goo Dolls, but it does show the range the Goo Goo Dolls has. As the band has been around for 32 years, there has been a certain amount of evolving that must have taken place. The Goo Goo Dolls have been able to evolve and remain relevant –a large, successful presence – by changing their sound as necessary.

I don’t believe that all future Goo Goo Dolls albums will maintain this brighter sound. However, I do believe that “Miracle Pill” proves that the Goo Goo Dolls will continue to be relevant in years to come. This album is not one I personally will keep on repeat, but it is a good, easy listen.

Rating: 7.8/10

Rad Tracks: “Fearless,” “Miracle Pill,” “Money, Fame & Fortune,” “Lights”

“Miracle Pill” is available for streaming on all major platforms! Give it a listen. Go crazy, go Goo Goo.

https://wvuafm.ua.edu/2019/10/08/go-crazy-go-goo-goo-goo-goo-dolls-miracle-pill/
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Enter to win 2 tickets to the Goo Goo Dolls show in Toronto, ON on 11/25.  Fill in the info at the link to be entered to win.
You must be 21 or older to enter. Contest ends 10/19/19 at noon est. Good luck!

https://absolutegoo.com/enter-to-win-a-pair-of-tickets-for-the-goo-goo-dolls-in-toronto-on/#.XaN5FEZKjIU

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Enter to win! One entry per person per show. Entries close 10/19/19 at noon est. 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. Meet and Greet is only good for show that is entered for, no show substitutions. Please follow the AG site on Twitter, (twitter.com/absolutegoo) to enter.

https://absolutegoo.com/atlantic-city-nj-meet-greet-contest/#.XaN350ZKjIU
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The Giving Project
WIN TOUR OF ROBBY TAKAC’S COLLECTION

Who YOU WILL HELP
The BFLO Hall of Fame Experience project is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt non-profit organization dedicated to bringing a unique cultural experience for families, fans and tourists by developing museum space that promotes the cultural history of broadcasting, entertainment, music and sports, and our reach to the nation and beyond from our roots here in Western New York.

What YOU COULD WIN
The Goo Goo Dolls package includes a private tour of the collection of Robby Takac given by his mother in his home he grew up in. See things that are being saved for the Hall of Fame and never seen before memorabilia. (Package can be redeemed Monday through Thursday only.)

Package also includes:
Limo Ride: One pick up/drop off location
Dinner for 4 at Chef’s
4 BFLO Hall of Fame Experience hats signed by Robby Takac
(Alcohol and tip for the food and limo are not included)
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Huge thanks to Johnny Rzeznik for performing at our Link Lounge show at Whiskey River here in Charlotte! Before the show, we sat down with Johnny to talk about the Goo Goo Dolls' latest album, plus he tells us why he's not that big of a fan of social media.

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Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / The 10/8 AG Podcast is Up!
« Last post by Gen on October 08, 2019, 11:50 PM »
On this episode of the AG Podcast, Annie and Gen talk about the new Goo album, ‘Miracle Pill’, new holiday shows, how you can win a pair of tickets AND a pair of Meet & Greet passes to the Columbus show, and why Gen’s family holiday gatherings are dangerous.

https://absolutegoo.com/the-10-8-ag-podcast-is-up/#.XZ1ZDUZKjIU
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By Renee Daigle

The Goo Goo Dolls commercial success came with their sixth studio album, Dizzy Up The Girl, which produced five hit songs, and two number one singles including “Dizzy,” “Slide,” “Black Balloon,” “Broadway,” and from the blockbuster movie, City of Angels, “Iris.”

When American Songwriter sat down with Rzeznik and Takac, we found that each artist approaches his craft differently. Rzeznik is the “hit” maker, and Takac still creates the same heavy-flavored tunes that their fierce cult following has come to rely on.

What is the most fun song you have ever written?

Rzeznik: “Big Machine.” Before I wrote the lyrics for it, I enjoyed listening to the music. It’s really weird.

What is the hardest song you have ever written?

Takac: The hardest song I ever wrote I haven’t been able to finish because it was too damn hard. You know, I have tapes and tapes of songs that I have written that so hard that I can’t finish them. Sometimes I think, if it’s that hard, them maybe I need to move on, and that’s generally what I do.

What song are you most proud of?

Rzeznik: I’m proud of all my songs, but I’m proud of “Iris” because it became such a monstrous hit, and I’m proud of “Slide” because everybody was saying that it was such a happy song. Did you really listen to the lyrics – it’s talking as morbid as hell! It made me proud, because I can be that clever! I’m proud of “Sympathy” because it’s the most honest, autobiographical thing that I ever wrote. I am proud that I kept it simple on the record. It could have easily turned into an overblown ballad but I thought it would take away from the real meaning of the song.

What was the easiest song you ever wrote?

Rzeznik: “All Eyes On Me.” It’s a big jam. It’s my “Who” song. That’s what I was thinking when I wrote it.

Your band is known for its live performances. Do you write songs that you know will work well with your live show?

Takac: I never thought about that, but, God, I hope so! I guess I need to think about that more! I think it all figures in, because you know eventually that you’re going to have to walk in front of a bunch of people, and play these songs, so I’m sure at some point your psyche says, “Okay, well I know what people like, because I have been watching them for a long time.”

What was the songwriting process for writing Gutterflower? What mind set were you in – what were you thinking and did it translate to the record?

Rzeznik: I just sat down and played my guitar for fun. I try to love the instrument, and try to feel what playing the guitar did for me at my worst moments. There’s a lot of freedom in that, and then, all of a sudden – bammo – you come across something. And then you have to chase it and it’s work. The spark of inspiration is a nanosecond and you have to have your eyes open for it. Then you bring out the hammer and nails and start crafting the song.

Do you have a songwriting process, and if so, what does it entail?

Takac: It entails jamming around on whatever instrument I am using at that minute, and when something sparks, the work begins. But without that flash of inspiration you would have nothing! You sit there and work at it and work at it until “Poof!” it happens and then there you are and then you’re like “Wow! This is good!” or “I’m not sure, but I’ll know tomorrow when I’m sober.” Sober not from drugs or liquor, but from the fact that you know you’ve done something good!

What song or album truly inspired you to become a songwriter as opposed to just being in a band?

Rzeznik: When I heard the music from Tim (The Replacements, 1985), I said, “I feel what this guy feels!” When you’re young, “Oh yeah, I’m going to mimic him,” and that’s what we did! That’s all we did! That’s all I wanted to be. I wanted to be a combination of Tom Petty, Bob Mould, and Paul Westerberg. I have afforded the luxury to move past my influences a little bit. Those were the people that taught me: those were my mentors, whether they knew it or not. I always showed them the respect, which is due, and my heart; Westerberg had a hundred miles worth of soul!

What kind of advice would you give an aspiring songwriter just starting out?

Takac: Make sure you like what you’re writing, because it might become a hit and you’ll have to play it 500 times.

https://americansongwriter.com/2019/10/the-goo-goo-dolls-hit-writers-different-approach/
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