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

Hey Hey In Rockers and Welcome to The Lobby! It's been a month since we've last met up, but it seems like so much has happened in that short amount of time! I'm in San Antonio, Texas doing rehearsals for the Goo Goo Dolls upcoming US Tour to support our newest album "Miracle Pill". We've been working on some new songs for the show which will include openers The Unlikely Candidates and Beach Slang as we wind around the US until the Holidays!

When we last spoke I had just arrived in Brazil with GGDS and we began a tour of Stadiums in Brazil and Peru supporting Bon Jovi including a set at the legendary Rock in Rio. We played Recife', Curibata, Sao Paolo, Rio and then made our way to Peru with a show in Lima. The Brazilian shows were incredible, so many people singing and welcoming us for the very first time in our career to South America. The Bon Jovi band and crew couldn't have been nicer, we spent a few months with them back in the 90s traveling around the US playing arenas and it was great to see everyone again these many years later.

i must say, the food in Brazil was unreal, we had a traditional Churrascaria dinner (which is a traditional barbecue with the waiters serving meats from swords!) and enjoyed so may different types of Seafood and breads, it was a treat and i would imagine we were exposed to some of the best flavors Brazil had to offer. We spent a day filming interviews and appeared on a super fun television show with many musical acts performing in the same room together. It was chaotic, but lots of fun with so many different types of music represented. It was a very busy trip with not a lot of time to spend sightseeing in Brazil unfortunately, but we did get a chance to walk around Recife' and Sao Paolo a bit and spent a full day sightseeing in Peru!

In Peru we stayed in the Miraflores District, we got a chance to see an ancient burial mound called Huaca Pucllana and visited The Museo Largo Museum which has a huge collection of Inca and other tribal artifacts right in the heart of downtown Lima. Oh, and of course we visited a traditional market and got some nice omiage for our family back home! I got my daughter and wife knit Alpaca hair hats and an Alpaca sweater to keep them warm during the cold, cold Buffalo winter!

The trip ended with a great show in a soccer stadium in Peru, then we were hurried from the venue by a police escort to the airport and made our way home to the states. After we got back John went off to do a bit of radio promotion in the states and I went home to spend a few much needed days with my family in Buffalo. My daughter and I picked out and carved some pumpkins for Halloween, we went to one of the last Drive In movies left in my hometown (most likely one of the last in the world) and rode our bikes around, you know, that kind of stuff!

But as always, way too soon it was time to go again, before you knew it I was back on a plane heading to Texas to begin rehearsals for the upcoming GGDS tour. And here I sit writing to you .... time's flying. This tour goes on for a couple of months in cool old theaters and performing arts centers across the country. The tour finishes up with a bunch of festival style Christmas radio shows and as far as I've heard we're going to be resting through much of January as we prepare for a tour of the UK in the new year.

Oh, I should mention, I've been watching some of Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony on the internet from the states, I'm so happy I was able to see the ceremony from afar and witness the start of an exciting new time for Japan. My wife Miyoko, my daughter Hana and I will be back to visit and spend some holiday time with our friends in Tokyo in December/January and I'm looking forward to some Japan time! I hope you have a great month and I'll fill you in with some updates from the road next week here in the pages of The Mighty InRock !!!!!!

Peace

Robby

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We are ready to sprinkle a little M&G Magic on some very lucky Goo Goo Dolls fans who have tickets to one of the 9 special shows the band are doing in December! Enter to win a Meet & Greet for one of the Holiday Shows here: https://absolutegoo.com/contests-ag/#.XdRPMtXgoaZ

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http://chicagoconcertreviews.com/2019/11/10/goo-goo-dolls/

 by Daniel DeSlover

Trekking through North America in support of its 12th studio release, “Miracle Pill,” Goo Goo Dolls rolled through Madison, Wisconsin, for a sold-out performance at the historic Orpheum Theater.

Goo Goo DollsFront man Johnny Rzeznik was all smiles as the group launched into the current collection’s lead track, “Indestructible,” while bassist Robby Takac energetically kicked his foot above his head to commence the 90-minute night.

The cross-generational hit-makers kept fans on their feet for the duration of the show with the sentimental rocker “Home” and the anthemic “Slide” only fueling the fervor.

A few black balloons emerged during the start of “Black Balloon” (naturally), but by the first verse, the crowd was fully immersed as more dropped from the ceiling and remained a source of swatting through the ballad “Here Is Gone,” amongst a few others

A blast of confetti accompanied the uplifting rock anthem “So Alive,” which led the playful front man to toss on a construction safety helmet as he cleared the crowded stage with a leaf blower.

Goo Goo Dolls Following all the action, the band dialed down for an acoustic set filled with “Sympathy,” “Souls In The Machine” and the breakthrough single “Name.”

Goo Goo Dolls also stayed true to its punk-tinged roots when Takac took over the vocals for the growlers “Life’s A Message,” “Another Second Time Around” and “Bringing On The Light,” while Rzeznik displayed his grit during the pop/punker “Tattered Edge” and the bluesy “Broadway” in this career-stretching display of accessible aggression.

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

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 !

Peace

Robby



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https://www.sidestagemagazine.com/goo-goo-dolls-kick-off-fall-headlining-tour-to-rave-reactions-from-fans/


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.
 
2019 TOUR DATES
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.

   

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Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / Reverb: Goo Goo Dolls in Tulsa
« on: November 05, 2019, 10:00 AM »

http://oruoracle.com/lifestyle/reverb-goo-goo-dolls-in-tulsa/

**Click through for photos**

Reverb: Goo Goo Dolls in Tulsa
By James Adamski on November 4, 2019

The Goo Goo Dolls took the stage at the legendary Brady Theater to a packed and ecstatic Oklahoma crowd, even amidst the cold and rainy evening on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

The American rock band started out in 1986 out of Buffalo, New York, and are best known for their 1998 Grammy-nominated song “Iris.”

The evening started on time with a 30-minute set by a band out of Fort Worth called The Unlikely Candidates. After a 20-minute intermission, The Goo Goo Dolls took the stage for the first time in Tulsa since a little over a year.

“This is a cool city, how did I not realize this last time I was here?” said the lead singer Johnny Rzeznik.

They played 20 songs spanning over an hour and a half, and threw in a balloon drop and two confetti blasts.

Whether you attended the show as a diehard fan or just wanting to hear “Iris,” it was a night that many may not forget until the next stop in T-Town.

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Awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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https://holdmyticket.com/event/349394-goo-goo-dolls-

Tickets on sale this Friday, October 11th at 10am local. Ticket link: https://tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/349394

Isleta Resort & Casino is proud to welcome the Goo Goo Dolls and American Idol winner, Maddie Poppe, to the all-new Isleta Showroom on Monday, December 2nd at 7pm!

It's the "'Twas the Concert Before Christmas," concert presented by 100.3 The Peak and tickets start at just $25!

This is a 21 and over show.

A link will automatically be distributed via text or e-mail for all online purchases to download tickets 48 hours prior to the show.

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https://mix969.iheart.com/calendar/event/5d97c8e9d217d95f537d38ff/


Merry MIXMAS 2019
Marquee Theatre  ·  Thu, Dec 05, 2019 @ 08:00 PM

MIX 96.9 presents Merry MIXMAS with Goo Goo Dolls, Maddie Poppe & John K December 5th at Marquee Theatre!

Tickets on sale Friday, October 11th: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/mix969-merry-mixmas-with-goo-marquee-theatre-tickets/9953505?pl=themarquee


Presented by Corona Premier.

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https://pabsttheater.org/event/googoodolls2019/

 Mix Mistletoe Show with Goo Goo Dolls
with special guests Dean Lewis and Maddie Poppe  ~ Presented by 99.1 The Mix

Monday, December 9

The Riverside Theater, 116 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

6pm Doors // 7pm Show

**Click the link above to become and eMember and get your pre-sale tickets!**

ON SALE/PRE SALE DATES   eMembers PRE-SALE

Starts Wed, Oct. 9 @ 10:00AM ~ Ends Thu, Oct. 10 @ 10:00PM

Public On Sale

Fri, Oct. 11 @ 10:00AM


IMPORTANT!  ONLY BUY FROM OFFICIAL SOURCES:

    IN PERSON at the Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater or Turner Hall Ballroom box offices.
    ONLINE at www.pabsttheater.org or Etix.com – which is accessible though our site.
    BY PHONE at 414-286-3663 where you will reach a box office representative or an Etix call center customer service member.

There are several ticket resellers and secondary markets selling tickets to our events. Ticket resellers often try to mimic our website to appear legitimate. However, the ONLY official website for The Pabst Theater Group venues is www.pabsttheater.org. Please note: we set up occasional offers through sites including, but not limited to: Groupon, Goldstar, official artist websites and their official fan clubs. If you have any questions regarding the legitimacy of a secondary outlet selling tickets to our shows, please call our box office directly at 414-286-3205.

If you are interested in an event that has already sold out, please sign up to become an eMember and follow us on social media – we will announce any releases through those channels. Do not buy from a third party or ticket scalping company.
Purchasing tickets from any other seller or website runs a very high risk of receiving fraudulent and/or invalid tickets.

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WALK 97.5FM Holiday Show: Featuring GOO GOO DOLLS
The Paramount,  370 New York Ave, Huntington, NY 11743
Wednesday, Dec 11 2019
SHOW AT 7:30PM  |   DOORS AT 6PM
Alt. Rock

Tickets for this show on sale TOMORROW, October 1st, 10am EDT via this link:
https://paramountny.com/shows/walk-holiday-show-featuring-goo-goo-dolls/


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 December 7th and 8th at 8:00pm
Ballpark Village
601 Clark Ave
St. Louis, MO 63102
United States

Y98 Presents:  Deck the Hall Ball!

A two night radio event full of music and festivities at Ballpark Village on the Fox Sports Midwest Live! stage.

Catch night one on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 featuring Rob Thomas starting at 8PM! Then, come back for night two on December 8, 2019 to see Goo Goo Dolls. With such an intimate setting, this is one show you won't want to miss!

Doors will open at 7pm with shows starting at 8pm both nights.

Pre-sale: Thursday, October 3rd at 10AM- Friday, October 4th at 10AM-- Use code word: SANTA

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, October 4th at 10AM


For VIP Lounge and table reservations please contact Hannah@stlballparkvillage.com

Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/y98-deck-the-hall-ball-with-goo-goo-dolls-tickets-74218217687?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.


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Deck the Hall Ball; Goo Goo Dolls, Rob Thomas
UMBC Event Center
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD

Saturday December 14th, 7:30pm

Pre-sale tickets go live Thursday, October 3rd at 10am EDT Code: GLOBE via Ticketmaster.


Public on-sales Friday, October 4th, 10am local.


https://www1.ticketmaster.com/mix-1065-deck-the-hall-ball/event/15005738ABCA223A

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https://www.facebook.com/star1025/photos/a.373112702671/10157086455082672/?type=3&theater

Save the date! The Star 102.5 Deck the Hall Ball featuring Goo Goo Dolls, Rob Thomas & Dean Lewis is Sunday, December 15th at Buffalo River Works!
Tickets go on sale to Rewards Club members Thursday!
Not a Rewards Club Member? Join here: https://bit.ly/2oB4Tph


Tickets for General Public on sale this Friday, as per below:

https://selectornews.net/entertainment/goo-goo-dolls-announce-holiday-show-buffalo-rob-thomas-82486446

Here's an early Christmas gift for Buffalo music fans.

Star 102.5 FM announced a Deck the Hall Ball starring Buffalo's beloved Goo Goo Dolls and Rob Thomas, slated for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.).

Pre-sale tickets go live October 3rd at 10am ET Code: GLOBE

Public on-sale tickets, which go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 4, cost $59.50 and will be available at Ticketmaster.com and MyStar1025.com. The show is open to all ages. Dean Lewis is the opener.

Almost a full year has passed since the Goo Goo Dolls last played their hometown; the 20th anniversary tour of "Dizzy Up the Girl" mesmerized at Shea's Buffalo Theatre last October. Before that gig, lead singer Johnny Rzeznik opened up to Tim O'Shei about his struggles with alcoholism and how his role as a father has changed his life.

Rob Thomas, also the lead singer of Matchbox Twenty, is touring off his solo disc, "Chip Tooth Smile," released in April. That marked his first individual release since 2015. Billboard wrote a feature on Thomas shortly before his most recent work hit the market.

The last Goo Goo Dolls connection to RiverWorks was bass player Robby Takac's Music Is Art, which took over the venue in September.

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http://abcnewsradioonline.com/music-news/2019/9/30/why-the-goo-goo-dolls-music-is-the-miracle-pill-that-transce.html

Over the weekend, the Goo Goo Dolls capped off a run of shows in Brazil with an appearance at the Rock in Rio festival.  Later this week, they'll perform in Peru.  Lead singer Johnny Rzeznik says it blows his mind when thousands of people who don't speak English are singing his lyrics back to him -- he thinks it truly shows how music transcends borders.

"That's pretty amazing," he tells ABC Audio. "Because, I mean, the world is in such a chaotic state. And then you're standing there in front of 10,000 people and they're all singing together. That's a real connection...it's like, 'Fine, if the music is the catalyst to get 10,000 people in the same room and actually communicating with each other....'"

And it's not just borders.  Johnny says during their summer U.S. tour, it became clear to him that music transcends politics as well.

"I had a strange observation, where we were in front of about 10,000 people and I thought to myself,  'Theoretically half this audience voted for Hillary Clinton, the other half voted for Trump, more or less,'" he tells ABC Audio. "But everybody was singing the words to the same song!"

"So it was like, 'O.K. well they all agree on one thing and, you know...that's a start!'"

After their show in Peru, the band kicks off their fall headlining tour October 25 in Austin, TX in support of their new album Miracle Pill.

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