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Next show in our AG Ticket Tag contest is - 8/9 Columbia, MD at Merriweather Post Pavilion

To enter, simply Tweet or Instagram this line: "We're not sleeping anymore"
AND Include these 3 important hashtags: #googoodolls #agtickettag #MerriweatherPP

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Goo Goo Dolls / Noise Pink

May 13, 2019 / Pepsi Center

Photos: Courtesy OCESA / César Vicuña

It has been 33 years since the birth of the Buffalo band (New York), created by guitarist / vocalist Johnny Rzeznik and bassist / vocalist Robby Takac . Time goes by quickly and for a band to stay current is the real challenge of their careers. Not everyone enjoys that popularity that keeps them and that is true, when we heard the name Good Good Dolls in Mexico, caused two types of reaction, melancholy and curiosity to see that band.

This group has marked us throughout the years and it is the true fans that keep them in force, even having presentations in the United States has become a bit complicated for them. It is something sad and at the same time a good thing that the main ingredient of the lineup is melancholy, who have known how to exploit all these years, returning to "Iris" a hymn that is passed down from generation to generation and it is true that the band sounds so well live, as in any of his albums and another thing that must be demonstrated is that they are a band completely delivered to the moment, to their audience and to be able to continue doing what they love the most.

Goo Goo Dolls returned to Mexico to be part of the second edition of the Corona Capital Guadalajara festival , accompanied by great acts on stage such as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tame Impala and The Chemical Brothers. The set of the Americans was accompanied by the classics, as well as their most recent proposals that come from the album Boxes (2016). On Monday they offered a solo show at the Pepsi Center , where Ruido Rosa was the act in charge of warming up the audience to leave us with the Buffalo group.

Accompanied by a set of more than 20 pieces, GGD left everything on the stage and is that with a forum not so full, they managed to make their presentation a memorable event. Passion and delivery was what distinguished its members in each moment who went from one place to another making the forum vibrate. It was about making us laugh and it is that the charisma of Rzeznik, was present in each moment that he had, you could hear some "Eooo" from left to right and he asked the pubic to give himself more, while Robby, motivated us to applaud again and again to the rhythm of pieces like "Dizzy" and "Slide" , remembering his sixth studio album Dizzy up the girl .

The night continued to the rhythm of works like "Big machine", "Rebel beat", "Here is gone" and "Black balloon" , making the majority of the audience cheer this last piece. It was time to listen to the voice of Robby, who played "January friend" and "Free of me" . While Rzeznik took us to acoustic moments dominated by "Sympathy" and "Can not let it go" .

Moments later we heard the first chords of what was ultimately the most anticipated song of the night. "Iris" has been the anthem that this band planted in their career and that is that air of malcomía and liberation was what breathed at that time. I can not do justice to define the perfection of the moment and to be able to listen to that song that we hear so much again and again, that we ask who will have written it or that work that simply is part of the soundtrack of our lives. These are the moments for which it is worth saving, traveling just by listening to a song, sharing the moment that makes us infinite with all the attendees and being a single soul chanting again and again the letters that seem to permeate our memory and They hoped to break the knot in the throat to be able to leave.

We said goodbye to Good Good Dolls, who expressed their gratitude at every moment, delivered everything on stage and showed that not only are they a one hit wonder , but they are a band that knows how to do their thing on stage, simply delivering everything .

Click link for photo set - https://www.velvmagazine.com/blog/2019/5/14/vqhul0og32qezrzo68bhc9w3l27ivb-2k4jy


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Great news for all the Goo Goo Dolls fans in Brazil!

The band has announced they will be playing 3 more shows with Bon Jovi this Fall!

Sept. 22 in Racife, Sept. 25 in Sao Paulo, and Sept. 27 in Curitiba!

Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 17 at https://www.eventim.com.br/


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Next show in our AG Ticket Tag contest is - 7/30 Bangor, ME at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion!

To enter, simply Tweet or Instagram this line: "Here's a letter from the real world"
AND Include these 3 important hashtags: #googoodolls #agtickettag #wfconcerts

Congrats to our winner for Bangor, ME - Brian J.!


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Exclusive: Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik on Buffalo sports, Los Angeles & more

By Darren Paltrowitz

With over 12 million albums worldwide, four GRAMMY® Award nominations and 14 Top 10 hits at Hot AC radio -- "the most of any artist in history” -- the rock band known as The Goo Goo Dolls has been doing things at a high level for well over 20 years.

Last year, The Goo Goo Dolls celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of its Dizzy Up The Girl studio album with a big tour. In addition, in 2018 the group released a new live album, The Audience Is That Way (The Rest of The Show), Vol. 2 via Warner Bros. Records.

Currently, beyond working on its 12th studio album, The Goo Goo Dolls will be hitting the road for a big co-headlining tour with Train this summer. The tour -- kicking off on June 7th in Auburn, Washington -- is part of Live Nation's National Concert Week promotion in which select tickets are $20. That promotion launched today and runs through May 7th.

While speaking with Goo Goo Dolls singer/guitarist Johnny Rzeznik by phone, I threw in a few questions about sports on behalf of Sportskeeda. The full interview will be airing in the near-future via the Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz podcast.

I know that you've been living in L.A. for a lot of your life now...

John Rzeznik: I'm out of L.A...

Oh where do you live these days? Are you back in Buffalo?

John Rzeznik: No, I'm not back in Buffalo, though my wife and I were talking about it the other day. Yeah it might be cool, but we live in New Jersey, like a half an hour from the city [of New York] because my wife worked in the city. Yeah it's beautiful, it's a nice little town. I can take my daughter out and run around, you know? No worries. All the neighbors know each other, though, so it's different than Los Angeles.

We decided to move back a couple years ago when my wife was pregnant and I was like, "That's it!" At least for me L.A. isn't a great place to raise a kid... I mean, I was in West Hollywood, in the hills. So it's kind of like, "I don't think that's a really great environment for a kid," you know?

Well your bandmate Robby also moved back to Buffalo when he had a kid . So I guess that's not such a bad idea. But when I was in Niagara Falls last year I saw that in the back in the Hard Rock Cafe that they had a Buffalo Music Hall Of Fame and there was an item or two I think from Robby in there . I'm curious if you still feel connected in general to Buffalo.

John Rzeznik: Most of my family still lives there. Most of the people I call friends are still living there. I go there to see my family like four five times a year... I don't know, my mind, my heartstrings keep kind of putting me back in that direction...

My wife's family's lives right around us [in New Jersey]. Her whole family lives really close to us which is great... This is not very "rock star s**t to talk about. (laughs)

So being so tied to Buffalo, are you still a Bills fan? Or did your years in California turn you into more of a Raiders or Rams kind of guy?

John Rzeznik: I'm going to go with, "I love the Sabres." Back in the 90s, it was just the whole losing four Super Bowl thing I was just like, "This is it. I can't take it anymore. I'm never watching a football game again." It was just too much for me and I tuned out completely. I'm not a big sports guy, but you've got to root for the Sabres.

https://www.sportskeeda.com/ice-hockey/exclusive-goo-goo-dolls-john-rzeznik-on-buffalo-sports-los-angeles-more

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Goo Goo Dolls’ Johnny Rzeznik On National Concert Week, Touring With Train & His Future Goals

By Darren Paltrowitz

With over 12 million albums worldwide, four GRAMMY® Award nominations and 14 Top 10 hits charting at Hot AC radio — reportedly the most Hot AC-charting singles of any artist in history — the rock band known as The Goo Goo Dolls has been doing things at a high level for well over 20 years.

Last year, The Goo Goo Dolls celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of its Dizzy Up The Girl studio album with a big tour. In addition, in 2018 the group released a new live album, The Audience Is That Way (The Rest of The Show), Vol. 2 via long-time label Warner Bros. Records.

Currently, beyond working on its 12th studio album, The Goo Goo Dolls will be hitting the road for a big co-headlining North American tour with Train this summer. The tour — kicking off on June 7th in Auburn, Washington — is part of Live Nation’s National Concert Week promotion in which select tickets are $20. That promotion launched today and runs through May 7th.

I spoke with Goo Goo Dolls singer/guitarist Johnny Rzeznik on the eve of National Concert Week, and below are some of the highlights; more of the chat be read via Sportskeeda. The full interview with Rzeznik will be airing in the near-future via the Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz podcast.

I had a funny experience of seeing you guys about two years ago play at a reggae festival in St. Kitts where you were the only rock band…

Johnny Rzeznik: (laughs)

Okay, so you remember that one well…

Johnny Rzeznik: Well I’m not gonna forget.

I’m curious if that kind of experience has ever happened to you before where you were the token rock band on a festival.

Johnny Rzeznik: Not like that, no. I mean, that was pretty interesting. I really had a lot of fun. I mean, it was fun… No, nothing. I’d never experienced anything like that. And never since. But it’s cool.

So how long has this summer tour been in the works for? Because I remember seeing that it was announced back in October that you’d be playing Jones Beach.

Johnny Rzeznik: Yeah, this tour… We’ve been trying to do something with Train for a long time. And finally everything worked out so we could do it… Last fall they told me, “You want to try to do this with these guys?” “Hell yeah!” I mean, I love Pat [Monahan]. I think he’s awesome, that he’s a great songwriter, really good guy. He’s a fun person…

You guys have done some interesting double bill kind of tours in the last few years and I’m curious when you have a bill like that if that changes your setlist at all. For example, you’re playing to more of a pop kind of crowd, even though Pat does the Zeppelin thing. Knowing that you’re playing to more of a pop kind of crowd, does that change the good ‘ol setlist?

Johnny Rzeznik: You are playing the hits, obviously. I mean, you got to play the hits and we’ve got to work hard because, you know, Pat’s an pretty incredible singer. He’s super-entertaining… When I go to work and I still work hard and sweat but I like it. It’s going to be a great bill. It’s gonna be a big long night of hits for everybody and some new material like. We’re just trying to figure out what to sing.

We just finished, I think it’s our 12th studio album full-length studio album. I’ve lost count but that’s coming out this fall so it’s going to be cool. We’re going to get a single out… I’m just really looking forward to getting out there, you know?

At this point in your career when you have more hits more charting singles than you do slots in your setlist, I’m curious what that feels like when you can look back and go, “Wow we did have a lot of hit songs.”

Johnny Rzeznik: It’s a luxury problem… and it’s pretty incredible. I feel very grateful that I’ve been able to have a career. I mean, it’s not always exactly the way I wanted to be. But all in all it’s pretty awesome. I mean, it’s been amazing. For some reason it just keeps getting better.

I’m one of the people in your fanbase that really loves those first few records. You don’t get the chance to play a lot of that in concert . Have you guys ever thought about working some of that older material? Or is it just that luxury problem of “There’s no time?”

Johnny Rzeznik: I don’t know if I could play that fast anymore… (laughs) We made the first record in three days… We almost did it as like a dare, you know? I would feel kind of funny playing stuff off the first two records, but from Hold Me Up on, I love all that material… I look back on fondly like, “Hey look what I did when I was a teenager.”.

Looking ahead at the future of The Goo Goo Dolls and all that, you guys really have never stopped working. You’ve never done a solo album or anything to that effect, but you have written and played with other artists. Is there anything you haven’t yet accomplished that you’re still hoping to do in your career?

Johnny Rzeznik: (pauses) I mean, we’ve never won a GRAMMY. I don’t know if we ever will, and that’s not that important. We got nominated for a bunch of them but never won. Sometimes it’d be really cool to play Madison Square Garden. That’s sort of like maybe a bucket list [item]… I’m just more focused on being grateful for what I have instead of wishing for something that I don’t have… I don’t let myself get attached to the outcome of it too much… I’m sort of chilling out and letting things go the way they’re supposed to go. And and just doing my best.

So, in closing, any last words for the kids?

Johnny Rzeznik: Wow. I don’t know. Just find your own voice.

https://www.thehypemagazine.com/2019/05/goo-goo-dolls-johnny-rzeznik-on-national-concert-week-touring-with-train-his-future-goals/

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Next show in our AG Ticket Tag contest is - 7/21 Noblesville, IN at the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center!

To enter, simply Tweet or Instagram this line: "scars are souvenirs you never lose"
AND Include these 3 important hashtags: #googoodolls #agtickettag #ruoffmusicenter

Congrats to our winner for Noblesville, IN - Michelle H.!

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Enter to Win a Meet and Greet for the Goo Goo Dolls' Lenox MA, Columbia MD, Camden NJ, Uncasville CT, Cuyahoga Falls, Holmdel NJ, and Mansfield, MA shows!

Enter to win! One entry per person per show. Entries close 12 pm May 12, 2019. 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 WITH THE GOO GOO DOLLS ONLY AND NOT WITH OR ASSOCIATED WITH TRAIN. Please follow the AG site on Twitter, (twitter.com/absolutegoo) to enter.

https://absolutegoo.com/meet-and-greet-contest/

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Next show in our AG Ticket Tag contest is - 7/14 in Virginia Beach, VA at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

To enter, simply Tweet or Instagram this line: "somehow here is gone" 
AND Include these 3 important hashtags: #googoodolls #agtickettag #LiveNationVB

Congrats to our winner for Virginia Beach, VA -  Teri L. on Twitter!

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Hey Hey In Rockers and Welcome to The Lobby, it’s been a strange, strange winter here in the US, I just returned from the desert city of Las Vegas, Nevada for a show with Goo Goo Dolls and when I landed it was one degree colder than my hometown of Buffalo, NY and it snowed for 2 days! It NEVER EVER snows in Las Vegas; I think they said it happens maybe once every 10 years, but certainly never two days in a row. It really was a unique occurrence and since I grew up in what is sometimes considered the “Hokkaido of the United States” I was instantly blamed repeatedly by our crew and the locals for bringing the unusually cold weather to the desert, although I’d bet it’s something much more scientifically complex than my inherent snowy vibes going on! Anyways, we had a great show, and had another stop in Oklahoma before returning home to spend some more time with the family before a month long studio lockout begins in Los Angeles as we finish up the new Goo Goo Dolls album (Due out this Summer)!

We’re working with a bunch of producers on this new album, Sam Hollander (Panic at the Disco, Metro Station), Derek Fuhrman (O.A.R., Great Big World), Drew Pearson (Switchfoot, Lights) and Alex Aldi (Passion Pit, Bad Wolves) to name a few, we’ve been mostly coming up with ideas, writing and pulling things together for the past few months, now it’s time to make the whole thing into an actual album for you all!

Goo Goo Dolls have an incredibly busy 2019 on the books, recording in March, rehearsals in April, a tour of Mexico in May, June through September with Train across the US and we just found out September and October will be bringing us to South America for our first ever shows on that continent! Some big news that I can’t share the specifics about as of yet, but we will be sharing the details of these trips and the shows we’ll be involved in very soon!

In other news …. I recently produced a single for an amazing young band called Beach Slang; an EP called “MPLS” is comprised of a couple of covers by Minneapolis legends Paul Westerberg (Replacements) and Bob Mould (Husker Du). Both of our bands were really a product of this Minneapolis music scene and it was a pleasure getting together and combining 3 generations of appreciation for that scene in this tidy little release. The EP was put pout this month on Bridge Nine Records on limited edition colored vinyl, the first pressings already sold out! Beach Slang came to my studio in Buffalo to record with myself and engineer Jay Zubricky a few months back after performing at The Music is Art Festival held every September here in Buffalo. Truly a bunch of awesome people, who are unbelievably creative and motivated and we hope to see more of this amazing band at our place in the future.

We have our Good Charamel Records label revving up for some action this year as well as another tour and release this Fall by Osaka’s Shonen Knife who are currently in studio working on their latest release to be followed by a tour of Europe, The US and Australia at the years end. We also have a Brooklyn Sakura Matsuri appearance with The Molice, Pinky Doodle Poodle and DJ Sashimi all appearing together onstage for the annual April event in NYC. This will be the first time all 3 acts will be performing together, should be a great day!

That does it for me this month, I’ll be writing next month from the studio in Los Angeles and maybe we’ll try to give you a little taste of the actual recording process next time we meet up, a little tough to do in 700 words, but we’ve been good like that for over a decade now! Have a great month and we’ll be talking to you soon here in the pages of the Mighty In Rock!

Peace!

Robby

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

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Next show in our AG Ticket Tag contest is - 7/12 Charlotte, NC at PNC Music Pavilion!

To enter, simply Tweet or Instagram this line: "You can use me anytime"
AND Include these 3 important hashtags: #googoodolls #agtickettag #PNCmusicpav

Congrats to our winner for Charlotte, NC - Suzanne S. on Twitter!

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These lotteries are now closed. Winners have been notified by email!
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Enter to Win a Meet and Greet for the Goo Goo Dolls' Scranton PA, Canandaigua NY, Wantagh NY, Bethlehem PA and Burgettstown, PA shows!

Enter to win! One entry per person per show. Entries close 12pm April 28, 2019. 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 WITH THE GOO GOO DOLLS ONLY AND NOT WITH OR ASSOCIATED WITH TRAIN. Please follow the AG site on Twitter, (twitter.com/absolutegoo) to enter.

https://absolutegoo.com/meet-and-greet-contest/

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Next show in our AG Ticket Tag contest is - 6/28 Rogers, AR at The Walmart Amphitheater! And this week we have something extra for you -  A PAIR OF MEET & GREETS!

To enter, simply Tweet or Instagram this line: "when everything feels like the movies"
AND Include these 3 important hashtags: #googoodolls #agtickettag #walmartamp

Our winner for Rogers, AR is Christy F. on Twitter! Congrats!

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This week, Annie and Gen recorded in front of a live audience on Discord (and we apologize to our test subjects for having to deal with us LOL). Hear all about a Runaway to Paradise cabin giveaway, our AG Ticket Tag contest, and our Podcast only 4P contest! (FYI, the pennant is a GGD one, not an AG one! lol)

https://absolutegoo.com/the-april-7-2019-ag-podcast-contests-contests-and-another-contest/

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Next show in our AG Ticket Tag contest is - 6/18 West Valley City, UT at USANA Amphitheatre!

To enter, simply Tweet or Instagram this line: "You're my sweet charade"
AND Include these 3 important hashtags: #googoodolls #agtickettag #usanaamp

Our winner for West Valley City, UT is @beach247 on Twitter! Congrats!

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