Correio Brazilienes:Goo Goo Dolls make decent rock show without relying on Iris

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https://www.correiobraziliense.com.br/app/noticia/diversao-e-arte/2019/09/29/interna_diversao_arte,792613/goo-goo-dolls-faz-show-decente-de-rock-sem-depender-de-iris.shtml
When a band releases a hit as big as Iris, the song that drove Goo Goo Dolls to stardom in 1998, it is common to associate all the rest of the work with that particular moment. But for the first time in Brazil, after a tour of some cities with Bon Jovi, the American band proved to be able to delight a huge audience without necessarily being caught in the unavoidable hit.

Of course Iris, the last song on the set, is still the apotheosis of a performance, but even newer songs from the recently released Miracle Pill album (2019) bring to Rock in Rio the stadium rock that the less bulky crowd in this one. Sunday than on the other days of the festival, wait.

In an interview with the story on the eve of the festival, singer John Rzeznik said he understood the kind of vibe the festival expected of him, but confessed that he was not used to such large audiences. In performance on the World Stage, however, the band gave no false signals: a respectable rock performance consistent with the trajectory of a band that has a poorly recognized career over a hit.

Although the singer has a rock star stance, it is bassist Robby Takac who steals the scene on stage, jumping a lot and showing that he is really having fun there. He sings Bringing on the Night, 2013.

Rzeznik begins ironic Iris: "So you know this one ?!". The song gained classic FM rock status for one reason: it's beautiful. Tailor-made for the Cities of Angels soundtrack (the 1998 film with Nicolas Cage, remake of the timeless classic by Win Wenders). A light rain falls in Rock City just then, as if to crown the show.

Other hits such as Broadway and Slide (also from the 1998 album Dizzy Up The Girl) are also received with attention. Although Rock in Rio Sunday began with Brazilian singers, Goo Goo Dolls paved the way for the rockiest performances of the day, with Dave Matthews Band and Bon Jovi still on the stage.