Less than two weeks after their Scranton performance, it was announced today that multi-platinum alternative rock band Goo Goo Dolls will return to the Hershey Theatre on Friday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m.
Philadelphia indie punk band Beach Slang will open the show that is part of the Goo Goo Dolls’ Miracle Pill Tour, named after their new album. Beach Slang vocalist/guitarist James Alex headlined Record Store Day at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre earlier this year.
Tickets, which start at $42.35, plus processing fees, go on sale this Friday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Giant Center box office (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey) and online at hersheyentertainment.com and ticketmaster.com. The Hershey Theatre box office will be closed through Aug. 18.
The multi-platinum-selling, Grammy Award-nominated Goo Goo Dolls are one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music, selling more than 12 million albums. Formed in Buffalo, New York in 1986, guitarist/vocalist John Rzeznik and bassist/vocalist Robby Takac spent their first decade traversing North America in a van and bringing their raucous brand of melodic punk rock to college kids and winning over small but enthusiastic crowds of fans. They released a series of albums before breaking through commercially with their fifth, 1995’s “A Boy Named Goo,” followed by 1998’s quadruple platinum “Dizzy Up the Girl,” which produced five Top 10 singles and sold nearly six million copies worldwide.
Goo Goo Dolls scored 14 Top 10 radio hits (more than any other artist in the history of the Hot AC format), including “Name,” “Slide,” and “Iris,” the latter spending nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and holding the No. 1 position for 17 consecutive weeks. It remains one of the biggest crossover hits in the history of popular music.
The band has toured the globe countless times, performed in front of millions of fans, received numerous awards (including four Grammy nominations), and recorded and released 11 studio albums. Rzeznik has also been honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award.
Their latest full-length album, “Boxes,” was lauded by the likes of People, Huffington Post, and Metro, who call the album a “step forward in the band’s extensive repertoire.” “Boxes” features the hit “So Alive,” which the Goo Goo Dolls performed everywhere from “The Today Show” and “The Talk” to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “Conan.”
On May 12, 2017, they released a five-song EP, “You Should Be Happy,” which has four original songs and a remix of the title track “Boxes” from their 2016 album. Marking the 20th anniversary of their most successful album, “Dizzy Up the Girl,” they embarked on a commemorative tour starting on Sept. 30, playing the album in its entirety.
The band released a two-part live album, “The Audience Is That Way,” in 2018 via Warner Bros. Records, and they’re set to release their highly anticipated 12th studio album, “Miracle Pill,” on Friday, Sept. 13.
Following a nationwide summer tour with Train, Goo Goo Dolls will embark on a fall headlining tour in support of this upcoming album. As a band of more than 30 years, they show no signs of slowing down any time soon.
**The wristband policy will be in effect for this concert. Fans are permitted on the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex property beginning at 7 a.m. on Aug. 16. Two hours prior to the on-sale, fans will be directed in front of Giant Center box office, where they will be issued a numbered wristband. Wristbands are available for one hour and, at the conclusion of that hour, a selected fan will randomly choose a wristband that will determine the line order. Once the line is in place, fans arriving after the wristbands were issued will be escorted to the end of the numbered line.