Hey Hey, my fellow In Rockers and thanks for stopping by for our monthly meet up here in the pages of The Mighty In Rock! I’m back here in Buffalo, NY as I’ve just finished up nearly 70 shows across North America with my band supporting the Goo Goo Dolls new album “Chaos in Bloom”. It was a long trip after a very strange time through the covid lockdowns, but as we now ready for another short break for the holidays I’m reminded of how lucky we are to be able to share this experience night after night with people around the world, and what an amazing life it's afforded me!
The last month of the tour was in old theatres mostly built in the early 1900s, many of these building were constructed as movie houses and vaudeville theatres at the turn of the century and have been maintained by organizations put together for the purpose of preserving these beautiful historic buildings such as The Pabst Theater in Milwaukee (built in the late 1800s), WI. A few of the venues were newer performing arts centers built for classical and more “cultured” performances such as The Buddy Holly Performing Arts Center in Lubbock, Texas, and famous venues such as the newly built Austin City Limits Live in Austin Texas. The support band on the tour was a band called Whitehall from Brooklyn, NY, a pretty cool band, super chill guys, and great indie music vibe, if you get a second, they’re definitely worth checking out!
It will be great to be home for a while, after being away since June of 2021 I’ve got plenty to catch up on back here at home, but I will surely miss these shows before we get back on the tour schedule again beginning in the Spring of next year. It was the Thanksgiving Holiday here in the US when I arrived home, so our extended family gathered for the day and enjoyed the holiday together. The Holidays are such a special time and once again, after such a strange social experiment as the last couple of years of social isolation, the holidays were more appreciated than ever around our home.
So, we put up the Christmas Tree in our living room yesterday, put out the light up Santa and decorated the tree and house for the holiday season looking forward to sharing some more winter memories in our home together. This New Year’s Eve Goo Goo Dolls will be doing a free show in Niagara Falls, NY to ring in the 2023, celebrating with some folks from our hometown, I think it’s going to be a crazy fun evening and a very special night for everyone involved as we ring in the new year and all of the endless possibilities that come with it!
I probably won’t speak to you all again here in the pages of In Rock until the New Year, so I hope you all enjoy the holidays, spend some time with friends and family, and have a great New Year! We’ll be announcing all sorts of new things for the band coming up in 2023, so please keep visiting and I appreciate you all spending some time here in The Lobby! I look forward to sharing some more adventures with you all and continuing this journey we’ve been on for all of these years together!
Peace and Happiness ….