July 12, 2021
Evan Anstey and Sarah Minkewicz
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) –Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac says after more than a year without performing to an in-person audience, they’re looking forward to better days.
“It’s going to be amazing to be out there and actually feel that connection again,” he said. “You know we’ve been able to do some online performances and stuff like that but I mean there’s really nothing like feeling the completion of that process. Writing songs and standing in a room and enjoying those songs with people.”
The band will be in their hometown of Buffalo on September 24, 2022. And what better day for tickets to go on sale than 7-16?
“There’s just a different feeling when you’re playing in town, in the city,” Takac said. “Buffalo fans like I said are the greatest. They’ve been with us since the beginning. They’ve been excited about things since before we probably deserved it.”
Takac says there’s no better way for them to end their tour than in the city that started it all.
“Buffalo shows are always amazing,” he said. “A little distracting though because you’re recognizing people the whole time you’re playing. You’re like, man do I know that guy? I think I know that guy. He looks older, but it is 20 years later. Like you’re thinking about all that stuff while you’re playing.”
“It’s a dream come true for us to be able to return home and play the premiere venue in Buffalo, a city that’s always meant so much to us,” singer and guitarist John Rzeznik says. “We can’t wait to share such a special night with all of our hometown friends and family.”
This Friday at 10 a.m., anyone hoping to go to the show at KeyBank Center can buy tickets at Ticketmaster or the band’s website. Prices range from $29.50 to $99.50.
Takac, who also founded the Music Is Art Festival, says “It’s going to be great to be able to do a full scale summer show downtown again. It’s been way too long and it’s definitely time for something special like this again!”