Goo Goo Dolls Schedule
The trio that selected their current name from a True Detective advertisement for a toy
coined, Goo Goo Doll, has been selling out live shows for decades, cementing their name on the mainstream music scene and
outlasting the changing styles in hit music.
It's been more than 20 years since the Goo Goo Dolls eclipsed the music
scene. And now nine albums and a huge repertoire of songs later, the band is stronger than ever.
The Goo Goo Dolls were
one of the first alternative bands to find massive success in the U.S., speaking to the group's impact on the music industry.
They still have the same way of inspiring fans with their live shows, as any fan can attest to.
Catch them at one of
their upcoming shows, which include stops at the Canton Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio; House of Blues Sunset Strip in West
Hollywood, California; Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, Asbury Park, New Jersey; House of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey;
the Olympia in Montreal, Quebec; the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario; the Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario;
the General Motors Centre in Oshawa, Ontario; The Community Auditorium in Thunder Bay, Ontario; the Pantages Playhouse Theatre
in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon; Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Alberta; Royal Theatre
Victoria; and the Hard Rock Casino in Vancouver.
Goo Goo Dolls Background
The Goo Goo Dolls first formed
in the blue-collar hub of Buffalo, New York in 1986. The band's original lineup consisted of John Rzeznik (guitar, vocals),
George Tutuska (drums, percussion) and Robby Takac (bass, vocals).
When the band first got together, Rzeznik was too
shy to sing. Tutuska and Takac had been friends for a long time, having known each other through school. They were introduced
to Rzeznik when he was gigging with The Beaumonts along with Takac's cousin.
The trio started out making the rounds
in the underground music scene of Buffalo, and they opened for talents like DRI, Gang Green, The Dead Milkmen, ALL, Dag Nasty,
SNFU and the Doughboys.
Their initial taste of success came as an accessory on the punk rock and college rock music
scenes. The band's popularity in those arenas led to a record deal, and their first album came out in 1987 to critical acclaim.
the Goo Goo Dolls kicked Tutuska out of the band and recruited Mike Malinin to take his place in 1995.
One of the Goo
Goo Dolls' turning points was when Rzeznik was invited to pen a song for the City of Angels movie soundtrack. The finished
product was Iris, which catapulted the band to superstar status. The tune remained on top of the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay
charts for record-smashing 18 weeks. It additionally claimed three Grammy nods.
Since then, the Goo Goo Dolls have released
multiple hit albums, compilations and singles.
They have made guest appearances on TV hit shows like Charmed and Beverly
Hills, 90210. And they were even asked to give an award to Michael Jackson.
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seeing them put on a live show!
Goo Goo Dolls Trivia
Did you know Johnny Rzeznik wrote the hit song, Iris,
in under five minutes? It is the song that vaulted the band to stardom, as it remained on top of the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay
charts for a record-breaking 18 weeks! It was additionally nominated for three Grammys.
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Goo Goo Dolls Hit Albums
Over the span of their music career, the Goo
Goo Dolls have had 14 Top 10 singles and have sold over 10 million albums globally. The Goo Goo Dolls' studio albums include:
Goo Goo Dolls (1987); Jed (1989); Hold Me Up (1990); Superstar Car Wash (1993); A Boy Named Goo (1995); Dizzy Up the Girl
(1998); Gutterflower (2002); Let Love In (2006); Something for the Rest of Us (2010); and Magnetic (2013).
Goo Dolls Concert Experience
The Goo Goo Dolls have made a reputation for themselves as both musicians and performers.
Their sound is unique enough to fascinate any music enthusiast, yet they still appeal to countless fans from all walks of
life with hits like Slide and Dizzy.
The alternative rock music scene got a big boost from the Goo Goo Dolls in the
'90s and beyond, and this is one outfit that still has what it takes to bring record audiences to whatever venue they're performing