Goo Goo Dolls Tickets for Sale
The Goo Goo Dolls are quite busy this summer. Not only do they have a new album to support, but they will also be on the road sharing the stage with Matchbox Twenty for almost three months. Goo Goo Dolls tickets combined with the chance to see Matchbox Twenty, make these 36 shows a terrific time to relive the late 1990s while incorporating a little contemporary pop rock.
The new album, Magnetic, is the first in three years and the sixth with John Rzeznik, Robby Takac, and Mike Malinin as the core of the lineup. This lineup expands well beyond the lead singer/guitarist, bass guitarist, and drummer once on tour. However, those three were the only musicians in the studio for this new effort, which is expected to be a much happier and upbeat album than the recent recordings. Why? Well, life is good for the Goo Goo Dolls and now the fans get to enjoy that time both live and through the speakers at home or on the road in the car.
The Goo Goo Dolls have become quite famous for their pop rock, chart-topping singles, but back in 1986, when the outfit of John Rzeznik, Robby Takac and George Tutuska first took the stage, this group was more of a heavy metal or punk rock group. For eight years the group toiled to gain some sort of recognition.
Then, in 1995, the Goo Goo Dolls released a fifth studio album, A Boy Named Goo, and their fortunes changed drastically. The album went double-platinum in the United States and platinum in Canada. The singles “Name”, “Naked”, and “Long Way Down” became Top-10 hits on the mainstream rock charts. The album marked the move from an alt rock sound to an adult-contemporary, pop-rock format.
Recognizing that the Goo Goo Dolls had found the formula for success, the group followed up with Dizzy Up the Girl. The full-length album bested the previous effort, going triple platinum and being nominated for three Grammy Awards. The song “Iris” became a hit on the album and on the soundtrack for City of Angels. The songs “Slide”, “Dizzy”, “Black Balloon”, and “Broadway” joined the platinum hit single as Top-10 chart efforts.
Since these two hit albums and the incessant touring that followed each massive success, the Goo Goo Dolls slowed down a bit, taking three to four years between releases. Being out of the spotlight suited the group, though it did not do wonders for Warner Bros, their label. Gutterflower and Let Love In came the closest to matching the success of the platinum albums released in the 1990s. The best they could do was go Gold, though Let Love In did feature three Gold Singles (“Five a Little Bit”, “Better Days”, and “Stay With You”).
Though the albums and the singles may not climb the charts with quite the ease as more than a decade ago, the Goo Goo Dolls remain a must see when performing live. Goo Goo Dolls tickets still take the group around the country and the world and fans remain pumped to take advantage of the opportunity to see Rzeznik and the guys perform live.