Back in 1987, reports AZ Central.com, the Goo Goo Dolls made a name with free-spirited, punk rock abandon. Times changed, they each found their sound, and music started flowing a bit more smoothly.
In the style of other groups from that era, their steady base of fans, and a growing number of new fans, make the Goo Goo Dolls a successful concert. They stepped out in style on August 28 in Phoenix, highlighting their upcoming album, Something for the rest of us,” which releases August 31st.
Guitarast and vocalist Johnny Rzeznik explained the new album centers around the disillusionment people are facing today. Losing homes and jobs, living with the results of at least two wars, not quite sure at all what the next minute will bring, has caused a reflection on their purpose in life, as it has changed from that of the past. Overall, this has led to disillusionment.
Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac have been playing together for nearly 25 years. They have placed the first years of music into a memory, more or less recognizing that there are songs for the times, and then, there are songs forever. The last umpteen years, they have been focusing on the forever aspect. The furthest back they want to go when doing shows is playing songs from “Superstar Carwash.”
Name and Iris, two big rock hits, surprised Goo Goo Dolls with their success. If you weren’t born yet, or don’t quite remember the music, visit their official website here to watch the video and hear the sound.
So you missed Goo Goo Dolls in Phoenix? Salamanca Press reports Goo Goo Dolls will be appearing at Seneca Allegany Events Center, located in the Seneca Allegany Casino (New York), on Friday, October 30th, at 7 p.m. Tickets, which can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com go on sale to the public Friday, September 3rd, at noon.
Access the casino website for information, including directions to the Center.
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Salamanca Press, e-edition, Goo Goo Dolls to Perform at Seneca Allegany Casino on Oct. 30