Goo Goo Dolls Unveil New Album & Tour Dates

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Goo Goo Dolls (l-r): Robby Takac & John Rzeznik

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will release their 11th album, Boxes, on May 6th via Warner Bros. Records. Then about a month later the group hits the road on a headlining North American tour of amphitheaters and arenas. Also on the bill as direct support are Collective Soul and Tribe Society. The tour kicks off in Portland, OR on July 8th and runs through September 16th.

The first song from the album is “Over and Over,” available now as an instant bonus when you preorder Boxes on iTunes. The new LP is a vibrant, sonically forward-looking album that manages to retain what their legions of fans love about the Goo Goo Dolls – indelible melodies, intimate, heartfelt lyrics and the anthemic, uplifting vibe of their songs – while pushing new boundaries in terms of sound and production. Singer and guitarist John Rzeznik enlisted some of his favorite songwriters and producers to collaborate with, including Gregg Wattenberg (with whom Rzeznik wrote four songs on the Goos’ 2013 album Magnetic), Wattenberg’s production partner Derek Fuhrmann, and Drew Pearson (who has worked with Phillip Phillips and OneRepublic).

The Goo Goo Dolls are one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music, selling more than 12 million albums since 1986. They have scored 14 Top 10 radio hits (more than any other artist in the history of the Hot AC format), including “Name,” “Slide” and “Iris,” the latter spending nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and holding the #1 position for 17 consecutive weeks. The band has toured the globe countless times, performed in front of millions of fans, received numerous awards (including four Grammy nominations), Rzeznik has also been honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award.

The Goo Goo Dolls 2016 tour

07/08             Portland, OR              Edgefield
07/15              Murphy’s, CA             Ironstone Winery
07/16              Santa Barbara, CA    Santa Barbara Bowl
07/17              Los Angeles, CA        The Greek Theatre
07/19              Phoenix, AZ               Comerica Theatre
07/20              Albuquerque, NM       Sandia Amphitheater
07/23              Kansas City, MO        Starlight Theatre
07/24              St Louis, MO              Hollywood Amphitheatre
07/26              Chicago, IL                 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
07/28              Appleton, WI              Neuroscience Group Field-Fox Cities Stadium
07/30              Prior Lake, MN           Mystic Lake Casino
07/31              Duluth, MN                 Bayfront Festival Park
08/02              Huber Heights, OH    Rose Music Center at The Heights
08/03              Cincinnati, OH            PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
08/05              Nashville, TN             Ascend Amphitheater
08/06              Indianapolis, IN         White River Lawn
08/07              Rochester Hills, MI    Freedom Hill
08/09              Toronto, ON               Molson Amphitheatre
08/10              Cleveland, OH          Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
08/12              Wantagh, NY             Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/13              Holmdel, NJ              PNC Bank Arts Center
08/14              Gilford, NH                Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
08/16              Boston, MA               Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
08/17              Portland, ME             Maine State Pier
08/19              Philadelphia, PA       Penn’s Landing Festival Pier
08/20              Darien Lakes, NY     Darien Lake PAC
08/21              Saratoga, NY            SPAC
08/23              Vienna, VA                Wolftrap
08/24              Virginia Beach, VA    Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
08/26              Solomons, MD          PNC Waterside Pavilion
08/27              Raleigh, NC              Red Hat Amphitheater
08/28              Charlotte, NC            Uptown Amphitheatre
08/30              Orlando, FL               Hard Rock Live
08/31              St Augustine, FL       St Augustine Amphitheatre
09/02              Miami, FL                   Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
09/04              Atlanta, GA                Chastain Park Amphitheater
09/07              Allen, TX                    Allen Event Center
09/08              Houston, TX              Woodlands Pavilion
09/11              Austin, TX                  Skyline Theater at Long Center
09/13              Morrison, CO             Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09/16              Las Vegas, NV          Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

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