Goo Goo Dolls have just announced a new 24-date summer shed tour. Led by co-founders by John Rzeznik and Robby Takac, the trek kicks off on July 26th in Salt Lake City, Utah at USANA Amphitheatre and wraps on September 2nd at L.A.'s Greek Theatre. The band is currently hard at work on its still-untitled 13th studio album.
Along with the summer dates, the Goos also announced a new side compilation, titled, Rarities, stating:
The (tour dates) arrive alongside the premiere of "Nothing Can Change You (Live)." the band's cover version of Tommy Keene’s original song and the latest offering from their forthcoming compilation record Rarities.
Releasing on June 25th, 2021 via Warner Records, the album is a retrospective collection of 20 songs spanning Goo Goo Dolls’ career from 1995 to 2007; a prolific period during which the band released several chart-topping hits, ascended to mainstream stardom and cemented their footing as one of the most influential rock bands in recent memory.
The double LP features numerous tracks never before released on digital streaming platforms or any physical format, including B-sides, live songs, acoustic renditions, radio performances, international releases and additional non-album tracks.
John Rzeznik told us that one of the highlights of any show is the chance to connect with the band's original fans: ["Everybody that came up with us came just as slow. So, it was no big shock. The people that were with us in the beginning, a lot of times, if they still show up, I mean we'll still talk to them and that just because they've realized that we haven't changed that much, maybe a little more sober. That's about it."] SOUNDCUE (:24 OC: . . . that's about it)
JUST ANNOUNCED: Goo Goo Dolls 2021 tour dates (subject to change):
July 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
July 27 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 29 – St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Music Park
July 30 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Amphitheatre
August 1 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
August 3 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights
August 4 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
August 5 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
August 7 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
August 8- Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
August 10 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
August 13 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Pavilion
August 14 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
August 16 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
August 19 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts
August 23 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheatre
August 24 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
August 26 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 27 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre
August 28 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
August 30 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre
August 31 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
September 2 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
Johnny Rzeznik On Goo Goo Dolls Fans From Early Days :