Led by John Rzeznik along with Malinin and Robby Takac, Goo Goo Dolls has been producing hit rock music for more than two decades now. It has just been a few months since the band’s latest album ‘Magnetic’ came out and has already been called a ‘Real New York Record’ by the critics. Debuting at the eighth position on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts, Goo Goo Dolls have no plans to stop touring as they look forward to their 30th anniversary celebrations in 2015.
Goo Goo Dolls
Rock, Pop Rock, Alternative Rock
Goo Goo Dolls: Magnetic Tour
With fans being used to their astounding music, there have always been great expectations from the band. Striving to reinvent themselves, they try to take evolutionary leaps forward with each album release. After 25 years of success, Goo Goo Dolls have earned a name in the music industry for hit singles like Iris, Black Balloon and Slide. Having released nine studio albums, the band has produced a catalog of songs that have ingrained in pop consciousness in the fans. For its tenth studio release ‘Magnetic’, Goo Goo Dolls has tweaked its sound a little. Despite this, at heart the structure of its tunes hasn’t changed but only the peripherals have been updated. The opening track is an electro-pop drum loop, ‘Rebel Beat’ followed by songs that either sound tailor made for crowds and radio stations or have been influenced by electro tunes. The album’s songs have been carefully crafted to sit well with Rzeznik’s vocals that make the melodies sound energetic and fresh. ‘Magnetic’ is the first record in the band’s career that matches with its success in the late nineties.
Goo Goo Doll through the Years (1987-2013)
Initially Goo Goo Dolls were a post hardcore band with members wearing baseball cap backwards, ripped jeans and guitars slung low. This style continued for them till the nineties when the band got mainstream attention with its third album, ‘Hold Me Up’. It featured Rzeznik for the first time in the role of lead singer and produced singles such as There You Are, Out of the Red and Laughing. It incorporated the elements of punk rock, heavy metal and pop rock and provided soundtrack for the movie ‘Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare’.
The fourth album,’ Superstar Car Wash’ helped Goo Goo Dolls move ahead on the success track and earned it considerable media attention. Mid nineties proved to be very fortunate for the band with singles like Long Way Down, Flat Top and Only One reaching the Billboard Charts. This was followed by the soundtrack Iris for the movie ‘City of Angles’. It turned out to be another Billboard hit and remained on the charts at the first position for 18 straight weeks. Later albums including ‘Let Love In’, ‘Gutterflower’ and ‘Something for the Rest of Us’ continued the trend of getting recognized.
The Magnetic Tour
The Grammy nominated, multi-platinum band Goo Goo Dolls plans to greet its fans with brand new singles worldwide. It will start live performances by being a part of Super Bowl’s A-list star list and will co-headline with Matchbox 20 during the summers. Goo Goo Dolls tickets for the concerts are in great demand, as the fans are excited to catch their favorite band live.