Goo Goo Dolls will be making a welcome return to the UK in October. In their first visit since 2010, the band has just announced a string of dates kicking off in Nottingham on 15th October 2013.
The band are set to release their tenth album ‘Magnetic’ on June 10th, (“Every chorus sticks like glue” Q) a collection of 11 new songs which John Rzeznik, Robby Takac and drummer Mike Malinin - a lineup steady since 1995 - recorded with Gregg Wattenberg (Train), Rob Cavallo (Green Day), John Shanks (Bon Jovi) and Greg Wells (Katy Perry).
From the celebratory single “Rebel Beat” to the love-rediscovered ballad ‘Slow It Down’, the blue-collar anthem ‘Keep the Car Running’ to the meltingly romantic ‘Come to Me’, Magnetic is an album bursting with a spirit of renewal.
The dates are:
Tues 15 Nottingham Rock City
Wed 16 Manchester Academy
Thurs 17 Glasgow Academy
Sat 19 Newcastle Academy
Sun 20 Leeds Academy
Mon 21 Norwich UEA
Wed 23 Birmingham Institute
Fri 24 Hammersmith Apollo
Tickets are £24 , except for London which are £26.50. Doors are 7pm.
Available from: www.gigsandtours.com/tour/GOO-GOO-DOLLS
Goo Goo Dolls have a long history, when the band started they were a post-hardcore/thrash band, ripped jeans, baseball cap backwards, guitars slung low. There is no better example of post-punk perfection than Ain’t That Unusual. Then in 1998, came Iris, arguably one of the biggest songs of all time, and things would never be the same for them again. It brought them to a whole new audience - the album from which it came, Dizzy Up the Girl, has now sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Recently, three of the band’s songs were placed in Billboard’s Top 100 songs of 2002-12, with “Iris” standing at No.1. It recently re-entered the UK charts at No.3, where it has been a permanent feature in the top 200 for the past two years.