Having wrapped a three-month summer tour in support of their current album Something For The Rest Of Us, The Goo Goo Dolls have announced that they will continue touring through the fall, launching a new string of dates on October 12th in Milwaukee. Tickets go on-sale this week. Visit www.googoodolls.com/tour for more information.
In other Goos news, the band’s blockbuster single “Iris” has soared to No. 1 on the U.K. iTunes chart after being performed by two finalists on the British edition of The X Factor. In addition, the band’s Greatest Hits album re-entered the chart at No. 18. “Iris” has been a steady seller in Great Britain since its original release in 1998, enjoying more than 433,000 in sales, and racking up more than 30 million views on YouTube. The song is expected to top the U.K. Singles chart this weekend, which would be its highest chart position ever.
“I love the fact that young artists are inspired to sing this song. It opened a lot of doors for us,” says Rzeznik. “To see it hit No. 1 in the U.K. and connect with a growing new audience is cool.”
Finally, the band, which is singer-guitarist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist Robby Takac, and drummer Mike Malinin, has just recorded a brand-new song, entitled “The Best Of Me,” which will be heard on an upcoming episode of CBS’s hit remake of Hawaii Five-O, as well as on a soon-to-be released soundtrack album.
The Goo Goo Dolls upcoming tour dates are as follows. Ryan Starr supports on all dates except for those starred.
10/12 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
10/15 Chicago, IL The Mix Second Chance Homecoming*
10/16 Morgantown, WV Morgantown Event Center
10/17 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
10/19 Ithaca, NY State Theater
10/21 Utica, NY Stanley Performing Arts Center
10/22 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino
10/23 Torrington, CT Warner Theater
10/25 Williamsport, PA Williamsport Community Arts Center
10/26 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
10/27 Greensboro, NC Carolina Theatre
10/29 Lake Charles, LA L’Auberge du Lac Hotel & Casino*
10/30 Tupelo, MS BancorpSouth Arena
11/02 Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
11/04 Gainesville, FL Gator Growl*
11/05 Melbourne, FL King Center for the Performing Arts
11/07 Richmond, VA The National
11/08 Reading, PA Sovereign Performing Arts Center
11/09 Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House
11/11 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theater
11/12 Huntington, NY The Paramount
11/13 Erie, PA Warner Theater
Touring in support of their new album, “Something For The Rest of Us” Goo Goo Dolls made a stop Friday night, 07/23/11 at PNC Bank Arts Center. They brought Parachute and Michelle Branch for support. I wasn’t able to see Parachute’s set, but I did get there for Michelle Branch. She came out with her bass player and a guitar player, no drums, no keyboards, just a couple instruments backing her voice. Branch has been around for about 10 years now, so she had a string of solo hits, as well as a couple songs from her time in “The Wreckers” to choose from. Her vocals were strong, and the crowd was enthusiastic, despite the heat and sun beating down on everyone. She played a couple of new songs and everyone reacted positively. Overall she played a fun set and it kept everyone’s energy high.
A short time after her set the house lights went down and the lazer lights came up. The audience erupted in anticipation of the guys from Goo Goo Dolls taking the stage. Goo Goo Dolls was actually the first band I ever saw live, about 13 years ago, so to be there once again shooting the show was almost like coming full circle for me. For a band who has been playing for about 25 years now, they played with strong energy and a lot of smiles. They seemed to really just be happy to be playing for everyone at the show. Of course they played their hits including “Name”, “Broadway” and others. The new songs were met with strong reactions as well. Goo Goo Dolls are one of those bands that has songs that definitely take you back as soon as you hear them.
The guys played a strong set. By the time they played what might be their biggest hit, “Iris” a lot of the audience no longer had dry eyes. They alluded to the fact that last time they were at PNC they were perhaps a little too drunk to play that song correctly, but this time it was flawless.
I had not seen them since the first time, almost 13 years ago, and it was fun to get to see them again. Made me think of being 17 and looking where I am now. I am sure that for a lot of others at that show, they felt transported back by these songs we all knew so well. It was a great night in NJ under the stars. Another great summer night with friends and some great songs.
Photos by Keeyahtay Lewis of DeadboltPhotos.com
“Amazing fans of ours…we are so incredibly psyched to inform you that we have been so graciously asked to join the Goo Goo Dolls for another run around the US of A. Starting at the beginning of October we will be embarking on a tour with our great friends in the Goo’s for another month. We are endlessly grateful for the continued opportunity to share our music with you guys all over the country. You are the driving force behind this machine and we cannot thank you enough for your continued support. We’d love to see you out at these shows so please come buy your tickets and come say hello, we’ll make quite the memories. Much love from the Spill Canvas camp… Nick, Dan, Landon and Joe”
See below for a full list of dates, and be sure to find The Spill Canvas on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates. Their latest full-length, Formalities, is available now on iTunes and through TheSpillCanvas.com.
The Spill Canvas with the Goo Goo Dolls
10/2 Oxford, OH – John Millet Hall
10/3 Madison, WI – Overture Hall, Overture Center for the Arts
10/5 Ft Wayne, IN – Embassy Theatre
10/6 Toledo, OH – Stranahan Theater
10/10 Green Bay, WI – Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
10/15 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
10/16 Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre
10/18 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theatre
10/19 University Park, PA – Eisenhower Auditorium
10/20 Kingston, NY – Ulster Performing Arts Center
10/23 Latrobe, PA – St. Vincent College
10/24 Mansfield, PA – Decker Gymnasium
10/26 Portland, ME – State Theatre
10/28 Fairfield, CT – Pitt Center
10/29 Baltimore, MD – Reitz Arena
Their official music video for “So Obvious” can now be seen on YouTube. The band is planning to release their debut album sometime later this summer. In the meantime, you can get your Runner Runner fix by seeing them on tour with Secondhand Serenade! Head to their MySpace for tour dates, and follow them on Twitter (@runnerrunner).
Green River Ordinance is back at it announcing summer tour dates with the Goo Goo Dolls. The band is currently linked up with Kris Allen for the month of June, and will keep it going with the Dolls for the month of August, adding to an impressive start to the year.
‘A pop-rock act to keep an eye on in 2010,’ according to Billboard, you can catch Green River Ordinance performing nonstop high-energy sets through the summer on the heels of their successful EMI/Virgin Records debut, Out Of My Hands. The band dropped its second single ‘On Your Own’ on April 12 and the song has already been heard on TV shows like The Hills, The Young And The Restless and So You Think You Can Dance and will be featured in the upcoming episode of Drop Dead Diva on June 13th. “On Your Own,” the follow up to “Come On” reached Top 15 on the Adult Top 40 chart.
The boys have past dates with David Cook, Counting Crows, Train, Third Eye Blind, Gavin DeGraw Collective Soul, Lifehouse under their belts and have even set a record for most CDs sold at The Nokia Theater in NYC—a testament to their unparalleled live experience. Artists like Angel Taylor, Jonathan and the Northern Lights and Sleeperstar have opened up for the guys.
CHECK OUT GREEN RIVER ORDINANCE WITH GOO GOO DOLLS:
August 18 St.Charles, MO Family Arena
August 19 Kansas City, MO Independence Events Center
August 21 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
August 22 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods
August 24 Denver, CO Red Rocks
August 28 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theater
August 29 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater
REMAINING KRIS ALLEN DATES:
June 11 Huntsville, AL Crossroads w/ Kris Allen
June 14 Nashville, TN The Cannery w/ Kris Allen
June 15 Hattieburg, MS Remington’s w/ Kris Allen
June 17 Oaklahoma City, OK Frontier City w/ Kris Allen
June 21 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre w/ Kris Allen
June 23 Tuscon, AZ Rialto w/ Kris Allen
SWITCHFOOT has teamed up with BIDFIRE (http://bidfire.com/), a competitive shopping site, to offer one lucky fan the ultimate experience: the opportunity to record a song with the band during a deluxe, four-day trip to the group’s hometown of San Diego, CA. The resulting track, recorded in SWITCHFOOT’S home studio, will be released on iTunes and MySpace.com. No musical talent is required – the winning bidder can opt to play on the session or just help shape the recording.
“Record a Song with Switchfoot,” BIDFIRE’S first charity auction, will begin on Friday, May 28th, at noon Pacific. Bidder registration is currently underway at http://www.bidfire.com/switchfoot. Proceeds of this charity auction will benefit StandUp for Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk and homeless youth (www.standupforkids.org).
BIDFIRE is a different type of online auction – users purchase bids for $1 and it only takes a single bid to win. The last bid placed when the auction closes wins. Fans are encouraged to reserve their seats since space is limited and the “Record a Song with Switchfoot” charity auction is expected to sell out.
The winning bidder will be flown to San Diego and put up at The Grand Del Mar, a Five Diamond resort. In addition to recording with SWITCHFOOT, they’ll have VIP access to the band’s June 24th show at the San Diego County Fair and the events of the weekend’s 6th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am, including a charity auction at a private home in La Jolla on June 25th and the concert/surf contest on June 26th. The Bro-Am will once again benefit San Diego area chapters of StandUp for Kids. Last year’s event raised more than $100,000 for the charity and drew a crowd of over 7,000. Held at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA, the free event will also feature live mural art, beach vendors and more. It will be followed by the Teva Blackout after party at The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. Party attendees will get a firsthand look at the illum, Teva’s new surf-inspired flip-flop. The band recently shot a video to launch the illum, which features a detachable, waterproof LED Pedlamp™, making it ideal for midnight or dawn patrol surf sessions.
SWITCHFOOT returns to the road this week, playing a series of U.S. shows and European festivals before embarking on a tour with the Goo Goo Dolls on July 17th. The group will also perform at Lollapalooza (August 8th) and the Austin City Limits Festival (October 10th). (See below for full tour dates.)
“The Sound (John M. Perkins’ Blues),” the second single from the band’s latest album, Hello Hurricane, is currently climbing at radio. The track, which was used in Verizon Wireless’ fall 2009 ad campaign for the BlackBerry® Storm™ 2, is already in the Top 30 at Modern Rock radio where it’s getting airplay at many major stations. It is the follow-up to lead single “Mess of Me,” which was a Top 15 hit at Modern Rock.
Jon Foreman, lead singer/guitarist for SWITCHFOOT, recently penned his fourth piece for the Huffington Post. You can read the article, entitled “The Dark Horse: Joan of Arc, Elliot Smith and Me,” at:
The band has also joined forces with Pennyroyal Silver to support MusiCares®, offering a limited edition SWITCHFOOT pendant designed by the band and Tim Foster, Pennyroyal Silver’s founder. The pendant will be available through May 31st, 2010 at http://www.pennyroyalsilver.com and 30 percent of proceeds will go to MusiCares. Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy®, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need.
SWITCHFOOT – UPCOMING TOUR DATES
( * indicates dates with Goo Goo Dolls)
Date City/State (Province/Country) Venue
5/20 CHARLOTTE, NC Nascar All-Star Week Concert (free show)
5/21 CHARLESTON, SC The Music Farm
5/22 WASHINGTON, DC 101 Chili Cookoff / RFK Stadium
5/29 LEICESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND Leicestershire Music Festival
5/30-31 WEST SUSSEX, ENGLAND West Sussex Music Festival
6/1 LONDON, ENGLAND London HMV Forum
6/2 KOLN, GERMANY Luxor
6/3 BERLIN, GERMANY Postbahnof
6/5 TRNAVA, SLOVAKIA Festival Lumen
6/6 FRAUENFELD, SWITZERLAND Springtime Festival
6/8 HAMBURG, GERMANY Knust
6/9 SILKEBORG, DENMARK Jysk Musik og Teaterhus
6/10 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND Melkweg
6/11 BALLYMENA, IRELAND Fuel 2010 Festival (Northern Ireland)
6/12 EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND Frenzy Festival
6/13 DONINGTON PARK, UK Download Festival
6/19 COLUMBUS, OH Newport Music Hall
6/20 WILLIAMSBURGH, VA Busch Gardens
6/24 DEL MAR, CA Del Mar Fairgrounds
7/3 VAUGHN, ONTARIO Canada’s Wonderland
7/17 * CLEVELAND, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
7/18 * DETROIT, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/20 * CHICAGO, IL Charter One Pavilion
7/22* SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/23* BUFFALO, NY Darien Lake
7/27* HOLMDEL, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/28* UNCASVILLE, CT Mohegan Sun
7/30* JONES BEACH, NY Nikon at Jones Beach
8/3* BALTIMORE, MD Pier Six Pavilion
8/7* SCRANTON, PA Toyota Pavilion
8/8 CHICAGO, IL Lollapalooza
8/9* RALEIGH, NC Raleigh Boutique Amphitheatre
8/10* CHARLOTTE, NC Uptown Theatre
8/18* ST CHARLES, MO Family Arena
8/26* CONCORD, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/28* PHOENIX, AZ Dodge Theatre
8/29* LOS ANGELES, CA Greek Theatre
10/10 AUSTIN, TX Austin City Limits Festival
Currently out on the road for a headlining tour through the end of May, The Spill Canvas have announced that they will continue touring in June and throughout the summer. The summer leg begins on June 12th and includes several Canadian dates. The band will also hit the road opening for Goo Goo Dolls and Switchfoot in July and August.
The Spill Canvas, which is vocalist/guitarist Nick Thomas, guitarist Dan Ludeman, drummer Joe Beck, and bassist Landon Heil, released a five-song digital EP, entitled Realities, in April. Realities features the band’s current single “Our Song,” which is currently in rotation on MTV2, Music Choice and FUSE’s Viewer’s Choice Countdown. Go here to vote “Our Song” to number one! Fans can also see the video on MTV.com now. A special physical edition of Realities comes with an exclusive t-shirt and is available on tour as well as through The Spill Canvas’ website: www.thespillcanvas.com.
Founded by Thomas, The Spill Canvas have released several albums, including 2005’s One Fell Swoop and their major-label debut, 2007’s No Really, I’m Fine, produced by Neal Avron (The Wallflowers, Fall Out Boy) which spawned the radio smash “All Over You.” Each album has sold more 80,000 copies. The band are currently working on the full-length follow-up to No Really, I’m Fine, to be released by Reprise Records in 2010.
For more of The Spill Canvas boys, watch them as they show off their roller-skating skills in a new video called “How You Like Me Now,” just uploaded to their YouTube page.
The Spill Canvas’ upcoming tour dates are as follows:
5/14 Towson, MD The Recher Theatre
5/15 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
5/17 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
5/18 Cambridge, MA The Middle East – Downstairs
5/20 Columbus, OH The Basement
5/21 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
5/22 Chicago, IL Metro
5/23 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
6/12 Salt Lake City UT Murray Theater
6/14 Billings, MT The Railyard
6/15 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House
6/16 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
6/18 Edmonton, AB Avenue Theatre
6/19 Calgary, AB The Den
6/20 Regina, SK The Exchange
6/21 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Centre
6/23 Madison, WI Orpheum Stage Door
6/24 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
6/25 Toronto, ONT Opera House Concert Venue
6/26 Montreal, QC Underworld
6/28 London, ONT Call The Office
6/29 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theatre
7/22 Saratoga, NY SPAC*
7/23 Buffalo, NY Darien Lakes*
7/27 Holmdel, NY PNC Bank Arts Center*
7/30 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre*
8/03 Baltimore, MD The Pier Six Pavilion*
8/06 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook Amphitheater*
8/07 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion*
8/09 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Boutique Amphitheater*
8/10 Charlotte, NC Uptown Theater*
8/13 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Empire Fair
*denotes show with Goo Goo Dolls and Switchfoot