Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls to play o2 Institute on the 15th June 2023

Goo Goo Dolls are out on tour starting next week with an early stop in Birmingham at the 02 Institute. Goo Goo Dolls have also teams up with O.A.R. for a new cover version of the Tom Petty classic “I Won’t Back Down” ahead of the two bands touring together in the US in the summer.

At Birmingham Live! We have reviewed the band a couple of times before and our reviewers always come back impressed! So grab tickets while you can.

Goo Goo Dolls UK tour dates

Tues-June-13 Dublin, Vicar St
Thur-June-15 Birmingham, O2 Institute
Fri-June-16 Bristol, O2 Academy
Sat-June-17 Bournemouth O2 Academy
Mon-June-19 Nottingham, Rock City
Tues-June-20 Glasgow, O2 Academy
Thu-June-22 Sheffield, O2 Academy
Fri-June-23 Manchester, Academy 1
Sun-June-25 London, Eventim Apollo (*change of venue and date)

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Formed in Buffalo, NY in 1986 by John Rzeznik and Robby Takac, Goo Goo Dolls quietly broke records, contributed a string of staples to the American songbook, connected to millions of fans, and indelibly impacted popular music for three-plus decades. In addition to selling over 12 million records worldwide, the group garnered four GRAMMY® Award nominations and seized a page in the history books by achieving 14 number one and Top 10 hits at Hot AC in the USA. As a result,they hold the all-time radio record for “Most Top 10 Singles.

Their song “Iris” was #1 on the Hot 100 for 18 straight weeks and was named “#1 Top 40 Song of the Last 20 Years.This year it surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify.  A Boy Named Goo (1995) went double-platinum, Dizzy Up The Girlwent quadruple-platinum. Gutterflower(2002) and Let Love In (2006) both went gold with Something for the Rest of Us(2010) and Magnetic (2013) both reaching the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200.

Goo Goo Dolls’ music has been covered by everyone from Taylor Swift to Phoebe Bridgers. Among many accolades, John received the prestigious “Hal David Starlight Award” in 2008.

Following their 2018 sold-out twentieth anniversary tour in celebration of Dizzy Up The Girl,   the band wrote and recorded their twelfth full-length album, Miracle Pill,  This was followed by their thirteenth studio album ‘Chaos In Bloom’ which saw the band returning to their roots using an analogue-to-tape recording process as well as vintage amps & pedals.

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