For immediate release April 30, 1999 GOO GOO DOLLS ANNOUNCE CONFIRMED SUMMER TOUR DATES WITH SUGAR RAY AND FASTBALL. Warner Bros. recording artists the Goo Goo Dolls have announced confirmed Summer tour dates with Sugar Ray and Fastball. This exciting eight week tour brings together three of America's most popular bands for what promises to be the hottest show of the Summer! The tour begins in Phoenix, Arizona on July 16th and will go through September. Goo band members Robby Takac (bass), John Rzeznik (guitar,) and Mike Malinin (drums) will be joined onstage by guitarist Nathan December and keyboardist David Schulz. All confirmed Goo Goo Dolls shows are listed below, with more to be announced as soon as they become available. The Goo Goo Dolls, who are on a Spring tour promoting their latest release, Dizzy Up the Girl, are asking fans to bring cans and other non-perishable foods to their shows in their effort to feed the hungry. Volunteers from U.S.A. Harvest, the nations largest food delivery organization, collect the food at each show and distribute it to local shelters for people in need. Over five tons of food has already been collected! "Our fans response to this food drive has been amazing so far" says Robby Takac. "During the Summer tour, we'll continue to ask for their assistance in helping U.S. A. Harvest feed those less fortunate people in their communities." Two singles from Dizzy Up the Girl are currently on the Billboard charts. "Slide" is No. 8 on the Hot 100 chart and "Dizzy" is No. 10 on the Modern Rock chart. The group's Top Five smash hit "Iris" was just nominated for Best Song by MTV viewers for the "1999 MTV Movie Awards," which will air June 10th. The song, originally recorded for the multi-platinum City of Angels soundtrack received three GRAMMY nominations this past February. The Goo Goo Dolls recently completed a video for their next single, "Black Balloon." Scheduled for a June release, the video was filmed on location in Los Angeles with Nancy Bardawil, who also directed clips for "Iris," "Slide" and "Dizzy." New dates: GOO GOO DOLLS TOUR WITH SUGAR RAY & FASTBALL 7/16 Phoenix, Az. Desert Sky 7/17 San Diego, Ca. Naval Base 7/18 Las Vegas, Ne. Mandalay Bay 7/20 Los Angeles, Ca. The Greek 7/24 Vancouver G.M. Place 7/28 Denver, Co. Fiddlers Amp. 7/30 Kansas City, Mo. Sandstone Amph. 7/31 St.Louis, Mo. Riverport 8/1 Omaha, Ne. Civic Center 8/5 Cincinnati, Oh. Riverbend 8/6 Indianapolis, In. Deer Creek 8/9 Jackson, Mi. State Fair 8/10 Milwaukee, Wi. Marcus Amph. 8/13 Sedalia, Mo. State Fair 8/14 Springfield, Ill. State Fair 8/15 Des Moines, Ia. State Fair 8/17 Columbus, Oh. Polaris Amp. 8/18 Detroit , Mi. Pine Knob 8/20 Long Island, NY Jones Beach 8/22 Holmdel, NJ Garden State Amph. 8/31 Virginia Beach, Va. GTE 9/1 Charlotte, NC Blockbuster
New Goo dates! The guys will play 8/22 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ with Sugar Ray opening! Tickets go on sale on May 1! (Thanks to Ryan, Kathy, and Monica!) Also, Stefan reports on a bunch of new dates for Germany, as follows: 6/23 - Berlin at the Columbia Fritz, 6/25 - Koeln at the Kantine, 6/26 - Scheessel at the Hurricane Festival, and 6/27 - Muenchen at the Southside Festival!
Reviews, reviews! Check out reviews from Debbie who worked the Peoria show, Kristi in Fayetteville, Kyndl in Fayetteville, Mark in Ruston, and Abe in Ruston (and if you have Abe's shirt, let me know, cause it's not Johnny's).
On the radio Top 40's for the week of 4/24/99, Slide is up 1 spot to #6 on Casey's American Top 40 but dropped 2 spots to #7 on Rick Dees' Top 40. However, Dizzy is up to #19 on the MuchMusic Countdown!
For a good laugh, check out the page ARE THE GOO GOO DOLLS AND VOIVOD REALLY THE SAME PEOPLE????, fans from the 80's should get a great kick out of this!
For those of you into the fashion part of this, Kathy reports that all of the Goo's are in the latest GQ (British version) wearing Tommy Hilfiger clothes. It's an import magazine, so it may be expensive, but you can find it at Border and Barnes & Noble-type stores!
Emily sent me a review from the Augusta (4/3) show!
On the Billboard Charts for the week of 5/1/99:
On the radio Top 40's for the week of 4/17/99, Slide dropped 2 spots to #7 on Casey's American Top 40 and 1 spot to #5 on Rick Dees' Top 40.
Here's the text of the Bass Player article on Robby!
I hear the tab to Slide is in the May 1999 issue of Guitar One Magazine, I haven't checked this out yet though. (Thanks, Chris!)
Anyone who wants to know more about Dovetail Joint, the Goo's openers now, should check out Inge's website Here we are - A Dovetail Joint Fansite!
There's a new midi of Iris available on the Audio/Video page!
I added Ty to the Goo Fans' Photo Album!
Cindy reports that Slide is up to #11 on the South African Top 40.
Thanks to Kev we now have a really cool tab for Nothing Can Change You, a B-side on the Slide import single!
Reviews, reviews, reviews! Check out reviews from Kyi in Augusta (4/3), Olga in Augusta (4/3), Bryan in Cape Girardeau, MO (4/9), Tyrone in Morehead, KY (4/6), Cheryl in Morehead, KY (4/6), Emily in Peoria (4/10), and Stacey in Peoria (4/10)!
In the latest issue of Bass Player magazine there is a short article and picture of our own Robby Takac!
The FANatic wrote me to tell me that the air date for the Goo Goo Dolls on MTV's FANatic has changed to July 7 at 10:30 pm EST!
The Goo's are up to #21 with Dizzy on the MuchMusic Countdown. Also, you can catch a interview clip with them at MuchInteractive Presents on MM's website!
There is a review of the Goo's Auckland concert in April's issue of Rip It Up in New Zealand! (Thanks, Stacey)
On the Billboard Charts for the week of 4/17/99:
TV reminders - The Goo's are on the MuchMusic Spotlight, Part 1 airs Wednesday at 6:30 and 11:30 pm eastern, and Thursday at 5 am and 11:30 am eastern, Part 2 airs Thursday at 6:30 and 11:30 pm, and Fri at 11:30 am eastern. Also on Thursday, VH-1 will air the Goo's "Iris" on Best of Hard Rock Live at midnight, Eastern.
Dizzy Up The Girl will be released June 7 in the UK, with Iris preceeding that as a single release (re-release?) on May 17!
Cindy tells me that Slide has moved up from #26 to #19 on the SFM South African Top 40.
For those of you into trivia like this, Dizzy Up The Girl was officially certified double-platinum on March 24, 1999, just two days before it was announced here!
In other Goo tour news, both MTV and Allstar Magazine are reporting that after the Goo's play their shows in Europe in June, they will hook up with Sugar Ray for a tour!
On the Billboard Charts for the week of 4/10/99:
The new Goo Goo Poll lets you rank the albums in order and vote for your favorite! Dizzy Up The Girl has the early lead!
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