Goo Goo Dolls To Headline MP3.com Tour -------------------------------------------------------------- Pop-rockers the Goo Goo Dolls will headline MP3.com's first Music and Technology Tour. The outing will hit about 30 college campuses in October and November, event spokesperson Perry Serpa said. In addition to the Goo Goo Dolls, the tour will feature local bands whose work is available on MP3.com, the MP3 clearinghouse, as well as technology booths and downloadable-music displays. Use SonicNet's archives of 1000s of music news stories for more on your favorite artists.
Straight from Warner Bros., here is the initial schedule for the Goo happenings on VH-1 in September! (all times Eastern)
Behind The Music Sneak Preview: Sunday, September 5 at 11am Premiere: Sunday, September 5 at 9pm Encores: Sunday, September 5 at 11pm Monday, September 6 at 6pm Wednesday, September 8 at 9pm Wednesday, September 8 at 11pm Thursday, September 9 at noon Saturday, September 18 at 5pm Big Backyard BBQ Premiere: Monday, September 6 at 7pm Encores: Tuesday, September 7 at 1am (late Monday night) Wednesday, September 8 at 8pm Saturday, September 11 at 12:30am (late Friday night)
Big update to the Goo Fans' Photo Album. Casey, Eric, Helle, Jackie, Jen, Lesley, Matt, Mika, and Stacey were all added!
The Goo-CNN Showbiz Today piece that was scheduled to run two weeks ago (but was preempted by the Atlanta shootings) is running tomorrow Tuesday, August 24 at 4PM and 3AM (ET) and 1PM and 12Midnight (PT).
For immediate release August 9, 1999 GOO GOO DOLLS ARE VH-1'S SEPTEMBER ARTISTS OF THE MONTH; "BEHIND THE MUSIC" AND LIVE PERFORMANCE AT VH-1'S BIG BACKYARD BARBECUE SCHEDULED. Warner Bros. recording artists the Goo Goo Dolls are the September Artists of the Month on the music channel VH-1, where the group will be featured throughout the month in videos, interviews and special programming. The band will be the focus of "The Goo Goo Dolls: Behind the Music" premiering Sunday, September 5th at 9PM. The show chronicles the band's career through years of endless touring and the personal hardships it took to achieve "overnight success." In-depth interviews with the band along with never before seen film footage will be included in the hour-long program. The Goo Goo Dolls will perform in someone's back yard this Labor Day, Monday, September 6th courtesy of VH-1, who will air the one hour concert live at 7PM (ET/ PT.) "Big Backyard Barbecue with the Goo Goo Dolls" entries are pouring in and a winner will be chosen at random on August 16th at 7PM during a VH1.com on-line chat with the band. The winner and 100 of his/her closest friends will receive an all-expense paid barbecue along with the live performance by the Goo Goo Dolls. The Goo Goo Dolls are currently on a headline USA Summer tour in support of their double platinum album, Dizzy Up the Girl. The tour features special guests Sugar Ray and Fastball. Goo's band members Johnny Rzeznik (guitar), Robby Takac (bass) and Mike Malinin (drums) are joined onstage by guitarist Nathan December and keyboardist David Schulz. Dizzy Up the Girl is No. 44* on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart. The latest single "Black Balloon" is No. 44* on Billboard's Hot 100 Single chart and is tops in radio airplay at various formats: Modern Rock, Album Rock, AAA and Adult Top 40. The Goo Goo Dolls are involving their fans in several pro-social efforts while on tour. First, the band is distributing MTV's Fight for Your Rights: Take a Stand Against Violence CD/Action Guide at every show. The CD contains music with comments by popular recording artists on ways young people can reduce violence in their communities. In addition, representatives from PAX, the anti-gun violence organization, will be on hand to gather signatures for the PAX Youth Petition and to sell a special PAX/Goo Goo Dolls T-shirt. All proceeds will go directly to their effort to end gun violence. The Goo Goo Dolls are asking fans to bring non-perishable foods to the concerts to be distributed to the needy. U.S.A. Harvest, the nation's largest food delivery organization, will pick up the food and deliver it to local shelters in each city. Fans have generously donated over 100,000 lbs. of food to their own communities in the last four months. The Goo Goo Dolls have had three No. 1 singles in a row: "Name" from their 1995 album A Boy Named Goo and "Iris" and "Slide" from Dizzy Up the Girl. "Iris," originally recorded for the multi-platinum City of Angels soundtrack garnered three GRAMMY nominations for the band this past February. "Iris" was recently honored at the BMI Awards as 1998's "Most Performed Song from a Film," and according to the music trade publication, Airplay Monitor, it was the most played song of 1998. For information on U.S.A. Harvest, call 1-800-USA-4-FOOD To obtain a free Fight for Your Rights CD/Action Guide call 877-284-1188 For more information on PAX call 212-254-5300
Word from "Blurb9@aol.com" is that the Goo's were announced last weekend as this weekend's guests on Modern Rock Live!
Also, VH-1 has sent me this news for the fans regarding the BBQ contest!
We just wanted to let you know that the Goo Goo Dolls are doing a chat with their fans courtesy of VH1.com! The Goo Goos will be at Yahoo! Chat on Monday, August 16th at 7 PM ET to discuss their tour with Sugar Ray and also to announce the winner of VH1's Backyard Barbecue competition. The winner gets a free concert by the Goo Goo Dolls at a special barbecue we'll provide ... in their backyard! So get your questions ready for Johnny and the guys and be at VH1.com at 7 PM ET!
International GGD news! MMM is reporting that the Goo's may come back to Australia in October! Black Balloon should soon be released there. In Germany, Black Balloon is at #8 on VIVA2's Rock Charts for August 3. In Ireland, the Goo's are up another spot to #15 with Iris - it's their 5th week going up in a row! And in the UK, ABNG and SSCW are to be released on 8/9! (Thanks Monica, Sandra, John, and Lynsey!)
I added Katie to the Goo Fans' Photo Album!
New article from the L.A. Times!
Tickets are on sale now for the Jacksonville (9/17) show! Tickets are on sale at CD Warehouse and Base ITTs, not Ticketmaster. They are $20 with a $1 surcharge and are general admission. However, there are no phone orders.
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