GOO GOO DOLLS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 8PM
Sometimes you've got to go home to find yourself. That's what the GOO GOO DOLLS discovered when they began writing songs for Let Love In, the band's eighth album. Since forming in 1986, the Dolls have evolved from a scrappy punk-influenced trio into the platinum-selling, chart-topping act behind such radio staples as "Name," "Iris," "Slide," and "Here is Gone." Listening to the new album -- recorded with acclaimed producer Glen Ballard -- it's apparent the band has tapped into consciousness to such an extent that some of the Goo Goo Dolls' songs have become anthems. Take "Better Days" for example, a song from Let Love In with such power and empathy it was adopted by CNN as an anthem of sorts for the recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina. "I was just looking at the situation in the world," says singer/guitarist Johnny Rzeznik of the song. "Fear makes people do frightening things. Fear is a catalyst for selfishness and war. Sometimes I fear that we're losing our ability to reason. I needed some hope to hang onto. That's why I wrote 'Better Days'". With that hope, the Goo Goo Dolls have offered Let Love In, a rare work of naked honesty and emotion in songs that will stick in your head for the weeks, months, and years to come. Here's hoping that you, too, will open the door.
Tickets are $32.50 plus applicable service charges and go on sale Friday, September 8 at noon and are available online at ticketmaster.com or hob.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888
Official Website: http://hob.com/tickets/eventdetail.asp?eventid=41205
Added by sherylvanslyke on October 20, 2006