Since the late 80s, Buffalo’s Goo Goo Dolls have been a pinnacle live rock band for fans of all ages. Powerhouse duo John Rzeznik and Robby Takac have fronted the band for the past thirty years, playing to sold-out crowds around the globe. Even in 2019, the Goo Goo Dolls are packing venues like they’re the hottest new thing.
They recently wrapped up a co-headliner run with fellow dad-rocker Pat Monahan and his group Train, with one of their final stops at New Jersey’s BB&T Pavilion on Aug. 10. With support from indie R&B solo man Allen Stone, the trio played to a nearly sold out lawn and amphitheatre overlooking the Philadelphia city skyline.
The set featured an eclectic mix of new and old, rock and mellow, showcasing the wide range of talents the group has perfected over the years. Performing “Here is Gone,” “Black Balloon” and “Slide.” Takac and Rzeznik also used the tour to give audiences a sneak preview of their forthcoming record with title track and single “Miracle Pill.” Of course, no Goo Goo Dolls set would be complete without “Iris” which got the entire venue on their feet dancing and singing along to one of the most iconic songs of the late 90s.