And whether they’re headlining amphitheaters, doing smaller venues, or opening in football stadiums, they have always retained the enthusiasm that they had when they toured the country in a small van.
“I think that has something to do with coming up in Buffalo,” Rzeznik says.
The group performed their current single, “Down,” with featured guest rapper Gucci Mane joining them. In introducing the performance he announced that the group’s new album will be self-titled and is coming August 25.
about the band’s upcoming tour, which they’ve just announced today (see the dates below).
“We’re goin’ big this summer,” he says, noting that they’re taking out Phillip Phillips as their opening act. He’s legit.” He enthusiastically discussed his long relationship with Robby Takac, who he co-founded the Goo Goo Dolls with, way back when: “As we get older, Robby and I sort of understand each other a little bit better.
We used to understand each other’s buttons and push them like crazy, and now we understand each other’s buttons and push them as often.” Back when they were a garage punk band, they toured like crazy; when they started scoring radio hits in the mid-’90s, they toured like crazy, and they still are frequently on the road today.
Rzeznik appeared on the the 42nd edition of Live From Daryl’s House in May 2011 and performed a selection of Goo Goo Dolls and Hall & Oates hits with Hall.
Hall, regarded as one of the best soul singers of his generation, is best known as the co-founder and lead vocalist of Hall & Oates alongside guitarist and songwriter John Oates.
Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates and Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik will head to Western New York for two special live performances of Live from Daryl’s House, Hall’s award-winning web show, early next year.
Among Hall’s many hits are “Rich Girl,” “Kiss On My List,” “Private Eyes,” “Maneater” and “You Make My Dreams.” Buffalo native John Rzeznik is best known as the guitarist and vocalist of the Goo Goo Dolls, in which he’s played alongside bassist and vocalist Robby Takac since 1986.
Goo Goo Doll’s biggest hits include “Iris,” “Name,” “Broadway,” “Black Balloon,” “Slide,” “Here Is Gone,” “Sympathy,” and “Big Machine.” Rzeznik, who was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2008, also wrote two tracks - “Always Know Where you Are” and “I’m Still Here,” for the Disney film Treasure Planet.
The pair will perform at the Seneca Niagara Events Center at 8 p.m. The following, Saturday, March 26, they will perform at Seneca Allegany Events Center at 7 p.m.
Live from Daryl’s House is a monthly free live performance webcast that features Daryl Hall collaborating and performing with contemporary musicians from different eras and genres of music.