March 1, 2007
Goo Goo Dolls Plans Chicagoland Return
By Randy J. Klodz
Although visiting the Chicago area has been a constant for alternative-rock
band Goo Goo Dolls, the band’s fans never shy away from selling out venues
across the region. Goo Goo Dolls will this time perform March 9 at Rialto
Square Theatre in Joliet.
The Goo Goo Dolls—which includes Johnny Rzeznik (vocals, guitar), Robby
Takac (bass, vocals) and Mike Malinin (drums)—is on tour in support
of its recent album “Let Love In” which hit stores last April.
The album, with its hit title track and “Give a Little Bit,” as its driving
singles, has sold more than 500,000 in just less than a year. Many fans fell
in love with the rock, yet often pop-friendly sounds of tracks like “Iris”
and “Name” to name a few.
The band’s constant touring and the ability to hit the charts on a regular
basis, has kept the Goo Goo Dolls one of the most played--and popular--bands
in the business.
The hard working group, originally from Buffalo, New York, also hit it big
with songs like “Black Balloon,” “Here is Gone,” “Long Way Down,” “Slide”
and many others.
With its collection of hits, each Goo Goo Dolls show is filled with fan sing-alongs
and plenty of thrills. As with previous tours, the band has partnered with
USA Harvest and will be accepting canned goods at most tour stops.
Rialto Square Theatre is at 102 N. Chicago St. in Joliet. Tickets for this
all-ages show are listed for $32-$52 each with showtime slated for 8 p.m..
Rock band Augustana is also scheduled to perform. For more info on the Goo
Goo Dolls log on to www.googoodolls.com.