Aug. 16, 2007

Goo Goo Dolls to Rock Chicago’s Charter One Pavilion

By Randy J. Klodz

One of alternative-rock’s most popular acts, and biggest concert draws, Buffalo, New York’s own Goo Goo Dolls, is once again on the road. As custom, the band has slotted Chicago, one of the band’s favorite cities, on its itinerary. The boys of Goo will perform Aug. 23 at Chicago’s Charter One Pavilion.

Goo Goo Dolls—which includes John Rzeznik (vocals, guitar), Robby Takak (vocals, bass) and Mike Malinin (drums)—is on tour in support of the band’s latest album “Let Love In.”

The Goo Goo Dolls have hit the charts with countless singles over the last two decades including “Here Is Gone,” “Iris,” “Long Way Down,” “Name,” “Slide” and may others.

The band has added to its already stellar collection of hit songs with “Give a Little Bit” and “Let Love In” from the latest release. Select versions of the album also include a DVD that features up to 64 minutes in live performance material, music videos, and bonus audio.

The Goo Goo Dolls are also well represented in the soundtrack to “Transformers,” one of this summer’'s hottest motion pictures. The mellow and grooving track “Before It’s Too Late (Sam and Mikaela’s Theme)” appears on the release along with songs by popular artists such as Disturbed (“This Moment”), Linkin Park (“What I’'ve Done”), Smashing Pumpkins (“Doomsday Clock”), The Used (“Pretty Handsome Awkward”) and several others.

Charter One Pavilion, located adjacent to historic Solider Field, home of the Chicago Bears has quickly become a favorite among performing artists and fans alike. The outdoor facility, along with its expansive views of beautiful Lake Michigan, offers fans an intimate concert experience with the ability to draw some of the entertainment industry’s hottest chart-toppers.

Charter One Pavilion is at 1300 S. Linn White Dr. in Chicago. Tickets for this all-ages show are listed for $35.50-$45.50 each with showtime slated for 7 p.m. As a regular Goo Goo Dolls touring staple, USA Harvest will join the band on tour to collect canned goods at each stop on the tour. For more info log on Goo Goo Dolls log on to www.googoodolls.com.

Goo Goo Dolls Photo: Melanie Nissen