fter 12 million album sales and four Grammy nominations Goo Goo Dolls remain at the top of their game. That’s very much in evidence on their brand new instant grat track ‘Indestructible’ with accompanying lyric video taken from their forthcoming twelfth album ‘Miracle Pill’ (out September13th). The song received its UK premiere on The Zoe Ball Breakfast show on Radio 2 this morning.
The band will perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, August 13th at 11:35pm EST / 10:35pm CST delivering their first late-night TV performance of lead track “Miracle Pill”, which is currently at #34 on Billboard’s Adult Top 40 chart and rising.
‘Indestructible’ is brimming with the insistent melodies and driving energy which are the hallmarks of Goo Goo Dolls’ finest work, and opens the album in anthemic style. John Rzeznik’s emotive lyrics offer a reminder that there’s hope in the most challenging of circumstances. It’s a theme that’s prevalent throughout the album.
“Things may look dark or dire, but there’s a chance to make a connection, nevertheless,” says John. “I’m writing from as honest of a place as I can at this time in my life. That’s something I want everyone to understand about the album. A lot of our fans have grown up with us. I think they’ll be able to relate to where we’re at in our lives, because they tend to be at the same place. We’ve still got a lot to say.”
Rzeznik and bandmate Robby Takac recorded ‘Indestructible’ at Gold Diggers Studio in Hollywood with producer Sam Hollander (Panic! At The Disco, Weezer) and Grant Michaels (Sia, Serena Gomez)
Drawing on over three decades together, Rzeznik and Takac supply a real sense of hope and a whole lot of heart on the new album. After a 20thanniversary tour in support of their smash hit album ‘Dizzy Up The Girl’, the pair immediately hit the studio late in 2018. Always aiming to stay fresh and moving forward, the result is a collection of songs which delivers musicianship that is as engaging as ever, with lyrics that reflect the current landscape of instant gratification and relief that everyone seems to be seeking.
Pre-orders for the album are available HERE, and each pre-order purchase unlocks “Indestructible” as an instant grat track along with the previously released songs “Money, Fame and Fortune” and “Miracle Pill“.
Currently winding down a huge North American amphitheatre co-headline tour with Train, Goo Goo Dolls will play the main stage of the iconic Rock In Rio Festival on September 29th. They have also just announced a headline tour in October and November visiting 20 US cities before heading to Canada. Go to www.googoodolls.com for a full list of tour dates.
In addition to their recording and touring the band have been busy with other projects; last year Rzeznik showed himself to be a natural interviewer when hosting his own show on SiriusXM VOLUME and Takac continued to release songs by new and established artists via his Good Charamel label.
2019 Tour Dates
August 9th – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion #
August 10th – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion #
August 11th – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena #
August 14th – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center #
August 16th – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center #
August 17th – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center #
September 22nd – Recife, Brazil @ Estádio do Arruda~
September 25th – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Allianz Parque~
September 27th – Curitiba, Brazil @ Pedreira Paulo Leminski~
September 29th – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Rock in Rio 2019~
October 2nd – Lima, Peru @ Estadio Monumental
October 25th – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall^
October 26th – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center – Selena Auditorium^
October 27th – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theater +
October 29th – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater^
October 30th – Wichita, KS – Orpheum Theatre – Wichita^
November 1st – Rapid City, SD – Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena^
November 2nd – Sioux City, IA – Orpheum Theatre – Sioux City^
November 3rd – Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place^
November 5th – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Theater^
November 6th – Davenport, IA – Adler Theatre^
November 8th – Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo State Theater*
November 9th – Appleton, WI – Fox Cities Performing Arts Center*
November 10th – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater*
November 12th – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre*
November 13th – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall*
November 15th – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre*
November 16th – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre*
November 17th – Charleston, SC – Charleston Gaillard Center*
November 19th – Richmond, VA – The Carpenter Theatre*
November 20th – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre*
November 25th – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre*
^With The Unlikely Candidates
*With Beach Slang
+Special Guest TBC
#Co-headlining dates with Train
~Supporting Bon Jovi