– Goo Goo Dolls release their 13th studio album Chaos in Bloom via Warner Records today, marking its release with the propulsive new song “”Going Crazy“. The standout track harkens back to the band’s power-chord alt-rock sound, assisted by the analogue-to-tape recording process and vintage amps & pedals they used while making the entire album. To celebrate the album’s release this week, Spotify has dedicated their coveted Times Square billboard in New York City to Goo Goo Dolls and the arrival of Chaos in Bloom.
“Going Crazy” is the last in a steady output of songs released from the LP so far, following the melodic offerings “You Are The Answer” and “Yeah, I Like You“ that arrived earlier this summer. As the first record of their career to be produced by frontman John Rzeznik, Chaos in Bloom finds the band continuing to evolve artistically as they have in the last four decades together. Consisting of 10 tracks, it’s an album of biting sarcasm, stadium-ready choruses, and the type of spear-sharp songwriting that’s led them to become one of the most influential alternative rock outfits of all time. Listen to the album HERE.
While Chaos in Bloom isn’t necessarily an album borne out by the pandemic, many of the tracks reflect on all of the things in daily life that became amplified while everyone was isolated from one another and sequestered at home. To record the album, Rzeznik and Takac retreated to Dreamland Studios just outside Woodstock, New York during the pandemic. An environment as remote as it is rich with historic rock music roots, the location proved to be the perfect setting for clearing the noise and creating such a record, which carries a true live quality that the band captured by blending vintage instruments and gear with new-age recording processes and techniques.
The band has also announced the second leg of their nationwide Chaos in Bloom tour, adding to their sprawling headlining tour this summer in which they’re playing at iconic outdoor venues including Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY. The newly announced dates will be intimate up close and personal shows and will kick off on October 27th in Eau Claire, WI, with general on-sale tickets available from Friday, August 19th at 10 AM local time.
Goo Goo Dolls have partnered with the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation for the tour, a non-profit founded in 2002 by Ali and Joe Torre to provide healing and education services to youth who have been traumatized by exposure to violence including domestic violence, child abuse, teen dating abuse, and sexual assault to help break the cycle of violence. More information & tickets can be found via the band’s website HERE.
GOO GOO DOLLS – CHAOS IN BLOOM TOUR DATES
August 12, 2022 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater
August 13, 2022 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Pavilion
August 14, 2022 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
August 16, 2022 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
August 17, 2022 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
August 19, 2022 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 20, 2022 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 21, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts
August 23, 2022 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheatre
August 24, 2022 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
August 26, 2022 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 27, 2022 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
August 28, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
August 30, 2022 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre
August 31, 2022 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
September 2, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
September 3, 2022 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
September 4, 2022 – Palo Alto, CA – Frost Amphitheater
September 12, 2022 – Waite Park, MN – The Ledge Amphitheater
September 13, 2022 – Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre
September 15, 2022 – Grand Rapids, MI – Mejer Gardens
September 17, 2022 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
September 18, 2022 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
September 20, 2022 – Doswell, VA – After Hours Concerts at The Meadow Event Park
September 21, 2022 – Toledo, OH – Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
September 22, 2022 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
September 24, 2022 – Buffalo, NY – Keybank Center
October 27, 2022 – Eau Claire, WI – The Pablo Center *
October 28, 2022 – Eau Claire, WI – The Pablo Center *
October 30, 2022 – Ames, IA – Iowa State Center – Stephens Auditorium *
October 31, 2022 – Sioux Falls, SD – Washington Pavilion – Belbas Theater *
November 2, 2022 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre *
November 3, 2022 – Appleton, WI – Fox Cities Performing Arts Center *
November 5, 2022 – Rockford, IL – Coronado Performing Arts Center *
November 6, 2022 – Fort Wayne, IN – Embassy Theatre *
November 7, 2022 – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center *
November 9, 2022 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace *
November 11, 2022 – Salina, KS – Stiefel Theatre *
November 12, 2022 – Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater *
November 14, 2022 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater *
November 15, 2022 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts *
November 16, 2022 – Lubbock, TX – The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts *
November 18, 2022 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium *
November 20, 2022 – El Paso, TX – Plaza Theatre *
*On sale August 19th at 10 AM Local Time
Formed by Rzeznik and Takac in Buffalo, NY in 1986, Goo Goo Dolls have quietly broken records, contributed a string of staples to the American songbook, connected to millions of fans, and indelibly impacted popular music for three-plus decades. Beyond selling 15 million records worldwide, the group has garnered four GRAMMY® Award nominations and nearly a dozen platinum & gold singles combined and seized a page in the history books by achieving 16 number one and Top 10 hits. As a result, they hold the all-time radio record for “Most Top 10 Singles.”
Thus far, A Boy Named Goo (1995) is double-platinum, Dizzy Up The Girl is five times platinum, and Gutterflower (2002) and Let Love In (2006) both went gold as Something for the Rest of Us (2010) and Magnetic (2013] bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. Their music continues to reach new audiences around the world and rack up platinum & gold statuses – including the recently platinum-certified “Slide”, “Black Balloon” and “Better Days” – and has been covered by everyone from Taylor Swift to Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers.
Among a string of hits, “Iris” was #1 on the Hot 100 for 18 straight weeks and would be named “#1 Top 40 Song of the Last 20 Years.” After going viral on TikTok, the track recently achieved seven-times-platinum status and re-entered the Billboard charts, yet again proving the timelessness of Goo Goo Dolls’ illustrious catalogue.