Goo Goo Dolls Rev Up For 'Rock & Roar'
Modern rock trio Goo Goo Dolls will headline the Pioneer Rock & Roar Concert at the 28th annual Toyota Grand Prix, set for April 13 outside Long Beach, Calif.'s Convention Center. Pioneer will alsModern rock trio Goo Goo Dolls will headline the Pioneer Rock & Roar Concert at the 28th annual Toyota Grand Prix, set for April 13 outside Long Beach, Calif.'s Convention Center. Pioneer will also stage concerts by as-yet-unannounced acts around upcoming auto races in Daytona Beach, Fla. (March 22), Cleveland (July 13), and Denver (Aug. 31).
For the Goo Goo Dolls, the performance will come four days after the North American release of its latest Warner Bros. album, "Gutterflower." First single "Here Is Gone" was recently sent to U.S. radio outlets for airplay consideration, and debuted at No. 27 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart and No. 30 on Billboard's Top 40 Tracks tally this week. The video is in rotation on MTV and VH1.
Although an itinerary for the world tour in support of "Gutterflower" is still being finalized, an MTV concert with the band will air the week of April 7. The Goos are also part of a MuchMusic U.S. promotion called Class Dismissed. Fans enter by directing their own clip of "Slide," with the winner receiving a concert by the band at his or her school.
As they were while supporting 1998's triple-platinum "Dizzy up the Girl," the Goos are anticipating being on the road for the better part of the next two years. "We have a crystal meth lab in our bus," bassist Robby Takac joked to Billboard about how the band endures its schedule. "Actually, being on tour is great fun, because your responsibilities are a lot less. On your day off, you can hang out with your pals. On your day off at home, you gotta clean the gutters and make sure the plumber gets there."