Fans of double names, rejoice! ’90s alt-rockers The Goo Goo Dolls and pop folk singer and recent infant Phillip Phillips, will hit the road this summer for their third headline run since the release of their latest album Boxes… the Long Way Home tour with special guest Phillip Phillips stops at Jones Beach on Sunday, Aug 13. tix: GooGooDolls.jonesbeach.com
Goo Goo Dolls will release a new EP entitled You Should Be Happy on May 12th via Warner Bros. Records. Goo Goo Dolls – featuring singer and guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist and singer Robby Takac – have been on the road consistently since the release of their 11th studio album, Boxes, lauded by the likes of People, Huffington Post, and Metro who call the album a «step forward in the band's extensive repertoire.» Boxes features hit «So Alive,» which the Goo Goo Dolls have performed everywhere from The Today Show and The Talk to Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan. Watch the official video below.
The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Goo Goo Dolls are one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music, selling more than 12 million albums since 1986. They have scored 14 Top 10 radio hits (more than any other artist in the history of the Hot AC format), including «Name,» «Slide,» and «Iris,» the latter spending nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and holding the No. 1 position for 17 consecutive weeks. The band has toured the globe countless times, performed in front of millions of fans, received numerous awards (including four Grammy nominations), and recorded and released eleven studio albums. Rzeznik has also been honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award. Formed in 1986, The Goo Goo Dolls rose to prominence with their fifth album, 1995’s “A Boy Named Goo.” The third single off that record, “Name,” went on to give the Buffalo, N.Y., band their first major radio play. They had later hits with “Slide” and “Iris.” (You can blame them for spending all of 1998 with the word “And I don’t want to world to see me” stuck in your head.) Last year, they released their 11th studio album, “Boxes.” Goo² makes a natural complement to young master Phillips, who won “American Idol” in 2012 and continued the work of Mumford & Sons of making Americana radio friendly. Best known for the single “Home,” the 26-year-old Georgian has been on several tours since the release of his last album, 2014’s “Behind the Light.”
About Phillip Phillips: Since releasing his five-times-platinum debut single «Home» in spring 2012, Phillip Phillips has released two chart-topping albums and has taken his expansive brand of earthy guitar-fueled rock to stages across the globe. With his soulful vocals and ruggedly warm sensibilities, the Georgia-bred 26-year-old saw his first full-length effort The World from the Side of the Moon go platinum after debuting at #4 on the Billboard Top 200. In 2014 his sophomore album Behind the Light offered up the lead anthemic folk-rock radio hit «Raging Fire». Phillips' success at radio was accompanied by a nationwide summer tour with OAR in 2014 and a summer amphitheater run with Matt Nathanson in 2016. Phillips is currently working on his third full length album.