The Goo Goo Dolls are as energetic as ever
The Goo Goo Dolls are observing the 20th anniversary of their 1998 album Dizzy Up the Girl by playing it in its entirety on the band’s current tour. The album’s impact may be measurable in relation to the sold-out shows the Dolls played last month at Boston’s House of Blues, New Jersey’s Count Basie Center for the Arts and New York City’s Beacon Theatre, where superfans came to hear hits from the album such as “Slide,” “Black Balloon” and monster hit rock ballad “Iris.”
While “Iris” became successful as a single prior to its inclusion on Dizzy Up the Girl due to its inclusion on the City of Angels soundtrack, the single “Dizzy” would become a fan favorite during the next two decades. Guitarist John Rzeznik, bassist Robby Takac and their three touring musicians have been opening with “Dizzy” followed by “Slide” since July when they were in Europe, but have been playing the album in its entirely before playing a second set of songs from their catalog. “Better Days,” “Name” and “There You Are” are not sacrificed in lieu of deep Dizzy cuts, and the Dolls are as energetic as ever more than 30 years after their formation.
Hard Rock Hotel, 8 p.m. Nov. 10, starting at $35 plus tax and fee. 888.929.7849 AXS