Goo Goo Dolls has embarked on a huge summer tour with support with Blue October that began on July 15th in Napma, Idaho and will continue until September 24th in Buffalo, New York. With their most recent album entitled Chaos in Bloom having just released on August 12th, the band has a total of 14 studio albums, giving them a plethora of songs to choose from to add to a setlist. And, the one they chose for LA’s Greek Theatre did not disappoint fans!
Goo Goo Dolls kicked things off with a song hot off their latest release, “Yeah, I Like You”.
The rest of the night was filled with new and hit classics, like some of my favorites “Black Balloon”, “Name”, “Better Days” and of course “Iris”. I loved to hear how Johnny Rezeznik’s voice has been kept strong these years, as all the songs that feature high notes he was able to hit. One of my favorite moments was right before they played “Iris”, in which Johnny said, “This is a Demi Lovato song” to which currently Demi Lovato is on tour, preforming a cover of “Iris”; it was a beautiful acknowledgment to one of their hit songs. The best part is that if you think they’re ending their tour on September 24th, think again! They’ve just announced a Choas of Bloom Tour with Whitehall that will begin on October 28th in Wisconsin and end November 20th in El Paso, Texas!
Photography by Omar Solis