Goo Goo Dolls Announce An Immersive Live Stream Concert In Partnership With FanTracksPress Release • October 14, 2020 • Unknown source
Tune In October 24th at 6pm PT/2am UK Pre-Show Starts At 5pm PT/1am UK
Fanclub Presale Begins Oct 15th at 7am PT/3pm UK General Onsale Begins Oct 16th at 7am PT/3pm UK
October 14, 2020 - Today, multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have announced an immersive livestream concert in partnership with the live-streaming music platform FanTracks. Set for Saturday, October 24th at 6PM PT / 2AM UK, the band will deliver a completely live performance in full-scale production featuring hits from across their iconic catalogue. Fans from around the world will also have access to multi-camera viewing and the ability to visit a virtual merch booth and purchase meet & greet and VIP packages for the show, giving them the complete experience of a rock concert from the comfort of their own home.
Inner Machine (the official Goo Goo Dolls fan-club) will have exclusive pre-sale access to tickets beginning Thursday, October 15th at 7:00am PT/3pm UK while general on-sale begins this Friday, October 16th at 7:00am PT/3pm UK.
This concert will be followed in December by "It's Christmas All Over,” the first-EVER, Augmented Reality Movie Musical, produced and directed by Barry Summers. Goo Goo Dolls will play songs from their forthcoming first-ever festive record It’s Christmas All Over. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.
Recorded during lockdown this year and produced by front-man John Rzeznik alongside the band’s frequent collaborators Brad Fernquist and Jimmy McGorman, the album will feature a diverse collection of songs including cover renditions of iconic holiday tracks such as “Let It Snow” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”, some notable covers like Tom Petty’s ‘It’s Christmas All Over’, as well as several rarities and a jazz-infused medley finale.
It also features two brand new original festive songs including the debut single “This is Christmas.” Pre-orders for 'It’s Christmas All Over' are available now, as well as exclusive merch offers including a red vinyl LP featuring the bonus song “I’ve Got Your Love To Keep Me Warm,” a Goo Goo Dolls Crosley record player and additional limited edition items that are perfect for the holidays.
'It’s Christmas All Over' arrives on the heels of the deluxe edition release of the band’s acclaimed 12th studio record Miracle Pill. The special iteration features the trio of brand new tracks “Just A Man”, “The Right Track” and “Tonight, Together”, as well as the smash title hit “Miracle Pill, the haunting slow-burn “Autumn Leaves” and the band’s latest single “Fearless.” Available now on digital streaming platforms everywhere, Miracle Pill is an engaging body of work that remains as timely as ever with themes that explore our need for human connection and the constant change we go through as people. With over 30 years together as a group, over 12 million albums sold, and 14 number one and Top 10 hits at Hot AC, Goo Goo Dolls remain at the top of their game and in a league of their own among rock bands.
ABOUT GOO GOO DOLLS
Formed in Buffalo, NY during 1986 by John Rzeznik and Robby Takac, Goo Goo Dolls quietly broke 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 12 million records worldwide, the group garnered four GRAMMY® Award nominations and seized a page in the history books by achieving 14 number one and Top 10 hits at Hot AC—"the most of any artist.” As a result, they hold the all-time radio record for “Most Top 10 Singles.” Among a string of hits, “Iris” clutched #1 on the Hot 100 for 18 straight weeks and would be named “#1 Top 40 Song of the Last 20 Years.” Thus far, A Boy Named Goo (1995) went double-platinum, Dizzy Up The Girl went quadruple-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. 2016’s Boxes attracted the praise of People and Huffington Post as Noisey, Consequence of Sound, and more featured them. Their music has been covered by everyone from Taylor Swift to Leona Lewis. Among many accolades, John received the prestigious “Hal David Starlight Award” in 2008.
Following a sold-out 2018 twentieth anniversary tour in celebration of Dizzy Up The Girl, Goo Goo Dolls wrote and recorded their twelfth full-length album, Miracle Pill (Warner Records)—igniting a bold and bright new era in the process. On October 30th, the band will begin a new chapter with the release of their first-ever holiday record It’s Christmas All Over.
FanTracks is a live streaming and fan engagement platform. The company was founded by Barry Summers and Ty Roberts in May of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to allow consumers to continue enjoying the live music experience and gain access to their favourite artists in a personal and safe way. FanTracks is a departure from services that digitally mimic traditional ticketing approaches. The platform offers music lovers access to high-quality, carefully curated, and professionally produced live shows. Its proprietary technology creates a new world of virtual music and fan experiences, from a range of group chat modes to hosted “hang out” spaces and parties, to interactive features that bring musicians and music lovers together. FanTracks' President/Executive Producer Barry Summers is an award-winning veteran live concert/music film/TV producer, President of World Live Shows LLC, and Rock Fuel Media. In the '90s, he worked personally with Dick Clark as Executive Producer of many successful live shows and has produced award-winning concert films/live TV Specials and numerous Billboard #1 chart-topping DVDs, CDs, and vinyl consumer product releases featuring some of the world's biggest artists. Ty Roberts, FanTracks' CEO and CTO is a proven serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the music industry. As a technologist, he developed technologies and data that power products like iTunes, Comcast Xfinity, and Ford Sync that are used by hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide. He holds dozens of patents for his inventions and has created multiple technical standards across the industry.