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The Goo Goo Dolls' `It's Christmas All Over` (Image courtesy of BB Gun Press)
The Goo Goo Dolls' "It's Christmas All Over" (Image courtesy of BB Gun Press)

Goo Goo Dolls get into holiday mood

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Fri, Dec 11th 2020 12:10 pm

Buffalo’s own Goo Goo Dolls recently released their first holiday album. “Its Christmas All Over” was created during lockdown earlier this year, and was produced by frontman John Rzeznik alongside the band’s frequent collaborators Brad Fernquist and Jimmy McGorman. Released Oct. 30 via Warner Records, the record boasts a diverse collection of songs that capture the warmth and spirit of classic Christmas music. Packed with iconic holiday tracks such as “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” nearly every song from “It's Christmas All Over” is currently charting at AC radio.

•Goo Goo Dolls debuted a brand-new holiday-themed music video this week for their take on the classic “Let It Snow.”  Watch the video below.

•Tomorrow, the multi-Platinum, four-time Grammy-nominated rock band will officially debut its augmented reality movie musical, “It’s Christmas All Over,” created and presented by the livestreaming platform FanTracks. Using immersive AR technology, the special will feature the band performing music from a brand-new holiday album of the same name for the very first time.

In celebration of the premiere, Goo Goo Dolls have shared an exclusive sneak peek from the film in which they perform “This Is Christmas,” the band’s original holiday song that currently ranks in the top 10 at AC radio and continues to rise.

Watch the sneak peek now HERE and visit FanTracks’ website for ticket information and VIP packages for the full hour-long special. Following the global premiere, “It’s Christmas All Over” will remain available on-demand for free for 48 hours.

Set to air live on FanTracks tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET, “It’s Christmas All Over” goes beyond the realm of a live concert to transport viewers through an unparalleled music journey, all taking place within a surreal virtual world. In this AR movie musical adventure directed and produced by FanTracks President Barry Summers, Goo Goo Dolls travel through past, present and future searching for the lost “Spirit of Christmas”: from wintery city street scenes, subways and taxis, to a 1940s speakeasy and the classic set of “The Ed Sullivan Show” and beyond. As the band travels between settings, fans will follow along for a unique musical experience unlike anything they’ve ever seen. Throughout, they treat fans to classic holiday standards as well as their new holiday music, and discover that, although people are separated by current events, they remain unified by the true nature of the holiday.

On the journey, the band takes a moment to remind everyone to "Give A Little Bit" – with an autographed guitar to be auctioned to benefit Music Gives to St Jude Kids – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

•The movie musical arrives on the heels of a prolific month for Goo Goo Dolls. Following the release of “It’s Christmas All Over,” the band has recently unveiled festive music videos for their rendition of the classic “Let It Snow” and their original song “You Ain’t Gettin Nothin,’ ” as well as delivered a string of national television performances on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC, “Christmas In Rockefeller Center” on NBC, and “Live with Kelly and Ryan” on ABC.

•Robby Takac is hosting an event to raise funds for his local nonprofit. Dubbed the “Robby Clause’s Streaming On The Web Sing Along Thing,” he’ll be performing an acoustic set of holiday favs and some fun GGD rarities at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18.

The show will be “pay what you can,” and presented on StageIt.com. All proceeds will go to Music is Art, an organization started by Takac to support Western New York musicians and musical endeavors.

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