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On Friday, Grammy Award-nominated, multi-Platinum-selling band Goo Goo Dolls released their 13th studio album, “Chaos in Bloom,” via Warner Records. They marked its release with the new song “Going Crazy.”
A press release said, “The standout track harkens back to the band’s power-chord alt-rock sound, assisted by the analog-to-tape recording process and vintage amps and pedals they used while making the entire album. As the first record of their career to be produced by frontman John Rzeznik, ‘Chaos in Bloom’ finds the band continuing to evolve artistically as they have in the last four decades together.”
The band’s team said, “ ‘Going Crazy'’ serves as a finale for the steady output of songs released so far from the LP, following the melodic offerings ‘You Are The Answer’ and ‘Yeah, I Like You’ that arrived earlier this summer. Consisting of 10 tracks, ‘Chaos in Bloom’ is an album of biting sarcasm, stadium-ready choruses, and the type of spear-sharp songwriting that’s led them to becoming one of the most influential alternative rock outfits of all time.
“While ‘Chaos in Bloom’ isn’t necessarily an album borne out by the pandemic, many of the tracks reflect on all of the things in daily life that became amplified while everyone was isolated from one another and sequestered at home.
“To record the album, Rzeznik and Takac retreated to Dreamland Studios just outside Woodstock, New York, during the pandemic. An environment as remote as it is rich with historic rock music roots, the location proved to be the perfect setting for clearing the noise and creating such a record, which carries a true live quality that the band captured by blending vintage instruments and gear with new-age recording processes and techniques.”
To celebrate the album release this week, Spotify has dedicated its coveted Times Square billboard in New York City to Goo Goo Dolls and the arrival of “Chaos in Bloom.”
Today, the band has also announced the second leg of the nationwide “Chaos in Bloom” tour, adding to a sprawling headlining tour this summer in which GGD will play at iconic outdoor venues including Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, and Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh. The newly announced tour dates will kick off Oct. 28 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and will serve as an intimate theater tour that will see the band playing new songs, deep cuts and the hits from their illustrious catalog.
For tickets and more information, visit https://www.googoodolls.com/tour.
GGD returns to Buffalo for a Sept. 24 concert at KeyBank Center.
The “Chaos in Bloom” tour will see the band performing multiple songs from the brand-new record for the first time ever, including “Yeah, I Like You,” “Going Crazy” and “War,” along with other tracks from their complete discography. Blue October will provide support for the entire run. More information AND tickets can be found via the band’s website here.
GGD partnered with the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation for the tour, a nonprofit founded in 2002 by Ali and Joe Torre to provide healing and education services to youth who have been traumatized by exposure to violence, including domestic violence, child abuse, teen dating abuse, and sexual assault, to help break the cycle of violence.
Formed by Rzeznik and Takac in Buffalo during 1986, Goo Goo Dolls have quietly broken 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 15 million records worldwide, the group has garnered four Grammy nominations and nearly a dozen Platinum and Gold singles combined, and seized a page in the history books by achieving 16 No. 1 and Top 10 hits.
Having been covered by everyone from Taylor Swift to Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers, their music continues to reach new audiences around the world and rack up Platinum and Gold statuses – including the recently double-Platinum-certified “Name,” Platinum-certified “Slide,” “Black Balloon” and “Better Days,” and Gold-certified “Here Is Gone,” “Sympathy,” “Let Love In” and “Come To Me.” Thus far, “A Boy Named Goo”  has gone double-Platinum, “Dizzy Up The Girl” five-times-Platinum, and “Gutterflower”  and “Let Love In”  both Gold. “Something for the Rest of Us”  and “Magnetic”  bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200.
Among a string of hits, “Iris” clutched No. 1 on the Hot 100 for 18 straight weeks and would be named “#1 Top 40 Song of the Last 20 Years.” The track recently achieved an astounding seven-times-Platinum status and reentered the Billboard charts, yet again proving the timelessness of Goo Goo Dolls’ illustrious catalog.