Hit song ‘Iris’ is now 8X Certified Platinum while ‘Slide’ is 3X Certified Platinum
√ To release ‘Live At The Academy’ Oct. 20 showcasing 1995 CMJ Music Marathon performance
Today, multi-Platinum, four-time Grammy-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls release a special-edition vinyl of their iconic record “Dizzy Up The Girl.” The limited-edition reissue is pressed on metallic silver vinyl, celebrating the album’s 25th anniversary. Fans can purchase the 25th anniversary edition here, and watch a fully restored version of the “Iris” music video here.
Originally released on Sept. 22, 1998, via Warner Records, “Dizzy Up The Girl” catapulted the band into mainstream success, selling over 6 million copies worldwide. The album has gone five-times-Certified Platinum in the U.S. and features five top 10 singles, including hit songs such as “Iris” (four Grammy-nominations, eight-times Certified Platinum, over 1 billion Spotify streams), “Slide” (three-times Certified Platinum, 240 million Spotify streams) and “Black Balloon” (Certified Platinum, 65 million Spotify streams).
Goo Goo Dolls will also release “Live At The Academy” on Oct. 20, which was recorded during their CMJ Music Marathon performance in New York City on Nov. 21, 1995. Last week, the group debuted a live version of their track “Stop The World,” appearing on their 1993 album “Superstar Car Wash.” Fans can preorder “Live At The Academy” here and purchase an album T-shirt here. Listen to the live rendition of “Stop The World” here, as well.
In 1995, the rapidly ascending three-piece traveled to New York City for CMJ Music Marathon. On the eve of what would be their biggest show in New York at that time, the group delivered a stripped-down soundcheck performance for Tom Calderone’s radio station “Dare to be Different" on 92.7 FM, which was mixed and recorded by legendary producer Jerry Finn (Blink-182, The Offspring). Not only was it the first time the trio had ever recorded a live show, but it was their debut acoustic performance in front of a live audience. Both the soundcheck performance and the group's show at The Academy captured a special moment in their blossoming career.
The band will continue to take its lauded live show on the road this September with special guests Fitz and the Tantrums. “The Big Night Out Tour” will see Goo Goo Dolls delivering career-encompassing sets that feature songs from their recent album, “Chaos in Bloom,” and other hits from their complete discography.
In addition, the band will partner with Joe Torre Safe At Home 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. Tour routing and ticketing information can be found here.