Trading in their tour buses for cargo planes and jeeps, sensitive
guitar popsters the Goo Goo Dolls will follow their fall tour of U.S.
colleges by touring U.S. military bases abroad.
The pre-Christmas tour will include shows at Tuzla Army Base in Bosnia
and even a show aboard an aircraft carrier, the USS John F. Kennedy.
"We've done shows for military personnel here in the States and they're
always a great audience," Goo Goo Dolls guitarist John Rzeznik said in
a press release dated Thursday. "This tour is especially important to us
because we'll be performing for sailors, soldiers, airmen and women who
can't be home for the holidays."
The Goo Goo Dolls formed in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1985 with a punk-influenced
sound similar to Soul Asylum's early albums, but have found commercial
success with sweeping, emotional strummers such as the Replacements-esque
The trio's sixth album, Dizzy Up the Girl, has spent a year on
the Billboard 200 albums chart, and the current single "Black
excerpt) is at #16 on the magazine's Hot 100 singles chart. Their
previous single, "Slide" (RealAudio
excerpt), continues to get airplay.
Starting Tuesday in Iowa City, Iowa, the Goo Goos will headline music
website MP3.com's six-week Music and Technology Tour of college campuses.
That tour also features rootsy rockers Tonic and local bands at each
Goo Goo Dolls military base tour dates:
Dec. 10; Cadíz, Spain; Naval Base Rota
Dec. 12; Catania, Italy; Naval Air Station Sigonella
Dec. 16; Mediterranean Sea; USS John F. Kennedy
Dec. 18; Frankfurt, Germany; Ramstein Air Force Base
Dec. 19; Tuzla, Bosnia; Tuzla Army Base