Goo Goo Dolls, Sugar Ray, Fastball Announce Joint Tour

Goo Goo Dolls and Fastball's current tour ends May 30.

The Goo Goo Dolls, Sugar Ray and Fastball will hit the road together this summer for an eight-week tour that will bring their radio-friendly pop-rock mostly to outdoor venues across North America.

Twenty-two dates so far have been scheduled for the tour, which is set to begin July 16 in Phoenix and end with a September 1 date in Charlotte, N.C., according to a statement from the Goo Goo Dolls' publicist, Mary Melia. More dates may be announced soon.

After the Phoenix show, the tour will stay in the western U.S. for several dates before heading to the Midwest for much of August, following a single show in Canada. The jaunt is slated to end with two East Coast dates and two in the South.

The Buffalo, N.Y., Goo Goo Dolls' most recent album, Dizzy Up the Girl, features the hits "Slide" and "Iris"; the latter song, a top-five hit, originally was released as part of the soundtrack to the movie "City of Angels."

Southern California natives Sugar Ray released their third album, 14:59, in January; they scored a hit with the track "Every Morning." The band initially came to prominence with the reggae-tinged hit "Fly," from its 1997 album, Floored.

Fastball, who hail from Austin, Texas, are best known for their melodic hit "The Way," from their second album, All the Pain Money Can Buy (1998).

The Goo Goo Dolls announced Thursday that four dates on their current tour with Fastball have been cancelled, due to an injury to Goo Goo Dolls singer John Rzeznik's vocal chords. Shows scheduled for Sunday (May 2) in Olean, N.Y., and Monday (May 3) in Alfred, N.Y., have been cancelled, as were shows that had been set for Thursday (April 29) and Friday (April 30). No announcement has been made as to when -- or if -- those shows will be rescheduled. The current tour is slated to end May 30 with a date in Asbury Park, N.J.'s Convention Hall.

Goo Goo Dolls/Sugar Ray/Fastball Tour Dates:

July 16; Phoenix, Ariz., Desert Sky Pavilion

July 17; San Diego, Calif., Naval Base

July 18; Las Vegas, Nev., Mandalay Bay

July 20; Los Angeles, Calif., The Greek

July 24; Vancouver, British Columbia, G.M. Place

July 28; Denver, Colo., Fiddlers Amphitheater

July 30; Kansas City, Mo., Sandstone Amphitheater

July 31; St. Louis, Mo., Riverport

Aug. 1; Omaha, Neb., Civic Center

Aug. 5; Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend

Aug. 6; Indianapolis, Ind., Deer Creek

Aug. 9; Jackson, Mich., State Fair

Aug. 10; Milwaukee, Wis., Marcus Amphitheater

Aug. 13; Sedalia, Mont., State Fair

Aug. 14; Springfield, Ill., State Fair

Aug. 15; Des Moines, Iowa, State Fair

Aug. 17; Columbus, Ohio, Polaris Amphitheater

Aug. 18; Detroit, Mich., Pine Knob

Aug. 20; Long Island, N.Y., Jones Beach

Aug. 22; Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center

Aug. 31; Virginia Beach, Va., GTE

Sept. 1; Charlotte, N.C., Blockbuster

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