Having wrapped a three-month summer tour in support of their current album "Something For The Rest Of Us
," The Goo Goo Dolls
have announced that they will continue touring through the fall, launching a new string of dates on October 12th in Milwaukee.
Tickets go on-sale this week.
In other Goos news, the band's blockbuster single "Iris
" has soared to No. 1 on the UK iTunes chart after being performed by two finalists on the British edition of The X Factor. In addition, the band's Greatest Hits album re-entered the chart at No. 18. "Iris" has been a steady seller in Great Britain since its original release in 1998, enjoying more than 433,000 in sales, and racking up more than 30 million views on YouTube. The song is expected to top the UK Singles chart this weekend, which would be its highest chart position ever.
"I love the fact that young artists are inspired to sing this song. It opened a lot of doors for us,
" says Johnny Rzeznik
. "To see it hit No. 1 in the UK and connect with a growing new audience is cool.
Finally, the band, which is singer-guitarist Johnny Rzeznik
, bassist Robby Takac
, and drummer Mike Malinin
, has just recorded a brand-new song, entitled "The Best Of Me
," which will be heard on an upcoming episode of CBS's hit remake of Hawaii Five-O, as well as on a soon-to-be released soundtrack album.
The Goo Goo Dolls US tour 2011:
10/12 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
10/15 - Chicago, IL - The Mix Second Chance Homecoming
10/16 - Morgantown, WV - Morgantown Event Center
10/17 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
10/19 - Ithaca, NY - State Theater
10/21 - Utica, NY - Stanley Performing Arts Center
10/22 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
10/23 - Torrington, CT - Warner Theater
10/25 - Williamsport, PA - Williamsport Community Arts Center
10/26 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
10/27 - Greensboro, NC - Carolina Theatre
10/29 - Lake Charles, LA - L'Auberge du Lac Hotel & Casino
10/30 - Tupelo, MS - BancorpSouth Arena
11/02 - Fort Myers, FL - Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
11/04 - Gainesville, FL - Gator Growl
11/05 - Melbourne, FL - King Center For The Performing Arts
11/07 - Richmond, VA - The National
11/08 - Reading, PA - Sovereign Performing Arts Center
11/09 - Wilmington, DE - Grand Opera House
11/11 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theater
11/12 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
11/13 - Erie, PA - Warner Theater
Thanks for the report to Hennemusic.com