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Goo Goo Dolls Return With New EP

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated rock band, The Goo-Goo Dolls, are back with a brand new five-song EP, available now from Warner Bros. Records.

You Should Be Happy was recorded at EastWest Studios in L.A. and produced by Drew Pearson (OneRepublic, Katy Perry) who previously collaborated with the band on their 2016 studio album, Boxes.

Unlike the band’s ’90s rock classics, such as their critically acclaimed album, Dizzy Up The Girl, the latest release from the Buffalo natives is much more influenced by the sound of more contemporary American rock musicians, such as New Jersey singer-songwriter, Bruce Springsteen.

To announce the release of their latest EP, The Goo Goo Dolls released a lyrical music video for the first single, “Use Me,” on May 11.

“Use Me” was written by Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rezeznick and producer Drew Pearson, and is deeply rooted in more traditional Americana music. The new album also features the title track “Tattered Edge/You Should Be Happy,” an anthemic hard rock song reminiscent of fellow ’90s rock musicians, The Foo Fighters, and “Walk Away,” which takes a more modern twist on the sound of traditional folk music, which might surprise some listeners for its similarities to Avicii‘s “Wake Me Up.”

The Goo Goo Dolls have also announced that they will be hitting the road this summer on their Long Way Home Tour, with special guest Phillip Phillps. The tour will kick off on July 14, at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain, Calif., and will run through mid-September, culminating with a performance at the Greek Theatre in L.A. on Sept. 13.

Tour dates include:

Fri- Jul-14-17 Mountain, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sat-Jul-15-16 Las Vegas, NV Downtown Las Vegas Event Center
Sun-Jul-16-17 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Tue-Jul-18-17 Greenwood Village, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
Thu-Jul-20-17 South Fargo, ND Scheels Arena
Fri-Jul-21-17 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Hotel & Casino- Stir Cove
Mon-Jul-24-17 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank
Tue-Jul-25-17 Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Farm Bureau
Thu-Jul-27-17 Peoria, IL Peoria Riverfront
Fri-Jul-28-17 Appleton, WI Fox Cities Stadium
Sat-Jul-29-17 Plymouth, MN Hilde Performance Center
Mon-Jul-31-17 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
Wed-Aug-02-17 Huber Heights, OH Rose Music Center at The Heights
Thu-Aug-03-17 Rochester Hills, MI Meadowbrook
Sat-Aug-05-17 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Sun-Aug-06-17 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier
Tue-Aug-08-17 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap
Wed-Aug-09-17 Uncasville, CT  Mohegan Sun
Fri-Aug-11-17 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
Sat-Aug-12-17 Darien Lakes, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sun-Aug-13-17 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Center
Tue-Aug-15-17 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Wed-Aug-16-17 Portland, ME Maine State Pier
Fri-Aug-18-17 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat-Aug-19-17 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sun-Aug-20-17 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Tue-Aug-22-17 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
Wed-Aug-23-17 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
Fri-Aug-25-17 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
Sat-Aug-26-17 Asheville, NC Biltmore Estate – South Terrace
Sun-Aug-27-17 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Wed-Aug-30-17 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
Fri-Sep-01-17 Miami, FL Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront
Sat-Sep-02-17 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
Mon-Sep-04-17 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Thu-Sep-07-17 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun-Sep-10-17 Albuquerque, NM Sandia Resort Casino
Tue-Sep-12-17 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Wed-Sep-13-17 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre

 

For tickets and more information, visit googoodolls.com/tour or livenation.com.

 

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