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Goo Goo Dolls Coming to Hero Arena September 14, 2023

Published online: Feb 15, 2023 Discover Idaho Falls, Events
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February 13, 2023 (Los Angeles, CA) - Today, multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls  have revealed the second leg of their The Big Night Out Tour with special guests Fitz and The Tantrums. They will bring  their tour to Hero Arena inside the new Mountain America Center in Idaho Falls on September 14, 2023! Tickets for the  Idaho Falls date of the tour with Fitz and The Tantrums go on-sale at 10am local time this Friday, February 17 – the same  day the band will release Alex Aldi’s new remix of “Save Me From Myself.” VIP packages will be available for all dates, and  more information can be found HERE.

The newly announced dates will kick off this fall at The Cuthbert Amphitheater in Eugene, OR on September 12th, while  O.A.R. will be special guests during the first leg this summer. Traversing through major outdoor venues coast-to-coast,  the North American run will see the group delivering career-encompassing sets that feature songs from their new album  Chaos in Bloom along with other hits from their complete discography including the indelible hit “Iris,” which eclipsed 1  billion streams on Spotify last year. See below for complete routing and ticketing details.

Goo Goo Dolls will be partnering 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.

The first album of their career to be produced by frontman John Rzeznik, Chaos in Bloom finds the band continuing to  evolve just as they have for nearly four decades together. Consisting of 10 tracks including singles “Yeah, I Like You” and  “You Are The Answer”, Chaos in Bloom is an album of biting sarcasm, stadium-ready choruses, and the type of spear sharp songwriting that’s led them to becoming one of the most influential alternative rock groups of all time.


Formed by Rzeznik and Takac in Buffalo, NY during 1986, Goo Goo Dolls have quietly broken records, contributed a  string of staples to the American songbook, connected to millions of fans, and indelibly impacted popular music for  three-plus decades. Beyond selling 15 million records worldwide, the group has garnered four GRAMMY® Award  nominations and nearly a dozen platinum & gold singles combined, and seized a page in the history books by achieving  16 number one and Top 10 hits. As a result, they hold the all-time radio record for “Most Top 10 Singles.” Thus far, A Boy  Named Goo [1995] has gone double-platinum, Dizzy Up The Girl five-times-platinum, and Gutterflower [2002] and Let  Love In [2006] both went gold as Something for the Rest of Us [2010] and Magnetic [2013] bowed in the Top 10 of the  Billboard Top 200. Their music continues to reach new audiences around the world and rack up platinum & gold statuses  – including the recently platinum-certified “Slide”, “Black Balloon” and “Better Days” – and has been covered by  everyone from Taylor Swift to Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers, Demi Lovato and more. Among a string of hits, “Iris”  clutched the #1 spot on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart for 18 weeks would be named “#1 Top 40 Song of the Last 20  Years.” The track recently achieved seven-times-platinum status and re-entered the Billboard charts this year, yet again  proving the timelessness of Goo Goo Dolls’ illustrious catalog.


Multi-platinum artists Fitz and The Tantrums have energized popular music and culture with a series of unshakable,  undeniable, and ubiquitous anthems and albums. Since 2008, the Los Angeles collective have magnified the scope of pop  with a dash of indie, a dose of soul, and a whole lot of dancefloor-ready bounce. Their catalog spans fan favorite records  such as Pickin’ up the Pieces [2010], More Than Just A Dream [2013], the gold-certified Fitz and The Tantrums [2016], and  All the Feels [2019]. Along the way, they’ve impressively tallied just shy of 4 billion streams and counting powered by  enduring hits such as the triple-platinum “HandClap,” platinum “Out of My League” and “The Walker,” and gold  “Moneygrabber.” As an inescapable presence, their music has notably coursed through the mainstream conversation,  soundtracking films on NETFLIX and campaigns for CVS Wellness, Sunchips, Sofi, Xfinity, Walmart, Norwegian Cruise Line,  Lays, and Wells Fargo, to name a few. Beyond standout performances everywhere from Coachella and Bonaroo to  numerous late-night television shows, they’ve consistently sold out some of the most iconic venues in the world, including  The Forum and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Not to mention, they’ve incited the applause from Rolling Stone, Billboard,  People, and more. In 2021, Fitz and The Tantrums frontman Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick released his first-ever solo album  Head Up High under the moniker FITZ. Meanwhile, co-lead vocalist Noelle Scaggs founded Diversify The Stage to help  foster more diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible concerts, events, and touring workforces for historically unities. Fitz and The Tantrums once again leap forward with their bold, bright,  and buoyant new album Let Yourself Free.

Photo Credit: Claire Marie Vogel

Fitz and The Tantrums are: Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick (vocals), Noelle Scaggs (vocals), James King (saxophone, flute),  Jeremy Ruzumna (keyboards), and Joseph Karnes (bass).


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