Goo Goo Dolls to perform on Campus

The Goo Goo Dolls are scheduled to perform at Oswego State as part of this year’s spring concert, which will be held on Saturday, April 10.

The announcement was made on Monday by the Students Association Programming Board (SAPB). Tickets will go on sale for Oswego State students on Monday, Feb. 22, for $15 with a valid student ID.

Tickets for non-students will go on sale on Monday, March 1, for $20.
Tickets can be purchased at the Campus Center box office and online at http://tickets.oswego.edu.

The concert will be performed in the Campus Center hockey arena and will start at 8 p.m.; doors will open at 7 p.m.

Formed in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1986, the Goo Goo Dolls have recorded eight studio albums, released over 20 singles and were nominated for four Grammy awards. The band currently consists of vocalist and guitarist John Rzeznik, bass guitarist and backup vocalist Robby Takac and drummer Mike Malinin, who joined the group in 1995.

Goo Goo Dolls found their first taste of mainstream success with their 1995 album "A Boy Named Goo," which sold over two million copies. Their next album, "Dizzy Up the Girl" (1998), was a commercial breakout and sold over three million copies.

"Dizzy Up the Girl" was certified platinum three times by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album’s most successful singles, "Iris" and "Slide," both ranked in the Billboard Hot 100’s top 10.

The trio is currently working on their ninth studio album, titled "Something for the Rest of Us." The album is expected to be released this spring through Warner Bros. Records.

Their performance in the Campus Center will be the third stop on their Spring 2010 tour.

Tickets, if available, will cost $25 on the day of the show and seating will be arranged in a "first comes, first serve basis," according to SAPB.