As the chart busting Goo Goo Dolls are heading for a lengthy foray on the road, the band’s bassist, Robby Takec, speaks with NRR about all things Goo.

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated bands Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry will hit the road in June for an extensive summer amphitheater and arena tour. Also on the bill, performing an acoustic set, are Plain White T’s. The tour kicks off in Wallingford, Connecticut, on June 12th and crisscrosses North America through the end of the summer. Please see below for all dates. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 22nd.

“We are excited to finally be teaming up with Daughtry,” says Goos vocalist-guitarist John Rzeznik. “Not only are we big fans of Chris, but we think this is going to be a huge party for the fans of both our bands. The combination of the two will make for an awesome summer night of great American rock music.”

“We are huge fans of the Goo Goo Dolls and have wanted to tour with them for a long time now,” says lead singer Chris Daughtry. “Everyone will see more than two great bands on stage. They’re going to get an incredible show every night and have a summer to remember.”

The Goos are touring in support of their tenth studio album Magnetic, which debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and at No. 2 on the Top Rock Albums chart, propelled by the red-hot single Come To Me, the fastest-growing single in the Goos’ history.

Daughtry is touring in support of their fourth album, Baptized, which was released on November 19th, 2013, and debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200. Daughtry’s latest single, Waiting For Superman, is Top 15 on Hot AC and has sold more than half a million downloads. The band is currently on a European and sold-out U.K. tour.

Robby Takac spent some time on the phone with me today discussing the tour and Goo Goo Dolls history.

Robby Takac Interview:

Goo Goo Dolls online:

Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry summer tour dates with Plain White T’s are as follows:

06/12  Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre
06/14  Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
06/15  Saratoga , NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
06/19  St. Augustine, FL  St. Augustine Amphitheatre
06/20  Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/21  Orange Beach, AL The Amphitheater at the Wharf ***
06/24  Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
06/25  Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
06/27  Houston, TX  Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
06/29  Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/01  Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
07/02  Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theater
07/03  Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/05  Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/06  Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
07/08  Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
07/09  Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
07/11  Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
07/12  Memphis, TN TBD
07/15  Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/16  Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
07/18  Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheatre
07/21  Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
07/22  Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre
07/24  San Diego, CA Harrah’s Rincon Pavilion*
08/01  Las Vegas, NV   Red Rocks Resort, Spa & Casino
08/03  Phoenix, AZ  Comerica Theatre
08/09  Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair **
08/10  Chicago, IL  FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
08/12  Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/15  Boston, MA  Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
08/16  Big Flats, NY The Summer Stage at Tags
08/17  Camden, NJ  Susquehanna Bank Center
08/19  Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
08/21  Gilford, NH  Meadowbrook
08/22  Buffalo, NY  Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
08/23  Essex Junction, VT   Champlain Valley Exposition


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Hailing from Boston and now residing in the Metro Detroit area, Mick has spent several years photographing concerts and interviewing musicians in the music industry. After spending a few years shooting and writing for, he founded and started the National Rock Review in the fall of 2013. Recruiting staffers from around the world, he has led the National Rock Review team in to a respected and established publication in the online music news/press industry in a short period of time.

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