Goo Goo Dolls to hold first Manila concert in February 2017

Dec 9, 2016
Goo Goo Dolls: Live in Manila will take place next year on February 11, 2017 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

"And I'd give up forever to touch you..."

If you're a fan of the now-historic song "Iris," then you'll be glad to know that the American alternative rock group Goo Goo Dolls will be having a concert in Manila for the first time!

Get ready to jam with the band when they perform this signature song from the 1998 movie City of Angels.

Responsible for some of the biggest, chart-topping singles in the ‘90s, the Goo Goo Dolls will perform in the Philippines on February 11, 2017 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The song "Iris" was nominated for three Grammy Awards (for Record of the Year, Best Pop Performance and Song of The Year citations) and spent a whopping 18 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Airplay chart.

The band hailing from New York is also behind hits such as “Name” (off of 1995’s A Boy Named Goo), the humongous and “Black Balloon” and “Slide” off of 1998’s four-time platinum release Dizzy Up The Girl, up until recent hits like “Before It’s Too Late” (from the first Transformers movie OST).

The Goo Goo Dolls, led by frontman/main songwriter/guitarist John Rzeznik, can be considered one of the most successful hit-making machines at the start of the millennium.

In a span of three decades, the band has had 19 top ten singles on various charts, and sold more than 12 million albums worldwide.

The band’s connection with its legion of Filipino fans is a strong one: Rzeznik, with longtime bassist-collaborator Robby Takac and the rest of the band – definitely has a strong penchant for indelible melodies, intimate and heartfelt lyricism and a generally uplifting and anthemic vibe from their music throughout the decades.

Celebrating their 30th anniversary as a group in 2016, the Goo Goo Dolls – though earning a reputation for producing some of the biggest singles for some of the biggest films in history – refuses to be boxed-in with a singular sound and approach to music, evident early-on in their career, incorporating clever guitar tunings, sing-along-melodies and odd-timed rhythm patterns to their music.

Throughout the millennium, they’ve consistently released new music, like 2002’s Gutterflower, 2006’s Let Love In, 2010’s Something For The Rest of Us, 2013’s Magnetic and their most recent 2016 opus Boxes, which finds Rzeznik and the band collaborating with various songwriters, and producing some of their most personal, introspective work to date, fueled by the single “So Alive.”

“I want people to listen [to the music] hard. I want them to read the lyrics. I want them to be ecstatic and I want them to cry. I want them, at the end of it, to feel satisfied,” says Rzeznik of their latest album, and in more ways than one, their collected body of work. “I want them to take a little piece of it for themselves and own it. Make it their own.”

Of course, Pinoy fans will be happy to oblige during this long-overdue musical spectacle produced by Random Minds Inc.

Goo Goo Dolls: Live in Manila will take place on February 11, 2017 at the Big Dome.

Ticketnet has recently announced the sale of tickets ( and tickets are priced as follows: VIP – P7000, PATRON – P6000, LOWER BOX – P5000, UPPER BOX – P3000 and General Admission seating at P1200.

Interested parties can also call Tel. No. 911-5555 or visit its Facebook page @TicketNetPH.

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