Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik on LIVE FROM DARYL’S HOUSE this Sunday, May 15

Photo credit: Mark Maglio

May 13, 2011 – (Burbank, CA) — Goo Goo Doll’s John Rzeznik and Daryl Hall know a little something about what it takes to be a lead singer in a rock band, and they put that experience to good use on a selection from the catalog of both groups on the 42nd edition ofLive From Daryl’s House. The newest installment of the Webby and MTV O Music award-winning Internet series, which last year made its broadcast debut on WGN America to impressive ratings, will debut at www.lfdh.com this Sunday, May 15th.

 

The show brought together Hall and Rzeznik for a day-long session that included a stellar seven song set. The two collaborated on Goo Goo’s hits, “Iris” and “Slide,” both from 1998’s triple-platinum Dizzy Up the Girl, with the former also appearing on the City of Angels soundtrack album, where it spent a record-breaking 18 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay charts and was nominated for three Grammys. Daryl and John also perform a pair of songs from the Goo Goo Dolls’ 2010 album, Something for the Rest of Us, including“Home” and “Still Your Song.” The three Daryl Hall penned numbers featured are “Did It in a Minute,” a Top 10 hit from 1981’s Private Eyes, “Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid,” on 1984’s Big Bam Boom and the rare “Want To,” originally included on 1997’s Marigold Sky, a co-write with the late T-Bone Wolk.

 

“It was an amazing day of playing music with a legend and then sitting down for dinner afterward,” marveled Rzeznik about his appearance. “Definitely a day I will always remember.”

 

Says Daryl: “I love John! He’s a great singer with a quick sense of humor and to my surprise, a really professional cook. He can come over anytime and rattle those pots and pans.”

 

Goo Goo Dolls have remained one of the most acclaimed songwriting forces in rock music for over two decades. The Grammy-nominated, multi-format chart toppers have enjoyed a string of hits that have earned the band the all-time airplay record for “The Most Top 10 Hit Singles in History,” according to Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Adult Top 40 chart. Singer/songwriter John Rzeznik has been the recipient of the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award, and has penned a series of hits beginning in 1995 with the #1 “Name,” “Iris” and “Slide,” followed by “Black Balloon,” “Broadway,” “Here is Gone,” “Big Machine,” “Sympathy,” “Better Days,” “Stay With You” and “Let Love In.” Goo Goo Dolls’ newest album, Something for the Rest of Us, debuted at # 7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, earning raves from such media outlets as Billboard and USA Today.

 

The past 18 months have marked a steady stream of superlatives and recognition for Live from Daryl’s House, with Hall receiving a Webby Award for Best Variety series from more than 10,000 entries at the 14th annual ceremony last summer at N.Y.’s Cipriani Wall Street.

 

The 41 previous episodes of Live From Daryl’s House have featured a mix of well-known performers Rob Thomas, Train, Smokey Robinson, The Doors’ Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, Toots Hibbert, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall, Todd Rundgren, Travie McCoy, Dave Stewart and Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump along with newcomers such as Eric Hutchinson, Chromeo, Cash Money rocker Kevin Rudolf, Matt Nathanson, Parachute, Plain White T’s, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, soul diva Sharon Jones, Diane Birch, L.A. neo-R&B party band Fitz & the Tantrums, hot new alternative band Neon Trees and veteran alternative mainstays Guster.

 

As previously announced, Goo Goo Dolls are currently on tour in support of their current Warner Bros. Records album, Something For The Rest Of Us. Tour dates are as follows.

 

Thur      May 26 Chumash Casino Santa Ynez, CA

Fri        May 27 Pechanga Resort and Casino              Temecula, CA

Sat       May 28 Pechanga Resort and Casino Temecula, CA

Wed    June 1              Table Mountain Casino                                   Friant, CA

Fri        June 3              Red Rock Resort Las Vegas, NV

 

Newly confirmed tour dates – Michelle Branch and Parachute support on all dates unless otherwise noted:

Wed     July 13              PNC Pavilion at Riverbend                     Cincinnati, OH

Fri        July 15              Harrah’s Council Bluffs                          Council Bluffs, IA

Sat       July 16              Charter One                                           Chicago, IL

Sun      July 17              Meadowbrook                                       Rochester (Detroit), MI

Tue       July 19              Bank Of America Pavilion                      Boston, MA

Wed     July 20              Oakdale Theatre                                    Wallingford, CT

Fri        July 22              PNC Bank Arts Center                            Holmdel, NJ

Sat       July 23              Tropicana Casino & Resort/The Quarter  Atlantic City, NJ

(Parachute not appearing)

 

Sun      July 24              Nikon at Jones Beach Theater                Wantagh, NY

Tue       July 26              The Filene Center                                   Vienna, VA

Wed     July 27              The LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre   Columbus, OH

Fri        July 29              Darien Lake Performing Arts Center        Darien Center, NY

Sat       July 30              Bethel Woods Center for the Arts           Bethel, NY

Sun      July 31              Saratoga Performing Arts Center            Saratoga Springs, NY

Tue       Aug 2               Stage AE                                              Pittsburgh, PA

Wed     Aug 3               nTelos Wireless Pavilion                        Portsmouth, NH

Fri        Aug 5               Pompano Beach Amphitheater               Pompano Beach, FL

Sat       Aug 6               Tropicana Field                                     St. Petersburg, FL

(Michelle Branch and Parachute not appearing)

 

Sun      Aug 7               Verizon Wireless Amph at Encore Park   Alpharetta, GA

Tue       Aug 9               Uptown Amphitheatre                            Charlotte, NC

Wed     Aug 10              Raleigh Amphitheater                             Raleigh, NC

Fri        Aug 12              Live at the Garden                                 Memphis, TN

Sat       Aug 13              Hard Rock Hotel/Hard Rock Live            Biloxi, MS

(Parachute not appearing)

 

Wed     Aug 17              1st Bank Amphitheater                           Denver, CO

Thur      Aug 18              Deer Valley Ski Resort                           Park City, UT

Sat       Aug 20              Mammoth Mountain Ski Area                  Mammoth Lakes, CA

Sun      Aug 21              The Mountain Winery                             Saratoga, CA

Tue       Aug 23              Fox Theater                                           Oakland, CA

Wed     Aug 24              Antelope Valley Fairgrounds                  Lancaster, CA

Thur      Aug 25              Grand Sierra Casino/Summit Pavilion     Reno, NV

Sat       Aug 27              Greek Theater                                        Los Angeles, CA

 

Additional dates TBC shortly. Go to www.googoodolls.com for ticket information.