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LIVE: GOO GOO DOLLS – August 5, 2022

| 7 August 2022 | Reply

Venue: TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park

City: Indianapolis, IN

Date: August 5, 2022

Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (

After more than a two-year Covid delay, the Goo Goo Dolls were finally able to perform their rescheduled concert in Indy. Frontman John Rzeznik and bass player Robby Takac formed the group all the way back in 1986 in Buffalo New York. They exploded in the 1990’s with now classic hits “Name” and “Iris.” On August 12, they will release their 13th studio album Chaos in Bloom. The lead single “Yeah, I like You” is available now. Their summer tour 2022 includes alt rockers Blue October who got the night started in fine fashion with their hits “Hate Me,” “Into the Ocean,” and “I Hope You’re Happy.” The Goo Goo Dolls took the stage next to a raucous cheer. John and Robby’s camaraderie was palpable throughout the evening. They appeared to be having as much fun as the fans in attendance. They opened with their new single and followed it right up with “Slide.” Robby took the mic for “Lucky Star” reminding us he was often the vocalist in their early more punk rock years. At one point John let out a Rick Flair “Wooooo” and was surprised when the crowd echoed it back even louder. They highlighted hits from their 35-year career and even included a Tom Petty cover. Fans were singing along, dancing and enjoying the Friday evening out. The Goo Goo Dolls put on a great performance, worthy of the long wait!

Setlist: Yeah, I Like You – Slide – Big Machine – Here Is Gone – Black Balloon – Naked – Miracle Pill – Over and Over – Lucky – Free of Me – Come to Me – Sympathy – Name – So Alive – War – Going Crazy – Life’s a Message – Bringing on the Light – Broadway –  Better Days – Iris – Tattered Edge / You Should Be Happy – Runnin’ Down a Dream







Category: Live Reviews, Photo Galleries

About the Author ()

ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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