Goo Goo Dolls with Blue October at Budweiser Stage – Toronto, Ontario – August 8, 2022

Frontman John Rzeznik carried out to an enthusiastic crowd in Toronto not too long ago. (PHOTO: Sue Hebert Sadzak)

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum promoting band Goo Goo Dolls carried out on the Budweiser Stage in Toronto not too long ago. The supporting act for the night was multi-top 40 hit makers Blue October.

This was a terrific pairing as the gang within the venue was close to capability for the openers which, sometimes, the venue fills up because the night progresses. Blue October carried out an 11-song set, together with all their well-known songs like Hate Me, Into the Ocean, Oh My My, simply to call a number of.

Frontman Justin Furstenfeld was so animated all through all the present. Making faces and even at one level needed to comb his slick do whereas performing.

Their efficiency left the gang wanting extra. Proficient musicians, they put all of it out on the desk for his or her followers to feast on. Definitely, an entertaining band to see reside.

This being Goo Goo Dolls’ first full-length tour since 2019, frontman John Rzeznik joked about how he was mad at Canada for not allowing them entrance to the nation sooner. Additionally they reminisced about enjoying on the legendary venue Lee’s Palace their first time performing in Toronto a few years in the past.

Goo Goo Dolls are set to launch a 10-song album on August 12, 2022, referred to as Chaos in Bloom, their thirteenth studio album, produced by nonother than Rzeznik.

Blue October at Budweiser Stage in Toronto Aug. 8. (PHOTO: Sue Hebert Sadzak)

Beginning off their 23-song set with contemporary materials, Goo Goo Dolls carried out Yeah I Like You. The group was fairly receptive to their new tune. However their subsequent track Slide had the gang going loopy! The decibels within the venue climbed to peak ranges. The followers ate it up and sang all through all the track. Different fan favorites had been Sympathy, Identify, So Alive, and Iris.

Whereas performing Sympathy, Rzeznik spoke concerning the challenges of getting sober and the creation of this track. He stumbled a bit on the vocals and laughed…saying, “Yep maintain these movies on me,” and laughed!

Whereas performing one in every of their new tracks referred to as Conflict, I used to be intrigued by the heaviness of the track. I’ll actually have to present it one other hear, however as a primary impression, I actually preferred what they had been providing.

Bassist and co-founder Robby Takac had this infectious smile all through all the present. He was actually having fun with the second.

Like most bands, that they had their token cowl track, performing Tom Petty’s track Runnin’ Down A Dream as their last tune for the night.

Though the present wasn’t bought out, they actually had a wholesome attendance.

“Thanks for remembering us and preserving our band alive”. – Rzeznik

I had learn a number of evaluations concerning the present and noticed feedback about how Rzeznik’s vocals didn’t maintain as much as their heydays. I held an open thoughts going into the present and was thrilled to listen to that will need to have been an off night time when that evaluate was written. John had nice vary, his pitch and intonation held up superbly.

This was my first time seeing Goo Goo Dolls. I used to be impressed and would definitely see them once more. It was a terrific blast from the previous and from the sounds of their new materials, they’ll be round for a very long time but.

A particular due to BB Gun PR and Stay Nation for the accreditation.



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