St. Augustine, Fla. (February 22, 2015) â€“ Multi-platinum alternative rockers Goo Goo Dolls will return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with special guests Collective Soul and Tribe Society on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Tickets for Goo Goo Dolls with special guests Collective Soul and Tribe Society will go on sale this Friday, February 26 at 10 a.m. Goo Goo Dolls previously performed at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on June 19, 2014.
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls â€” made up of vocalist-guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac â€” will be touring in support of their new album, entitled Boxes, which is due for release from Warner Bros. Records this spring. The Goo Goo Dolls are one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music, selling more than 10 million albums since 1986. They have scored 14 Top 10 radio hits (more than any other artist in the history of the Hot AC format), including “Name,” “Slide,” and “Iris,” the latter spending nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and holding the No. 1 position for 17 consecutive weeks. The band has toured the globe countless times, performed in front of millions of fans, received numerous awards (including four GRAMMY nominations), and recorded and released ten studio albums, including their latest, 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 single “Come To Me” â€” the fastest-growing single in the Goos’ history. Rzeznik has also been honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award.
Born during the rise of grunge and alternative rock, Collective Soul broke into mainstream popularity when they rose to international fame in 1993 with the rock anthem â€œShine.â€ The multi-platinum quintet has been making music for two decades since then and has a catalog of #1 hits under their belts. Collective Soul helped shape and define alternative rock with lots of guitars and attitude. Collective Soul was formed in the small town of Stockbridge, Ga., in the early 1990â€™s. The bandâ€™s debut album Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid was originally released in 1993 on Atlanta indie label Rising Storm.
The album was a collection of Ed Rolandâ€™s (lead vocals/keyboards/guitars) demos that spread like fire through the college circuit and the popularity of the album locally spurred Atlantic to pick it up for a major-label release. â€œShineâ€ quickly became the rock anthem played across the country on radio and on MTV and set the band up for an arena tour with Aerosmith. Their self-titled second album was a triple platinum juggernaut and would define their sound with guitar driven songs and passionate vocals. The album produced five Top Ten hits and two of the singlesâ€“â€œDecemberâ€ and â€œThe World I Knowâ€â€“charted on the Top 40, which spoke to the bandâ€™s crossover appeal. Collective Soulâ€™s music has often been covered by well-known artists. In 2001, Dolly Parton won a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Vocal Performance with her cover version of â€œShineâ€. In further recognition of their artistic achievement, Collective Soul was inducted into The Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2009.
Island Records recording artists, Tribe Society, formed in 2015 with core members of the Boston-based indie pop collective Gentleman Hall. Recently, in a Huffington Post review for the single â€œKingsâ€ off their new Lucid Dreams EP the band was praised for their â€œprophetic lyrics and big room soundâ€. This alternative-rock powerhouse cites an eclectic mix of influences, from hip-hop and psych-rock to icy electronica, industrial pop, and soaring, stadium-ready, â€˜90â€™s-inspired alternative rock.
Tickets for Goo Goo Dolls with special guests Collective Soul and Tribe Society will go on sale this Friday, February 26 at 10 a.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Offices. Save on fees by purchasing tickets at the Box Office, walk around the venue to scout your potential seat and have first pick when tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tickets will also be available at ticketmaster.com, all authorized TicketMaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000. Go to staugamphitheatre.com
IF YOU GO
- SHOW: Goo Goo Dolls with special guests Collective Soul and Tribe Society
- VENUE: St. Augustine Amphitheatre
- DATE: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
- TIME: Doors 5:00pm / Show 6:00pm
- ADMISSION: $69.50 â€“ Seated Pit and Level 100; $49.50 â€“ Level 200; $29.50 â€“ Level 300 and Obstructed View
- ONLINE: www.googoodolls.com; www.collectivesoul.com