Sunday, April 28th
SPC Concert presents: "Goo Goo Dolls"
The Marist College Student Programming Council (SPC) is proud to announce Goo Goo Dolls, in concert Sunday, April 28 at 3pm at the Longview Park, Marist College Riverfront. Doors will open at 2pm. This show is open to the Marist Community (Faculty, Administration, Staff and Alumni). The Marist Community may purchase one (1) Marist ticket at $15 and up to three (3) guest tickets at $25 each. Ticket sales for Faculty, Staff, Administrators and Alumni will begin on Tuesday, April 2 at noon at the Office of College Activities, SC373. All tickets are general admission. Marist Money, cash, or personal checks are accepted. Credit cards are not accepted.
This show is NOT open to the public.
Goo Goo Dolls Bio
Many people remember the 80's as the decade when pop culture seemed to be ruled by Madonna's latest fashion statement, Duran Duran's early boy band appeal, and the apparently endless list of hair metal bands that, even at the time, seemed impossible to tell apart.
However, there was something else going on in the 80's that was a quiet continuation of the alternative scene that broke in England in 1977 with the Sex Pistols and the Clash. There were plenty of kids who felt the same frustration and outright boredom that Johnny Rotten and Joe Strummer spoke about so well. America had it's own underground scene going, most noticeably in Southern California and New York City. However, there were also bands in the rest of America that spoke even more effectively to kids trying to ignore what the mass of pop culture was throwing at them. Many of these bands, fueled on cheap beer and a general disdain for "The American Dream", looked to Paul Westerberg and The Replacements for their inspiration.
The Goo Goo Dolls were such a band. Formed in 1986 in the crumbling rust belt city of Buffalo, New York, the band was probably started for no better reason than to kill time, make some music, and hopefully get a few free beers from the clubs where they were lucky enough to get a gig.
And then, as lead singer / guitarist John Rzeznik says, "Somewhere in there we sort of figured out how to write songs." The band's third album, Hold Me Up, released in 1990, showcased the sound of the band that would later be refined on their next two releases, Superstar Carwash and A Boy Named Goo. It was the latter of these two releases that landed the band their first hit song with "Name" in 1995. A Boy Named Goo went on to sell over two million copies, and the band toured extensively around the world to support their newfound success.