|Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls today announced The Audience is This Way, a 10-track live album recorded on the band’s recent tours. The Audience is This Way is due for release on July 21, 2018 via Warner Bros. Records and will only be physically available as an exclusive limited edition black vinyl at indie-retail stores nationally as part of Record Store Day Crawl. There are only 3,000 copies made of this pressing. The album will also be available for digital download and streaming on August 24.
The Audience is This Way was recorded by John Schimke, and was produced and mixed by John Rzeznik, Chris Szczech and Brad Fernquist. Filled with timeless hits such as “Iris”, “So Alive” and “Slide”, the album boasts never-before released live concert recordings of ten tracks spanning their full discography.
Recent praise for the band’s live show include: “Indelible melodies combined with intimate heartfelt lyrics” (The Independent), “Rzeznik and Takac may have grown older, but they haven’t outgrown their love of playing music for people”(The Oakland Press), “The energy and dynamic balance between Reznik and Takac provided a glimpse into the formula that has propelled the group to their success over the last three decades” (The Chattanoogan).
Last month the band announced that they would be embarking on the SiriusXM Presents: Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their iconic album, Dizzy Up The Girl. The band will be performing the record in its entirety at each show, followed by an additional set packed with surprises and more of their many unforgettable hits. All dates HERE.
The band will also be visiting the UK as part of their European tour this summer:
Tuesday, July 24 O2 Academy Bristol (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, July 25 O2 Ritz Manchester (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, 26 July O2 Academy Brixton, London
A few London tickets are still available at £37.12 HERE.
The Audience is This Way Track-listing
- Long Way Down
- The Pin
- January Friend
- Big Machine
- So Alive
- Better Days
About Goo Goo Dolls
Goo Goo Dolls uphold an unbreakable connection to countless fans fortified by a catalog replete with unforgettable smashes such as “Name,” “Iris,” “Slide,” “Black Balloon,” and many more. To date, they’ve sold 12 million albums worldwide, earned four GRAMMY® Award nominations, and made history by notching 14 Top 10 hits at Hot AC—”the most of any artist in history.” Notably, “Iris” dominated the Hot 100 at #1 for 18 straight weeks. Among eleven full-length records, A Boy Named Goo  went double-platinum, Dizzy Up The Girl went quadruple-platinum, and Gutterflower  and Let Love In  both went gold as Something for the Rest of Us  and Magnetic  bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. 2016’s Boxes attracted the praise of People and Huffington Post as Noisey, Consequence of Sound, and more featured them. In 2017, the You Should Be Happy EP spawned another anthem in the form of “Use Me,” which quickly generated 3 million-plus Spotify streams. Their music has been covered by everyone from Taylor Swift to Leona Lewis. Additionally, they’ve performed for millions at sold out shows everywhere. That connection grows stronger in 2018 with the 20th anniversary tour celebrating Dizzy Up The Girl and more new music on the horizon.