By Brittany Rotondo
Both Goo Goo Dolls and Train share similar backgrounds: Top charting songs, millions of fans and followers, Grammy wins along with nominations and a taste for more. A unique nostalgia follows the coheadlining 2019 tour which sees the bands at over 35 venues across the Country.
The amphitheater announcement simultaneously complements Train’s Greatest Hits Release, covering over two decades of music and Goo Goo Dolls’ new album Miracle Pill. Both bands gained traction in the ’90s with numerous radio-friendly hits and endless material and hope to equally replenish the music that gained them success and forage into a new direction.
The coheadliners’ catalogs have paved each band into longevity in an industry that at times wanes. Their setlists embrace songs old and new, officially wrapping up the Summer with an endless hit parade.
Train’s Greatest Hit Albums features the band’s Grammy award-winning Meet Virginia and Drops of Jupiter, totaling 17 tracks ranging from alternative, pop and even a country cover of Jackson Browne’s Running on Empty, rounding out a distinguished industry career.
Frontman Pat Monahan dishes on what it means to accumulate a compilation album since their tenure. “I have avoided a “greatest Hits’ record for a long time. We live in a new music world now though and having people to be able to find songs they love faster; it seems like a great idea. So, here is.”
Since Train’s debut in 1993, they’ve sold over 10 million albums worldwide. Lead Singer Pat Monahan started his singing career fronting Led Zeppelin cover band Rogues Gallery and speaks about the enjoyment of their decades long career.
“We’re all proud and excited that this is the list that built the band for 25 years. I hope these take you to as many memories as they take us.”, exclaims Monahan. The moment marches on…
Goo Goo Dolls formed in Buffalo, New York with founding members Johnny Rzeznik and Robby Takac and nearly 20 years later, they’re releasing new music. Miracle Pill is set to release on September 13th via Warner Records and promises to be an extension of the band’s early years. The band which began as a punk outfit even opened for our local punk rockers, The Dead Milkmen.
The motivation of the chase and commemoration motivates GGD, the band proclaiming “We just can’t get enough of the road!” There’s been stops at Sirius XM, endless hand-painted Telecasters, official music video releases, and singles, all in the anticipation leading up to Miracle Pill, the band’s latest studio album. Pre-order here
The tour stops at Camden’s BB&T Pavilion on August 10th and features special guest soul singer Allen Stone as support. Concertgoers can expect a throwback to fan favorites, a new direction and a sweet nod to the past.
Order tickets in advance here.
Rating: Throwback meets Transition