Goo Goo Dolls Acoustic: The Otis Midnight Sessions w/ special guests Run River North - 4/22
at City Winery Chicago
- 6:00 PM
- 8:00 PM
**PLEASE NOTE: This show has been moved to the Park West. Ticket holders have been notified and City Winery tickets will be honored at the Park West.
101.9 The MIX Welcomes Goo Goo Dolls
The Goo Goo Dolls will hit the road in April for a spring acoustic tour called The Otis Midnight Sessions. The shows will be performed in a “Story Tellers” format that enables the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band to dig deep into an extensive song catalog spanning their nearly 30-year history. It also offers a rare opportunity for fans to see them perform in more intimate settings than the Goos normally visit on their many live treks. The Goos will be joined by Los Angeles favorites Run River North.
The GOO GOO DOLLS have become one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music history, selling more than 10 million albums since 1986.
They have had an unprecedented string of 13 Number One and Top Ten multi-format hit singles including “Name,” “Slide”, “Black Balloon”, ”Broadway,” “Here Is Gone,” “Big Machine,” “Sympathy,” “Stay With You”, “Let Love In”, “Before It’s Too Late”, “Jim’s Theme” (Treasure Planet),” and “Better Days,” which, due to its uplifting lyrical spirit, was adopted by CNN as an music bed anthem of sorts for the news channel’s Hurricane Katrina recovery coverage. “Iris,” from the City Of Angels soundtrack, spent nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and held the Number One position for 17 consecutive weeks. By that point, sales of the soundtrack exceeded a phenomenal 10 million copies worldwide. Recently IRIS was also reported by Billboard magazine to be the biggest pop radio song of the last 20 years. The first single from their last album SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US, “Home”, extended the band’s record to 14 top ten hits at the hot AC radio format (more than any other artist in the history of that format).
Between the years 1987 and 2013, the band have toured the globe countless times, performed in front of millions of fans, received numerous awards (including four Grammy Award nominations), recorded and released nine studio albums, a compilation, a live DVD, and Volume One of their Greatest Hits. Volume Two (a box set of rarities, B-sides, demos, videos, and concert performances) was released Summer of 2008. The Goo Goo Dolls, have appeared and performed on nearly every influential late-night talk show over the course of their career, including twenty performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and nine performances on The Late Late Show with David Letterman to date.
John Rzeznik has been honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award and the Goo Goo Dolls have been inducted into Guitar Center's Historic Hollywood Rock Walk.
The Goo Goo Dolls are currently touring in support of their 10th studio album MAGNETIC and it’s current hit single COME TO ME.
About Run River North
In 2011, the Los Angeles-based, indie outfit Run River North (formerly known as Monsters Calling Home) released an “accidental” demo, a last-minute promotional piece to sell on tour. With only that unplanned demo, the six-piece band has seen extraordinary buzz including a booking on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Run River North writes brilliant harmonies paired with layered instrumentations and puts on an awe-inspiring live show. Recently, Run River North sold out LA’s famed Troubadour and immediately charmed the A&R teams from both indie and major labels. Signed to Nettwerk Records, the band sets forth to record their debut studio album with renowned record producer Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins, Sea Wolf, The Walkmen, Father John Misty).