Returning to the Albert Halls for a sell out gig, The Goo Goo Dolls deliver another classic performance for a very appreciative crowd.
Tonight, GGD are supported by a hotly tipped up and coming band coming from Reading, Valeras.
Having already toured with Yonaka and The Amazons there is a real buzz about this band.
What I can say it was fresh and entertaining, there’s a real edge to the music, a rock backbone clearly comes through, hints of Foals and Nirvana are prominent, delivered by a band who have simply come to enjoy and perform.
Rose Yagmur is a natural leader, its been a while since an up and coming band have caught the eye as strong as they have. I look forward to seeing these guys grow over the next few years.
A very crammed Albert Halls once again danced to the rather exceptional Goo Goo Dolls, to a lot of people they will simply see them as happy rock, that’s not what they are about, there’s a real edge to their performance from the way they deliver to the way they interact with the audience, quite simply this is a band who have honed their skills on live performances.
22 songs in this set, each one lapped up from a loyal and supportive crowd, opening with “Indestructible”, John Rzeznik is already at home strutting the stage and having a ball with the audience, whilst Robby Takac is making sure has his moments in the limelight. “Black Balloon”, “Naked” and “Fearless”, power the band forward.
Once again, the band are on a quite intense tour that will have them on the road for a while, “Stay with you”, still has the edge as the band race towards the curfew, but not before “Autumn Leaves”, “Dizzy” make way for “Iris”, which brings the greatest sing along of the evening, eventually as the band launch into the final song “Broadway”. The curtain comes down on another stellar performance.
If you get the opportunity to catch The Goo Goo Dolls put them on your list, a band with a great history, one that will go on.