Goo Goo Dolls announce summer tour with Daughtry

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Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry have announced plans to hit the road together this summer. The two groups will stop in Massachusetts for a show at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston on Friday, August 15. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $35 to $75, will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation. Also on the bill, performing an acoustic set to open the night, are Plain White T’s.

“We are excited to finally be teaming up with Daughtry,” declared Goo Goo Dolls vocalist-guitarist John Rzeznik in a press release. “Not only are we big fans of Chris, but we think this is going to be a huge party for the fans of both our bands. The combination of the two will make for an awesome summer night of great American rock music.”

Goo Goo Dolls will be touring in support of their latest album, Magnetic. The band’s tenth studio effort and follow up to 2010’s Something for the Rest of Us, debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 after its release last June. They worked with several producers to record the album, including Rob Cavallo, John Shanks, Gregg Wattenberg and Greg Wells. Magnetic features singles “Rebel Beat” and “Come to Me”. In December, drummer Mike Malinin announced that he would be leaving the band after 19 years.

Daughtry will be promoting their new album, Baptized. The band’s fourth studio effort and follow-up to 2011’s Break the Spell, debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 after its release in November. Lead single “Waiting for Superman” was produced by Massachusetts native Martin Johnson (of Boys Like Girls fame), who also co-wrote the song with Chris Daughtry and Sam Hollander.

“We are huge fans of the Goo Goo Dolls and have wanted to tour with them for a long time now,” said lead singer Chris Daughtry in a press release. “Everyone will see more than two great bands on stage. They’re going to get an incredible show every night and have a summer to remember.”

The tour will launch in New England with a performance at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut on June 12. They’ll also make stops in New Hampshire (at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford on August 21) and Vermont (at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction on August 23).

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