Tickets will go on sale soon for Eastern Illinois University's Spring 2007 concert, featuring The Goo Goo Dolls, with special guest, Augustana.
The event will begin at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in Lantz Arena. Tickets, priced at $12 for EIU students and $17 for the general public, will be available to EIU students with student ID on Tuesday, Jan. 16. They will become available to the general public on Monday, Jan. 22.
All tickets can be purchased through the MLK Jr. Union Ticket Office (second floor, west wing) between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visa and Mastercard are accepted. For ticket information, phone 217-581-5122.
University Board Concerts is sponsoring the performance on EIU's campus.
The Goo Goo Dolls, formed in 1986, has stayed together for more than two decades, with its members still writing and recording new music. Founding members Johnny Rzeznik and Robby Takac were joined by Mike Malinin in 1995.
The band released 10 albums over the years with numerous hits. In 1998, the group's single, "Iris," on the City of Angels soundtrack, spent 18 weeks at number one on the Billboard charts. Their sixth album, "Dizzy Up the Girl," was released in 1998 and included single hits, "Iris," "Slide," "Black Balloon," "Broadway" and "Dizzy." The band's sound changed with the release of "Dizzy Up The Girl" and a launch into mainstream exposure.
In 2006, The Goo Goo Dolls marked its 20th anniversary with a new album, "Let Love In," which included the studio recording of Supertramp's "Give A Little Bit," as well as other top 10 radio singles ("Better Days" and "Stay With You").
Television appearances have included "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly," "The CBS Saturday Morning Show" and "The Megan Mullally Show."
The Goo Goo Dolls' official Web site can be found at http://www.googoodolls.com/ .