Goo Goo Dolls performed to a packed Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, Tennessee on Aug. 27, 2022. They started off the night with some of their big hits, like “Slide” and “Black Balloon”, before introducing their latest album – Chaos in Bloom. The songs “War” and “Going Crazy” were Music City’s introduction to the new album. Lead singer, John Rzeznik, reminisced with the Nashville crowd about the band’s first song that was both a hit on the radio and made the band money after driving in a van for 10 years. He expressed how happy he was that after all these years, they are still able to perform these songs for people as he led into their breakthrough hit, “Name”.
Towards the end of the night, Rzeznik innocently asked the crowd, “Today’s a good day, right?”. After an emphatic response of clear approval, he assured everyone that tomorrow will be an even better day as he began to play their hit song, “Better Days”, off the album Let Love In. Goo Goo Dolls ended their set with “Iris” to a sea of cell phone lights and fans singing the lyrics to the iconic song. There was a quick goodbye before the band returned for their encore, which included a cover of “Runnin’ Down a Dream” by Tom Petty.
Goo Goo Dolls will be continuing their summer tour into the fall with the “Chaos in Bloom Tour” featuring special guest Whitehall.