Goo Goo Dolls have teamed up with O.A.R. for a brand-new cover version of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” A soaring collision of two alt-rock linchpins, the track arrives just before the groups join forces on the road in the US this summer.
Before that, however, the band embark on their first UK tour since February 2020 kicking off at Dublin’s Vicar St on June 13th and finishing at London’s Eventim Apollo on June 25th, it will see them playing songs from Chaos in Bloom alongside other tracks from their vast back catalogue including the indelible hit “Iris,” which eclipsed 1 billion streams on Spotify last year.
Those Damn Crows are confirmed as support on the tour.
Tues-Jun-13 Dublin, Vicar St
Thur-Jun-15 Birmingham, O2 Institute
Fri-Jun-16 Bristol, O2 Academy
Sat-Jun-17 Bournemouth O2 Academy
Mon-Jun-19 Nottingham, Rock City
Tues-Jun-20 Glasgow, O2 Academy
Thu-Jun-22 Sheffield, O2 Academy
Fri-Jun-23 Manchester, Academy 1
Sun-Jun-25 London, Eventim Apollo (*change of venue and date)
Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik said. “We decided we wanted to give our audience the best night of their summer, and we are so proud to have teamed up not only for the tour but to record one of our favourite songs together.”
“It has been so great working with Johnny and the band on “I Won’t Back Down,” adds O.A.R.’s Marc Roberge. “Tom Petty’s music has been such an inspiration for us and a meaningful part of our musical journey.”
The band’s most recent album “Chaos In Bloom” and the first album of their career to be produced by Rzeznik, found the band continuing to evolve. Consisting of 10 tracks including singles “Yeah, I Like You” and “You Are The Answer”, Chaos in Bloom is an album of biting sarcasm, stadium-ready choruses, and the type of spear-sharp songwriting that’s led them to becoming one of the most influential alternative rock groups of all time.