Goo Goo Dolls announce ‘Live at the Academy’

The new project showcases 1995 CMJ Music Marathon performance

On October 20th, multi-platinum, four-time Grammy-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls will release Live At The Academy, which was recorded during their CMJ Music Marathon performance in New York City on November 21, 1995. In conjunction, the group debuts a live version of their track “Stop The World,” originally appearing on their 1993 album Superstar Car Wash. The project will be available on 2 CD and 3 LP via Warner Records.

In 1995, the rapidly ascending three-piece traveled to New York City for CMJ Music Marathon. On the eve of what would be their biggest show in New York at that time, the group delivered a stripped-down soundcheck performance for Tom Calderone’s radio station “Dare to be Different” on 92.7 FM, which was mixed and recorded by legendary producer Jerry Finn (Blink-182, The Offspring). Not only was it the first time the trio had ever recorded a live show but it was their debut acoustic performance in front of a live audience. Both the soundcheck performance and the group’s show at The Academy captured a special moment in their blossoming career.

In addition, Goo Goo Dolls are slated to release a special edition vinyl of their iconic record Dizzy Up The Girl on September 15th. The limited edition reissue will be pressed on metallic silver ice vinyl, celebrating the album’s 25th anniversary which was first released on September 22, 1998 via Warner Records. Dizzy Up The Girl catapulted the band into mainstream success, selling over six million copies worldwide, featuring 5 top 10 singles and has since gone 5x platinum in the U.S.. The record features platinum-certified songs such as “Iris,” “Slide” and “Black Balloon.”

The band will continue to take their lauded live show on the road this September with special guests Fitz and the Tantrums. The Big Night Out Tour will see Goo Goo Dolls delivering career-encompassing sets that feature songs from their recent album Chaos in Bloom and other hits from their complete discography. In addition, the band will be partnering with Joe Torre Safe At Home for the tour, a nonprofit founded in 2002 by Ali and Joe Torre to provide healing and education services to youth who have been traumatized by exposure to violence including domestic violence, child abuse, teen dating abuse and sexual assault to help break the cycle of violence.

In July, Goo Goo Dolls and O.A.R. frontman Marc Roberge took to the stage on ABC’s Good Morning America for a performance of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” Having teamed up to record their cover of the song earlier this spring, the appearance arrived just ahead of their run of summer tour dates. The band also delivered a second performance on GMA3, marking the television debut of their new single “Run All Night,” an uplifting ballad about escaping from your circumstances and finding hope in the unknown.

Soundcheck

1. Girl Right Next To Me
2. Impersonality
3. Two Days In February
4. Another Second Time Around
5. Name
6. Don’t Change
7. Naked

Concert

8. Introduction
9. Just The Way You Are
10. Burnin’ Up
11. Fallin’ Down Again
12. Million Miles Away
13. Lucky Star
14. String Of Lies
15. Impersonality
16. Long Way Down
17. Only One
18. Already There
19. Naked
20. Name
21. So Outta Line
22. Eyes Wide Open
23. Another Second Time Around
24. Up Yours
25. Stop The World
26. Flat Top

Encore

27. Two Days In February
28. Slave Girl
29. Don’t Change
30. Girl Right Next To Me
31. Impersonality
32. Naked
33. Never Take The Place Of Your Man

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites. Email: info@themusicuniverse.com