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'The Goo Goo Dolls' to release new live album titled 'The Audience is This Way' in July

'The Goo Goo Dolls' have announced that they will be releasing a new 10-track live album titled 'The Audience is This Way'
UPDATED JAN 29, 2020
Johnny Rzeznik of Goo Goo Dolls (Source: Getty Images)
Johnny Rzeznik of Goo Goo Dolls (Source: Getty Images)

'The Goo Goo Dolls' are on a one-band quest to ensure the survival of punk rock, with the four-time Grammy-nominated band recently announcing that they will release a 10-track live album titled 'The Audience is This Way.' The album was recorded during the band's recent tours by John Schimke and was produced and mixed by vocalist and guitarist John Rzeznik, Chris Szczech, and Brad Fernquist.

The live album will be released via Warner Bros. Records, and initially only physically, be available as an exclusive, limited-edition black vinyl at certain indie-retail stores as a part of the Record Store Day Crawl. However, digital downloads and streaming will be made available a month later, from August 24.

'The Audience is This Way' will feature never-before-released live concert recordings of 10 tracks that span the band's entire discography; 'Long Way Down,' 'Slide,' 'Home,' 'The Pin,' and 'January Friend' on side one, and 'Big Machine,' 'So Alive,' 'Better Days,' 'Iris,' and 'Broadway' on side two.

Furthermore, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of 'Dizzy Up The Girl,' their sixth and arguably most famous album, they will be embarking on a world tour titled 'SiriusXM Presents: Goo Goo Dolls — Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour.' The tour begins on June 9 at Johnson's Beach, California, before then taking them to Canada, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, and five other countries.

Having formed in 1986, 'The Goo Goo Dolls' have gone on to sell over 12 million records worldwide and made history by notching 14 Top 10 hits at Hot AC—"the most of any artist in history." While most recognized for their 1998 single 'Iris,' which sat atop the Hot 100 for 18 straight weeks, others such as 'Naked' from double-platinum album 'A Boy Named Goo,' 'Slide,' 'Black Balloon,' 'Dizzy' and 'Broadway' from quadruple-platinum album 'Dizzy Up the Girl' and 'Here is Gone' from their 2002 album 'Gutterflower' were big hits as well.