County Executive declares Saturday ‘Goo Goo Dolls Day’ in Erie County
When John Rzeznik and Robby Takac launched the Goo Goo Dolls 35 years ago, they probably never imagined that decades later they would be headlining their hometown’s biggest concert hall a day which has now been officially declared “The Goo Goo Dolls”. day” in Erie County. But that’s exactly what will happen on Saturday, as the band wraps up the current leg of their tour with a 7:30 p.m. show at KeyBank Center.
“The Goo Goo Dolls are tremendous ambassadors for our community who proudly represent Buffalo’s music scene internationally,” Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said in a press release announcing the honor. “They always remained proud to be from Western New York and never forgot us despite their worldwide recognition in the recording industry.”
Poloncarz highlighted the group’s success, which includes some 15 million albums sold worldwide and multiple Grammy nominations, noting that despite their enormous commercial influence, Rzeznik and Takac “have never shied away from their roots of Buffalo and have even embraced the role of ambassador representing region around the world.The official proclamation also praises the group’s work with organizations such as the Variety Kids Telethon, Compass House and Feedmore WNY.
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“It is with a sincere thank you to John and Robby for all they do for our community and for inspiring so many with their music over their 30+ year career,” the proclamation concludes.
The proclamation will be presented to Rzeznik and Takac backstage, ahead of Saturday’s show at KeyBank Center.