Goo Goo Dolls and Collective Soul Rock Bayfront in Duluth [PHOTOS]
Music was in the air at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth on Sunday night as the Goo Goo Dolls anchored a night of music that also included Collective Soul and Tribe Society. While both Collective Soul and Goo Goo Dolls gained notoriety in the 1990s; they've continued to produce music through the years, and they put on shows that blended their classics with current hits.
Collective Soul took the stage with their high-energy 1999 song "Heavy", off the album Dosage. Lead singer Ed Roland bounced around stage, as he led the band through a setlist of mostly classics that included their biggest hits "Shine" and "December", among others. Roland did briefly take time to thank the crowd for their support through the years, and invited them to check out a newer song they spiked in with their largely nostalgic set.
Headlining act, Goo Goo Dolls, are promoting their new album "Boxes" on this tour. They opened their set with a song off that new album, titled "Over and Over". From there, John Rzeznik and Robby Takac weaved a blend songs together that brought the audience all the way back to the early 1990s from their album Superstar Car Wash, through the heart of their stardom with songs like "Slide" and "Name" to their latest radio hit "So Alive", which is on their new album. Not surprisingly, the crowd favorite of the night was "Iris", which is also the band's highest-charting hit.
Rzeznik summarized the evening perfectly mid-concert, saying "This is what summer is all about", referring to the incredible weather and outdoor atmosphere for this summer concert.