- $199 for two tickets to see Goo Goo Dolls on New Year's Eve (up to $288 value).
- When: Tuesday, December 31, at 10 p.m.
- Where: House of Blues Los Angeles
- General admission standing
- Door time: 9 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
Goo Goo Dolls
Something sounds different about “Rebel Beat,” the kickoff track of the Goo Goo Dolls' latest album, Magnetic. Atop of a dance-club pulse, tinkering keyboards bead up like rain on a windshield as John Rzeznik’s voice rasps. Then the chorus kicks in, and suddenly it’s pure, cinematic euphoria. But this isn’t the sound of a band doing an about-face. Longtime fans know that every Goo Goo Dolls album is different, from the early pop-punk days to their conquering of the alternative scene and a current turn to more layered songwriting. On their latest tour, the band launches into its rich songbook of acoustic and electric alchemy, mixing favorites such as "Iris," "Slide," and “Name” with charged numbers from Magnetic.
House of Blues Los Angeles
House of Blues Los Angeles has hosted performances by legendary artists, among them Tupac Shakur and Prince. But the confines of the famed venue are just as remarkable, decorated with artwork by Alan Sainte James Boudrot and weathered tin. That tin was taken from a gin mill in the Delta – mere feet from the spot where Robert Johnson is said to have traded his soul to the devil for otherworldly guitar-playing skills and a pick signed “Beelzebub.” And in keeping with House of Blues tradition, the L.A. location keeps a box of Mississippi mud beneath its stage and showcases the “Crazy Quilt” on its wall.