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Four-time Grammy-nominated band The Goo Goo Dolls will perform at the Morgantown Event Center Sunday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Getting their start in 1986, vocalist and guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac came together to create the band.

After their inception, Goo Goo Dolls only took a year before releasing their first album.

After that release, the band released eight more, spanning from 1987 to 2010.

In 2008, Rzeznik was honored with the Hal David Starlight Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame award show.

The Buffalo, N.Y., band has generated a devoted following since its formation in 1986. The group has made 13 consecutive top-10 songs and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide.

The Goo Goo Dolls are best known for their song "Iris," from their sixth album, "Dizzy Up The Girl." The song spent almost an entire year on the Billboard charts and 18 weeks at number one.

The album also held such favorites as "Slide," "Black Balloon" and "Broadway." Their ninth and most recent studio album, "Something For The Rest of Us," was released in 2010.

Although the album holds more of a dark side than previous releases, it still has a quality that has come to be expected from the band.

Such songs as, "Sweetest Lie," "Notbroken" and "Home" are definite high points of the album.

"I wanted some of the material on this album to address the disillusionment of the difficult period we live in. I wanted to give a voice to the emotional uncertainty that accompanies hard times," Rzeznik said in a press release after the album's release.

The ‘Something for the Rest of Us' tour will be stopping in Morgantown before it wraps up in early November.

Allison Marshall, a freshman business student, said she is excited to attend the concert with her friends

and hopes to hear the band play her favorite song, "Slide."

"I've never gone to a Goo Goo Dolls concert before, and WVU is finally giving me that chance," Marshall said.

Tickets for the concert can be purchased in the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center Box Offices from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets are also on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets, as well as the Morgantown Giant Eagle and the Clarksburg Walmart.

A $10 discount will be given to any University student with valid WVU student ID at all campus box offices.

Tickets can also be purchased by calling (304)-293-SHOW, and the student discount can be acquired with verification of WVU 700 number.

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