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Goo Goo Dolls go gaga about performing in SA

Itumeleng Motuba Published: Nov 23, 2007

Rock stars were surprised but honoured to be included in 46664 concert.

The hot US rock band, Goo Goo Dolls, say they are ready to rock Johannesburg.

The band will perform on December 1 at the annual 46664 concert at Ellis Park and can’t wait to get to South Africa.

According to the band member, John Rzeznik, they are also going to scout for local talent and see what the country has to offer.

Rzeznik said they were surprised but very honoured to be included in the concert, which is the brainchild of Nelson Mandela. The concert raises awareness about and funds for HIV/Aids.

Rzeznik said: “We were shocked but really happy to get the invite to perform at the concert. I actually feel very lucky to have been chosen to be part of this concert.”

It will not be Rzeznik’s first visit to South Africa. He has been here before with the American rocker, Lenny Kravitz.

“It was an interesting experience being in South Africa — there are a lot of interesting people in that side of the world,” he said.

The Goo Goo Dolls are best known for their song Iris, which was on the soundtrack of the movie, City of Angels.

Rzeznik said the local crowd should prepare themselves for an amazing show.

“We are probably going to perform about four songs and we will make sure they are hits so that everyone can enjoy themselves and, yes, we will play Iris.”

Source: http://www.thetimes.co.za/News/Article.aspx?id=623527
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