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Maryville, Mo. —

The Goo Goo Dolls — a chart-topping rock group known for such hits as "Name," "Iris," "Slide" and "Black Balloon" — will perform at Northwest Missouri State University Friday, April 15, during the annual Student Activities Council spring concert in Bearcat Arena. A performance time has yet to be determined.

Tickets for students will be available beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, at the Student Services Center on the first floor of the Administration Building. Student tickets cost $7 and are limited to one per student. Students may purchase tickets using Bearcat Cards.

Tickets will be available to the public beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Student Services Center or by calling (660) 562-1212. Cost is $14.

"I believe the ‘90s have it right as far as music is concerned,” said SAC's Patrick Solomon. "That's why I wanted to reach back and get a group from that decade to perform for our university. The Goo Goo Dolls were, are, and will always be a perennial powerhouse in the music industry, and I foresee them putting on an awesome show for our students."

Since forming in 1986 in Buffalo, N.Y., the Goo Goo Dolls have risen to worldwide popularity and remain one of the most recognizable musical acts of the post-punk era. The band consists of founding members John Rzeznik and Robby Takac along with drummer Mike Malinin, now a 16-year veteran.

For more information about the concert, e-mail s402403@nwmissouri.edu. The Goo Goo Dolls website is located at www.googoodolls.com.
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