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The Goo Goo Dolls have decided to reduce the length of their concerts in the future due to increasing concerns about climate change. The band has spent significant time touring over the last 20 years and have become concerned about their carbon footprint.  "For each song we don't play, a tree is saved" said bassist Robby Takac.  "Things have become totally messed up, we are killing our planet.  I mean we shouldn't be burnin' up in temperatures of 80F in Buffalo in March - you know what I mean?".  It is clear that the band has had enough and this initiative will start today at the Goo Goo Dolls' show at Yountville Live, a festival in Yountville, CA.

An average Goo Goo Dolls concert costs about 50 megawatts energy, enough to power a family home for 10 years. By cutting their set in half, the band aims to lower their carbon footprint.  They will also be looking for opportunities to make changes in their personal lives - "there is no need to keep the car running when I'm sat at traffic lights" says Rzeznik demonstrating that change starts at home - "as a rock star, I feel all eyes on me and I need to set an example".

But don't worry! To compensate fans, both original band members John Rzeznik (lead guitar) and Robby Takac (bass guitar) will increase their interaction with the audience between songs. During the shows they will talk about how fans can save energy in their own lives. "We want to raise awareness about the risks of climate change and what our fans can do to help", Rzeznik explains in a recent press release, "fans can turn off their mp3 players and sing our songs themselves. Every little bit helps."  The press release also states that fans can bid on the opportunity to have a meet, greet and plant a tree session with the band.  

You never know, this might start a domino effect across the music industry.  Maybe there are better days ahead for us all.
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