Now there’s a headline I never would’ve guessed I’d be writing.
But it’s true. Per the Old Mill District’s Twitter, today’s two additions to the Schwab’s Bend Summer Concerts series are ’90s alt-rock stars Goo Goo Dolls on May 28, and country music veteran Clint Black on Aug. 29.
Tickets will go on sale on April 3. Ticket prices and other details will be released on Monday.
If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering what these two acts have been up to. First, the Goo Goo Dolls. For one thing, they still exist. And they apparently have a new album coming out this spring. They’re from Buffalo, N.Y. and are best known for a string of hits in the mid- to late-’90s, most notably the touchy-feely acoustic strummers “Iris” and “Name.” They have a Twitter account, but it’s totally boring, all Ustream links and ticket pre-sale announcements. Gotta pick up the pace, Rzeznik!
Now, Clint Black. He was born in New Jersey but raised in Texas, and it’s the Texas that has stuck with him. Over the past 20 years, he’s had dozens of hit songs and sold millions of albums, plus he always wears a black hat, I think because his last name is Black. And, he’s one of the few country music superstars who records mostly his own songs. So props for that. Best of all, he has a Twitter account, too, which features classic one-liners like this one: “What’s with the protests against Capitalism?! Every country in the world has a capital!” And this one: “I was going to just lay around today but I decided to sit around instead. I might even stand around a little later! Can’t call me lazy!” Should I keep going?
Black and the Goos join Band of Horses and She & Him (May 30), Merle Haggard (June 20), Steve Miller Band (July 16) and Willie Nelson (Sept. 17) at the Schwab this summer. For more info, visit the Schwab’s Web site.