Goo Goo Dolls to headline big weekend at Trop

Goo Goo Dolls to headline big weekend at Trop

Goo Goo Dolls to headline big weekend at Trop
ST. PETERSBURG -- As part of a big weekend for the Rays, the Goo Goo Dolls will perform at Tropicana Field on Saturday after the game.

But they won't be the only group taking the stage on Tampa Bay's home field this weekend. The Go-Go's will hold a concert following Friday's game, all of this as part of the 2011 Rays Summer Concert Series.

Both performances can be seen for free with the purchase of that game's ticket, something Robby Takac, a member of the Goo Goo Dolls, says can add to the fun of singing in front of sports fans.

"It's a spectacle all the time, so it's a lot of fun," he said. "But for a band, it gives you a chance to get in front of some people that aren't your traditional music listeners. Maybe we'll make some new fans."

This won't be the first time the Goo Goo Dolls take a dip into the sporting world to hold a concert, though. They have entertained crowds at football, hockey and basketball games, as well as other baseball games.

Takac promised to perform hit songs like "Slide," "Name," and "Iris." But he also said the group has some new tunes for Rays fans.

"We have some brand new stuff that hasn't even been released at all, other than on some people's camera phones at this point," Takac said. "There are certain songs that we know we aren't going to get out of the room without playing, and we love playing those, too."