Goo Goo Dolls return to Bradenton area

It's their third recent area show. Daughtry, Plain White T's play, too.

June 19, 2014 

Goo Goo Dolls headline the show Friday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. PUBLICITY PHOTO

Either Goo Goo Dolls are always on tour, or they really like the Tampa Bay area.

The popular trio with one of the worst names in show business has been in the area twice in the past 10 months -- in August and December 2013 -- and now they're on their way back.

They'll be at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Friday. Also on the bill are Daughtry and The Plain White T's.

Way back in the '90s, the Goo Goo Dolls were considered an alternative band. The Goo Goos actually had one foot in the punk genre. These days, thanks to long careers and a lot of huge hits, they're as mainstream as they come. Their song "Iris" is a staple on light-rock and "adult contemporary" radio.

Daughtry has sold massive numbers of albums over the past eight years. Frontman Chris Daughtry won Season Five of "American Idol," and the band struck gold soon after, creating such hits as "It's not Over" and "Home."

Plain White T's are a fun pop-punk band from the Chicago area. They were pretty much an underground band until they hit with "Hey There Delilah" in 2005. They've also scored platinum records with "1,2,3,4 (song)" and "Rhythm of Love."

Details: 6:45 p.m. June 20, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301, Tampa. Tickets: $25-$69. Information: 813-740-2446, livenation.com.

-- Marty Clear

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