The Goo Goo Dolls are an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York. The band's members consist of by guitarist/vocalist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist/vocalist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska, the latter of whom was fired from the group in 1993. The four-time Grammy-nomianted has had 19 top ten singles on various charts over their three-decade long existence. The band has also contributed to the soundtrack of the Broadway show, Finding Neverland.
History with the Macy's Parade
The Goo Goo Dolls made their Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade debut in the 2013 Parade, appearing and performing aboard the brand-new Lindt float, titled The Enchanting World of Lindt Chocolate. The band performed a rendition of their Alternative rock single, Come to Me.
The Goo Goo Dolls returned to the Parade's line of march for the 2017 Parade, now riding atop The Aloha Spirit from King's Hawaiian. For their appearance on the NBC Parade telecast, the band performed a rendition of the lead single from the band's Boxes album, "So Alive". Twitter users were quick to point out the band being referred to as a "classic rock band," sparking mixed reactions from fans, with many claiming the band was founded too recently to be considered "classic".
The Goo Goo Dolls made their most recent Parade appearance in the reimagined 2020 Parade, appearing on The Brick-Changer float from The LEGO Group; The band served as a replacement for Sebastián Yatra, whom had previously been scheduled to perform but later cancelled his Parade plans. The band performed a song known as "This Is Christmas", from their new holiday album It's Christmas All Over.
The band's performance was pre-recorded on Tuesday, November 24th, 2020, as COVID-19 restrictions caused the Parade to be broken up and filmed over the course of three days.