SUU Inauguration Week: Goo Goo Dolls to Rock Campus
September 11, 2007
In conjunction with President Michael T. Benson’s inauguration, the Grammy-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls will be performing in the Southern Utah University Centrum Arena on Friday, Sept. 21 at 8:30 p.m.
The Goo Goo Dolls are expected to be greeted by a sold-out crowd as they perform their latest CD, “Let Love In.” According to SUU Marketing & Public Relations Director Dean O’Driscoll, this concert is the biggest show to ever play in Cedar City, and many hope it’s a sign of things to come. As for the students, they’re understandably excited, and with a pre-sale and discounts, many SUU students were the first to purchase tickets. “I was ecstatic when I found out the Goo Goo Dolls were playing,” says Joshua Hansen, a senior communication major from Bountiful, Utah.
Enthusiasm for the Goo Goo Dolls has been widespread throughout the SUU Community. “The Goo Goo Dolls rock,” says Kylie Jones, sophomore nursing major from Heber City. “I can hardly believe they are coming to Cedar.”
The platinum-selling, chart-topping band has been writing and performing songs since 1986. The band is best known for hit songs, such as Name, Slide, and Iris, from the City of Angels Soundtrack. Sponsored by SUU Alumnus Garrett Gunderson of Freedom Fast Track and SUU's Student Association, the concert will act as a sort of closing ceremony for President Benson’s weeklong Inauguration celebration.
Technically, the concert has already sold out once, but school officials worked with the band to reconfigure their stage set-up, which opened more seats within the arena. Close to the floor on both sides of the stage, and with no visual obstructions, the newly opened sections offer some of the best seats in the house. Tickets can be purchased from the Centrum Box Office at 435.586.7872.
-About Inauguration Week-
SUU’s Inauguration Week will last from September 17-21. Throughout the week, there will be open events honoring President Michael T. Benson.