Goo Goo Dolls added to State Fair lineup

By Plainsman Staff
Posted 4/3/24

Goo Goo Dolls announced as Friday headliner

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Goo Goo Dolls added to State Fair lineup


HURON — The South Dakota State Fair is excited to announce that platinum-record selling recording artist Goo Goo Dolls will play at the S.D. State Fair Grandstand on Friday, Aug. 30.

Formed by John Rzeznik and Robby Takac in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1986, Goo Goo Dolls have quietly broken records, contributed a string of staples to the American songbook, connected to millions of fans, and indelibly impacted popular music for three-plus decades.

“We are thrilled to add Goo Goo Dolls to this year’s concert line-up,” said SD State Fairgrounds Manger Peggy Besch. “The Goo Goo Dolls, Riley Green, and Trace Adkins will bring three great nights of entertainment to the fairgrounds. We couldn’t be more excited for this year’s State Fair!”

Beyond selling 15 million records worldwide, the group has garnered four Grammy-award nominations and nearly a dozen platinum and gold singles combined, and seized a page
in the history books by achieving 16 number one and Top 10 hits.

As a result, they hold the all-time radio record for “Most Top 10 Singles.” 

Thus far, A Boy Named Goo [1995] has gone double-platinum, Dizzy Up The Girl five-times-platinum, and Gutterflower [2002] and Let Love In [2006] both went gold as Something for the Rest of Us [2010] and Magnetic [2013] bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. Their music continues to reach new audiences around the world and rack up platinum & gold statuses – including the recently platinum-certified “Slide”, “Black Balloon” and “Better Days” – and has been covered by everyone from Taylor Swift to Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers.

Among a string of hits, “Iris” clutched No. 1 on the Hot 100 for 18 straight weeks and would be named “The No. 1 Top 40 Song of the Last 20 Years.” On the heels of going viral on TikTok, the track recently achieved seven-times-platinum status and re-entered the Billboard charts, yet again proving the timelessness of Goo Goo Dolls’ illustrious catalog.

Presales begin on May 28 for VIP Tables sales, followed by June 10 for Backrest Holders, June 12 for Friends of the Fair, and general public sales on June 17. Pricing and ticket information can be found at