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Goo Goo Dolls turn post-hurricane Houston area show into benefit

Buffalo’s best known rock band is doing its part to offer aid and comfort to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas — by going on with the show.

The Goo Goo Dolls will give the first post-storm concert Thursday night in an outdoor venue north of Houston, with a few adjustments. The Goos are asking those attending the show at the Woodlands Pavilion to bring nonperishable items to help refill the Houston Food Bank.

The Goo Goo Dolls posted on their website that they hope to “provide Houston with an evening of optimism and appreciation for the heroic first responders and residents of Texas.”

Fans will be able to meet the band members and singer Phillip Phillips, who opens the show, in the parking area before the show, where they will be helping collect the donations.

The band also issued a statement saying, “After reflecting upon the tragic devastation brought on by Hurricane Harvey and Mayor Turner’s recent comments that Houston is indeed open for business we have decided to move forward with our show at the Woodlands. We want to do our part to not only gather donations but to also hopefully give people an evening of much needed enjoyment.”

People who bring donations will receive $20 ticket vouchers for the show, and first responders and their families will be admitted free with ID.

Plus, along with collecting the donations, the band will donate all proceeds from its merchandise sales at the concert to the food bank.

The Woodlands is in Montgomery County, Texas, about 30 miles north of downtown Houston.


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