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Goo Goo Dolls turn Texas concert into Hurricane Harvey benefit

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The Goo Goo Dolls rock band, is doing its part to offer aid and comfort to Texas victims of Hurricane Harvey— by going on with the show.

The Goo Goo Dolls will give the first post-storm concert Thursday night at an outdoor venue north of Houston.

The band is 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 its website that it hopes to “provide Houston with an evening of optimism and appreciation for the heroic first responders and residents of Texas.”

Fans can meet the band members and singer Phillip Phillips, who opens the show. They will be collecting donations in the parking area before the show.

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.”

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

In addition to collecting donations, the band will donate all proceeds from its merchandise sales at the concert to the food bank.

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