Goo Goo Dolls, Collective Soul Rock the PNC Bank Arts Center

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Pop-Break Live: Goo Goo Dolls, Collective Soul, Tribe Society at PNC Bank Arts Center

The Goo Goo Dolls and Collective Soul may have had the majority of their tentpole hits debut in the mid-to-late ’90s, but these two stalwart touring acts are not even close to be being a nostalgia act. No, this wasn’t some lame “I Love the ’90s” bill — this was two veteran rock bands who perform with the same vitality and bravado they did when they first broke on the scene. Their songs — the new stuff, and the classics — grabbed the audience at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel for an endless sing-a-long.

The Goo Goo Dolls are currently touring to support the release of their new album Boxes, which dropped on May 6 of this year. Collective Soul dropped See What You Started by Continuing in 2015, and have plans for a new record sometime in 2017.

Opening the show was the New York-based alt band Tribe Society. Pop-Break’s Alfred Mannarino caught the bands in action.

TRIBE SOCIETY

Setlist:

Problems
Outta My System
Secrets
1979 (The Smashing Pumpkins cover)
Smoke Out the Window
Pain Told Love
Kings

COLLECTIVE SOUL

Setlist:

Heavy
Why, Pt. 2
Play Video
Better Now
Play Video
Contagious
AYTA (Are You the Answer)
Amazing Grace
Shine
Rule #1
December
The World I Know

GOO GOO DOLLS

Setlist:

Over and Over
Long Way Down
Slide
Big Machine
Rebel Beat
Here Is Gone
Black Balloon
Smash
Bringing on the Light
Name
So Alive
Naked
Souls in the Machine
Better Days
Already There
I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man (Prince cover)
Come to Me
The Pin
Stay With You
Iris
Broadway

Encore:
Long Way Home