Goo Goo Dolls announced for the John Paul Jones Arena


So the Goo Goo Dolls think they can waltz—or "Slide," as the press release noted—into Charlottesville, never having been here before, and play the biggest venue in town?

Turns out they can.

The John Paul Jones Arena announced this morning that the Dolls will play the arena on October 26. Tickets run from $27-44.50, which does not include the cost of however many of those delicious icy drinks you have when you go to the arena, and go on sale Friday, September 30, on the JPJ website or through Ticketmaster.

"The GOO GOO DOLLS have become one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music history, selling more than 10 million albums since 1986," says the release. In 2007 and 2008 the group released two volumes of greatest hits comps, following those up with 2010’s Something for the Rest of Us.

A time capsule from the days of major label excess: The Goo Goo Dolls play their 1998 mega-hit "Slide" on a glacier in Alaska.