Iconic Rock Legends to ignite summer in Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria with their unforgettable smash-hits

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls is thrilled to announce their tour to South Africa this December. Known for chart-topping hits like “Iris,” “Slide,” “Here is Gone,” and “Name,” their music has moved generations, solidifying them as one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands.

The tour kicks off at Cape Town’s Kirstenbosch Gardens on December 4th, followed by a concert at Durban’s prestigious ICC Durban on December 5th. The tour culminates in a monumental finale at Pretoria’s historic Voortrekker Monument on December 7th.

“We’re so proud to finally be able to announce our South African tour” says John Rzeznik. “It’s going to be three amazing nights of great music for everyone, so be there!”

Experience the Magic Live:

The Cape Town leg of the tour on December 4th, forms part of the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert series – a celebrated annual tradition that attracts both locals and tourists alike. The world-renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable night on the lawns under the stars. Special guests Just Jinjer add a touch of homegrown talent to this unforgettable night of music. Just Jinjer’s hits include “What He Means” and “Shallow Waters.”

The band will then make their way to the vibrant city of Durban, where they will take the stage at the prestigious ICC Durban on December 5th.  Fans will be delighted to hear that singer-songwriter Roan Ashwill share the stage as special guest. Known for his unique blend of folk, blues, country and rock, his songs ”If I Ever Saw Heaven” and ”Whiskey to My Soul”, reached No.1 on South African radio stations.

The tour will culminate in a grand finale at the historic Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria on December 7th. Situated atop a hill overlooking the city, the Voortrekker Monument is a fitting venue for a monumental performance including performances by Roan Ash, Ross Learmonthand Matthew Mole.

Singer-songwriter Ross Learmonth has entered a new era in his career allowing him to showcase his longevity as an artist and his true talent as a songwriter. Since his departure as frontman of rock group Prime Circle, Learmonth’s singles ‘Wild’, ‘Screaming’, and ‘Young’ all went to number one across a variety of South African radio stations.

Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Matthew Mole made history with his debut album, “The Home We Built,” reaching #1 on iTunes SA, a first in South African music history. His second album, “Run,” also topped the iTunes charts, proving his consistent appeal. “Ghost,” his third album, won two South African Music Awards. His latest musical odyssey, “Wake Up, It’s Morning,” has already stirred up 5 million Spotify streams in record time.

Don’t Miss Out:

Hearing thousands of fans sing along to the Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” is a moment that transcends generations, making their concerts a must-see for any rock fan.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

TICKETS: Tickets for all the Goo Goo Dolls concerts will be available Thursday, June 27 at 9am at Webtickets.

PRESALE:  Absa clients can take advantage of a special pre-sale period starting from the 24th of June at 09:00 AM through to 27th of June at 09:00 AM. During this period, tickets can be purchased exclusively through Webtickets.co.za using an Absa debit or credit card. No other forms of payment will be accepted during the pre-sale period.

Presented in collaboration with Absa, this tour highlights Absa’s commitment to enriching the live music experience in South Africa. Absa clients enjoy an exclusive 72-hour window to secure tickets before the general public, demonstrating Absa’s dedication to providing unique benefits and memorable experiences for their clients.


Wed Dec 4 – Cape Town, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Thu Dec 5 – Durban, ICC Durban

Sat Dec 7 – Pretoria, Voortrekker Monument

Gates open at 4 PM