12.07.2011 - Wedemark, Germany
Goo Goo Dolls Take Sennheiser on a Summer Tour
Having originally set off down the well-worn road of forgotten garage bands, the Goo Goo Dolls charted a path to worldwide stardom that would have been impossible to predict from the trajectory of their earliest releases. Today, the band stands behind fourteen top-ten singles, several multi-platinum releases, and total sales in excess of ten million albums. In support of their latest single, “All That You Are” (from the soundtrack to the Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon blockbuster), the Goo Goo Dolls are spending this summer bringing their bulging set list of hits to fans. Because it has proven to be so musical and so reliable in the past, the band will again rely on Sennheiser vocal microphones, both wired and wireless, along with Sennheiser’s industry-leading wireless personal monitor and wireless instrument technologies for an impactful, worry-free tour.
|© 2011 Bob Mussell||At times, lead vocalist John Rzeznik roams the stage with a Sennheiser SKM 5200 II wireless transmitter fitted with a Sennheiser MD 5235 dynamic capsule. “Rejection of stage noise is critical because Johnny is constantly in motion,” said FOH engineer Greg Nelson. “With another manufacturer, I would expect to get the squish of cymbals as he walked past [heavy-hitting drummer] Mike Malinin, but the MD 5235 rejects everything except his voice. I used to ride the fader a lot, but now my job is a lot easier. I can focus my attention on other things.” Tour manager and seasoned engineer Matt Miley added, “The wireless performance of the SKM 5200 is perfect night after night. There’s never a drop or a glitch, and the dynamic range is natural and full.”|
Rzeznik plays guitar for just about every song using a Sennheiser ew 572 G3 instrument wireless system. “Most of the band’s hits have signature guitar sounds that are the result of particular alternative guitar tunings,” explained Miley. “In order to reproduce this live, there have to be a lot of guitars switching in and out. We’re running sixteen channels of Sennheiser ew 572 G3 wireless instruments. We’re glad to have its scanning feature, which allows us to reliably set the guitars up in different cities without issue.”
Except for a wired monitor for Malinin, everyone else in the band uses Sennheiser
“Apart from the performance of the gear on stage, it’s great to have the support of Sennheiser’s Global Relations team behind the scenes,” said Miley. “They’ve always been really good to us. In the rare instances when things have malfunctioned, they always come through with timely repairs.”
The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. The family-owned company, which was established in 1945, recorded sales of around €468 million in 2010. Sennheiser employs more than 2,100 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers), and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centers).
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Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Press & PR, Professional Systems & Installed Sound • Stephanie Schmidt
Am Labor 1 • 30900 Wedemark • Germany
Tel. +49 (5130) 600 - 275
Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Head of Global Relations
Tel. +1 (952) 564-1658
For tickets and tour information please visit: googoodolls.com