Return of the Goos The Goo Goo Dolls return to perform in the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Tweet By Jeff Miers | News Pop Music Critic | Google+ on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:37 PM, updated: August 19, 2014 at 4:01 pm ADVERTISEMENT It’s been a wild and highly productive 18 months for the Goo Goo Dolls. Last year, while marking its 28th anniversary, the band released a new album, “Magnetic.” It was the first to find guitarist/vocalist John Rzeznik working with a host of collaborative songwriters, and the collection was marked by lush, ornate production. The album was a hit, but the Goos surprised fans by almost immediately taking a sharp left turn and hitting the road in an acoustic format, alongside new friends, the string-laden ensemble Run River North. In April, that tour came to our area for two intimate shows: the Bear’s Den in the Seneca Niagara Casino and, two weeks later, the North Park Theatre. Clearly on a creative roll, the band then announced a summer, full-on rock spectacle tour alongside Daughtry, a double-bill that already has earned significant critical plaudits. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in the band’s “victory lap,” when the Goos/Daughtry pairing takes over the Darien Lake PAC at 6:45 p.m. Friday, with guests the Plain White T’s. Tickets are $20 to $99.