The careers of Train and Goo Goo Dolls have followed relatively similar trajectories. They each got their starts in cutthroat music scenes — San Francisco for the former, New York the latter. Both began playing sharper-edged rock before softening significantly and finding mainstream success. And both bands toured exhaustively for years before finally cementing their legacies with some of the biggest adult contemporary radio hits of the late ’90s. Now they’ve launched a co-headlining tour and you’ll finally be able to hear “Drops of Jupiter” and “Iris” in the same place.
— Nathan Weinbender