Rock giants Goo Goo Dolls have announced a first-ever augmented reality movie musical titled ‘It’s Christmas All Over’ in support of their 2020 Christmas album of the same name. The band have hooked up with FanTracks to make this experience, set to air on December 12th, possible.
“It’s Christmas All Over will feature Goo Goo Dolls performing music from their brand-new holiday album of the same name (Warner Records), but goes beyond the realm of a live concert to transport viewers through an unparalleled music journey, all taking place within a surreal virtual world,” says a press release. “This movie also marks the second time that the band has worked with FanTracks, the first being a livestream concert in October, which is currently available on-demand to subscribers on the FanTracks website.”
The announcement goes on to say, “Directed and produced by FanTracks President Barry Summers, the full hour-long program will first air as an exclusive sneak-peak for FanTracks subscribers only on December 11 at 4pm PT/7pm ET. The official global release, which will be free to all viewers, will happen at 4pm PT/7pm ET on December 12 along with additional VIP private video Meet-and-Greets and a Q&A with the band. The program will remain available on-demand for free for 48 hours after the conclusion of the premiere.”
Mainman John Rzeznik adds, “It was such an amazing experience getting to play songs from our new record live for the first time. We can’t wait for everyone to see and hear these Christmas tunes in this unique way, and we hope they bring some cheer to this peculiar holiday season. Happy holidays from all of us to every single one of you!!”
Inner Machine fan-club pre-sale has started, while general on-sale tickets can be purchased HERE. “The “Ultimate Goo Goo Dolls Christmas VIP Package” not only includes a private Meet & Greet with band founders John Rzeznik and Robby Takac, but also a fantastic array of Goo Goo Dolls gear including a limited edition Crosley Record Player, a Christmas sweater, holiday ornaments, stockings, and much more,” adds the presser. “Exclusive VIP Packages are available HERE and other Meet & Greet and Q&A session opportunities will be offered, which will take place live on December 12. FanTracks subscribers also gain early access and on-demand access to It’s Christmas All Over as well as FanTracks’ full catalog of classic concerts.”
Check out a trailer below.