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Whitehall learns about life on the road from the Goo Goo Dolls

Whitehall snagged the opening slot on the Goo Goo Dolls’ tour, which stops in Albuquerque on Friday, Nov. 18. (Courtesy of Earshot Media)

Whitehall member Brennan Clark’s first concert was the Goo Goo Dolls.

Flash forward more than a decade and Clark’s band, Whitehall, is opening for the Grammy Award-winning band on its “Chaos In Bloom” tour.

The tour makes a stop in Albuquerque at Kiva Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 18.

“It’s been really fun,” Clark says. “It’s kind of full circle for me. I saw them first and now we get to open for them. It’s surreal at the same time because we’re seeing places we’ve never seen before.”

Whitehall is an indie rock four-piece from Charleston, South Carolina.

The band is known for their lyrics, which have an insatiable desire for more out of life.

The band is rounded out by Paddy Mckiernan, Avery Greeson and Davis Rowe.

Whitehall is gearing up to release its new album, “Maizy,” on Jan. 25.

The 11-track album was created a little different than the band’s previous efforts.

The members of Whitehall have been finished with the album and can’t wait to release it.

“We just want to give it to everyone,” the band says collectively during a recent phone interview. “The album process was quicker than usual.”

The members wrote the material for the album in two weeks and was a collaborative effort.

While each member has their own taste, Whitehall came together to create music that chronicles where they are at now in life.

“In the most general sense, our music is about being 25 or 26 and coming into your adulthood,” the band says. “We’re three years out of college and we are all dealing with different growing pains.”

Because the band has been making music for awhile, each member feels like their bond has grown and trust is there during the process.

“We are aware of each other’s thought process,” the band continues. “One of us would pick up on a vibe and we would just go with it.”

With more than a handful of albums and EPs released to date, Whitehall says the set list encompasses all of its music – including the hits.

“All kidding aside, we have two songs from nearly every project,” the band says. “We take the best songs from each and weave it into a set.”

After the tour is over with the Goo Goo Dolls, the band will return to Brooklyn, New York, where they all moved to in October. The band will finish out the year with a show there on Dec. 9.

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