Good Charlotte to headline The Pit at Reading and Leeds

After Good Charlotte revealed earlier this week that they’ll be playing at Reading and Leeds this year, it’s now been confirmed by the festival organisers which stage they’ll be playing on.

Good Charlotte will headline The Pit on the Friday at Leeds and the Sunday at Reading.

GC last played at Reading and Leeds in 2003 when they had a mid-afternoon slot on the main stage.

Good Charlotte at Reading and Leeds 2016



Good Charlotte to play Reading and Leeds!

Good Charlotte have (accidentally) revealed that they’ll be playing at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.

In a live Q&A video chat for MTV on Facebook (which you can see on MTV’s Facebook page), the band said they’ll be returning to the UK for festivals this year – but weren’t actually meant to reveal that!

Joel:”We will be back in the UK in August.”

Benji: “Back for Reading and Leeds and a few…”

Joel: “Has this been announced?”

Billy: “I don’t think so.”

Benji: “Oh gosh.”

Joel: “Well, that sucks.”

Benji: “Don’t tell anyone!”

Billy: “But we’re live so can’t go back…we’re waiting for the announcement.”

Reading and Leeds take place August bank holiday weekend.

The band last played at Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2003.


Tracklisting revealed for Youth Authority

The tracklisting has been revealed for Good Charlotte’s new album Youth Authority.

The tracklist for Youth Authority has been posted on iTunes in Australia where it’s available for pre-order (UK fans can pre-order from the GC webshop). Here it is:

1. Life Changes
2. Makeshift Love
3. 40 oz. Dream
4. Life Can’t Get Much Better
5. Keep Swingin’ (feat. Kellin Quinn)
6. Reason to Stay (feat. Simon Neil)
7. Stray Dogs
8. Stick to Your Guns (Interlude)
9. The Outfield
10. Cars Full of People
11. War
12. Moving On
13. Rise (Bonus Track)

Interesting to note that two of the tracks share names with existing Good Charlotte songs (‘War’ from ‘Greatest Remixes’ and ‘Moving On’/’Movin’ On’ from ‘The Young and The Hopeless’) and that they’re continuing to include interludes on their albums.

The album, the name of which was released last week, will be released on July 15 2016.




Good Charlotte reveal name and cover art for new album

After announcing the release date for GC album number six yesterday, the band have now confirmed the name of the record and revealed the cover art.


The album will be named “Youth Authority” and the artwork has been designed by Brian Mantouri.

Benji told music website Paper, that the artwork “uses pieces of real GC history — including old show flyers and pictures — and combining them with his own paintings, Brian came up with an incredible piece of imagery that we all love. We share an affection for a scene, many bands, and we both come from a world where great album covers, fanzines, and old show flyers ruled. This album cover really strikes chord in all of us.”

Good  Charlotte – Youth Authority will be released on July 15 2016. 

The announcement comes on the 20th anniversary of Good Charlotte’s formation. The group was founded on April 1 1996.



NB:  although this was posted before 12noon US time, we’re assuming it’s not an April Fool!