Good Charlotte have released the first song from their new studio album, which will be called Generation Rx, and announced a 2019 London Good Charlotte show.
Actual Pain is now available on Spotify, Apple Music and more – listen to it your choice of digital provider here. It’s also on YouTube with a teaser video. The album will be released on 14 September, it has been confirmed.
Good Charlotte also this morning announced dates for a European tour for Generation Rx.
They will be playing at Alexandra Palace, London on Wednesday 20 February 2019.
Tickets will go on sale to members of their fan club, GC Fam, at 10:00am on Tuesday 29 May and to the general public on Friday 1 June.
The full list of European dates are:
Feb 1, 2019 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Feb 3, 2019 MILAN, ITALY
Feb 4, 2019 MUNICH, GERMANY
Feb 5, 2019 COLOGNE, GERMANY
Feb 7, 2019 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Feb 8, 2019 PARIS, FRANCE
Feb 9, 2019 OFFENBACH, GERMANY
Feb 11, 2019 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Feb 12, 2019 WARSAW, POLAND
Feb 13, 2019 BERLIN, GERMANY
Feb 15, 2019 LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG
Feb 16, 2019 HAMBURG, GERMANY
Feb 18, 2019 TILBURG, NETHERLANDS
Feb 20, 2019 LONDON, ENGLAND
Good Charlotte have been announced as one of the headliners for Slam Dunk Festival 2018.
The band will play all three dates of the pop punk and emo-led festival in Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham.
Good Charlotte’s appearance at Slam Dunk 2018 was announced on the Radio 1 Rock Show – you can hear the episode here (the announcement is about 28 minutes in and is followed by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous).
The dates are:
26 May: Slam Dunk North (Leeds city centre)
27 May : Slam Dunk South (Hatfield Park)
28 May: Slam Dunk Midlands (Birmingham – NEC)
Good Charlotte have not previously played Slam Dunk Festival, although they’ve played Reading and Leeds, V Festival and Download Festival previously.
Tickets are on sale now and cost from £45.
Good Charlotte have announced that they will return to the UK in 2017 with dates in November and December.
The Good Charlotte UK dates are:
Nov 27: Southampton Guildhall
Nov 28: Nottingham Rock City
Nov 30: Glasgow Barrowlands
Dec 1: Birmingham o2 Academy
Dec 2: Manchester Academy
Dec 3: London Brixton Academy
Tickets go on sale on 16 June at 9am.
GC are currently on a European tour but are not playing any individual UK dates, instead playing Download Festival.
Good Charlotte’s UK tour is, sadly, now over but all the fans can agree that they put on a fantastic run of shows and it was like they’d never been away. (And I was luckily enough to bump into Billy and Paul before the show).
But what did the reviewers think? Here’s a round-up:
The Scotsman is pretty harsh and says they’re more akin to Busted than Green Day (not something I’d agree with, but anyway) but does add that the Madden brothers’ ‘hearts seem to be in the right place’
‘Live, however, they were impossible to dislike’, says the Telegraph (even if they were slightly scathing about the music…)
‘Still on Good form after all these years’, says the Sunday Mail
Punktastic say ‘it’s always great when you can just tell that a band are having just as much fun up there as the crowd are’.
(Plus, bonus photo gallery)
Kerrang say ‘they have a renewed lease of life’ and gives them 4 stars/Ks.
Original Rock say ‘they definitely have not lost their touch live’.
Mosh say ‘they still manage to have everything perfect to a T’ (even if they forget to mention Paul and Dean)
‘Good Charlotte manage to maintain the energy and the noise levels throughout an excellently planned-out set’ says Dead Press.
And the bloggers?
‘LOUD’, says Mel’s Jukebox while ‘this show was epic’, is Tumblr blogger’s soundsdandnoises conclusion. ‘Charisma, talent and down-to-earth attitudes; the band had it all’ adds West Midlands-based Native Monster.
Good Charlotte have confirmed a run of UK tour dates this August around their Reading and Leeds shows.
GC will be playing Glasgow’s O2 Academy on August 24, Manchester’s O2 Ritz on August 25 and Birmingham’s O2 Institute 1 on August 27.
Tickets will be on sale on Friday morning.
Thee dates are around their Reading and Leeds appearances. They’re be headlining The Lock-Up Stage on Friday August 26 at Leeds and Sunday August 28 at Reading.
**Update – a London show has also been added. They’ll play the O2 Forum in Kentish Town on August 22.
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 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.
For the last Good Charlotte UK tour date, the band headed up to Scotland to play at show at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro. Here’s just some of the pictures and videos from the gig!
For the fourth date of the UK tour, Good Charlotte visited the Midlands to play at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena. Here’s a selection of your pics and videos!
Good Charlotte have confirmed that their return after going on hiatus in 2011 is not just for one album.
Speaking before their show at Manchester Arena, Benji and Joel said they’re looking at making another one or two albums after the release of their as-yet untitled sixth album – although Billy pointed out that they’ll continue to make music indefinitely as long as it remains fun.
The sixth album is due to be released this summer and is currently being mixed, and Benji and Joel said it contains some of their best music to date.
The band also revealed some of the songs they’re most proud of. Benji and Joel highlighted ‘Emotionless’ and a song written for 5 Seconds of Summer, ‘Amnesia’, as some of their favourites – as well as the Madden Brothers album ‘Greetings from California’ as it was very personal to them.
When asked about their best memories of spending time in the UK, the band said they love playing gigs in the UK as the crowds are always so lively – although Benji did highlight another good memory was when they played a show at Alton Towers in 2004 as they travelled to the gig by helicopter.
Good Charlotte confirmed they’re currently planning their next visit to our shores – with October/November looking likely for the next Good Charlotte UK tour.