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’s upcoming sixth album will include a track which is a collaboration with the frontman of Scottish group Biffy Clyro, Joel has revealed.
Speaking to a radio station in Philadelphia, Joel confirmed that vocalist and guitarist Simon Neil has worked on a track with GC for new release. Another track features Kellin Quinn from Sleeping with Sirens.
Joel said doing a song with Neil was “incredible” and added that he’s always been a fan of the Scottish trio.
But these aren’t the only guest stars on the record – Joel’s son Sparrow also features on one song.
“The first song on the record is called ‘Life Changes’. I actually got my son, who’s six years old, to do some stuff on it so that song’s obviously pretty special to me,” Joel added.
Good Charlotte are to release a new single on April 4 ahead of a mini-US tour and the album release this summer.
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!
That’s right – GOOD CHARLOTTE ARE RETURNING TO THE UK.
They’ll be playing with All Time Low next February!
The tour will call at Cardiff, London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.
Welcome Back GC!
Benji appears to currently over in the UK and spending some time in London.
Singer Jessie J posted some pictures on her Instagram account of her and Benji in the capital earlier on today. It looks like he’s now managing her; the two were both co-presenters on the Australian version of The Voice – along with Joel.
According to a blog, he attended the launch of a new flight between London and the Middle East on Friday, also with Jessie J.
So is he also looking to arrange some potential Good Charlotte UK tour dates while he’s here?? Fingers crossed!
Good news for Good Charlotte UK fans – Makeshift Love is now available on Spotify!
Listen to it here:
It looks like everything happens all at once! As well as releasing Makeshift Love on iTunes, Good Charlotte have now released a lyric video for the new song!
See it on YouTube below:
With the release of the video and the confirmation of a live gig in LA, let’s hope Good Charlotte UK tour dates aren’t too far behind!
Download new Good Charlotte song Makeshift Love from iTunes UK here!
We love it already, welcome back Good Charlotte!
News on Good Charlotte’s comeback and reformation is still a bit thin on the ground – other than lots of excitement from the fans and a lot of RTs and Favourites (or should I say, Likes) on Twitter from the band.
But following on from the 30 second clip of a new song yesterday, Alt Press have now posted that they’re partnering with the band for ‘one night only’. Other than that little tease, they’re keeping firmly shtum. Could this be the name of the new album, a live event announcing details of a new album/tour or a live Q&A/streaming of new material? Who knows.
Just hope it’s not something taking place when us UK Good Charlotte fans are tucked up in bed!