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.
Six years since their last album release, Good Charlotte’s Youth Authority is now out!
It’s available on iTunes and Apple Music now (with bonus track Rise), is set to be on Spotify from next week and is also available from HMV on CD and vinyl with two bonus tracks – We’ll Let It All Out and Life Is Hard.
Hopefully they’ll play some of the new tracks live for us on their UK tour next month.
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Good Charlotte have released pre-order packages for their as-yet untitled sixth album and revealed the release date for their next single.
Pre-order packages including t-shirts and the record on vinyl are now on sale in Good Charlotte’s official store. Shipping costs to the UK range from $14.70 (£10.38) for delivery 8-24 business days after the release to $61.83 (£43.66) for delivery 4-5 business dates after the release.
Their single will be released on April 4, according to Entertainment Weekly, ahead of the release of the album this summer.
It comes as the band announce a short run of US tour dates playing in Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York and Boston. Those pre-ordering the album can get priority access to tickets for the US dates.
The last new Good Charlotte song was Makeshift Love, released in November. They teased new music last week by tweeting a clip of the video they showed on their UK tour last month.
On their UK dates earlier this year, Good Charlotte said they’ll be back in the UK later this year.
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!
Exciting times – Good Charlotte have revealed some more details about their upcoming album in an interview with Rolling Stone.
The band’s sixth album will be out in May, the magazine reveals – but they’ve not yet announced the name.
The interview also reveals lyrics from a new Good Charlotte song that we vcan expect on album 6:
‘You know they say that nothing lasts forever/You know they said we’d never stay together/It’s a long way down/Can’t turn back now/Going through these life changes.’
Hopefully we’ll hear some of these new tracks on the upcoming Good Charlotte UK gigs in February!
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.
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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!