Good Charlotte have confirmed they will be releasing their seventh studio album later this year.
The announcement came as Good Charlotte announced they and their label MDDN had signed a deal with music publishing publishing company BMG for the release of the album.
No name or release date has been given for the follow up to 2016’s Youth Authority.
The band have been teasing something on social media in recent weeks which started off with images of themselves with skulls overlaid on their faces, before using the same graphics on pictures of artists such as Coolio, Celine Dion and Kenny G.
The images have featured the phrase “Actual Pain” and a teaser posted earlier this week had the date of 25 May, this Friday on.
Good Charlotte headline Slam Dunk Festival in Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham this weekend.
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.
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.
Welcome Back GC!
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.
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.
On the eve of the first Good Charlotte UK tour in five years, the band have announced they have signed to a new label.
Kobalt Label Services, which includes artists such as Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Pet Shop Boys on its roster, have signed an agreement ‘effective immediately’ with the band – which will include the upcoming and as yet untitled sixth Good Charlotte album.
Previous GC albums have been released on labels Epic and Capitol.
In the press release, Benji and Joel say the sixth album will be ‘the best music we’ve ever made’.
KLS describes itself as providing the ‘next generation of services’ for artists – and says it allows acts to maintain ownership of their masters.
The current Good Charlotte UK tour starts in Cardiff tonight.