Good Charlotte releases 7th studio album Generation Rx
BAND PERFORMED NEW SINGLE "PRAYERS" ON THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN LAST NIGHT AND WAS JOINED BY THE ONE AND ONLY DR. PHIL ON THEIR SMASH "LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH & FAMOUS"
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF OCTOBER 12, 2018
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Los Angeles, CA - September 14, 2018 - Good Charlotte today released their highly-anticipated seventh studio album Generation Rx via MDDN/ BMG. The album is available digitally and physically now below. Limited edition merch bundles are available exclusively through the band's online store below.
Last night Good Charlotte celebrated the release of the album with a extraordinary performance of their latest single "Prayers" on The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS. Watch it below. The band also appeared in a hilarious skit alongside music guru James Corden, whose plan to elevate them from Good Charlotte to Great Charlotte through a collaboration with Dr. Phil doesn't quite pan out. Watch Dr. Phil perform guest vocals on fan favorite "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous" below.
On September 12, 2018, Good Charlotte hosted a friends and family album release party at influential streetwear store Round Two in Los Angeles, CA. The event featured an intimate performance from Good Charlotte, DJ sets from Emo Nite, a merchandise museum, and pizza. The event follows the band's recent merchandise collaboration with streetwear brand Chinatown Market.
Good Charlotte announced Generation Rx in May and shared singles "Actual Pain", "Shadowboxer", and "Prayers" ahead of its release. The album represents both a new chapter and full circle moment for the group-brothers Joel [vocals] and Benji Madden [guitar, vocals], Billy Martin [guitar], Paul Thomas [bass], and Dean Butterworth [drums]. Powered by punk spirit, rock songcraft, and cinematic ambition, they retain the signature vitality and vulnerability of their formative years, while delivering an urgent, unafraid, and undeniable message befitting of two decades in the game.
The quintet craft intricate, yet infectious anthems of hope for a generation under the shadow of the Opioid epidemic, icons gone too soon, mass tragedy, loneliness, and confusion. Produced by Zakk Cervini and Benji during intimate sessions at MDDN headquarters, the record finds Good Charlotte doing what they do best-speaking directly to the youth.
Next month, Good Charlotte will embark on a massive North American Tour in support of Generation Rx that will kick off on October 12, 2018 in Mexico City, and wrap on November 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. Sleeping with Sirens, Knuckle Puck, and The Dose will provide support on the tour.
Tickets are available now below. Good Charlotte will return to the road in Europe and The UK for a tour kicking off February 1, 2019. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found below.
Good Charlotte North American Tour Dates:
October 12, 2018 - Mexico City, Mexico - Open Air ACMX
Good Charlotte European/UK Tour Dates:
February 01, 2019 - Zürich, Switzerland - X-Tra
ABOUT GOOD CHARLOTTE:
First formed in 1996 by brothers Joel and Benji Madden, Maryland's GOOD CHARLOTTE soundtracked the turn-of-the-century and empowered a generation with one cleverly catchy anthem after another. 2000's landmark self-titled debut earned a gold plaque and quietly set the stage for worldwide superstardom. In 2002, they unleashed the now-classic The Young and the Hopeless, which eventually went RIAA triple-platinum and would be lauded in the Top 20 of Rolling Stone's "50 Greatest Pop-Punk Albums" and BuzzFeed's "36 Pop Punk Albums You Need to Hear Before You F--ing Die." 2004's The Chronicles of Life and Death bowed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and reached platinum status as Good Morning Revival  and Cardiology  repeated that Top 10 success and brought the band around the world multiple times in front of countless screaming fans. Along the way, everyone from N.E.R.D. and Three 6 Mafia to Avenged Sevenfold and Tonight Alive jumped at the chance to collaborate. By 2018, cumulative sales exceeded 11 million worldwide, while accolades encompassed everything from KERRANG! Awards to an MTV VMA. Following a six-year hiatus, they made a much-lauded return with their first independent offering Youth Authority during 2016. However, their music and message prove as potent as ever on 2018's Generation Rx-the first album to be released under their partnership with BMG. Generation Rx needed a voice, and there's no one better to provide it than GOOD CHARLOTTE.
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September 14, 2018 10:39am ET by BB Gun Press