Yesterday, Good Charlotte announced the release of their new album, Generation Rx, and their North American tour dates.
Generation Rx is the band’s seventh full-length studio album and has been much awaited by die-hard fans. Its title mirrors that of a well-known documentary, which investigates the effects of children in the US who are prescribed psychiatric medication. In a similar sense, Good Charlotte’s collection of songs offer some hope to a young generation plagued by depression, loneliness and self-doubt. The album also touches upon themes of mass tragedy, icons gone too soon and the opioid epidemic—all extremely poignant topics.
“At the beginning of the year we were reflecting a lot,” the band said in a statement. “We just played a memorial service in honor of Lil Peep. We were thinking of that.
“Our generation was the first to have so many ways to deal with pain. Throughout this century, we’ve seen the whole opioid crisis get worse. We wondered if we were really doing our part. We wanted to be back out there on the battlefield and spread insight, share experience and give anything we could to improve lives,” they added.
In support of their anxiously awaited new album, Good Charlotte also announced dates for a massive North American tour. The tour dates start October 12, 2018 in Mexico City and end November 24, 2018 in Las Vegas. Fan club pre-sale tickets will be available beginning July 10, 2018 at 10am PST and general tickets will be available beginning July 13, 2018 at 10am PST.
“This is the album we’ve been waiting 15 years to create”—Good Charlotte
Good Charlotte was formed back in 1996. In 2002, they unleashed The Young and the Hopeless, which has since been revered as one of the ultimate rock albums. This album eventually went RIAA triple-platinum and was marked in Rolling Stone’s 50 Greatest Pop-Punk Albums. Since then, their recognition and success has remained steadfast.
The group, made up of brothers Joel and Benji Madden, Billy Martin, Paul Thomas and Dean Butterworth, see their new album as a chance to simultaneously revisit their roots and start a new chapter. The songs within it manage to retain their signature blend of vitality and quirkiness whilst delving into darker territory. The infectious anthems of the new album are indicative of a band that has spent two decades in the game. Generation Rx was produced by Zakk Cervini and Benji via a number of creative sessions in MDDN headquarters. The soundtrack emanates a distinctive punk spirit—a genre that was practically forged by the band.
Generation Rx will officially be released September 14, 2018 via a new global partnership between the band’s MDDN label and BMG. The band has also confirmed that they will be back on the road in Europe early next year, much to the delight of further afield admirers; dates can be found on the goodcharlotte.com website.
Good Charlotte north American tour dates
October 12, 2018 – Mexico City, Mexico – Open Air ACMX
October 13, 2018 – Puebla, Mexico – Tecate Comuna
October 16, 2018 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
October 17, 2018 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
October 19, 2018 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
October 20, 2018 – Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
October 21, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
October 23, 2018 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
October 25, 2018 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
October 26, 2018 – Montreal, QC – MTelus
October 27, 2018 – Syracuse, NY – SI Hall at the Fairgrounds
October 28, 2018 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
October 29, 2018 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
November 01, 2018 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
November 02, 2018 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
November 03, 2018 – Grand Rapids, MI – Monroe 20
November 04, 2018 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
November 06, 2018 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
November 07, 2018 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
November 09, 2018 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
November 10, 2018 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
November 11, 2018 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
November 12, 2018 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
November 14, 2018 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
November 15, 2018 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
November 16, 2018 – Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House
November 17, 2018 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
November 18, 2018 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
November 20, 2018 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater
November 21, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
November 23, 2018 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
November 24, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl at The Palms