Good Charlotte are streaming their fifth studio album, Cardiology, on their MySpace page. Pre-order’s for the album are available on the bands website and each purchase counts as an entry to win a private 45 minute acoustic set by Benji and Joel Madden for one winner and 50 friends. Cardiology is due out next Tuesday, November 2nd. You may also pre-order the album on [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/good-charlotte/id468788?uo=4″ title=”iTunes” text=”iTunes”].
Good Charlotte have unveiled the cover art for their upcoming album, Cardiology. The bands fifth studio album will be released on November 2nd via Capitol Records. The album cover depicts a heart symbolizing the theme of album which frontman Benji Madden explained as songs that are “all connected to the heart.” Check out the cover art below.
The first single off of Cardiology, “Like It’s Her Birthday,” is now available on [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/like-its-her-birthday/id387490606?uo=4″ title=”iTunes” text=”iTunes”]. [Read more…]
The 2010 Bamboozle Roadshow will hit the road for their 3rd nationwide tour this Summer kicking off May 21 in Columbia, MD. The tour features headliners Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, Third Eye Blind, & LMFAO, along with a stacked billed of support and is set to hit 26 major U.S. cities.
The Bamboozle Roadshow will be an all-day event with 2 stages of talent, a main stage with rotating artists All Time Low, Boys Like Girls, LMFAO, Third Eye Blind, Good Charlotte, Hanson, Forever The Sickest Kids, Hellogoodbye, and Cartel. A second stage will showcase the talents of many up and coming bands.
Pre-sale will begin at 10 a.m. local time on Tuesday, March 2, and run though 10 p.m. on Friday March 5, with Public on-sale beginning Saturday March 6 @ 10 a.m. Local Time. Pre-sale tickets are available here.
May 21 ““ Columbia, MD ““ Merriweather Post Pavilion
May 22 ““ Charlotte, NC ““ Uptown Amphitheatre @ The Music Factory
May 23 ““ Atlanta, GA ““ Six Flags Over Georgia
May 25 ““ West Palm Beach, FL ““ Cruzan Amphitheatre
May 26 ““ Tampa, FL ““ Ford Amphitheatre
May 28 ““ Houston, TX ““ Verizon Wireless Theatre (No 2nd Stage)
May 29 ““ San Antonio, TX ““ Six Flags Fiesta Texas
May 30 ““ Arlington, TX ““ Six Flags Over Texas
June 2 ““ Phoenix, AZ ““ Cricket Amphitheatre
June 5 ““ Concord, CA – Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
June 6 ““ Chula Vista, CA ““ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre ““ Parking Lot
June 10 ““ Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze Plaza
June 11 ““ Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
June 12 ““ Chicago, IL- Soldier Field – Parking Lot
June 13 ““ Eureka, MO ““ Six Flags St. Louis
June 15 ““ Clarkston, MI ““ DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 18 ““ Cleveland, OH ““ Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre @ Tower City
June 19 ““ Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center
June 20 ““ Philadelphia, PA ““ Festival Pier @ Penn’s Landing
June 23 ““ Pittsburgh, PA ““ Amphitheatre @ Station Square
June 24 ““ Jackson, NJ ““ Six Flags Great Adventure
June 25 ““ Hershey, PA ““ Hershey Park Pavilion & Stadium
June 26 ““ Nassau, NY ““ Nassau Coliseum – Parking Lot
June 27 ““ Boston, MA – Comcast Center
(All dates may not feature all artists, please check local listings)
More dates will be added, so stay tuned!!
According to Jack Barakats twitter, the possibility of All Time Low and Good Charlotte in fall of ’09 is something of speculation for the time being.
Boys Like Girls & Good Charlotte will be heading out on tour with summer on The Soundtrack of your Summer Tour. Joining them on tour will be Metro Station & The Maine. Check out the dates for the tour below.
Boys Like Girls/Good Charlotte – Soundtrack Of Your Summer Itinerary
Tue 7/8 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
Wed 7/9 Milwaukee, WA The Rave
Thur 7/10 Des Moines IA Val-Air Ballroom
Fri 7/11 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
Sat 7/12 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air Theater
Mon 7/14 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
Tue 7/15 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
Thur 7/17 Berkeley CA Berkeley Community Theatre
Fri 7/18 Anaheim, CA The Grove
Sat 7/19 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Sun 7/20 Alpine, CA Concerts in the Park
Mon 7/21 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheater
Thur 7/24 Houston, TX Verizon Theater
Sat 7/26 Baton Rouge, LA Dixie Landin’ Theme Park
Tue 7/29 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
Wed 7/30 Orlando, FL House of Blues
Thur 7/31 Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park Amphitheatre
Fri 8/1 St. Augustine FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Sat 8/2 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Sun 8/3 Richmond VA 18th Street – Shockoe Bottom
Wed 8/6 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn at White River
Thu 8/7 Detroit MI The Fillmore at State Theater
Fri 8/8 Cleveland OH Time Warner Cable Amp.
Sat 8/9 Cincinnati OH National City Pavilion
Sun 8/10 Charlotte NC Amos’ Southend
Wed 8/13 Toronto ON Kool Haus
Thu 8/14 Montreal QC Metropolis
Fri 8/15 Lowell MA Tsongas Arena
Sat 8/16 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum Parking Lot
Sun 8/17 Poughkeepsie NY Mid Hudson Civic Center
Wed 8/20 Philadelphia PA Festival Pier @ Penn’s Landing
Thu 8/21 Jackson NJ North Star Arena @ Six Flags NJ
Scary Kids Scaring Kids – Scary Kids Scaring Kids
Barely Blind – The Way We Operate
Atreyu – Lead Sails Paper Anchor
Emanuel – Black Earth Tiger
Horse The Band – A Natural Death
Plain White T’s – Every Second Counts CD/DVD
Killswitch Engage – As Daylight Dies (Special Edition) CD/DVD
Good Charlotte – Staying Alive DVD
Frankly, Good Charlotte’s fourth and most recent album, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Good Morning RevivalÃ¢â‚¬ disappointed me, not just as a critic, but a fan. Like many other listener’s of the Waldorf, MD based band, I began listening to Good Charlotte in 2002, when their second and perhaps most popular CD, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Young and the HopelessÃ¢â‚¬ was released. Their second album appealed to many because of the broad range of relatable topics it covered, its good vocals and great harmonies, and mainstream heavily guitar-incorporated sound. Their first album, although less notable on the popularity front and perhaps less well-formed, started that appealing trend, that continued until their third album, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Chronicles of Life and DeathÃ¢â‚¬ was released in 2004. There were many likeable songs on this album, most notably including three popular singles off of the album: Ã¢â‚¬Å“I Just Wanna LiveÃ¢â‚¬, Ã¢â‚¬Å“PredictableÃ¢â‚¬, and Ã¢â‚¬Å“We BelieveÃ¢â‚¬. Although it seemed that on their third album, there were many mediocre songs that could have been cut out of the album to adjust the focus to some better quality tracks, I found Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Chronicles of Life and DeathÃ¢â‚¬ mostly likeable.
Good Charlotte’s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Good Morning RevivalÃ¢â‚¬ just does not seem to be up to par in comparison to their previous albums. Perhaps GC was trying too hard to top their other albumsÃ¢â‚¬”something that, admittedly, would be difficult to do. Or perhaps the band was trying to follow a trend that seems to have come about with many alternative bands, and change their style, something that is perfectly understandable. I just did not feel that their new, generally more techno-like, modern sound and more raw vocals was carried out in the best way possible. Many of their songs had a tune that I just couldn’t seem to find likeable, although there were, as there are in most albums, a few exceptions. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The RiverÃ¢â‚¬, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Something ElseÃ¢â‚¬, and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Broken Hearts ParadeÃ¢â‚¬ had tunes, vocals, instrumentals, and overall sound that I could certainly appreciate.
The themes that Good Charlotte focused on in this album within their lyrics also changed from topics ranging from suicide to love life to difficult family life to something entirely different. Something that this album certainly seemed to focus on was the fakeness of people and the upper-class society, although GC continued to have songs remarking upon, like most bands, love and heartache. The lyrics were, although perhaps predictable, of good taste and message, and not at all something people wouldn’t appreciate.
It stills remains, however, that overall I felt this album wasn’t of the high quality that I, among other fans, have come to expect from Good Charlotte. It wouldn’t be on my list of album recommendations; however, that is not to say that others may feel differently about this album and the band’s progression, or, perhaps, lack of progression.
Here are some albums that will be in-stores tomorrow. What are you planning on picking up?
Daphne Loves Derby – Good Night, Witness Light
Holiday Parade – This Is My Year
Hot Rod Circuit – The Underground Is A Dying Breed
Madina Lake – From Them, Through Us, To You
There For Tomorrow – Pages EP
Good Charlotte – Good Morning Revival
Autovein – Bullets And Bruises CD/DVD
Kaiser Chiefs – Yours Truly, Angry Mob
Night Kills The Day – The Study Of Man
Good Charlotte‘s new album, Good Morning Revival, is available for streaming over at MTV’s The Leak.
Good Charlotte have revealed their fourth full-length, Good Morning Revival, will hit shelves March 20. It will be led by first single “The River,” on which Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows and Synyster Gates collaborate.