UPDATE: Good Charlotte To Honor Slain Maryland Newspaper Employees
UPDATE: In addition to announcing a full North American tour, Good Charlotte will be playing a benefit concert to honor workers at the Capital Gazette who were murdered by a gunman in the band’s home state.
Titled “Annapolis Rising: A Benefit For The Capital Gazette And Free Press,” the July 28 event will take place on College Avenue by Maryland State House in Annapolis and feature live music and guest speakers.
“I feel everything starts at home, it starts in your community and this is the place in Maryland that we come from. This is the place we go back to. We feel very, very deeply connected to Annapolis and it’s a very important place to us. It’s very important for us to show up for the city,” Joel Madden told The Associated Press.
Ticketing information will be made available in the coming weeks, but proceeds will benefit a fund set up for the victims and survivors, and journalism scholarships.
The shooting was carried out by an individual with a personal conflict against the newspaper June 28, killing John McNamara, Wendi Winters, Rob Hiaasen, Rebecca Smith and Gerald Fischman.
Original story: Good Charlotte is bringing the punk pop throughout North America, and has announced dates for a European outing as well.
The first North American date for the “Generation RX” tour is in Mexico City Oct. 12, followed by another gig south of the border at “Tecate Comuna” in Puebla, Mexico, Oct. 13. After that the dates are in the U.S., except for two Canadian shows in Toronto and Montreal Oct. 25-26. The tour runs until Nov. 24, when the guys rock Las Vegas.
A pre-sale for Good Charlotte’s fan club starts July 10 at 10 a.m. local time, and the general onsale begins July 13.
The European tour is scheduled for February 2019 and runs through Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Belgium, France, Czech Republic, Poland, Luxembourg, Netherlands and the U.K.
The tour is supporting Good Charlotte’s forthcoming album, Generation RX, due out Sept. 14, featuring the talents of Joel Madden on vocals, Benji Madden on guitar and vocals, Billy Martin on guitar, Paul Thomas on bass and Dean Butterworth on drums.
This year Good Charlotte has been playing lots of festivals, including Download Melbourne in Australia, Slam Dunk Festival in the U.K., and Rock am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany and Celebrate Fairfax in Virginia.
The most recent headline submitted for Good Charlotte is from Moore Park, Australia’s Hordern Pavilion March 26. That show also featured Chase Atlantic, Falling In Reverse, Issues and Neck Deep, moving 3,592 tickets and grossing $239,613.
Below are the dates for the North American “Generation RX” tour:
Oct. 12 – Mexico City, Mexico – Open Air ACMX
Oct. 13 – Puebla, Mexico – Tecate Comuna
Oct. 16 – Orlando, Fla. – Hard Rock Live
Oct. 17 – Atlanta, Ga. – Tabernacle
Oct. 19 – Raleigh, N.C. – The Ritz
Oct. 20 – Lynchburg, Va. – Phase 2
Oct. 21 – Philadelphia, Pa. – The Fillmore
Oct. 23 – Worcester, Mass. – The Palladium
Oct. 25 – Toronto, Ontario – Rebel
Oct. 26 – Montreal, Quebec – Mtelus
Oct. 27 – Syracuse, N.Y.– SI Hall at the Fairgrounds
Oct. 28 – Cleveland, Ohio – Agora Theatre
Oct. 29 – New York, N.Y. – Terminal 5
Nov. 1 – Detroit, Mich. – The Fillmore
Nov. 2 – Columbus, Ohio – Express Live!
Nov. 3 – Grand Rapids, Mich. – Monroe 20
Nov. 4 – Chicago, Ill. – Riviera Theatre
Nov. 6 – Minneapolis, Minn. – Skyway Theatre
Nov. 7 – Kansas City, Mo. – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Nov. 9 – Oklahoma City, Okla. – Diamond Ballroom
Nov. 10 – San Antonio, Texas – Aztec Theater
Nov. 11 – Dallas, Texas – House of Blues
Nov. 12 – Houston, Texas – House of Blues
Nov. 14 – Denver, Colo. – Ogden Theater
Nov. 15 – Salt Lake City, Utah – The Complex
Nov. 16 – Garden City, Idaho – Revolution Concert House
Nov. 17 – Portland, Ore. – Roseland Theater
Nov. 18 – Seattle, Wash. – Showbox SODO
Nov. 20 – San Francisco, Calif. – Warfield Theater
Nov. 21 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Hollywood Palladium
Nov. 23 – Phoenix, Ariz. – The Van Buren
Nov. 24 – Las Vegas, Nev. – The Pearl at The Palms