Good Charlotte channel ‘Rocky’ with ‘Self Help’ music video

Good Charlotte is knee-deep in their current North American Generation RX tour, but that’s not stopping the band from giving fans a brand new music video. On Thursday (Oct. 25), the Baltimore-founded band unleashed the clip for their latest single, “Self Help.”

The three-and-a-half-minute video follows the protagonist, a boxer, as he trains for a major boxing match. Throughout the clip, the viewer watches as he trains in a gym hitting some punching bags, gets his cardio on by jogging across town and even climbs some steps alla Rocky, is seen practicing his punching skills in the middle of a sidewalk, and even gets some hand-to-hand training from a fellow boxer.

In between the shots of the protagonist’s journey from the street of Los Angeles to his major boxing match is footage of Good Charlotte performing the song from a darkly lit room. In one shot, you can see the words “Achieve. Believe. Dream.” on some stairs the protagonist is climbing, sending a reassuring message to the viewer. Watch the Jake Stark-directed clip above.

“Self Help” joins previously released tracks “Prayers,” “Shadowboxer,” and “Actual Pain” on Good Charlotte’s recently released record, Generation RX. The album, the group’s seventh studio album, was released in September via the band’s record label MDDN/BMG. Generation RX is the follow-up to the band’s first post-hiatus album, 2016’s Youth Authority.

In support of the new album, Good Charlotte are currently in the middle of their North American Generation RX tour with Sleeping With Sirens, Knuckle Puck, and the Dose. Those tour stops can be found here.

Watch: Good Charlotte release heartbreaking video for ‘Prayers’

Several days after releasing another new song from their upcoming new album, Good Charlotte has now debuted the song’s official music video. On Wednesday (Sept. 5), the Maryland-founded band released the soul-crushing video for their latest single, “Prayers.” The song finds the band addressing the recent cop-out excuse of “thoughts and prayers” whenever something negative happens instead of action. The lyrics even take a dig at it in the second verse.

While the song addresses that culture, the video addresses another issue the country is currently experiencing; the constant threat of hard workers being departed by I.C.E. The clip follows a friend of the band whose mother works two jobs and his father works as a mechanic trying to make ends meet. Despite all the negativity from people who are supposed to represent them, the friend and his family are still optimistic and proud to be called Americans.

“The video profiles a real-life friend of the band and his parents as they work hard and contribute to their community even though they are under constant threat of deportation by I.C.E,” the band writes about the new video.

“Despite everything they are up against, they remain optimistic and proud to call themselves American.”

If you don’t shed at least one tear while watching the four-minute clip, then there’s something wrong with you. Check out “Prayers” above.

In keeping true with the subject matter, Good Charlotte announced they had donated all the money given for the music video to RAICES, The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. RAICES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to under-served immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas. For more information about RAICES and how you can help or donate, head on over to their website here.

“Prayers” will join previously released tracks “Shadowboxer” and “Actual Pain” on the group’s forthcoming seventh studio album. Generation RX is due out Sept. 14 through the band’s record label MDDN/BMG. Generation RX is the follow-up to the band’s first post-hiatus album, 2016’s Youth Authority.

Watch: Good Charlotte drop music video for ‘Shadowboxer’

It’s been a few months since Good Charlotte dropped the music video for their new album’s lead single, “Actual Pain,” but now, it looks like the band is ready to treat fans to another new tune. On Friday (July 13), the Baltimore-founded band celebrated the beginning of the weekend by unleashing another new song from their forthcoming record. Titled “Shadowboxer,” the new song tackles the issue of mental health and the pesky voices that never leave you alone.

The three-minute music video finds the group performing in what looks to be a depleted and abandoned house with furniture covered in clothes and spider webs everywhere. Between the footage of the band performing, the viewer watches as several people look at their reflections in light and bright room, but as soon as those pesky voices return, they are transported to the abandoned house where dark versions of themselves are reflected in the mirror. Watch the complete music video for “Shadowboxer” above.

“Shadowboxer” will join lead single “Actual Pain” on Good Charlotte’s seventh studio album, Generation RXGeneration RX is due out Sept. 14 through the band’s newly minted partnership with BMG and their record label imprint, MDDN.

In addition to the music video for the new song, the group revealed that they will headline a benefit concert for the victims of last month’s Capital Gazette shooting. While the festival is still in the early stages, the show will take place on Saturday, July 28, in Annapolis, Maryland. As of now, Good Charlotte are the only musical act on the bill.

“I don’t know what we can bring to it, other than we just want to be involved in supporting the city,” Benji Madden said in an interview with the Capital Gazette.

“Obviously, we’re all shocked [from the shooting]. We’re all kind of speechless. These are moments when you really don’t know what to do to help.”

This news comes a couple of days after the band confirmed plans to hit the North American touring circuit during the fall months. The Generation RX North American tour will begin on Oct. 12 at the Open Air ACMX in Mexico City and conclude on Nov. 24 at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Generation RX is the follow-up to the band’s first post-hiatus album, 2016’s Youth Authority.

Good Charlotte announce North American ‘Generation Rx’ fall tour

Good Charlotte’s new album may be a few months away, but the group is already making plans to hit the road in support of its upcoming release. On Monday (July 9), the Maryland-founded band unveiled a lengthy North American tour that will find them touring the continent during the months of October and November. Titled the Generation RX North American tour, the trek will begin on Oct. 12 at the Open Air ACMX in Mexico City.

After being on the road for a month and a half, the trek will conclude on Nov. 24 at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas. The upcoming excursion will find the band performing at venues in several large markets including New York, Atlanta, Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia, and more. While the tour dates have been confirmed, Good Charlotte’s supporting act(s) are still TBA.

VIP tickets for the upcoming tour are currently available on the band’s website. For fans who would like to get their hands on tickets early, all they need to do is register for GC FAM (the band’s fan club). Those tickets will go on sale beginning this Tuesday, July 10. Following all the pre-sales, general admission tickets will go on sale this Friday, July 13.

The forthcoming tour will be in support of Good Charlotte’s seventh studio album, Generation RX. The new record is due out Sept. 14 through the band’s newly minted partnership with BMG and their record label imprint, MDDN.

Generation RX is the follow-up to the band’s first post-hiatus album, 2016’s Youth Authority.

For now, Good Charlotte’s Generation RX North American tour itinerary can be found below.

GENERATION RX NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

Oct. 12 – Mexico City, Mexico – Open Air ACMX
Oct. 13 – Puebla, Mexico – Tecate Comuna
Oct. 16 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
Oct. 17 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Oct. 19 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Oct. 20 – Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
Oct. 21 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Oct. 23 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Oct. 25 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
Oct. 26 – Montreal, QC – MTelus
Oct. 27 – Syracuse, NY – SI Hall at the Fairgrounds
Oct. 28 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Oct. 29 – New York, NY  Terminal 5
Nov. 1 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Nov. 2 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
Nov. 3 – Grand Rapids, MI – Monroe 20
Nov. 4 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Nov. 6 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
Nov. 7 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Nov. 09 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Nov. 10 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
Nov. 11 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 12 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 14 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
Nov. 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov. 16 – Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House
Nov. 17 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Nov. 18 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
Nov. 20 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater
Nov. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Nov. 23 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Nov. 24 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl at The Palms

Good Charlotte announce ‘Generation RX,’ drop new song

Following weeks of cryptic posts on social media, Good Charlotte have finally confirmed what it was all for. On Friday (May 25), the Baltimore-founded band announced the release of their upcoming seventh studio album. Titled Generation RX, the record is due out Sept. 14 through the band’s newly minted partnership with BMG and their record label imprint, MDDN. The new record was produced by Zakk Cervini and Good Charlotte guitarist/vocalist Benji Madden during intimate sessions at MDDN headquarters.

According to a press statement from the Madden brothers, it looks like Generation RX will find the group going back to their roots. The new album will address social and health issues affecting not only the youth, but everyone while also giving assurance that things will get better.

“At the beginning of the year, we were reflecting a lot. 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,” Joel and Benji Madden write in their statement.

“Throughout this century, we’ve seen the whole opioid crisis get worse. We wondered if we were really doing our part. We wanted to get back out there on the battlefield and spread insight, share experience, and give anything we could to improve lives.

The message is you can get through the pain, survive it, and have the life you want. We made the record on our own terms and our own time. In that respect, we channeled the soul of our first two albums. This is the album we’ve been waiting 15 years to create.”

In conjunction with the Generation RX announcement, the quintet also released the album’s first single, “Actual Pain.” Listen to “Actual Pain” above.

Generation RX is the follow-up to Good Charlotte’s 2016 release, Youth Authority.

In support of the new album, Good Charlotte also announced a massive European tour for early 2019. The tour will begin on Feb. 1, 2019 at X-Tra in Zürich, Switzerland and conclude on Feb. 20, 2019 at the Alexandra Palace in London. A special fan club pre-sale will begin on Tuesday, May 29, here. No North American dates have been announced yet.

Prior to their February 2019 tour, Good Charlotte will appear at several music festivals this summer. Good Charlotte’s full tour itinerary can be seen below.

GOOD CHARLOTTE TOUR DATES:

2018:

May 26 – Leeds, UK – Slam Dunk North
May 27 – Hatfield, UK – Slam Dunk South
May 28 – Birmingham, UK – Slam Dunk Midlands
May 31 – Vienna, Austria – Arena Open Air
June 1 – Nüremberg, Germany – Rock Im Park
June 3 – Nürburg, Germany – Rock Am Ring
Oct. 13 – Puebla, Mexico – Comuna Festival

2019:

Feb. 1 – Zürich, Switzerland – X-Tra
Feb. 3 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
Feb. 4 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
Feb. 5 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
Feb. 7 – Brussels, Belgium – AB
Feb. 8 – Paris, France – Zenith
Feb. 9 – Offenbach, Germany – Stadthalle
Feb. 11 – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
Feb. 12 – Warsaw, Poland – Torwar
Feb. 13 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahale
Feb. 15 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
Feb. 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
Feb. 18 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
Feb. 20 – London, United Kingdom – Alexandra Palace