The Offspring, Flogging Molly, Bad Religion lead Sabroso 2019 lineup

The Offspring, Flogging Molly, and Bad Religion are just some of the bands that will make their way to southern Orange County in early April for this year’s Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco, & Music Festival. On Monday (Jan. 28), festival organizers unveiled a rocking roster for the event’s sixth year.

Joining the aforementioned acts on this year’s list are the Descendents, Good Charlotte, Black Flag, Lagwagon, Strung Out, The Suicide Machines, D.I, Face to Face, Plague Vendor, Red City Radio, and Orange Blossom Special.

“Sabroso is now a WEEKEND of our favorite things: tacos, craft beer, and great bands!” says Dexter Holland of The Offspring in a press statement about this year’s event.

“We couldn’t ask for a more perfect lineup and a more perfect location inside of California State Parks…The Offspring, Flogging Molly, Bad Religion, Descendents, Black Flag, and all of the other great acts we have over the weekend… it really doesn’t get better than this,” says Synergy Global Entertainment and Sabroso co-producer John Reese.

“Between the music, unlimited craft beer tastings, tacos, wrestling and more, Sabroso is a can’t miss weekend!”

Like with past years, attendees will get the opportunity to get their grub on with unlimited tastings of gourmet tacos and over 150 craft beers.

In addition to the rocking bands that are set to perform, attendees will also get to see some real Lucha Libre-style wrestling. Renowned Mexico City luchador Cesar Gonzalez (Silver King) will return to Sabroso this year to defend his 2018 title of “King of the Ring.”

But if bands, food, and wrestling aren’t your thing, then maybe the 9th Annual Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge may tickle your fancy. Professional eaters from around the world will compete for cash prizes and the highly coveted title of Chronic Tacos Eating Champion.

If you’re wondering how Sabroso will manage to fit all this excitement into one day, you don’t have to wonder any longer. This year will mark the first time the festival has expanded from one day to two.

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival will return to its home of Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California during the weekend of April 6-7.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. PT.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA). The non-profit association, in conjunction with Doheny State Beach, is dedicated to the protection of the park’s beaches, facilities, marine refuge as well as its historical, cultural, and social stories.

The full lineup for the 2019 Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival can be found below.


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.


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.



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


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

Good Charlotte sign deal for new studio album

Good Charlotte fans have been waiting weeks to see what the guys have been hiding up their sleeves, but now, it looks like the cat may have been let out of the bag a little early due to a new business deal. On Tuesday (May 22), Billboard reported that the Baltimore-founded band had signed a worldwide deal with BMG to release their new studio album.

The only problem? The quintet had yet to confirm the news of an upcoming record.

According to the report, the yet-to-be-confirmed project will be Good Charlotte’s second album to be released through their record label imprint, MDDN. The first album they released through the MDDN imprint was their post-hiatus album, 2016’s Youth Authority.

“We feel our partnership with BMG is a natural one, as we’ve been fortunate enough to see firsthand their commitment to the artists they’re in business with,” reads a press statement on behalf of Benji and Joel Madden. “As the momentum for Good Charlotte continues to build in this new chapter of our career, BMG has consistently demonstrated the type of forward thinking, artist friendly, entrepreneurial spirit that we really relate to and is in line with the way we want our business to feel.”

The new deal announcement comes a day after the band released another teaser clip on their Instagram account. Unlike all their previously posted cryptic gifs, this ten second snippet ended with the date May 25, 2018 appearing on the screen.

Prior to that, the group had posted gifs of their old press photos with a steel-blue skull superimposed over their faces. Then, last week, they did the same thing, but on some classic 90s albums including Garth Brooks’ Ropin’ the Wind, Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love, The Fugees’ The Score, Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skylines, and Kenny G’s Breathless.

Good Charlotte tease some big for Friday

Is the Good Charlotte wait almost over? If we are to believe the band’s latest social media post, then the answer is yes. On Monday (May 21), the Baltimore-founded group took to Instagram once again to unleashed another teaser. This time, the band posted a ten second clip which features some footage flickering between a black screen and their ever-present steel-blue skull. At the end of the snippet, the numbers “05/25/18” appear on the screen cautioning fans that some answers will be given this Friday, May 25, 2018. Watch the Instagram video here.

The new clip comes after weeks of the five-piece posting random clips on their social media accounts. The teasers began with the band posting old press photos of themselves with the same steel-blue skull from the current video covering their faces. Then, last week, they did the same thing, but on other artists’ album covers. Those albums include Garth Brooks’ Ropin’ the Wind, Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love, The Fugees’ The Score, Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skylines, and Kenny G’s Breathless. Like all of their other similar posts, these did not have any caption or explanation attached.

While we may not get any answers until the end of the week, fans are hoping that this is the band’s way of announcing new music. Good Charlotte officially returned from their hiatus in 2016 with the release of their sixth studio album, Youth Authority. Since the album’s release in July of 2016, the band has been touring behind it on and off for the past two years. In that time, they’ve headlined a slew of tours as well as performed on the inaugural Warped Rewind at Sea last year.

Good Charlotte drops music video for ‘War’

It’s been a while since Good Charlotte has released a new music video, but when you’re touring non-stop behind some new tunes, it’s almost expected. On Tuesday (Aug. 22), the Maryland-based band changed that when they released the official music video for their latest single, “War.” The music video begins with the band playing in what appears to be a basement, but quickly changes to a kid sitting in a darkly lit room, watching a program on the television.

The viewer watches the kid’s father appears out of nowhere and begins to throw a tantrum, throwing mail across the living room as his son sits silently in front of the television. Soon, his mother joins his father in the living room and a shouting match begins. Things only get worse when the three of them try to sit down for dinner and the shouting match continues.

Trying to escape from the tension, he heads to the park to play, but realizes how alone he really is. Instead of staying, he head to an arcade where he witnesses a bully push a girl from a game console so that he can play. All around, the bully and his group of mindless followers are seen poking fun at the girl’s expense even though she hadn’t done anything. Knowing how it feels to be in a sticky situation like that, the kid comes to her aid and they both leave the bullies and issues behind them. Watch the music video for “War” above.

“War” joins” Keep Swinging,” “Life Changes,” “Makeshift Love,” “Life Can’t Get Much Better” and “40 oz. Dream” on Good Charlotte’s “comeback” album, Youth Authority. The record, the group’s sixth studio album, was released in the summer of 2016.

In support of the album, the group has been touring behind its release non-stop. Coming up, the band will embark on the inaugural Warped Rewind at Sea cruise at the end of October. Good Charlotte will join Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Simple Plan, the Starting Line, and many more on the cruise’s maiden voyage.

Warped Rewind at Sea will take place during the weekend of Oct. 28, 2017-Nov. 1, 2017. The excursion will include a four-night round-trip cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico. In addition to the lengthy list of performers, the cruise will also feature DJs, comedians, a Q&A session with Lyman, activities and autograph sessions with the artists, “Emo Nite” parties, and more.

Vans Warped Tour launches at sea edition


What’s more fun than getting all your friends together to spend 12 hours in the heat as you watch some of your favorite bands perform 30 minute sets? How about doing the same exact thing, except on a boat in the middle of the ocean during the week of Halloween? On Wednesday (Dec. 7), Vans Warped Tour head-honcho Kevin Lyman announced the inaugural Warped Rewind at Sea cruise.

As the name implies, Warped Rewind at Sea takes all the things Warped Tour attendees love about the “punk-rock summer camp” and places them on a cruise ship. The event will be a “special experience for 2,300 Warped fans” which will include personal interactions with some of their favorite musicians.

The cruise, which will take place during the week of Oct. 28, 2017-Nov. 1, 2017 will include a four-night round-trip cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico. During the four nights, the passengers will be treated to multiple performances by 3OH!3, Bowling for Soup, Cartel, Good Charlotte, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Simple Plan, the Starting Line, and more to be announced at a later date.

The excursion will also feature DJs and comedians, much like Warped Tour on land, as well as a Q&A session with Lyman, activities and autograph sessions with the artists, “Emo Nite” parties, and more.

“Packing as much fun into a ship as we do into a parking lot seemed like a great challenge, and Sixthman has given us that opportunity,” said Lyman in a press release. “We are excited to finally bring Warped Tour to the sea and we hope you can join us.”

Tickets for Warped Rewind at Sea are currently available on the event’s website here. Watch the official announcement video below as you start planning how to shove all your black clothes and eyeliner into one huge luggage (spoiler: it’s hard).