“Some bands, when they go away for a while, people start talking bad about you.” said Benji, guitarist for Good Charlotte.
“It’s good to come home and see all you kids still supporting us,” said lead singer, Joel, finishing his twin’s comment.
Good Charlotte has always been a live band. Both their Self-Titled debut, as well as their sophomore effort, The Young and The Hopeless, tries to capture their spirit – and while some of the fun shines through the recording, nothing can match the energy of their live show.
Playing to a packed crowd for their CD Release at the 9:30 Club, the boys held a free show for fans that bought their album.
Launching into The Anthem, the band jumped, shook and spun the audience into a frenzy. The crowd formed an undulating wave, jumping along with music – periodically breaking formation to form a mosh pit.
From Paul’s distinctive bass and Billy’s electrifying distortions to the twin’s tight harmonies, the band held the crowd enthralled. Whether it was the personal message in their lyrics or kids just having fun, you could see the crowd respond to every note, feeling a personal connection to the performance.
Looking past their performance, Good Charlotte success in their live shows is not because of their connection with each other, and the way they can read each other on stage; their success is because of their connection to their fans. Good Charlotte is a positive band with a positive message, and that is something their fans appreciate.
A New Beginning
East Coast Anthem
Girls and Boys
The Young And The Hopeless
Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous
Good Charlotte Tour Dates, According To Epic Records:
10/3 – New York, NY – Tower Records, Broadway & 4th St., 6pm
10/5 – Cherry Hill, PA – Tower Records, 2100 Route 38, 3pm
10/5 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
10/6 – Los Angeles, CA – Wherehouse Beverly Connection, 3pm
10/7 – Cleveland, OH – Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
10/9 – Minneapolis, MN – Xcel Energy Center
10/11 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
10/12 – Schaumburg, IL – Tower Records, 1209 W. Golf Rd., 2pm
10/15 – Buffalo, NY – Showplace Theatre
10/16 – Scranton, PA – Tinks
10/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Metropol
10/18 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10/19 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Orbit Room
10/22 – Newport, KY – Southgate House
10/23 – Indianapolis, IN – Knights Of Columbus Hall
10/24 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
10/26 – St. Louis, MO – Mississippi Nights
10/28 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
10/29 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note
10/30 – Louisville, KY – Jillian’s
10/31 – Toledo, OH – Hard Hat Concert Hall
11/1 – Gettysburg, PA – Gettysburg College
11/2 – Cohoes, NY – Saratoga Winners
11/3 – Plainview, NY – The Vanderbilt
11/5 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
11/6 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theatre
11/7 – Providence, RI – Lupos Heartbreak Hotel
11/8 – Hartford-New Haven, CT – Webster Theatre
11/9 – Old Bridge, NJ – Birch Hill Nite Club
11/12 – Customhouse A, VA – The Norva
11/13 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
11/14 – Atlanta, GA – Phillips Arena
11/16 – Tampa-St.Petersburg, FL – St. Pete Times Forum
11/17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – National Car Rental Center