Good Charlotte comes to the Pocono Mountains Pavilion on Friday, June 28th!
Over twenty years into a storied career, Good Charlotte consistently amplify the voice of their era. Similar to how they spoke for a restless post-Y2K zeitgeist at the turn-of-the-century, the iconic multiplatinum modern rock mavericks—brothers Joel [vocals] and Benji Madden [guitar, vocals], Billy Martin [guitar], Paul Thomas [bass], and Dean Butterworth [drums]—pick up the mantle for a world anesthetized and numbed by quick chemical fixes, social media obsession, and pervasive tragedy on their seventh full-length, the appropriately titled Generation Rx [MDDN/BMG]. As always, they encode a hopeful message inside a capsule of D.I.Y. punk energy, expansive rock unpredictability, and widescreen orchestral scope.
It’s as if the quintet siphon the spirit of their formative years through a prism of wisdom gleamed from two decades in the game.
“When we first started, there was this unconscious feeling,” explains Joel. “It’s like we were running our own race. I think we’ve been trying to find the doorway back for a long time. We’ve both learned so much through family and life that we managed to finally find the doorway. It took us fifteen years to get back there, but we did now.”
“We’re happier than ever,” adds Benji. “We’re not operating on anyone’s else’s schedule, time clock, or terms. We’re saying exactly what we want to say and following the feeling that brought us here in the first place.”
Generation Rx would be born from the shared sense of instinctual inspiration that informed the brothers since childhood. In December 2017, Good Charlotte performed a tearful, yet triumphant rendition of “Awful Things” during Lil Peep’s memorial at the request of his mom. Upon returning home to Los Angeles, many heavy thoughts circulated between them.
Doors open at 6pm – show starts at 7pm. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 5th online through shermantheater.com & Ticketfly.com or at the Sherman Theater Box Office (570) 420-2808.