Are the Members of Good Charlotte Ready to Give Up their Partying Lifestyles?
The Group Returns to Music After Four Years With the Release of its New Album, ‘Cardiology’
Written by: Karen Benardello
The band members of Good Charlotte are finally forgoing the celebrity gossip lifestyle they famously criticized in their breakthrough single, ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,’ and are returning to what rightfully made them famous-making music. The pop-punk band is releasing its fifth studio album, titled ‘Cardiology,’ on its new record label, Capitol Records, the label confirmed on its website, http://www.capitolrecords.com/home/news.aspx. This will be the first album to feature new music from the band since its March 2007 release ‘Good Morning Revival.’
To support the release of ‘Cardiology,’ Good Charlotte will be launching a North American tour on March 3 in Atlanta. The tour, which will feature special guests Forever the Sickest Kids and This Century as Good Charlotte’s opening acts, will wrap up in two L.A.-area concerts on March 26 and 27.
Good Charlotte will also be promoting its new tour and album by performing its next single, ‘Last Night,’ on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on February 21. DJs are rightfully starting to play the song on Top 40 and Hot AC radio; as with all of the band’s other hit singles, including ‘Hold On,’ ‘Predictable’ and ‘The River,’ Good Charlotte knows how to reflect and give a voice to what young adults are feeling, but don’t have the courage to say themselves.
In its review of ‘Cardiology,’ Billboard rightfully set the group’s latest effort apart from other punk bands. It stated that “age has brought some more mature insights and a few tender melodies” from the group.