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Ritz Raleigh gets their fix of Good Charlotte

Generation Rx Tour:

Photos by Luke Jamroz

Friday nights are all they’re cracked up to be when you have rock goliaths Good Charlotte in town. The MTV era style music has continued to develop well into 2018 and we’re very excited for 2019 and beyond. This week, the show was parked on the stage of Ritz Raleigh, a cool venue at the end of an industrial stretch of land surrounded by vast parking lots and allotted the pleasure of being the go-to concert spot in town.

Good Charlotte released an album last month Generation Rx that was a collaborative of a newly minted global partnership between the band’s MDDN label and BMG. The anthemic album was received well by new and old fans and led for intense mosh-pits throughout the night.


Up first, was mentees Sleeping with Sirens (Warner Bros.) who are no stranger to the Shutter 16 Family; they have been on tour for what seems a decade. We’ve been in all the photo pits and enjoy seeing the guys live on the regular. Tonight was no different. Fans were ready for the performance, and 11 songs solidified a good chunk of SWS love, especially getting to hear their biggest hit “If You Can’t Hang,” when watching the crowd during this exact song there is nowhere else in the entire world anyone in the building would want to be.

Sleeping with SirensListen to some iTunes | Warner Bros. Records







Headliners, Good Charlotte (MDDN, BMG), gave us a show, many talks in between songs – which is mass appreciated some bands just go from hit-to-hit – and some kick-ass pits to round out a crazy fun night. The main message that vocalist Joel and Benji Madden talked upon was the importance of women’s voice, safety, and respect they should be given at s show, at the office, in their life, period. This speech received a roar from the crowd, symbolizing the agreement between the fans and the band.


The set laid heavily upon the 2002 release, The Young and The Hopeless, which was the album the thrust the band into the limelight via the larger TRL / MTV era and housed one of their biggest hits “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.” We were treated to some with two new tunes from Generation Rx “Generation Rx” and “Prayers,” Throughout the event we were given a song from each and every album. Looking around not just this but everyone knew every word to every song. A legion of GC fans stood together in unison screaming their hearts out. The energy, that venue, this night. What a time to be alive.

The band will wrap-up the Generation Rx North American Tour in Las Vegas on November 24th and then will be heading overseas in February 2019 to entertain the foreign masses. If you haven’t picked up their album yet, you can do so here.

Good Charlotte | Listen to some iTunes | MDDN








See full gallery of the night!

Sleeping With Sirens Setlist Ritz Theater, Raleigh, NC, USA 2018

Good Charlotte Setlist Ritz Theater, Raleigh, NC, USA 2018

Catch this tour & more:

North American Tour Dates
October 21, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
October 23, 2018 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
October 25, 2018 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
October 26, 2018 – Montreal, QC – MTelus
October 27, 2018 – Syracuse, NY – SI Hall at the Fairgrounds
October 28, 2018 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
October 29, 2018 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
November 01, 2018 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
November 02, 2018  – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
November 03, 2018 – Grand Rapids, MI – Monroe 20
November 04, 2018 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
November 06, 2018 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
November 07, 2018 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
November 09, 2018 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
November 10, 2018 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
November 11, 2018 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
November 12, 2018 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
November 14, 2018 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
November 15, 2018 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
November 16, 2018 – Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House
November 17, 2018 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
November 18, 2018 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
November 20, 2018 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater
November 21, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
November 23, 2018 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
November 24, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl at The Palms
European/UK Tour Dates
February 01, 2019 – Zürich, Switzerland – X-Tra
February 03, 2019 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
February 04, 2019 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
February 05, 2019 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
February 07, 2019 – Brussels, Belgium – AB
February 08, 2019 – Paris, France – Zenith
February 09, 2019 – Offenbach, Germany – Stadthalle
February 11, 2019 – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
February 12, 2019- Warsaw, Poland – Torwar
February 13, 2019 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahale
February 15, 2019 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
February 16, 2019 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
February 18, 2019 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
February 20, 2019 – London, United Kingdom – Alexandra Palace

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