On Friday, November 16, 2018 the legendary Pop Punk rockers from Waldorf, Maryland, Good Charlotte were in town at the Revolution Concert Hall in Garden City, Idaho. Good Charlotte is blazing a trail across North America in support of their seventh studio album Generation RX with support from good friends The Dose, Knuckle Puck, and Sleeping With Sirens.
The Dose led off the night and brought a hard hitting sound you could have easily mistaken the Garden City venue for a 90's era Seattle club. You could sense the crowd's blood start to pump as Indio Downy (vocals/guitar) and Ralph Alexander (drums) started to warm the stage up for the other acts.
After Downy and Alexander upped the crowds pulse, helped push the night forward. Knuckle Puck, hailing from the suburbs of Chicago worked the crowd into a frenzy. From the way they had the whole crowd moving and singing, you knew straight away Knuckle Puck meant business in Idaho. As they left the stage they took a larger fan base with them.
By the time Sleeping with Sirens took the stage, the fans were primed and ready to set the Idaho night afire. The Orlando, Florida rockers kept everyone on edge with their post-hardcore sound. They had the whole venue singing along as Kellin Quinn worked the stage with his powerful vocals. Sleeping with Sirens completed their set, the crowd pushed closer and closer to the barrier, those that were hanging in the back inched forward as the time was nearing for Good Charlotte.
The stage was set and a deafening chant sounded off "Good Charlotte, Good Charlotte, Good Charlotte," filled the room. The lights dimmed and Revolution Concert House erupted as GC lit the stage ablaze. In support of Generation RX, Good Charlotte brought the house down taking their dedicated fans for a ride. Blazing through the years as they played their catalogue crowd favorites. Brothers, Joel and Benji Madden rocked Idaho with hits like "The Young and the Hopeless," "Riot Girl," "The Anthem," "Little Things," "Hold On," and "Boys & Girls." They also shared stories of the band's history, how the first rehearsal was in the living room of their bassist Paul Thomas in 1996, and the break up of the band was the same day until they had the approval of Paul's mom. Of all the stories, funny and serious, the message from Good Charlotte was that of Unity and Respect! With all the crazy happenings in the world today, love and respect each other beyond any circumstance.
Check to see if Good Charlotte will be coming to a town near you! If so, do yourself a favor and get those tickets soon, because these shows should sell out! With high power, high energy, and a message that needs to be embraced and heard by everyone, your chance is now. Get out there and support Good Charlotte on their 2018 North American Generation RX Tour and tell them you were sent by Inside the Setlist.