Good Charlotte Reflect On 'Thoughts and Prayers' Culture With Poignant New Single: Listen

Ville Juurikkala
Good Charlotte

Good Charlotte released their latest single "Prayers" today (Aug. 31), from their upcoming seventh studio album Generation Rx.

The song serves as a powerful commentary on the "thoughts and prayers" culture, with the message coming across strongly on verses such as, "None of this makes sense in this reality/God just leaves the room when I turn on my TV/I see a little girl who's crying 'cause she lost her family/All these strangers sending thoughts and prayers/She's buried underneath."

The band will also play the song live for the first time on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Sept. 13.

According to Good Charlotte, Generation Rx represents both a new chapter and full circle moment for the group and is "powered by punk spirit, rock songcrafting, and cinematic ambition, but still keeps the signature vitality and vulnerability of their formative years, while delivering an urgent, unafraid, and undeniable message befitting of twenty years in the music game."

Check out Good Charlotte's latest single "Prayers" and their North American tour dates below.

Good Charlotte North American Tour Dates

Oct. 12 -- Mexico City, Mexico @ Open Air ACMX

Oct. 13 -- Puebla, Mexico @ Tecate Comuna

Oct. 16 -- Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

Oct. 17 -- Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

Oct. 19 -- Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz

Oct. 20 -- Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2

Oct. 21 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

Oct. 23 -- Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

Oct. 25 -- Toronto, ON @ Rebel

Oct. 26 -- Montreal, QC @ MTelus

Oct. 27 -- Syracuse, NY @ SI Hall at the Fairgrounds

Oct. 28 -- Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre

Oct. 29 -- New York, NY @ Terminal 5

Nov. 01 -- Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

Nov. 02 -- Columbus, OH @ Express Live!

Nov. 03 -- Grand Rapids, MI @ Monroe 20

Nov. 04 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

Nov. 06 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre

Nov. 07 -- Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

Nov. 09 -- Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

Nov. 10 -- San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater

Nov. 11 -- Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

Nov. 12 -- Houston, TX @ House of Blues

Nov. 14 -- Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater

Nov. 15 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

Nov. 16 -- Garden City, ID @ Revolution Concert House

Nov. 17 -- Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

Nov. 18 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

Nov. 20 -- San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater

Nov. 21 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

Nov. 23 -- Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren

Nov. 24 -- Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl at The Palms