Good Charlotte are set to return to the UK as the headline act of next year's Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour, which kicks off at Dublin Academy on February 4.
The California-based pop-punks - who are set to release their new album, Cardiology on November 1 - will be joined on the 11-date UK and Ireland tour by Massachusetts melodic hardcore gang Four Year Strong and Nashville-based K! Award nominated rockers Framing Hanley.
"This is really exciting for us," says Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden. "Kerrang! have always been a big supporter of our band and it's something we don't take for granted. This is the first time we've done anything like this, especially in the UK, and I think it's long overdue. It's going to be like one long party!
"We can't wait to hang out with Four Year Strong and Framing Hanley, too," he adds. "The bill is so strong - people are going to get their money's worth!"
"We're really excited to do this," adds Four Year Strong guitarist/vocalist Alan Day. "We love coming over to the UK because the shows are always amazing.
"We're really looking forward to starting the tour in Ireland, too," he adds. "We've never been to Dublin, so I'm going to be the biggest tourist ever and do all the sightseeing I can. This tour is going to be unbelievable!"
Framing Hanley frontman Kenneth Nixon says that he finds it "surreal" to be touring with Good Charlotte.
"I think that's the best way of explaining it!" he laughs. "In 2002, I remember playing [Good Charlotte's 2000 debut single] Little Things at a party! Eight years on, it's crazy to think we'll be hitting the road with these guys. It's going to be awesome.
"We feel that this is a big opportunity for our band and it's really flattering to be part of this tour," he adds. "It's a diverse bill and I think that's one of the coolest things about this tour. This is a huge step for us and it's exciting to be on a bill with such great bands. Being in the support slot, you're pushed to put on a better show and prove yourself night after night. We always thrive in that situation. We really can't wait."
And if that awesome line-up wasn't enough, one more band will be confirmed in coming weeks!
The Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour 2011 will hit the following venues: Dublin Academy February 4, Southampton Guildhall 6, Norwich UEA 7, Bristol O2 Academy 8, Cardiff University Great Hall 10, Leeds O2 Academy 11, Newcastle O2 Academy 12, Glasgow O2 Academy 14, Manchester Academy 15, Birmingham O2 Academy 17 and concludes at London's Roundhouse on February 18.
Tickets for the Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour 2011 go on pre-sale on September 15 through www.aloud.com, and cost £16 regionally and £17 for London. General sale begins on September 17. Please note, all venues are for those over 14 years of age.