Originally, guitarist Billy Martin mentioned on his blog on the band's website that the album would hopefully be out for Christmas 2006. However the album's original release date was June 2006, but was pushed back numerous times before confirmed on the band's website. The release was pushed back to October, after which it was pushed back further to February 2007. Lead singer Joel Madden said in an interview with MuchMusic that the album release has been pushed back once more to March 5, 2007. On December 6, 2006, the band's website said that the album will now be released March 20, 2007. Days later the band posted a new message on their website saying that the album would be released March 27, 2007.
On Good Charlotte's website, Benji Madden posted a video and announced that the song "Keep Your Hands Off My Girl" would be posted on the band's MySpace. The song premiered September 22, 2006 online and it became available to hear at the band's MySpace account and at the official Good Charlotte website. Later, a video for the song was posted in the band's MySpace page on October 26, 2006. The first single from the album, "The River", featuring Avenged Sevenfold's lead singer, M. Shadows and guitarist Synyster Gates, appeared online January 4, 2007.
At midnight, on January 23, 2007 the forthcoming record was made available for preorder on iTunes. When pre-ordered, "The River" is downloaded immediately, while the rest of the album is queued to be downloaded on the released date. Preordering on iTunes also provides the exclusive bonus version of the aforementioned single, and a music video of an acoustic session of the song, "Misery". An acoustic version of "March On" could be downloaded through the band's provided that you registered as a member. In addition to the tracks listed below, if bought at Wal-Mart, 5 exclusive songs from their Soundstage performance can be downloaded.
The band mentioned that they created over 60 B-sides for the album. Only three of them were released as bonus tracks on Good Morning Revival bought in certain stores. They also mentioned that they weren't happy with most of the tracks so they made more. Most of the songs that made it on the album were songs they made last. On May 1, 2009, Benji Madden posted "No Communication" on the Good Charlotte official website stating that it was a song they made while working on "Good Morning Revival".
The album has achieved spots on album charts in many countries. Good Charlotte have achieved top 10 chart debuts in thirteen countries, making Good Morning Revival their highest international chart positions ever.