No Doubt Get Hyped About Touring

The recently reunited No Doubt are getting ready for a summer of touring and eventually recording a new album and they couldn't be more excited.

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The recently reunited No Doubt are getting ready for a summer of touring and eventually recording a new album and they couldn't be more excited. If you're lucky enough to have tickets, you may even be seeing them this Saturday in Atlantic City, NJ or this Sunday headlining the Bamboozle Festival.

Speaking with MTV.com about the band's choice to embark on a summer tour to help get their creative juices flowing before entering the studio, singer Gwen Stefani said: "We're calling it 'the procrastination tour' ... well, I am, at least. I'm the biggest procrastinator," Stefani says. "It's not their fault, it's my fault, because I had this whole game plan: 'OK, I'm gonna go on tour with my last [solo] record, I'm gonna come home, I'm gonna get pregnant, I'm gonna have a baby, but while I'm pregnant, I'm gonna make the No Doubt record.' That was, like, the plan, but it all didn't work."

Stefani adds, "Like, we got a lot of hang-out time and we talked and had so much fun together, but we didn't actually make too much music. Maybe around 4:45 to 5 o'clock we'd actually play the instruments and then we'd all have dinner. There was a lot of eating going on."

Bassist Tony Kanal goes on to say, "You know, it all made sense. We were in the studio, trying to write [songs for the new No Doubt record]. Things weren't coming. Gwen was feeling like she couldn't find the place where she wanted to start the writing process. I think she always goes through this and I think we, uh, we just need to find ourselves. We just need to get out on the road. And the four of us looked at each other and said, 'It's time to play,' and as soon as we said that, the pressure was lifted ... we got really excited. It was like four adults became four little kids again. We're giddy about it."

As previously reported, No Doubt's summer tour will begin on May 16 in Las Vegas, NV. They will be supported by special guests Paramore.

Report by David Lowe-Bianco.

18 comments sorted by best / new / date

    shadow__666
    Just come to Australia and New Zealand on your tour and all the wait will be forgiven.
    guitarfreak222
    aeroledtallica wrote: RichieRocker wrote: Why are these people categorized as rock? They sound like pop ._. This site isn't called ultimate-rock.com, it's ultimate guitar dude. And No Doubt does have a guitar player, so I'm pretty sure they qualify.. I get where you are coming from though, I wouldn't call them rock either. Pop-rock at best.
    He never said that they did not belong on this site. He just said that they sound like pop, not rock.
    SlashFan810
    No doubt is pretty cool...they're a band with rock/ska roots who aren't afraid to sound catchy or well-produced, while their music has more substance than mainstream pop.
    Dante53
    This isn't relevant, but there's an add on my page which is like a fire alarm thing, and I though it was my own fire alarm and started freaking out... - Adam
    verona_bassist
    no doubt is fun to listen to, i heard they cancelled their july 25th date on california...whats up with that?
    Ruenis
    i hope theyll play their early song ,their first albums were ska-like, so energetic... i hope the new album will get ska-ier than pop-ish
    aeroledtallica
    RichieRocker wrote: Why are these people categorized as rock? They sound like pop ._.
    This site isn't called ultimate-rock.com, it's ultimate guitar dude. And No Doubt does have a guitar player, so I'm pretty sure they qualify.. I get where you are coming from though, I wouldn't call them rock either. Pop-rock at best.
    mitch311
    RichieRocker wrote: Why are these people categorized as rock? They sound like pop ._.
    They're more rock then say creed, but they're no where near as poppy as all the bands today.
    tomsawyer67
    I don't like em. Stefani is much better on her own. Even tho I don't like any of her music
    MaGgOt_13
    Somnambulance wrote: Gwen as a solo act has shown growth from No Doubt in my opinion. I think her voice best fits the New Wave tinged tracks than ska ones. All the singles she's been related in since Tragic Kingdom have been really, really good in my opinion (minus "Hey, Baby" which is one of the only songs by them that I can't stand).
    New Wave > Ska > Her solo career.
    FiveStarMotel wrote: Unless I get the swine flu of course
    Well said lol.
    Somnambulance
    Gwen as a solo act has shown growth from No Doubt in my opinion. I think her voice best fits the New Wave tinged tracks than ska ones. All the singles she's been related in since Tragic Kingdom have been really, really good in my opinion (minus "Hey, Baby" which is one of the only songs by them that I can't stand).
    FiveStarMotel
    This is awesome news. Gwen Stefani as a solo artist was awful ("Hollaback Girl" remember that? ughhhhh!) Swen Stefani with no doubt is awesome ("Spiderwebs" waaaay better) I'm gonna get tix
    evilbeavil
    shadow__666 wrote: Just come to Australia and New Zealand on your tour and all the wait will be forgiven.
    this man speaks the truth