No Doubt Cancel Tour Plans To Record New Album

The band are already at work on the follow-up to 2012's "Push And Shove".

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No Doubt have postponed their forthcoming tour plans in order to get to work on the follow-up to last year's comeback album "Push And Shove".

The Los Angeles based band took to Facebook to break the news to fans (via NME).

The band wrote:

"While we were traveling the world last year promoting 'Push And Shove', Gwen mentioned she was inspired to write new music. In December, around the time of our hometown shows, we discussed the idea of starting 2013 by getting back into the studio together. We did so in January and the new music started flowing with unexpected ease. After spending three years recording the last album, this new pace feels incredibly exciting."

They continued: "We have decided to follow our muse for the time being and focus on this new music that we don't want to stop. So, we will be postponing our tour plans briefly while we endeavor to create something special and inspired. Our goal as a band is to share this new music with you as quickly as possible - both recorded and live on tour."

Last November No Doubt's single "Looking Hot" sold just 680 copies in its first week of release.

The second single to be taken from the band's comeback album "Push And Shove", reached Number 397 on the chart. The "Push And Shove" album itself peaked at Number 16 in the Official UK Albums chart, while comeback single "Settle Down" reached just Number 85.

"Push And Shove" is the band's sixth studio album and it followed 2001's "Rock Steady".

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    I get the feeling that this has a lot more to do with the album's lukewarm (being generous with that description) reception than any sudden influx of musical ideas. I'd be interested in seeing how many places they sold out on their tour, could it be possible that it just became impractical to tour because not enough tickets were sold or the record label didn't give them enough cash for touring because of terrible album sale numbers?
    I don't know this band, but you don't cancel a tour to record an album.
    Kain Highwind
    ...How do you not know them?
    He does know them, he's just doing that thing people do on the internet where they pretend to NOT have heard of a well known band. It's the reverse of what kids did in my day.
    Not really. hand on heart, never heard of the them before, but my sister says they were before my time. I have heard of Gwen Stifani though.
    Don't see why not, it's their prerogative. New music is by and large, a good thing and creativity and moments of inspiration like this is usually a catalyst for good things to come. If a new album is coming as naturally as they say it is, then that's great for fans. As long as they honour the places they promised to visit. Question is, did they actually cancel a tour or did they shelve their plans for a tour?
    Sammy Mantis
    I agree. When the creative juices are flowing, you have to just roll with it. Plus, as you mentioned, it's their decision.
    Meh, Zep recorded Zep II while on tour, just makes for busier days. Plus nowadays you could carry your studio with you, not hit up each cities local place.
    They still play shows around Orange County and Southern California
    I don't believe Gwen Stefani writes her own music.
    Really? Ever hear any of her solo shit? I don't believe she'd pay someone to write crap that bad.
    Oh be nice. She has a couple of OK songs. Hollaback girl changed my life.
    The s--t is BANANAS B-A-N-A-N-A-S! THE S--T IS BANANAS!! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!!! Powerful.
    The lyrics really spoke to me. I haven't been that moved since that episode of the Tweenies where they all buy shit presents for each other because they don't think things through.
    Oh god. English isn't my native language and I only knew the melody of the song, not the lyrics. Now I'm listening to the lyrics. How could this shit ever be generally accepted? Probably because it's bananas.
    Couldn't they just record some demos whilst on tour and then record the album after the tour? Downvote me if you wish but it sounds a bit selfish. Don't commit to a tour if you are gonna just cancel it after.
    zeppelin record zep II on the road and they actually made "music"
    Fuck yeah they did, they did the overdubs for Bring it on Home at Mushroom Studios here in Vancouver, if I am not mistaken it was the biggest name band they had through there.
    Tragic Kingdom was one of my favorite albums growing up, but haven't really been a fan of anything they've done since. I went into Push and Shove with an open mind, but it was straight garbage. I didn't even pay for it, and I still felt like I got ripped off.
    I can't say i've heard anything from push and shove, but one of my favourite albums of all time is tragic kingdom also.
    Once a long long time ago in a galaxy far away, No Doubt was a legitimate band that made music that said something and in an entertaining manner...they pushed Gwen Stefani up front as the face of the band and she was embraced by the shallow celebrity culture and she disappeared into her ridiculous solo career. I wouldn't mind an album going back to their roots as a real band - this is their last chance of redemption with me.
    No Doubt were big for a while but they walked away from being a band. People don't stop listening to music just because a band stops playing, they move on and that fan base isn't there for them anymore. Add in bad new music and the people really won't come back. T They must have a guaranteed good paying contract because money is made on the road these days not albums.
    No Doubt kicked ass back in their day. Hopefully they've realised that the fans want them to sound less Gwen Stefani B-Side, more 90s No Doubt.
    Well this better be a no doubt album because this recent one sounded like her solo shitt and we all would like to hear that tragic kingdom era sound because that is what they are supposed to sound like.... Bring back the ska punk element please!
    Please let it be less boring than the previous one... Dont really care if it sounds new, like Return of Saturn, Beacon Street Collection or Tragic Kingdom, just make something interesting. Imo the last one was a lot of half hearted songs that seemed to be going nowhere, no energy, no catchy melodies and too reminiscent of Roxette of all things.
    Why would you cancel a tour to write an album, especially nowadays when albums don't last that long in the spotlight...
    Anyone know if the tour was on sale? And if so, was it selling well? I'm not sure I'd walk to the local bar to see No Doubt. Nah, I'd skip it.
    Since that 'comeback' a;bum seems to have been a commercial and critical failure, and I'm sure their 'tour' wasn't exactly selling out all over the place, my guess is this is an attempt to try and make a better 'comeback album' and hope everyone forgets about the failed comeback of the past year.
    Seems like they're getting nailed for the hiatus they took after Rock Steady. It still doesn't make sense to me that they followed up such a strong, successful album with a decade long break for Gwen to indulge her dreams of being a mainstream pop star.