No Doubt reuniting for new album, tour

No Doubt hasn't made a studio album since 2001's Rock Steady. The group hasn't even performed together live since 2004. In the meantime, Gwen Stefani has launched herself into ubiquity, with two successful solo albums and a series of radio-friendly hits like "Hollaback Girl" and "The Sweet Escape."

But it turns out Stefani hasn't forgotten where she came from. After a less-than-vague entry on alerting fans the group was working on new material and intending to tour in 2009, the band announced that it will join Fall Out Boy as a headliner for the New York-based Bamboozle Festival. No Doubt will play May 3, 2009, the second day of the two-day fest. Tickets are already on sale.

Bamboozle is the first tour date the band has announced for the new year, but more are pending. The group has been recording a new album, but recently without Stefani, who gave birth to her second child in August. That could explain why Stefani's comments are, first and foremost, motherly-minded: "I think we should go out now. I don't think we should wait. Pack up the babies and get a bunch of nannies. So fun! Would be so inspiring to get out there and play all those songs again."

Inquiring minds should stay tuned for more album details and tour dates sometime in the near future.

Related links:
YouTube: No Doubt - "Spiderwebs"
YouTube: No Doubt - "Ex-Girlfriend"

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