Garbage and No Doubt have confirmed that they will tour together.

As previously announced on NME.COM, Gwen Stefani and Shirley Manson are friends and recently came up with the idea of Garbage opening for No Doubt at a number of gigs later this year.

Now Manson has announced that the tour is confirmed and the gigs will take place in the US.

No Doubt have announced dates in the Far East and Australia in August, and support the Rolling Stones in October. The headline dates with Garbage are unannounced as yet.

Garbage have finished their current tour, and recently wrote two new songs which are likely to be used as future B-sides.

Writing on, Manson revealed: “Wrote two B-sides yesterday on our day off in Montreux. Turned out to be a lot of fun actually and the tracks sound pretty cool. One is called ‘April the Tenth’ which is basically spoken word over a lush electronic landscape and the other is a reggae beat party song called ‘Sex Never Goes Out Of Fashion’ which sports quite possibly the daftest lyric I have ever written.”

Garbage are also planning to release a B-sides album before the end of the year.