Flashback Friday: Z100 Jingle Ball 1996

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On today’s Flashback Friday, we’re looking back at No Doubt’s live performance from New York City at the Madison Square Garden back on December 5, 1996. The band headlined Z100’s Jingle Ball charity concert which benefited breast cancer. They performed a raucous short set that included “The Imperial March” opening as well as favorites from Tragic Kingdom including “Different People”. Reports say that No Doubt dominated the show and was one of the highlights of the year for the band playing for a sold out Madison Square Garden.

The New York Times had written a review at the time praising the band: “No Doubt topped the bill with a burst of exhilaration. As the band played bouncy pop-ska tunes and danced like rubber-limbed cartoon characters, Ms. Stefani sang about romantic setbacks with a diva’s vibrato and an imp’s playfulness. As she ran and strutted and grinned, her act suggested that no matter what a girl had to put up with, she would prevail.”

12/05/1996 — New York, New York — Madison Square Garden
The Imperial March / Excuse Me Mr. / Just a Girl / Different People / Don’t Speak / Sunday Morning / Spiderwebs

Click here for photos from the performance and here are some from backstage.

Thanks to bAbeFroman as always for uploading these full shows for everyone!

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