Gibson Stand #3 on LA’s Best Gigs of 2012

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No Doubt’s seven night stand (the first show on November 24 in particular) has landed on Los Angeles Magazine‘s list of the Best Gigs of 2012 coming in at #3.

Los Angeles Magazine3. No Doubt at the Gibson Amphitheatre (Nov. 24)

The Gibson was plaid and checkered as No Doubt returned for a seven-night stand in support of Push and Shove, their first album in 11 years. Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal, and Adrian Young may spend just as much time picking their kids up from soccer as they do making music these days, but their energy is still as boundless as it was in 1999. Incidentally, that’s also the year Stefani stopped aging. Shaking the first show jitters a few songs into the gig, No Doubt gave longtime fans tracks like “Total Hate” and younger fans pop hits like “Hella Good.” It was when they cut loose on tracks like “Sunday Morning” and “Just A Girl” that they shone brightest. It didn’t really matter what they did, though, because that crowd was thrilled to have them back.

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