In a new interview with 923 CBS Local, the band talked a little more about their touring plans and how Gwen has started to Jazzercise. While they don’t have a concrete idea what they are doing next year, they do have plans to tour the world. They poke fun at Gwen trying to get her stamina up for the upcoming performances, but we know she’s going to rock harder than ever.
923 Now — No Doubt are gearing up for a world tour to support their forthcoming album, Push and Shove and itâ€™s a longer process than youâ€™d think. The band talked to CBS Local and divulged that theyâ€™re already practicing their new songs â€” while Gwenâ€™s practicing her Jazzercise.
The California natives started out, however, by discussing their long history with oranges. The fruit took a starring role on their debut album cover, as well as in early videos, as a symbol of their Orange County roots.
â€œWe were just talking about the orange thing, because Sophie Mueller directed our â€˜Settle Downâ€™ video and she directed our â€˜Donâ€™t Speakâ€™ videoâ€¦In that video Iâ€™m holding a rotten orange,â€ guitarist Tony Kanal said. â€œShe made me hold an orange in this new video to symbolize how far weâ€™ve come and how great things are now. Weâ€™re having such an amazing time. We had a great time making this record. Weâ€™re having an amazing time promoting this record. We canâ€™t wait to play these songs live. Itâ€™s all coming full circle. Itâ€™s all coming full orange.â€
For them, history does sometimes repeat. Another thing they have a long history with is the road. They may be ready to get back on it, but theyâ€™re not ready to tell us which bands theyâ€™re looking at to open for them, insisting they havenâ€™t made all the plans.
â€œOh my gosh. We were just dreaming about touring right now,â€ singer Gwen Stefani said. â€œThe thing is weâ€™re trying to enjoy the moment of now, just having the record come out. I guess the ultimate goal would be to tour the entire world. And thatâ€™s where weâ€™re headed, but we have no super plan yet.â€
The band decided to get back together after a series of tour dates fueled their interest in writing new songs, but theyâ€™re still readying new material from Push and Shove for audiences.
â€œWeâ€™re starting to rehearse and learn these new songs, which is really exciting and hard but hilarious at the same time. Iâ€™ve been doing the set and â€” Tony calls it Jazzercising,â€ Stefani laughs. â€œYou have to understand that singing and dancing is an impossible thing to do, right? You have to work up to it and get your fitness on.â€
Stefani is known for her visceral live performances and she wonâ€™t let it slide for the next No Doubt tour, even if it does result in teasing by her bandmates.
â€œWe were rehearsing the other day and there was somebody from the L.A. Times there, doing a story on us,â€ Kanal says. â€œWe had to preface it and say, â€˜Randy, just so you know, what youâ€™re about to see on stage is not going to be the actual show because Gwenâ€™s going to be Jazzercising for the next hour just to get her stamina up.â€™â€
â€œIf I can sing the song and keep cardio going the entire time then I know that Iâ€™ll be able to do it live,â€ Stefani elaborates. â€œThatâ€™s what my little thing is that Iâ€™ve always done, trying to sing and keep the heart rate going.â€
â€œItâ€™s a good workout. You could release workout DVDs of how to sing and dance and Jazzercise at the same time,â€ Kanal teases her.
Sheâ€™ll be past Jazzercise by the time you see them live and possibly on to a new career in fitness. No Doubt will play a five night stand at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on November 24, 26, 28, 30 and December 2.