In a new revealing and telling interview with Billboard, Adrian and Tom discussed the band’s upcoming festival tour (including another date being announced in the midwest sometime soon), not having a firm plan for new music and how the No Doubt boys are self-managed and not contracted under Irving Azoff with Gwen.
After rocking out this past weekend in Washington DC for Global Citizen’s Earth Day, the band is eager to hit the road in the next few months for a short festival tour. Tom says, “This year is about playing festivals, many of which we’ve never played before. It kinda feels like the 90s, when we used to play these European festivals as the underdog.”
Adrian confirmed again that the band does not have a timetable on when new music will be released and says they will see what happens. “We don’t have any immediate plans for new music. There was some experimenting going on, but Gwenâ€™s gonna do another solo record and weâ€™re gonna continue to play some more live shows and see what happens from there.”
No Doubt haven’t considered touring in honor of Tragic Kingdom, which is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year in October. “It feels good, it’s quite an accomplishment to have people talk about that record 20 years later. This was just a year to play some festivals.”
An interesting tidbit from the article does reveal that back in June of last year when it was reported that No Doubt parted ways (as a band) with Rebel Waltz, only Gwen had in fact had signed a new management deal with Azoff MSG Entertainment (AMSGE). Adrian says that the boys (himself, Tony and Tom) are currently “self-managed” saying they are in a “little bit of limbo right now.” “… We don’t have a real tour going on or a new record coming so we’ll see where that takes us.”
We recommend checking out the full article on Billboard to also read up on what Tom and Adrian said about performing for Global Citizen and how it was family affair.
Photo courtesy of No Doubt.