Official Statement from No Doubt

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No Doubt have released an official statement from the studio this afternoon in regards to their tour plans for the summer and new music. The band confirms that they are indeed postponing their tour plans and are working on new music, which is coming with “unexpected ease”.

We wish No Doubt all the best and thank them for keeping us updated!

Hi Everyone,

Greetings from the studio in Los Angeles…Yes, that’s right, the studio!

While we were traveling the world last year promoting Push And Shove, Gwen mentioned she was inspired to write new music. In December, around the time of our hometown shows, we discussed the idea of starting 2013 by getting back into the studio together. We did so in January and the new music started flowing with unexpected ease. After spending three years recording the last album, this new pace feels incredibly exciting.

We have decided to follow our muse for the time being and focus on this new music that we don’t want to stop. So, we will be postponing our tour plans briefly while we endeavor to create something special and inspired. Our goal as a band is to share this new music with you as quickly as possible – both recorded and live on tour.

As always, thank you all for your kind words, incredible support and patience. We promise to keep you updated with photos and videos from the studio, so be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram to get the latest updates. We will see you soon!

Love,
Gwen, Tony, Tom, Adrian
No Doubt

12 Replies to “Official Statement from No Doubt”

  1. After this whole P&S micro era I have mixed feelings now. I’m truly hoping they put out an album soon, like they did with RS and that its more true to the band, but it sucks that we are going to wait more for a new tour.

  2. Yes! That’s good news for me! More time to save $$$. New music is always good and I had my Live ND music fix so it will hold me over till the new tour. I hope they have a great time writing and they are taking their time to make something great! I wish them the best!!! Thanks for the update ND!!!

  3. They indeed realized they did a tame soft rock album and decided to work on it…It’s a quite similar situation with Return of Saturn/Rock Steady….the introspective ”growing pains” record followed by the fun and pop record). Let’s hope this music is as fun and inspired as Rock Steady is in that sense and that it doesn’t feature Dr. Luke, Redone or Pitbull!! Remember No Doubt you’re on the cutting edge of pop, not behind it! I really trust them on this one, and I won’t whine about the touring because I’m not sure if they will even tour where I live…and in that case, neither should you, after all we have complained about Push and Shove and it’s era as this sort of ‘endgame’ to the band’s career.

  4. I think it was a good choice. They wouldn’t be able to sell out many shows with no hit single off this album. I know a lot of fans feel different but I really hope we get a more Rock Steady 2 type record. It would be great to see the band score some hits. The last album was a pretty noble effort considering they have been away for 11 years. But they had too many bland forgetable songs towards the end. (One exception was Sparkle). Settle Down should have been a top 20 hit but hey it’s pretty hard to score a big hit while you were gone for that many years so I wouldn’t say the song flopped. Looking Hot should have been the third single with Push and Shove being the second released BEFORE the album came out. Looking Hot being released almost two monyhs after the album came out was stupid and I have no idea why it did not come out before the video was released. I am really hoping this new album will be done right this time!

  5. I just hope they learned a lot of lessons from the PS era and won’t repeat these mistakes for the next album. They have to release the next album when they have the time to commit to it. I truly believe the album would have done a bit better if they had gone on a mini tour last summer to get their name out there again. They are a live band…they should have been doing festivals or fairs…SOMETHING. I think their management or record company underestimated the interest people still had in them. 11 years was too long. Even with Gwen’s solo stuff in between. I wish them luck though. I’m still incredibly frustrated with them, but I look forward to their next project. And I’m also glad I won’t be missing a tour this year because I didn’t have the money to go anyway haha

  6. Well I just hope they stay safe and happy. Hopefully we will get a tour by summer 2014 and maybe new music? BITTERSWEET!

    I do wish they would release and promote a new single before moving away from push and shove though…. Seems like that won’t happen…..

  7. J said it perfectly above. I’ve been calling it P&S “Saturn 2” – took YEARS to make and release, it was introspective, kinda emo, more mellow, growing pains. They needed to do it to get back in the groove. Then ROCK STEADY was written, recorded, produced, mixed and released inn just about one year and look what THAT era brought us. I feel like P&S was so hard because they weren’t sure how they could pull off family and work and with the promo’ing and the traveling with the kids and the Gibson shows, etc, they know they CAN have it all and I just feel like they’re thirsty to make monster hits again. Saturn and P&S are love letters to the fans. I have a hunch that whatever is next will be Rock Steady 2, and I love it. THAT said- I. AM. FREAKIN. PISSED ABOUT THE TOUR. Whoever said they wouldn’t be able to sell shows with no huge P&S single?? Uh. Wrong. There’s no money in albums anymore (thanks itTunes!) uunless you’re a brand new artist that fizzles after they peak (hello, Tranny Gaga? Nosedive album sales, canceled tour due to ticket sales, er, “illness”?)- No Doubt is a concert act and they’ll never have problems in that regard. I do feel like P&S wouldn’t provide much new music to a live show (a la the Gibson shows). It IS a great album but it’s mellow, mid-tempo, listen to yourself kinda vibe? And they want more monster singles, and I think we’re gonna get them. You SERIOUSLY have NO idea what a rough couple years it’s been (not compared to some fellow ND’ers), but a ND tour was seriously the greatest thing coming my way this year and now it’s been STOLEN!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Oh well. I guess I can actually save up now so I can resume my old tradition of taking ND virgins with me to shows to convert them into ND Lifers! But still, yeah, I’m totally pouting about this, as much good news as there is about this announcement. I guess they were like, NEXT. EspECIALLY after the ‘Looking Hot’ BS, the video and all that. So. That’s my 2 (thousand! haha) cents. ND FOREVER, Y’ALL.

  8. MATHEUS GUSMÃO, unless they are planning a re-release (which is pretty unlikely at this point), we more than likely will get no more singles from Push and Shove.

  9. Why does Push & Shove get such negative reviews….It brought us Settle Down and Push & Shove (the song)…I was at the Gibson shows, and they opened with Push & Shove and it was CRAZY! Part of being a good fan is being patient while this incredible band creates art…It’s not a given…it’s a gift…and we gotta ease up and let them be relaxed and do their thing…

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