In a new interview with OC Register, Tony discusses the band’s upcoming headlining Rock in Rio performance this May in Las Vegas and the “real family aspect to No Doubt”. The article also confirms that No Doubt are currently not working on new music.
Tony reflects on how touring has became a family affair for the band, whom are planning on bringing along all of their children for the show. “From our perspective, to look off and to see them watching, itâ€™s pretty great. Itâ€™s an awesome feeling to have gone through all of the experiences we have together as a band and to now see our own kids there watching us.”
The band will be hitting the stage on May 8 for Rock in Rio and Tony calls it an “honor” for No Doubt to be performing at the legendary festival, which makes its debut in the US this year. “Itâ€™s exciting because No Doubt has never played Rock in Rio before. Itâ€™s actually an honor to be a part of such an iconic festival and the really cool thing is that the lineup is so diverse and itâ€™s got something for everyone. Iâ€™m definitely planning on staying and checking out a few of these other artists and taking my daughters to experience some of these bands for the first time.”
OC Register confirms that No Doubt are currently not working on new music while Gwen focuses on her upcoming third solo album. Tony says that he’s happy that everyone schedules worked out for them to perform over the next few months together at various festivals and events. New music in the future has not been ruled out for the band since the article says “even after all of these years and some time apart, [No Doubt] keeps finding its way back together.”
Tony says that there has always been a “family aspect” to No Doubt and that no matter where their lives take them, they always have each other and the band to return to. “When weâ€™re onstage, itâ€™s so much fun to still play together. It always feels like home.”
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