A couple of Australian tour promoters spoke with News.com about the band’s reunion. They are excited calling No Doubt’s return “fantastic” and they hope they choose to tour internationally in the future. Another promoter also calls them “ageless and peerless”.
The band has stated on several occasions that they would like to tour the world in 2013. No Doubt is also rumored to be headlining Australia’s Soundwave festival in 2013.
News — It’s been a very long wait but No Doubt are back – and in a major way.
Fronted by superstar mum-of-two and fashion designer Gwen Stefani, the US punk pop four-piece will tomorrow unveil their first original song since 2003.
Their Settle Down single and video clip will be released internationally before their album, Push And Shove, is out on September 25.
No Doubt’s new music has been a closely guarded secret except for a joint band statement saying: “It all feels so real now. Deciding on the album title and filming the video were big moments for us. We can’t wait to share the songs with everyone.”
From 1992, the double Grammy Award winning band released five albums with their final offering, Rock Steady, producing four singles.
They then took a decade-long break, with members working on their own solo efforts.
Stefani, 42, became a big deal in her own right as a solo artist, selling millions of albums, which spawned the hits What You Waiting For?, Hollaback Girl and The Sweet Escape. She has been using Twitter to tease fans about No Doubt’s new music.
“Trying to figure out the order of the album. Challenging,” she tweeted on Thursday, following up with: “Our single goes to radio Monday !!! I’m serious !!”
On July 5, Lady Gaga tweeted her 26.9 million followers to vent her excitement over No Doubt’s new music.
She wrote: “Is anyone else freaking out about No Doubt putting out a new album. I can’t wait!”
The group last toured Australia in 2002 through promoter Chugg Entertainment, while Stefani brought her Sweet Escape World Tour here in 2007.
“It’s fantastic,” promoter Michael Chugg says of No Doubt’s reunion.
“We’ve been waiting on this record for a long time. It’s very exciting for us and hopefully we will get to tour them again.”
Adam Zammit, publisher of The Music Network and Event Finder, described the band as “ageless and peerless”.
“When Gwen Stefani sang ‘I’m just a girl living in captivity’ all those years ago no one could have thought ‘captivity’ would look so good on her all these years later,” Zammit says.
It’s not just No Doubt giving back to their fans.
Established acts making comebacks in 2012 with new albums in the works include Aerosmith, Celine Dion, The Darkness and Fleetwood Mac.
Eight years since the release of Honkin’ On Bobo, Steve Tyler and his hard rocker bandmates from Aerosmith will release their 15th studio album – Music From Another Dimension! – in November.
Tyler on Friday announced his departure from the judging panel on US television show American Idol, indicating he would focus on making music, with Aerosmith kicking off their Global Warming Tour on June 16 in Minneapolis.
And seven years since Brit glam metal outfit, The Darkness, put out One Way Ticket To Hell … And Back in 2005, they’re back next month with a new album, titled Hotcakes. The band was forced to take a break in 2006 when lead singer Justin Hawkins underwent treatment for alcohol and drug problems.
Meanwhile Chugg Entertainment last week announced Weezer will tour Australia for the first time in 16 years in January.
“Artists do a few things on their own but they tend to look back on the past and realise it was pretty special so all of a sudden they realise that what they had going was pretty amazing so they get out there again,” Chugg says.