Check out No Doubt’s full interview with MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow and Global Poverty Project CEO, Hugh Evans.
The band is extremely excited to perform this Saturday at the Global Citizen Festival in New York and Gwen spoke about how “extreme” the audience will be. “It’s not just our fans, or Jay-Z’s fans, it’s these people that care that had to fight to get these tickets by taking action. The energy that is going to be out there in the park, is going to be unlike anything that we’ve ever experienced. It’s not a ‘pay your money and get in’, it was ‘what can I do?’. Everyone is uniting to get there and everyone there has contributed in some way. So I think the energy there is going to be an extreme positivity. That’s what I’m looking forward to.”
Hugh thanks No Doubt for their help on social media with the campaign, especially with Tony, whom has kept in contact almost daily. “This is about cultural, and changing cultural. I think No Doubt [are] amazing artists. Music unites people…” and he found that No Doubt’s Tweets really touched a lot of people and had them listening. Tony says performing at the festival and promoting it is the “least they could do.”
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Tony also says this is exciting on a “selfish” level too because the band hasn’t played together in almost two years. “Being in front of 60,000 people and playing together is going to be amazing.”
A cause close to band’s heart is child hunger, and having children of their own now has opened their eyes more to the issue. Tom says that his oldest boy Ace is coming to New York with the band and he lights up when saying how excited he is for his son to come and experience the event.