No Doubt is returning to the stage in 2009 after a five year hiatus. Although no exact tour dates have been announced, Gwen Stefani told Rolling Stone Magazine that, “I think if we go out on tour it will inspire us to write.” The band has started working on their next album, their first since the release of 2001’s Rock Steady. Gwen Stefani has been busy as a mother, she now has two sons with grunge musician Gavin Rossdale and has embarked on an extremely successful solo career which she launched in 2004 with the album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Her next solo effort also proved to be an enormous success internationally, called The Sweet Escape. A return to the stage with No Doubt is a sign to fans that this is one rock group that simply won’t just disappear. For more information on No Doubt, be sure to visit http://www.stubhub.com/no-doubt-tickets.
No Doubt focused primarily on their ska music sound when they first emerged on the scene in 1986, but it took a while for listeners to catch on as the movement in the industry was more geared towards the grunge genre. All was to change though when No Doubt released their album Tragic Kingdom in the early 1990’s and helped start the ska revival that would be prominent through the rest of the decade. Fans were delighted with tunes like “Just a Girl,” “Spiderwebs” and “Don’t Speak.” No Doubt was subsequently nominated for two Grammy Awards for both “Best New Artist” and “Best Rock Album” in 1997. After their mainstream success, No Doubt tickets were some of the hottest items in the music industry.
The band followed up with the album, Return of Saturn, although it was not as commercially successful as the first attempt. The group returned faithfully to the recording studio to focus on restructuring their work and producing some more chart-topping singles. They struck luck with their 2001 studio album Rock Steady. It spawned two hit Grammy-winning singles, “Hey Baby” and “Underneath It All.” Both songs reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 and put No Doubt definitively back on the map. In the following few years they released the album The Singles 1992-2003, which was a compilation of all commercially released singles from the group, as well as a few live CDs and DVDs.
In 2004, the band went on a hiatus as lead singer, Stefani began work on her solo effort, which would subsequently take off with the albums Love. Angel. Music. Baby. and The Sweet Escape. She also announced that she was pregnant during this time, further delaying work with the band.
2008 is the start of the re-emergence of No Doubt as a band. The group started work on a brand new album, without Stefani being that she was busy with her second child, but the tour set for 2009 seems like it is already set in stone. They will headlining the Bamboozle 2009 festival as well, alongside Fall Out Boy.