No Doubt is recently reunited and is getting ready to get back on the road in the coming months. In fact, their very first comeback gig is scheduled for New York City next month, and the event is slated to be free for all fans. This show will mark the band’s first live concert appearance since reforming after a five year split. No Doubt will start off the Today Show’s 14th annual Toyota Concert Series on May 1. Other bands that are taking part in the series are: the Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Taylor Swift and Flo Rida, among many other notable musicians. For fans of the band, this is “no doubt” a much anticipated event as we have not heard a peep from them in a very long time. For more information about tour dates, be sure to search online and get your No Doubt tickets as soon as possible.
No Doubt ushered in the resurgence of new wave and ska during the mid-1990s, much thanks to the personality and charm of lead vocalist Gwen Stefani, who riveted fans with the group’s breakout single, “Just a Girl.” The group initially formed in early 1987 as a ska band and quickly gained notoriety as a party band around local clubs in Anaheim, California. Their debut album into the mainstream music world didn’t set off the storm they had hoped that it would and soon the record seemed to disappear without a trace.
No Doubt didn’t flinch from this initial disappointment and soon self-released another album called the Beacon Street Collection. This proved to much more raw and emphasized the group’s punk capabilities. Although it still didn’t recruit a mass number of followers, it signaled that the sound emerging from this hopeful young band might in fact one day carry them to the top of the charts. They didn’t have long to wait.
Tragic Kingdom followed in October 1995. Thanks to constant touring and with the huge, groundbreaking successes of the singles “Just a Girl” and Spiderwebs,” the album hit the Top 10 on the charts in 1996. By the end of that same year, the record hit the number one spot on the album charts and the record’s third featured single, “Don’t Speak” had become the band’s biggest hit yet. No Doubt was clearly on the fast track to success at this point and showed no signs of slowing down.
The Return of Saturn followed in the spring of 2000 and while it didn’t quite achieve the same popularity status as their previous release, it thrived thanks to the songs “Simple Kind of Life” and “Ex-Girlfriend,” which made their way around college radio stations around the country. During this time, Stefani became increasingly interested in embarking on a solo career and teamed up with rapper Eve for the popular single, “Let Me Blow Your Mind,” which eventually earned a Grammy Award. Shortly afterwards, she joined with her band for the release of their fifth album, Rock Steady, which dropped in 2001. The record thrived with the hot singles: “Hella Good,” “Hey Baby” and “Underneath It All.” A good and stylish record it made waves in the industry and the band then went on hiatus in 2004.