No Doubt has been on hiatus since 2004, and fans were starting to think maybe the band was finished for good. But, in early 2008 the band began posting on their website about a new album and on November 24, 2008, No Doubt was announced as a headlining act in The Bamboozle 2009 festival, removing all doubt about a reunion. Now they’re on a full-fledged tour and everyone wants tickets to see them live. No Doubt tickets won’t be around for long, so if you want to see them in concert, get your tickets now!
No Doubt, founded in 1986 in Anaheim, California, took a slow rise to stardom, but their rise to the top was inevitable. The band's first album, the self titled No Doubt, only sold 30,000 copies, but gave them their start. They toured for a year, riding around in their own vans and promoting their own shows, even though they were signed to Interscope Records.
Their second album, Tragic Kingdom, was released in 1995 to the delight of No Doubt fans everywhere. The song ‘Don't Speak’ was written by Gwen Stefani after her seven year long relationship with band-member Tony Kanal ended. Other hit singles from the Tragic Kingdom album include ‘Just A Girl’, ‘Spiderwebs’, and ‘Excuse Me Mister’. No Doubt was ecstatic when they finally made it onto KROQ in Los Angeles in the winter of 1995, as it had been their goal all along to get on KROQ. The album reached platinum level in July of 1996, and the group was now seen on MTV, the David Letterman show, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
In May of 1997, the band made the cover of Rolling Stone, with band members Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont, and Adrian Young all outfitted in stark-white surgical garbs. In October of 1997, Interscope re-released the Beacon Street Collection in order to garner more sales until the group put out its next record, Return of Saturn. The first single, ‘Ex-Girlfriend’, stayed near the top of the Billboard charts for 27 weeks! The second single, ‘Simple Kind of Life’, also was near the top of the Billboard charts for 20 weeks.
In 2001, Gwen Stefani recorded ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind’ with Eve, for which she won Best Female Video, and ‘Southside’ with Moby, for which she co-won Best Male Video. The album Rock Steady was released in October of 2001, with ‘Hey Baby’ being the first single released. The second single, ‘Hella Good’, was a major hit on MTV's TRL, and won the award for Best Pop Video as well as the award for Best Group Video. In September of 2002, Gwen Stefani married Gavin Rossdale (from Bush), to the delight of the entire fan base of both Bush and No Doubt.
‘Underneath It All’, the third single from Rock Steady, was performed at the Grammies in 2003, and was well received by fans, staying near the top of the Billboard charts for many weeks. Now that the group's members are all in their 30's, there is no doubt (no pun intended) that they will continue changing their sound. The world is awaiting the next release from No Doubt, what was once a small high-school band from the O.C., and is now a world-wide known super-band.
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