If you were sitting by your computer with your Visa or Amex, eagerly waiting to drop a whole bunch of cash and service charges on a No Doubt tour, I’ve got some bad news for you. You’re going to be waiting a while. Gwen Stefani and the boys just announced that they are ditching their 2013 tour plans to work on another album because they’re apparently feeling inspired.
Believe what you want about the urgent No Doubt inspiration to write and record material, but it may not exactly be the truth. After a glum reception and lack of sales for their 2012 comeback album Push and Shove (their first in 11 years), rumours are swirling that the band may be worried that there is a lack of demand for their live show. Especially when trying to play arenas and large venues. Perhaps the band is trying to release a stronger, more popular record before they hit the road.
In a letter from Gwen and co. to their fans, the band wrote:
Greetings from the studio in Los Angeles…Yes, that’s right, the studio!
While we were traveling the world last year promoting Push And Shove, Gwen mentioned she was inspired to write new music. In December, around the time of our hometown shows, we discussed the idea of starting 2013 by getting back into the studio together. We did so in January and the new music started flowing with unexpected ease. After spending three years recording the last album, this new pace feels incredibly exciting.
We have decided to follow our muse for the time being and focus on this new music that we don’t want to stop. So, we will be postponing our tour plans briefly while we endeavor to create something special and inspired. Our goal as a band is to share this new music with you as quickly as possible – both recorded and live on tour.
As always, thank you all for your kind words, incredible support and patience. We promise to keep you updated with photos and videos from the studio, so be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram to get the latest updates. We will see you soon!
Gwen, Tony, Tom, Adrian
Hopefully Gwen and the boys can get their act together!