No Doubt Schedules Los Angeles Residency Dates
The band announced the hometown dates in a one-minute video complete with a laugh track (see below). In the video, the group debates when and where the shows should be held, and how many shows they should perform.
“Do you guys want to play some shows?” asks bassist Tony Kanal to begin the video, to which singer Gwen Stefani says, “Yeah, yeah, I wanna play some shows.” They eventually agree they should play six shows at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles right after Thanksgiving this year.
The residency will kick off November 24, and the band will also play November 26, 28, 30 and December 2 and 4. The shows will begin almost exactly two months after Push and Shove is released on September 25.
“No Doubt are excited to announce six headlining shows at Gibson Amphitheatre this November and December…” said a statement on the group’s official website. “For sure to be memorable hometown shows, the band are making the best seats in the house available first to fans (through the official fan club).”
Push and Shove is the first the group has released since 2001’s Rock Steady. After that, the band was on hiatus from 2004-2008, during which time Stefani released two solo albums. The new album and dates will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band, which the group acknowledged in an earlier statement.
“Thank you all so much for you support over the last 25 years,” the statement read. “We’re really proud of our new album and we hope you love it as much as we do… See you soon…”
No Doubt formed in California in 1986, though their self-titled debut record wasn’t released until 1992. Their breakthrough record Tragic Kingdom followed three years after that.