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No Doubt reform for new album and tour in 2009

No Doubt

Story by Jack Foley

US group No Doubt have announced that they are to reform and tour in 2009, as well as releasing a new studion album.

The band, fronted by Gwen Stefani, revealed the plans via a live chat on their website when Stefani said that it would be “so inspiring to get out there and play all those songs again”.

The group are best known for the hit singles, Just A Girl, Hey Baby and the ballad, Don’t Speak, but they have not played live since 2004 and their last studio album was Rock Steady seven years ago, in 2001.

During the course of the internet conversation, guitarist Tom Dumont and Stefani traded jokes about getting back on the road as soon as possible, “packing up the babies” and getting “a bunch of nannies”.

They also revealed that No Doubt had been in the studio at several points throughout 2008… even though Stefani’s participation had been limited since giving birth to her second child in August.

Since the group’s split, Stefani has also launched a successful solo career, releasing two popular albums and establishing herself as a female pop act to rival the likes of Madonna and Pink.

As of yet, no details of how big – or wide – the tour will be, although fans are already excited.