In what has quickly become titled as the “Hot Chick Singers Tour” amongst internet boards, No Doubt has confirmed rumors of breaking their hiatus since 2004 by announcing a summer tour along with pop giants Paramore. For the amount of shit that we give Video Matt for pretty much reaching stalker levels in his quest to court Haley Williams, I’m actually pretty excited about this tour. No Doubt pretty much made Gwen Stefani (not the other way around), so I’m stoked to see what she can do when she’s back in a creative, group environment. Besides, if you get bored in the middle of the show, you can
climb to the high seats and rub one out while watching the jumbo-tron get popcorn.
Mark your calendars: No Doubt will be hitting the road with Paramore this summer, the band announced on its Web site on Wednesday (January 21).
“The whole reason for going on this tour was to have fun, try on all our favorite songs again and to get inspired to make new music,” Gwen Stefani said. “It feels good to be all together again.”
“Get there early,” bassist Tony Kanal added. “This is going to be a great night from the moment the lights go down.”
“What a dream tour! We couldn’t be more excited to kick off 2009 by touring with a band like No Doubt,” Paramore singer Hayley Williams said in the statement on No Doubt’s Web site.
The band also confirmed that a second opening-act slot will be shared by the Sounds, Janelle Monae and Bedouin Soundclash.
Although dates and venues have yet to be announced, according to No Doubt’s Web site, they will kick off the tour in May and will play outdoor amphitheaters and arenas throughout the summer. No Doubt, along with Fall Out Boy, will also play New Jersey’s Bamboozle Festival in May.
“Now that five years have passed, the excitement level for us is extremely high,” drummer Adrian Young said; the last time the band toured was in 2004 along with Blink-182. “We are so fresh and ready! I feel like a kid again when rehearsing these songs.”
Just in case you forgot why No Doubt is so rad, watch this.