Over the weekend, the [artist id="1833726"]Gwen Stefani[/artist]-led [artist id="1003"]No Doubt[/artist] revealed that, after a long hiatus, [news id="1600005"]they’ve reunited[/news], with plans for a full-scale tour next year and a new studio album somewhere down the line. Now, the kind folks at Bamboozle have confirmed the band’s first official reunion gig: May 3 at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The annual punk-rock concert’s organizers have also confirmed that [artist id="1235716"]Fall Out Boy[/artist] will be headlining the festival’s first night on May 2.
More bands are expected to be added to the Bamboozle bill in the coming weeks. Unsubstantiated rumors suggest the festival’s organizers are trying to secure R&B throwbacks [artist id="3426"]Boyz II Men[/artist] for a special performance, which would sound somewhat odd, if rapper [artist id="1133"]Snoop Dogg[/artist] hadn’t headlined last year’s event.
The 2008 Bamboozle featured more than 40 acts, including [artist id="1968732"]Paramore[/artist], [artist id="1904930"]Gym Class Heroes[/artist], [artist id="2336181"]Cute Is What We Aim For[/artist], [artist id="1898553"]the Academy Is …[/artist], [artist id="1241952"]Coheed and Cambria[/artist], [artist id="2402281"]Cobra Starship[/artist], [artist id="2779430"]Metro Station[/artist] and [artist id="1805132"]Straylight Run[/artist].
Multiple-day passes are already on sale over at Bamboozle’s official Web site, with single-day tickets scheduled to go on sale this Friday.
It’s likely No Doubt will be previewing new music for fans when they take the Bamboozle stage in May. Guitarist Tom Dumont, in a posting to the band’s site, suggested they could write and record new tunes while on the road, in an attempt to finish their first studio album since 2001′s Rock Steady.