Mark your calendars: [artist id=”1003″]No Doubt[/artist] will be hitting the road with [artist id=”1968732″]Paramore [/artist] 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.”
Young previously revealed that the band has been working on new music but has no plans to release a record in 2009 , despite the fact that seven years have passed since the band’s last release.
“We’ve been working on a new record off and on now for a bit of time, and we’re going to continue to work on a new record,” he told MTV News. “We’re going to start touring in the spring of ’09 through the summer, and we’re going to continue to work on music while we’re traveling. [We’ll have] a mobile studio on the bus and eventually get to a new No Doubt record.”