Will [artist id=”1833726″]Gwen Stefani[/artist] upstage Blair Waldorf on “Gossip Girl”? Don’t get too exited just yet, “GG” fans — the face-off won’t occur until the show’s finale on May 11.
[artist id=”1003″]No Doubt[/artist] will appear on “Gossip Girl,” according to the band’s Web site, and will continue their ’80s fetish by performing the 1981 [artist id=”3001857″]Adam & the Ants[/artist] hit “Stand and Deliver.” (The band covered Talk Talk’s 1984 hit “It’s My Life” for its greatest-hits album, released in 2003.)
No Doubt will be the first major artist to perform on the show, although the castmembers have had their lives play out to the backing accompaniment of everyone from Kings of Leon and the Dandy Warhols to Will.I.Am.
The show will air just days after No Doubt launches their first tour since 2004 on May 3, for which dates were announced earlier this week . The trek — which features openers Paramore, as well as the Sounds, Janelle Monae and Bedouin Soundclash on select dates — begins at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and also features an appearance at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, for Tiger Woods’ annual Tiger Jam charity event. After No Doubt work off the rust that comes with a four-year hiatus, they’ll kick into high gear on May 19 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.
All in all, the tour will make 44 stops across North America before wrapping on August 1 in No Doubt’s Orange County, California, home turf.