No Doubt to premiere new music at Teen Choice Awards
No Doubt fans eager to hear samples of a long-simmering reunion album will finally get a taste when the band hits the stage at the upcoming Teen Choice Awards.
The Grammy Award-winning SoCal ska-pop band will perform together for the first time in a year-and-a-half at the awards, airing live on Fox on July 22, where they plan to debut the first single off their new project.
“I can't believe this is actually happening. The idea of playing our new music live is heaven on earth,” lead singer Gwen Stefani said in a statement. “Can't wait to share it!!”
“We're so stoked to finally start performing these new songs live,” bassist Tony Kanal added. “And to be doing the first performance of our first single here in Los Angeles makes it even more awesome.”
The band has remained mostly mum about the follow-up to 2001's multi-platinum "Rock Steady,” dropping only a few Facebook photos and cryptic tweets during the lengthy writing and recording process. In September, band members announced that they needed to delay the as-yet-untitled project.
"Ideally, our new record would be coming out this year, but it's just not ready yet. We don't want to rush this album just to get it out," they wrote. "This collection of songs means everything to us, and our only priority right now is to make sure that it's the best album we can possibly make. There is still more work for us to do."
No Doubt last performed in 2010 at the annual Kennedy Center Honors.
-- Gerrick D. Kennedy
Photo: No Doubt, from left, Adrian Young, Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal and Tom Dumont. Credit: Los Angeles Times