Can one postpone something that was never scheduled in the first place? It may sound like a philosophical prompt, but it’s actually No Doubt’s latest announcement.
In a message on their official Facebook page, the Gwen Stefani-fronted band announced that they’ll be heading back into the studio this year for the follow-up to 2012’s Push and Shove, the comeback album that ended their 11-year silence.
“We have decided to follow our muse for the time being and focus on this new music that we don’t want to stop,” the post read. “So, we will be postponing our tour plans briefly while we endeavor to create something special and inspired.”
As a few observers have pointed out, No Doubt did not have any publicly announced live dates prior to the statement, and, all told, only played a handful of shows to promote Push and Shove, an album that was met with lukewarm critical and commercial reception.
So, it seems a regroup might be a good thing for the band. Read on to see the full message from No Doubt’s Facebook page: