One of Alt-Rock’s Biggest Bands is Reuniting


No Doubt album cover

No Doubt, one of alt-rock’s biggest bands, is reuniting – Author Cat Badra, Album cover via Interscope image

Isn’t it a great feeling when a band that hasn’t been together in so long reunites for a huge show or tour? I guess if you don’t like that band, it’s not a great thing, but usually, there’s something good that comes out of a band getting back together to do their thing. Now, one of alt-rock’s biggest bands is reuniting.

Why are they reuniting, you may ask? Coachella, of course. Coachella has often brought together great acts for reunion shows. In rock, the Guns N’ Roses reunion at Coachella was, of course, super epic. In hip-hop and R&B, the Destiny Child reunion was very special. Rumor has it they’ve been trying to get Led Zeppelin to reunite for years, but that’s not going to happen. I also don’t see an Oasis reunion ever happening at Coachella or anywhere else. Duh.

So, what band is getting back together at Coachella? It’s No Doubt, definitely one of alt-rock’s biggest bands. Gwen Stefani and the crew are reuniting at Coachella. Expect to hear all the classics, including “Just A Girl,” “Don’t Speak” and “Underneath It all.”

No Doubt last performed together in 2015, while they were out promoting their latest studio album, 2012’s “Push and Shove.” However, No Doubt’s Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young did perform a set in 2023 with Tom Morello and Fishbone’s Angelo Moore at a concert in honor of the late Terry Hall of Specials.

Coachella will be at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, over two weekends, from April 12 to 14 and April 19 to 21. No word yet on exactly which dates No Doubt were perform on, but the festival has released more headliners, including Lana Del Rey, Tyler, The Creator and Doja Cat. While Coachella is kind of billed as an alternative festival, the acts usually are heavy on pop and hip-hop. So, it’s not a big surprise to see Lana Del Rey, Tyler, The Creator and Doja Cat on here. Other performers include Deftones, Taking Back Sunday, Ice Spice, Victoria Money, Lil Yachty, Renee Rapp, Grimes, The Last Dinner Party, Peso Pluma, DJ Peggy Gou, Suki Waterhouse, Sabrina Carpenter, Tyla, Brittany Howard and more.

For more information on Coachella, go here. Check out the poster announced the Coachella acts, so far, here. So, is a full-fledged reunion tour in the works? It’s possible. Fans have been commenting on social media all day, asking for a reunion and worldwide tour. Time will tell if it happens.

No Doubt first got together in Anaheim, California, in 1986. Since they’re from sunny Cali, a reunion in California seems appropriate. The band has managed to keep the same lineup for most of its career, bringing together Stefani, Dumont, Kanal and Young. While No Doubt became popular on alternative rock radio, the band has always had a strong ska-punk influence, which really makes their music stand out. In 2004, Stefani started pursuing a solo career, which became very popular in the pop music realm. But, she’s never really left No Doubt, and it’s nice to see them back together decades after they first formed.

Cat Badra
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