Their hiatus took so long that one would’ve thought that the ska punk/pop rock band has secretly and quietly disbanded a decade ago. They were last seen touring their greatest hits collection, after all.
What more with the lead aka Gwen Stefani running off to juggle her multiple duties as mother, fashion entrepreneur (for L.A.M.B), and pushing forward with her own solo career all at the same time.
Uh, not sure what the rest of the band got up to. But now we know!
In January 2012, No Doubt tweeted an extremely suspicious sounding tweet that got us all curious:
And just hours ago, they made the official announcement for the upcoming release of their sixth studio LP and their first since 2001’s “Rock Steady”. Yes! No Doubt is coming back with a brand new album:
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As annoying as the above video can be, we can’t wait for “Push and Shove” to be released come 25th September 2012 and the first single off the album, “Settle Down” is set to flood all interactive media channels on the 16th July 2012.
An entire decade has simply been too long for a hiatus so brace yourselves!
Furthermore, the band previously tweeted a picture of themselves with Major Lazer in the studio (collab between DJs/producers Diplo and Switch), indicating that they too were involved in the recording process:
Our curiosity has been tickled. Will September please come sooner?