Thursday, February 26, 2009

No Doubt Coming To Summerfest

No Doubt is a lock for a headline spot during Summerfest 2009. The date is July 2. The price is pretty darn good for a headliner. Considering that the $15 admission fee is included, you are basically going to see No Doubt for $52. The band has not toured since 2004, and they all seem to get along.

Their statement included a hint that they might go back into the studio to record. Paramore will be the support act for the evening. No Doubt has a sound that is part rock, part ska, and part ballads that support Gwen. Clearly, Stefani took hold of the fame and ran with it. She has a clothing line called L.A.M.B., and had a pretty successful solo career.

After Gwen went out on her own way, No Doubt recorded a second album titled Return of Saturn. It flopped. The band stayed true to their roots. It seems that there are good feelings between all band mates, seeing that they are happy to tour once again.

As for Paramore, I first heard one of their songs last summer. I thought it was Avril Lavigne coming through the speakers. Ok, I’m going to sound cynical here, but when an artist hits the big time, you can bet that there are other labels scouring the country in search of their own version of that hit maker. I don’t think that it’s a coincidence that the singer from Paramore could easily be mistaken for Avril.

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