Friday, May 05, 2006

They'll Be Back: NO DOUBT about it!

As a die-hard No Doubter, I was pleased to find this tidbit on their official site news section:

"Though it's taken a while a release date has been set for the Live In The Tragic Kingdom DVD. On June 13th the DVD will be in stores and available online."

Also, bass player Tony Kanal writes on the recently stagnant website:

We’re back. Sorry it has been so long. We’ll start updating the site more often
and plans are in effect to give the place a little freshening up. The Tragic
Kingdom DVD is finally coming out on June 13th. Our good friend Eric Keyes put
together some great behind the scenes bonus footage and the sound has been
remixed in 5.1 surround. Tom, Adrian and I have been recording some new song
demos while Gwen is getting ready for her baby to arrive. So much stuff going
on. Good times. Tony

Tony Kanal (bass) in the studio!

Tom Dumont (guitar) in the studio!

Adrian Young (drummer) in the studio!

Can't wait!


"DVD-only release of No Doubt’s LIVE IN THE TRAGIC KINGDOM adds home movies, previously unreleased performances and more to acclaimed concert HOME VIDEO

For the first time, the platinum-selling Live In The Tragic Kingdom concert video from the multi-platinum band No Doubt will be available as a stand-alone DVD. Live In The Tragic Kingdom (Interscope/UMe), released June 13, 2006, chronicles the SoCal band's triumphant 1997 hometown performance at Anaheim's Arrowhead Pond in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound.

Filmed by renowned director Sophie Muller, who also helmed several of No Doubt's music videos, the concert was originally released on VHS in 1997 and featured all of the fan favorites from the band's #1-charting, 10 times platinum album Tragic Kingdom. The Live In The Tragic Kingdom DVD premiered as part of 2003's limited edition box set entitled Boom Box.

Exclusive bonuses for this stand-alone DVD release greatly expand the original length of both the VHS and the box set's DVD. Included are "On The Road To The Tragic Kingdom," a collection of 1992-1997 home movies of the band at home and on tour; three live performances from Den Haag, ("Different People," "Don't Speak" and "Hey You"); and an alternate version of the renowned "Don't Speak" video. Also added are several hidden gems plus candid backstage footage, a photo gallery slide show set to the tune of "Tragic Kingdom" and the promotional clips for the DVD releases of 2003's Rock Steady Live and 2004's The Videos: 1992-2003.

As for the central concert, Live In The Tragic Kingdom captures No Doubt's Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Adrian Young, and Tom Dumont performing their breakthrough hits "Just A Girl," "Spiderwebs" and "Don't Speak," popular charters "Excuse Me Mr." and "Sunday Morning" plus a dozen more songs. Among the latter is a guest appearance by Gwen's older brother Eric, an original member of the band, on The Beatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da."

Thanks to the album Tragic Kingdom (1995) celebrated on Live In The Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt earned four Grammy nominations--for Best New Artist, Best Rock Album and "Don't Speak" for Song of the Year. The video for "Don't Speak" won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Group Video and was nominated for Video of the Year. Following Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt continued it's success with the Top 10, platinum album Return Of Saturn (2000) and the Top 10, double platinum album Rock Steady (2001). The latter also spun off the Grammy-winning hits "Hey Baby" and "Underneath It All." 2004's greatest hits package The Singles: 1992-2003 charted #2, went double platinum and scored another Top 10 single and multiple MTV wins with the track "It's My Life."

There will be more to come from No Doubt."