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Fall Out Boy, No Doubt To Headline Bamboozle 2009

November 25, 2008 3:06 PM ET

One day after revealing their 2009 reunion, No Doubt confirmed that they will headline the second night of next year's Bamboozle Festival. The Bamboozle gig, scheduled for May 3rd at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is the first official reunion date for Gwen Stefani and her old band mates. Fall Out Boy will handle headlining duties on May 2nd, the first night of the fest. No Doubt announced yesterday they'll hit the road for the first time in four years while working on their first album since 2001's Rock Steady. As for the Bamboozle festival, organizers are reportedly trying to recruit Boyz II Men and other old-school R&B acts to continue a trend that began with unexpected past performers like M.C. Hammer and Snoop Dogg.

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