No Doubt Return to Stage With "Today" Performance

May 1, 2009 1:57 PM ET

After a five-year hiatus, No Doubt returned to the stage this morning on NBC's Today show, performing three songs to a packed crowd at New York City's Rockefeller Plaza. Gwen Stefani, guitarist Tom Dumont, bassist Tony Kanal and drummer Adrian Young treated fans to three songs, starting with their 1995 hit single "Spiderwebs," which had Stefani bouncing around the stage and at one point letting the crowd fill in the lyrics.

Next up was another song off the band's breakthrough album Tragic Kingdom, "Don't Speak." The band, who were dressed in all white except for Stefani, closed out their televised set with their cover of Talk Talk's "It's My Life," off the band's The Singles 1992-2003. As Rock Daily reported yesterday, No Doubt will start work on their first new album since 2001's Rock Steady while touring this summer. The band has already recorded one new track, a cover of Adam & the Ants' Stand and Deliver, for a May 11th episode of Gossip Girl.

The band has two more shows this weekend in the tri-state area: First a concert tomorrow night, May 2nd, at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and then a headlining slot at Sunday's Bamboozle Festival at East Rutherford, New Jersey's Meadowlands complex. From there, No Doubt head west with opening act Paramore in tow to really kick off their summer reunion tour. We'll be at Bamboozle this weekend to catch performances by No Doubt, Fall Out Boy and many more, so check Rock Daily next Monday for the full report.

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