No Doubt to kick off I Heart Radio Festival in Las Vegas

No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani and bassist Tony Kanal will play at the I Heart Radio Festival on Sept. 21 and 22 in Las Vegas
(Charles Sykes / Invision / Associated Press)

This post has been updated. See information below for details.

No Doubt will launch the 2012 I Heart Radio Festival in Las Vegas on Sept. 21 and 22, just ahead of the release of the Anaheim band’s first studio album in 11 years, “Push and Shove,” coming Sept. 25.

The bill features a raft of pop, rock, country, R&B;, dance and hip-hop acts, also including Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Usher, Green Day, Shakira, Pitbull, Bon Jovi, Lil Wayne, Deadmau5 and Brad Paisley. That puts the rejuvenated No Doubt back amid a phalanx of contemporary pop music hitmakers slated to perform at the MGM Grand Arena.


“It’s hard for me to judge, but I sense that people are genuinely interested” in what No Doubt will be putting forward with “Push and Shove,” guitarist Tom Dumont told Pop & Hiss during a break in rehearsals recently for the I Heart Radio Festival and other high-profile appearances the band will be making in coming days and weeks.

Those include a live set on Sunday, Sept. 5, for the NFL kickoff game for the 2012 football season and a guest appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at a date to be determined. The long-running ska-punk-pop-rock band also played last month on ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America.”

A full profile of No Doubt will be coming soon in Calendar.

Update at 3:13 p.m.: An earlier version of this post stated that No Doubt will appear on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” on Sept. 19. The date of the band’s appearance has not been confirmed.


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